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5 NYC Lending Companies Poised For Global Recognition

Data-driven decisions are creating digitized solutions in all kinds of workplaces, and fintech companies are no strangers to this phenomenon.

Competitors in the sector are revolutionizing financial services so rapidly that they are creating a cutthroat environment where fitting in is no longer an option — to stick around, newcomers need to stand out.

The annual Benzinga Global Fintech Awards recognize some of the industry’s top disruptors, and to prepare you for all the cash-storing, platform-based goodness, here are some of the trending players from the Big Apple.

Yieldstreet: Yieldstreet is providing customers with access to investment options that did not exist for the masses a decade ago. This forward-looking company harnesses the power of React to let investors build intuitive, fixed-income portfolios of previously hard-to-get assets for durations between six months to five years. Such an alternative asset class investment strategy allows users to enjoy passive income and

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Tech companies make money off your data. Shouldn’t you be paid, too?

Whenever you sign up for a new social media service or website, or download an app onto your phone or computer, you’ll typically see some long disclaimer written in legalese. You scroll through it quickly and click “I agree.”

This fine print is known as a privacy policy. It lays out (sometimes in the most convoluted way possible) how the site or app can use or share your data. The problem is, no one actually reads it. You just click “Yes” and hope for the best, since that’s the price you pay for a free website, app or social media network. It seems like a pretty sweet deal.

But that’s not the deal we’re getting.

Our phones and computers can track our every movement and action. Facebook and Google log every “like” or click on their sites. There are numerous ways our data are collected, used, shared and sold by

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Here’s When Companies In America Are Planning To Reopen Their Offices

One-third of companies say they will allow employees to work from home through the rest of 2020, according to a SHRM survey. (Photo: Masafumi Nakanishi via Getty Images)
One-third of companies say they will allow employees to work from home through the rest of 2020, according to a SHRM survey. (Photo: Masafumi Nakanishi via Getty Images)

The coronavirus pandemic disrupted the office routines of millions of Americans, and many office workers don’t yet know when they will return to their buildings.

The answer to “When do I need to report back to the office?” is significant, because it can dramatically change a person’s plans. Knowing when you need to go back to an office impacts commuting, childcare duties, budget and even housing or moving plans. 

Forty-five percent of organizations have not announced a date employees will return to worksites, according to a May survey of more than 1,000 members of the Society of Human Resource Management. 

When employees have been given a timeline for returning to work, answers vary on what that ideal time should be. Of companies

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Eddie Bauer, Ben & Jerry’s and other companies join campaign to halt ads

A Facebook ad boycott gained momentum Tuesday, with seven major companies pledging to halt advertising with the social media platform for July to protest Facebook’s failure to remove hate speech.

Eddie Bauer, the U.S. clothing store chain, and Ben & Jerry’s, the ice cream maker, on Tuesday became the latest companies to jump on board, joining The North Face, Patagonia, REI, Mozilla and Upwork in addition to about 100 smaller companies said to be committed.

“I think the message has been sent and I believe other companies are going to join in,’’ Derrick Johnson, president and CEO of the NAACP, told USA TODAY. “I think it’s important for corporate America to stand up in this moment, especially when you have a platform as powerful as Facebook and there are no guardrails of accountability.’’

The boycott idea was launched June 17 by the #StopHateForProfit campaign, which includes the NAACP,  Anti-Defamation League,

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Make tech companies pay you for your data

Countless businesses collect, use, share and sell consumer data. The largest tech companies, like Facebook and Google, profit most. <span class="copyright">(Josh Edelson / AFP / Getty Images)</span>
Countless businesses collect, use, share and sell consumer data. The largest tech companies, like Facebook and Google, profit most. (Josh Edelson / AFP / Getty Images)

Whenever you sign up for a new social media service or website, or download an app onto your phone or computer, you’ll typically see some long disclaimer language written in legalese. You scroll through it quickly and click the “I agree” button.

This fine print is known as a privacy policy. It essentially lays out (sometimes in the most convoluted way possible) how the site or app can use or share your data. The problem is, no one actually reads the language. You just click “yes” and hope for the best, since that’s the price you pay for a free website or app or social media network. It seems like a pretty sweet deal. But that’s not the deal we’re getting.

Our phones and

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Fox News and 25 More Companies That Faced Public Backlash

No matter how great the product or how strong the marketing, no company is immune to public backlash. For decades, consumers have used their wallets to make a statement, from the political to the personal.

And in the social media age, negative news spreads faster than ever. Here are 26 examples of companies that faced outrage for actions that range from launching thoughtless advertising campaigns to producing dangerous chemicals. Find out what these companies did that inspired public outcry.

Last updated: June 15, 2020. Pictured: Tucker Carlson speaks onstage during Politicon 2018 at Los Angeles Convention Center on October 21, 2018.

Host Tucker Carlson, in the June 8 edition of his Fox News program “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” said about the growing anti-racism protests across the country, “This may be a lot of things, this moment we’re living through, but it is definitely not about black lives, and remember that when … Read More

Popular dance shoe companies vow to make ballet shoes for dancers of color

A long overdue issue in the dance world has finally been addressed on a large scale as the result of a petition that received more than 300,000 signatures online.

Shoe maker Capezio responded on Wednesday to an online petition asking the manufacturer to make brown pointe shoes and inclusive clothing. The 133-year-old company announced it will start selling darker shades of its popular pointe shoes in the fall.

Ingrid Silva, like many dancers of color, has had to
Ingrid Silva, like many dancers of color, has had to

“As a family-owned company, our core values are tolerance, inclusion, and love for all, and we are committed to a dance world free of bias or prejudice,” Capezio CEO Michael Terlizzi said in a statement to TODAY. “We support all dancers’ dreams to express themselves through the beautiful art of dance. While we provide our soft ballet slippers, legwear and bodywear in a variety of shades and colors, our largest market in

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Shoe companies vow to make ballet shoes for dancers of color

A long overdue issue in the dance world has finally been addressed on a large scale as the result of a petition that received more than 300,000 signatures online.

Shoe maker Capezio responded on Wednesday to an online petition asking the manufacturer to make brown pointe shoes and inclusive clothing. The 133-year-old company announced it will start selling darker shades of its popular pointe shoes in the fall.

Ingrid Silva, like many dancers of color, has had to “pancake” or paint and powder her ballet slippers to match her skin color.

“As a family-owned company, our core values are tolerance, inclusion, and love for all, and we are committed to a dance world free of bias or prejudice,” Capezio CEO Michael Terlizzi said in a statement to TODAY. “We support all dancers’ dreams to express themselves through the beautiful art of dance. While we provide our soft ballet slippers, legwear

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