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Simple Way to Make Friends When You Work Remote

  • People work in their own locations away from their peers if they have any.
  • One good thing about the office is that we can make some friends from people at work.
  • How do we do the same thing working remotely?
  • This means that they work at similar times each day, which is good because it helps people make friends even though they work remotely.
  • They go online at the same time and can talk via meetings and messages.
  • Since people work at similar times, they can find each other easier.
  • If we want to make friends, we can do the same thing.
  • We have to be a reliable work partner and when you're working, look at your messages, emails, and don't miss any meetings.
  • Once you talk, you'll have friends in no time no matter if you're working in-person or remotely.

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Spotify may buy The Ringer. Here’s why that makes sense.

  • Spotify, which spent about $400 million in 2019 acquiring three podcasting companies — Gimlet Media, Anchor FM, and Parcast — has had talks with Simmons dating back to at least October 2019, according to people familiar with the discussions.
  • But while Apple’s media chief Eddy Cue, who likes Simmons, would likely be unhappy to see Spotify lock up his company and podcasts in an exclusive deal — if that’s what it ended up doing — I would be surprised if he made a counteroffer.
  • Unless Apple’s theology changes — which is very unlikely — or consumers show a willingness to pay for podcasts instead of listening to free ad-supported ones, Apple is unlikely to think that podcasting will be a business it wants to participate in.

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Fugitive billionaire selling $38m Hockney

  • Hong Kong billionaire Joseph Lau will be the seller of one of the most expensive artworks at the year's first major auction, according to a person familiar with the matter.
  • David Hockney's The Splash will be offered anonymously at Sotheby's contemporary art sale in London on February 11.
  • The current owner acquired the work at that sale, according to the provenance listed by Sotheby's.
  • David Hockney's The Splash will be be auctioned at Sotheby's in Hong Kong on February 11.
  • Last year, Lau filed – and later retracted – a lawsuit challenging the government's proposal for extraditions to China, Macau and Taiwan, which has since ignited months of protests and crippled Hong Kong's economy.
  • The Indonesian Foreign Minister who will accompany the President to Australia next month says the free trade deal is of strategic value in an increasingly protectionist world.

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Allan Gray's stocks to watch amid bushfires, virus crisis

  • This summer's bushfires are set to damage insurance companies and potentially the banks, but Allan Gray chief investment officer Simon Mawhinney is convinced there will be buying opportunities as fallout subsides.
  • There are signs that China could be gaining control over the virus and "it may not be the world pandemic that everyone fears," the fund manager said.
  • The Allan Gray stockpicker said that the two key questions for investors in regard to interest rates are the length of time rates stay low, and the absolute level of rates.
  • Even after strong gains, Mr Mawhinney is not of the view that markets have fully priced in current rates "into perpetuity".
  • According to data tracked by Mercer, Allan Gray manages the fifth-best performing long-only Australian shares strategy over the past 10 years, with an average annual return of 11.78 per cent over the decade before fees.

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How China's new virus could disrupt the phase one trade deal with the US

  • Those comments come as China battles to contain a virus outbreak that has infected at least 5,900 and killed more than 100 people in the country, sending jitters across markets globally as investors weigh its potential economic impact.
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook said Tuesday the ongoing coronavirus outbreak in China has impacted the Cupertino-based tech giant's operations in the country.
  • Cook told investors on Apple's quarterly conference call on Tuesday that the firm has "some suppliers" in the Wuhan area, adding that at least some of its manufacturing facilities elsewhere in China will remain shuttered until Feb. 10, as recommended by the Chinese government.
  • Overall, managing the spread of the virus will be a "major distraction" from the trade deal, said Scott Kennedy, senior advisor and trustee chair in Chinese Business and Economics at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

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Scott Morrison doubles down on climate change

  • Morrison still is careful to repeat the government’s mantra on targets – that Australia will “meet and beat” its Paris commitment of a 26 per cent to 28 per cent emissions reduction on 2005 levels.
  • Morrison knows there’s limited public tolerance for blame shifting between state and federal governments.
  • Yet Morrison knows there’s limited public tolerance for blame shifting between state and federal governments and that increasingly, it’s the federal government held responsible for any failures.
  • The states are obviously unenthusiastic about the Morrison government’s plan to give itself the clear legal power to declare a national emergency allowing Canberra to take the initiative in sending in the Defence forces rather than waiting to be asked.
  • Scott Morrison has demanded the eastern states lift their moratoriums on gas development, saying the fuel was vital for the transition away from coal-fired power towards clean energy sources.

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US futures point to higher open on Wall Street

  • U.S. stock index futures rose on Wednesday morning as markets continue to rebound from Monday's heavy sell-off.
  • Markets rallied on Tuesday to snap a five-day losing streak and begin a recovery from the largest sell-off in more than three months on Monday, resulting from global concern over the spread of the Chinese coronavirus.
  • Chinese officials said late Tuesday that the death toll has risen to 132 with total cases in China now standing at 5,974.
  • The White House told U.S. airlines on Tuesday that the administration is considering a suspension of flights from China to the U.S. Investors will be closely watching the U.S. Federal Reserve on Wednesday afternoon, as the central bank convenes for its first monetary policy meeting of the decade.
  • Global Business and Financial News, Stock Quotes, and Market Data and Analysis.

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Treasury yields edge lower ahead of Fed decision

  • U.S. government debt prices were slightly higher on Wednesday morning, as investors monitored the spread of the coronavirus and looked ahead to a rate decision by the Federal Reserve.
  • At 2 a.m. ET, the yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note, which moves inversely to price, was lower at around 1.6355%, while the yield on the 30-year Treasury bond was also lower at around 2.0872%.
  • On Tuesday, the three-month Treasury bill briefly inverted with the 10-Treasury note for the first time since October.
  • The White House has reportedly told airlines that it is considering suspending all flights from China to the U.S. Meanwhile, investors will be monitoring the Federal Reserve's first policy meeting of the decade.
  • The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) held the target range for the federal funds rate at 1.5-1.75% in December, following three consecutive rate cuts.
  • Global Business and Financial News, Stock Quotes, and Market Data and Analysis.

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British Airways cancels all flights to mainland China as Wuhan coronavirus spreads - Business Insider

  • British Airways, the United Kingdom's flagship airline, has canceled all direct flights to and from mainland China as the Wuhan coronavirus continues to spread.
  • The company apologized for the inconvenience to its customers in a statement.
  • According to Reuters, no direct flights to and from China are available on the airline's website for January and February.
  • The outbreak originated in Wuhan, China, and has killed 132 people and infected more than 6,000.
  • As of Tuesday, the virus has spread to at least 16 other countries.
  • This is a developing story.

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British Airways cancels all flights to mainland China as Wuhan coronavirus spreads - Business Insider

  • British Airways, the United Kingdom's flagship airline, has canceled all direct flights to and from mainland China as the Wuhan coronavirus continues to spread.
  • The company apologized for the inconvenience to its customers in a statement.
  • According to Reuters, no direct flights to and from China are available on the airline's website for January and February.
  • The outbreak originated in Wuhan, China, and has killed 132 people and infected more than 6,000.
  • As of Tuesday, the virus has spread to at least 16 other countries.
  • This is a developing story.

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