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Feather-bedding Financial Services


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Feather-bedding Financial Services

Increased scrutiny of the financial system in the wake of the banking crisis has shed light on a number of practices previously taken for granted, which now might be viewed in a different light. The sheer complexity of modern banking (itself one of the conditions that brought on the crisis) has worked to shield the sector from difficult questions. But, with the dust of public interventions now settling, a number of anomalies are emerging.


By NEF, UK.


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Buyer Beware

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Buyer Beware

Egenis Communications Officer Claire Packman wonders if consumers of genetic tests are always clear what they're getting. We all know that the only things in life that are certain are death and taxes. But although it may not be certain, it's a fair bet that where there is new technology, there are new chances for profit. Whether that profit will be fairly come by or will be made by exploiting the needy or the gullible is open to debate - a debate which might well create a bit of profit for lawyers.


By EGenis, UK.


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Georgetown Receives $2.9 Million Gates Grant

Georgetown Receives $2.9 Million Gates Grant

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced earlier this week a $2.9 million grant to Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce, a research center of the Georgetown Public Policy Institute. The grant provides funds for the center to conduct research and analysis that will help postsecondary education systems improve completion rates among low-income students at two- and four-year colleges nationwide.


By GPPI, USA.


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