Half of Students Receive Financial Literacy Education: Survey

John Hope Bryant thinks financial literacy is the new civil rights issue. “To quote Ambassador [Andrew] Young … ‘to live in a free enterprise and to not understand the rules of free enterprise, just might be the next definition of slavery,’” Bryant told ThinkAdvisor. Bryant is the founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Operation HOPE,…

In Zimbabwe, Cows May Soon Be Used to Secure Loans

Banks in Zimbabwe could soon be forced to accept cows, sheep and other livestock as collateral from small businesses applying for cash loans. The country’s finance minister, Patrick Chinamasa, put forward the Movable Property Security Interests Bill for its second reading in parliament on Tuesday, Bloomberg Markets reported. The purpose of the bill is to enable…

Maryland Passes Bill Aimed at Stopping Drug “Price Gouging”

A new piece of legislation aimed at stopping the “unconscionable” spikes in drug pricing has been passed with enthusiastic bipartisan support in Maryland. The bill, which was passed 38-7 in the Senate and 137-2 in the House of Representatives, would allow the state’s attorney general to seek legal action against pharmaceutical companies for price gouging life-saving…

Kids’ clothing retailer Gymboree reportedly filing for bankruptcy

Children’s clothing retailer Gymboree Corp. is filing for bankruptcy, Bloomberg is reporting. The company has a looming June 1 interest payment on its debt — which amounts to more than $1 billion. Gymboree has about two dozen retail and outlet locations across New Jersey. Retail collapse: The 23 biggest chains closing stores this year According to…

It’s hip to be square: Duo gives matzah a millennial facelift

Jewish camp friends Ashley Albert and Kevin Rodriguez co-founded The Matzo Project to fill a previously unconsidered artisanal niche By Cathryn J. Prince NEW YORK — For most Jews, the unleavened bread is a once a year food eaten during Passover because “you have to.” Sure, some people try to dress it up with a dollop…

Facial-recognition software finds a new use: diagnosing genetic disorders

Dr. Maximilian Muenke has a superpower: He can diagnose disease just by looking at a person’s face. Specifically, he can spot certain genetic disorders that make telltale impressions on facial features. “Once you’ve done it for a certain amount of years, you walk into a room and it’s like oh, that child has Williams Syndrome,” he…

Take Advantage of TBs Mark, Entrepreneurs Urged

The Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) has urged manu-facturers to make use of the standard mark licence as an avenue for their improved business, as they will be certified to trade within and outside the country. TBS Acting Director General, Prof Egid Mubofu made these remarks in Dar es Salaam over the weekend when issuing 65…

Quantum Computing’s Potential to Disrupt Everything

Consider three hair-pulling problems: 1 percent of the world’s energy is used every year just to produce fertilizer; solar panels aren’t powerful enough to provide all the power for most homes; investing in stocks often feels like a game of Russian roulette. Those seemingly disparate issues can be solved by the same tool, according to some…

‘Captain Marvel’ Star Brie Larson Expects Some Backlash

Brie Larson knows that she can’t please every comic book fan. The actress will star in 2019’s “Captain Marvel,” but she understands that the movie can’t possibly cover every bit of Carol Danvers’ nearly 50-year history from the Marvel Comics. “To be fair, there are a lot of iterations of her, so there’s going to be…

Tesla Unveils New Solar Roof Tiles

Tesla announced its new solar roof tiles Sunday, without much fanfare. Unlike the solar roof tiles it unveiled in October, the new solar roof tiles will fit on your existing roof. “Our solar panels blend into your roof with integrated front skirts and no visible mounting hardware. The result is a clean, streamlined look,” the company…