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Reasons to immigrate to Brazil | FinGlobal

We’re on issue number four of the cashkows’ #ReasonsToImmigrateTo blog. Our journey across the globe takes us from Australia to Brazil this week.<p>You …

Petrobras Lowers Fuel Prices to Stunt Import Competition

Brazil’s state-controlled oil company Petrobras cut the price of gasoline and diesel as part of a new policy designed to protect market share while …

Brazil's Temer urges businesses to invest, rules out tax breaks | Reuters

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian President Michel Temer on Friday ruled out tax breaks to kick-start industrial production and called on businesses to step up investment to help pull the country from a two-year recession.<p>Brazil's President Michel Temer gestures as he attends an economics and politics …

Brazil just ratified the Paris climate agreement. Here’s why that’s a really big deal

RIO DE JANEIRO–Brazil, the country that’s home to the largest tropical rainforest on Earth, ratified the Paris climate agreement Monday — making it the third-largest country for emissions, after the U.S. and China, to have done so.<p>“We are following a path Brazil started on long ago,” President …

Finally, Some Airlines Are Optimistic About South America

After taking major losses in South America for several years, especially in Brazil, where the economy has been in recession since 2014, two airlines …

Hotel Urbano founders return, Priceline Group writes-off investment

Brazil-based online travel agency Hotel Urbano has announced the return of its founders to run the company.<p>The move follows a unsettling period after …

Hospitality

U.S. rate hikes could slow Brazil's cutback in currency swaps: cenbank head | Reuters

BRASILIA (Reuters) - The prospect of turbulence in emerging markets due to U.S. rate rises could deter Brazil from quickly reducing its stock of currency swaps and should encourage the government to press ahead swiftly with economic reform, the central bank’s governor said in an interview.<p>Brazil's …

Bayer-Monsanto Combination Likely Too Big in U.S. Cottonseed

Bayer AG’s plan to acquire Monsanto Co. is likely to spur U.S. regulators to demand the sale of some cottonseed assets to alleviate concerns that the …

Best Crossfit Exercises To Get Abs

HIIT (high intensity interval training) workouts existed long before Crossfit became popular. While the popularity of crossfit WODs hit a all time …

Scarce cash in land of plenty: Farmers adjust to downturn

Pale green and 8 feet tall, tightly packed corn stalks reach to the horizon throughout the Midwest in what is likely to be the biggest harvest the U.S. has ever seen.<p>Aside from a sense of pride in breaking the previous record by nearly a billion bushels, farmers won't benefit. They'll lose money on …

This Startup Just Raised Funding to Coat Crops

Is the answer to feeding 9 billion people by 2050 to coat our crops?<p>That’s the new idea by a Cambridge, Mass.-based startup called Crop Enhancement. …

Why An Increasing Number Of Farmers Are Using Biochar

The competitive nature of the agriculture industry means ensuring healthy crop growth is essential. Consequently, most farmers choose to use chemical …

Brazil's Best Kept Secret: The Pantanal

The Amazon rain forest may get all the attention, but when it comes to wildlife, South America's biggest biodiversity star is the Pantanal.<p>I get my first hint of the Pantanal's impressive biodiversity as soon as I get off the plane in Corumbá, Brazil. White splotches cover the tarmac like some sort …

7 Steps to a Perfectly Written Business Plan

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every business needs to have a written business plan. Whether it’s to provide direction or attract investors, a business plan is vital for the success for your organization. But, how do you write a business plan?<p>SBA.gov …

Small Business

This startup uses machine learning and satellite imagery to predict crop yields

Artificial intelligence + nanosatellites + corn<p>Mark Johnson wants to beat the United States Department of Agriculture at its own game: predicting yields of America's crops. The USDA puts boots on the ground, deploying hundreds of workers to survey thousands of farms a month ahead of the October …

Bitcoin Payments Service Bitwage Opens Shop in Brazil

Advertisement<p><b>Bitwage has announced that they are launching their global payroll processing and invoicing services in Brazil after the positive</b> …

The 50 Most Beautiful Places in South America

South America's 12 countries cover a lot of ground, and are just about as varied as it gets: from Brazilian beaches to Argentinian glaciers, colonial Colombian architecture to colorful Chilean towns. Needless to say, it was hard to just pick 50.<p>Fernando de Noronha, Brazil<p>Angel Falls, …

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Airbnb Rentals for Rio Olympics Are Very Expensive Right Now

It’s not just Rio de Janeiro hotel prices that are soaring ahead of the Olympics. The Summer Games have turned Rio into the world’s priciest …

“Get them to say no”: Expert lessons in influence from the most persuasive professions on earth

“You must trust and believe in people or life becomes impossible.” Russian playwright Anton Chekov might have been right that we can’t go it alone, but we’re also right to be skeptical of others.<p>The great skills required of a con artist, politician, or salesperson are also the skills of great …

Body Language

Agriculture Is Brazil’s One Bright Spot

Record soybean crop leads strong farm performances to make sector the only one growing in country mired in recession and political uncertainty<p>SÃO PAULO—A deep recession, political chaos and a Zika virus epidemic have brought Brazil low, but the country is still a world-beater in one respect: …

These 3 Things Predict Success In Fund-Raising Pitches, Says Harvard Psychologist

Psychologist and Harvard professor Amy Cuddy, author of New York Times best-selling book Presence, has discovered there are three things that predict how likely an entrepreneur is to successfully raise funds. Cuddy’s book focuses on proven techniques for getting through life’s most challenging …

This Smartphone Gun Is One Hell of a Concealed Weapon

This double barrel .380 discretely slips into your pocket as a smartphone, but is ready for action at the flip of a switch.<p>Some of those in the concealed carry crowd are always seeking ways to discretely manage their sidearm so as not to reveal it and alarm the public. Shoulder and hip holsters …

Corrective Posture Exercises for Chronic Sitters

<b>Almost all of us are guilty of being chronic sitters.</b> The negative effects of this epidemic are too numerous to list in a single article, but today …

Pain

With Economy Stuck In The Mud, Farmers Sink Deeper Into Debt

At the Lee Valley consignment sale near Tekamah, Neb., dozens of used tractors, planters and other equipment were on the auction block for farmers trying to save a few extra dollars. It was a muddy day, with trucks and four-wheelers leaving deep black ruts — fitting conditions for an industry …

The Posture Cure

Stand Taller, Train Like a Bodybuilder<p>Here's what you need to know...<p>Everyone Needs Posture Work. When it comes to posture, lifters and athletes are …