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A Podcast About Diversity And Inclusion’

Y-Vonne Hutchinson, CEO & Founder of ReadySet, is the host of "Time To Act: A Podcast About Diversity And Inclusion." (Photo: )
Y-Vonne Hutchinson, CEO & Founder of ReadySet, is the host of “Time To Act: A Podcast About Diversity And Inclusion.” (Photo: )

Conversations around diversity and inclusion can be uncomfortable — particularly in the workplace. In this new podcast, host Y-Vonne Hutchinson — CEO and founder of ReadySet, a diversity and inclusion consulting and strategy firm — speaks with business leaders who are driving discussions within their organizations and taking bold action to advance and accelerate change.

Working with CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion — the largest coalition of CEOs who’ve pledged to advance diversity and inclusion in the

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40 Money Habits That Can Leave You Broke

Big or small, some financial habits can zap a solid financial plan and leave smart savers with empty wallets. To avoid buyer’s remorse and similar guilt about neglecting your finances, you need to know what habits might be costing you extra.

In the list of things to waste money on, smartphone apps are a big one. Those $1.99 purchases seem inexpensive enough, but they can snowball — especially if you have kids who are adding to the overall purchase price or frequency.

Consider free app downloads exclusively or cap yourself and your family with a monthly app budget.

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Public Stakes in Small Firms

(Bloomberg) — European policy makers who frantically assembled plans to help their economies weather the coronavirus lockdowns are starting to focus on how to prevent cascading bankruptcies that could derail the rebound.

The next big idea gaining traction among officials and economists is potentially taking stakes in small and medium-sized businesses, in contrast to early efforts that relied heavily on loans to keep corporations afloat.

The European Commission and the Bank of England have both floated the concept, and France’s finance ministry is examining the option. So is Germany’s economy ministry, according to a spokesman. The nation’s DIHK business association,

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How Kingold Jewelry’s fake gold bars slipped through scrutiny in one of China’s biggest loan scams

The scandal involving Nasdaq-listed Kingold Jewelry, one of China’s largest jewellery makers, has raised eyebrows in China’s business community as company officials and bankers feel the heat from the fallout.

The company was alleged to have used 83 tonnes of fake gold bars, or gilded copper, as collateral to secure 20 billion yuan (US$2.83 billion) of loans from onshore lenders, Caixin reported on June 29, describing it as one of the largest gold loan fraud cases China has ever seen.

The amount is equivalent to about 22 per cent of China’s annual gold output in 2019. If they were real,

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Conte’s Popularity Sparks Speculation on Grabbing Party Role

(Bloomberg) — The popularity of Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has triggered speculation he might become leader of the anti-establishment Five Star Movement, with an opinion poll suggesting he could turn the party into Italy’s leading force.

Conte, a Florentine lawyer, was picked by Five Star to become premier in 2018 but still has no party membership. He has since shown surprising resilience in surviving an attempted power grab by Matteo Salvini of the anti-migrant League last year, forging a second coalition, and managing the coronavirus emergency.

Yet Conte’s personal support is fueling tensions within his administration, led by Five Star

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