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About 80% of the world’s sugar is produced from cane grown in tropical and subtropical climates. The remaining 20% comes from sugar beets, which are grown mostly in the temperate zones of the Northern Hemisphere. In the 2022/2023 crop year, global sugar production is expected to be 182 million metric tons, up 1.7 million tons
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The sports betting industry rakes in hundreds of millions of dollars each year, thanks to a loophole in the law against gambling. While there are several different fantasy sports sites out there, two startups have capitalized on the growing number of sports fans looking for a quick and easy way to get involved with fantasy
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What Is Venmo? Venmo started out as a free-of-charge peer-to-peer (P2P) payment app available for iPhones and Android phones. That service is still free, as is using Venmo to pay participating merchants, who now number in the millions. Some other services carry a fee. Payments that go through a credit card account rather than a
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If you’re in the market to buy or sell a home, odds are you’ll work with a real estate agent to help you through the process. Most real estate agents are paid for their services through commissions that are based on a percentage of the property’s selling price. How much money agents make each year
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Monitors display Coinbase signage during the company’s initial public offering (IPO) at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York, U.S., on Wednesday, April 14, 2021. Michael Nagle | Bloomberg | Getty Images Coinbase shares fell on Wednesday after rival crypto exchange Binance.US said it’s dropping certain trading fees for customers. Binance.US, the U.S. affiliate of the
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Our best brokerage accounts for beginners have features that help new investors learn as they begin their investing journey. The best trading platforms for beginners were selected based on top-notch educational resources, easy navigation, clear commission and pricing structures, portfolio construction tools, and a high level of customer service. Some online brokers for beginners also
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Pro athletes often come under fire for making too much money. Yet a surprising number are far from the top of their game when it comes to managing their wealth. A 2009 Sports Illustrated report estimated that 78% of National Football League (NFL) players file for bankruptcy or are experiencing financial stress only two years
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Thinking about graduate school? As if figuring out what to do isn’t tough enough, it’s even tougher to figure out how to pay for it. Depending on the program, graduate school education can cost close to six figures. Even with scholarships and grants, grad students often rely on student loans to get by. Unfortunately, after
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E*TRADE and Fidelity are full-service online brokers that have been around for decades. Founded in 1982, E*TRADE was one of the first U.S. brokers to offer online trading services. The firm positioned itself as one of the best online brokers for options trading after acquiring OptionsHouse in 2016 and integrating a quiver of OptionsHouse tools
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A 401(k) is a type of qualified retirement plan offered by many employers that allows an employee to deposit pre-tax dollars from each paycheck into a retirement account. The employer may match a set percentage of the employee’s contributions. When the employee retires, the contributions and investment growth can be withdrawn to provide income or
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Jobs in the financial sector can be highly lucrative, which helps explain why they’re in such great demand. Of course, breaking into the world of finance isn’t easy, as entry qualifications can be as lofty as the salaries. At a minimum, most jobs require a four-year degree, and many professionals have advanced degrees in business,
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Many people begin looking into tax-advantaged 529 plans soon after the arrival of their first baby. But it can be daunting for a first-time saver (and sleep-deprived parent) to sort through the many different options, rules, and tax angles that these accounts involve. In this article, we explore the basics of 529 plans and highlight
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