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China: Scaling The World’s Highest Innovation Peaks

Vikram Jandhyala Contributor<p>Vikram Jandhyala is the vice provost of innovation at the University of Washington.<p>In a world of statistics, here’s a number that stands out: 71. That’s how many times the word “innovation” was mentioned in a communiqué issued after the Chinese Communist Party’s recent …

Innovation

Can Fintech Fix Financial Services?

Lawrence Uebel Contributor<p>Lawrence Uebel works in credit risk at Alliance Data.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>The land that kills its tinkers<br>• Intelligence Should Recruit Like Google<p>A review of the new Michael Lewis movie <i>The Big Short</i> describes a scene during the 2008 financial crisis in which …

Fun-Da-Mental

Three Ways To Stay Current In The Financial Services Industry

The financial services industry is a cutthroat market with razor-thin margins, making it one of the toughest industries in which to generate profit. Yet, for fintech startups, it is one of the least chartered, most lucrative sectors.<p>Accenture recently reported that fintech investments grew 201 …

Profit

How To Time The Market Like Warren Buffett

<i>This is the first in a 3-part series on market timing – read part 2 here.</i><p>“The guy’s just not going to spend the cash to spend it. [He’s] the best …

Income Inequality
Income Inequality

New FICO criteria could help borrowers

The nation's dominant credit-scoring system is being revised in a way that could save consumers nationwide billions of dollars, especially in qualifying for mortgages, auto loans and credit cards at lower interest rates.<p>The changes to FICO criteria are aimed at reducing the negative effect of …

How to save a million bucks for retirement

Million-dollar savers take full advantage of their employers' 401(k) match and profit-sharing.<p>Some people have a million dollars or more saved for retirement, but most people have far less. USA TODAY asked Jeanne Thompson, a vice president at Fidelity Investments, for the best ways to boost your …