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Apple partners with Malala Fund to help girls receive quality education

Apple has teamed up with Malala Fund to support girls’ education, becoming Malala Fund’s first Laureate partner. Founded by Yousafzai and her father, Ziauddin, the Malala Fund aims to empower young girls and help them access the quality education they deserve. With the support of Apple, Malala Fund expects to double the number of grants awarded through its Gulmakai Network and launch ...

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Jeff Bezos donates $33 million to fund college scholarships for Dreamers

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie, are donating $ 33 million in the form of a scholarship grant to help 1,000 undocumented immigrant high school graduates with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals status attend college. The Bezos grant comes through TheDream.US, a scholarship fund for Dreamers. The organization, which is less than four years old, says this is ...

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‘Battle is not over’: Defeated Moore sets up ‘election integrity fund’ to probe voter fraud claims

Published time: 17 Dec, 2017 16:24 Republican candidate Roy Moore is refusing to concede defeat following his loss to Democrat rival Doug Jones in the race for the vacant Senate seat in Alabama. Moore has reportedly set up an ‘election integrity fund’ to investigate if voter fraud contributed to his loss.  The former state supreme court judge has refused to ...

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World Bank no longer to fund oil and gas projects to slow global warming

Published time: 12 Dec, 2017 14:55 Edited time: 12 Dec, 2017 14:57 To boost the global economy’s shift to cleaner energy, the World Bank announced on Tuesday it will stop the financing of oil and gas exploration and extraction starting from 2019. “As a global multilateral development institution, the World Bank Group is continuing to transform its own operations in ...

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Bitcoin is a bubble that will 'end in tears,' says billionaire hedge fund manager

Published time: 28 Nov, 2017 13:45 The current bitcoin craze shares many elements of the 17th-century Dutch tulip mania bubble, according to Ken Griffin, founder of the $ 27 billion hedge fund Citadel. “I get very worried that people buying bitcoins don’t really understand what they’re participating in other than the headline stories that it keeps going higher and ‘I ...

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Norway's $1 trillion wealth fund looks to dump oil & gas stocks

The global campaign to divest from fossil fuels may have just picked up its most significant ally to date – the largest sovereign wealth fund in the world. Norway’s trillion-dollar sovereign wealth fund has proposed dropping investment for oil and gas companies. The plan, backed by the central bank, still needs approval by the finance ministry, but it would see ...

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‘Looking for a smoking gun’: Russian billionaire to fund alien-hunting mission to Saturn moon

Russian tech billionaire-turned-ET explorer Yuri Milner says he plans to beat NASA to a mission to the Saturn moon Enceladus in search of alien lifeforms. “The one overarching question we are asking at our foundation is: ‘Are we alone in the universe?’” said Milner, who has pledged over $ 200 million to the Breakthrough Initiative, an organization he founded in ...

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Europe considers removing IMF from bailouts and creating own fund

Published time: 30 Oct, 2017 10:00 Relations between Europe and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), which have carried out several bailout programs together, may change dramatically as the eurozone intends to replace the fund’s presence in bailouts. Read more The European Commission plans to give more responsibility to the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) which helps eurozone countries to borrow money. ...

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J.J. Watt Harvey Relief Fund Passes $30 Million … with Assist from Jimmy Fallon!

J.J. WattHarvey Relief Fund Passes $ 30 Mil … with Jimmy Fallon Assist! 9/8/2017 7:41 PM PDT Breaking News J.J. Watt’s Hurricane Harvey relief fund is still goin’ hard — blitzing past $ 30 MILLION as Houston begins its long road to recovery. After breaking $ 20 million on Tuesday, a couple HUGE donations came through for J.J. — $ 5 mil ...

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J.J. Watt Harvey Relief Fund Hits $20 Million, 'Truly Incredible'

J.J. Watt Harvey Relief Fund Hits $ 20 Mil… ‘Truly Incredible’ 9/5/2017 1:49 PM PDT Breaking News Hurricane Harvey is thankfully calming down … but J.J. Watt‘s relief fund for Houston is still goin’ strong — pushing past the $ 20 MILLION mark on Tuesday.  J.J.’s crowdfunding campaign started off with a goal of $ 500K a little over a ...

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