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China aiming for 'de-Americanised world' with renminbi replacing dollar - Telegraph

China aiming for 'de-Americanised world' with renminbi replacing dollar - Telegraph | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it

China has overtaken the US as the world’s largest oil importer and goods trading nation. Over the next five years, it will surpass the rest of the world combined in its consumption of base metals.

Given the scale of the country’s consumption of fossil fuels and raw materials, it is only a matter of time before the renminbi replaces the dollar as the primary currency for trading commodities and resources such as crude oil and iron ore.

 

The debt ceiling farce in Washington and China’s growing reluctance to continue underwriting the US economy by buying up its bonds and adding to America’s near $17 trillion (£10.5 trillion) debt mountain suggests that this tectonic shift in the global trade system could be just around the corner.

 

Chinese state media are already calling for a “de-Americanised world”. Some experts say that China is plotting to usurp the greenback’s place in global commodities trade. Beijing’s strategy hinges on quietly encouraging traders to bypass New York through the creation of a network of interlinked commodity markets based in the global financial hubs of Hong Kong and London.

 

“There can be little doubt from these actions that China is preparing herself for the demise of the dollar, at least as the world’s reserve currency,” writes Alastair Macleod, head of research at GoldMoney. A further signal that policymakers are beginning to warm to the renminbi playing a greater role in the global economy came last week when Chancellor George Osborne unveiled a historic deal to allow British investors direct access to China’s markets and allow Chinese banks to expand operations in the UK.

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The MetLife Study of Caregiving Costs to Working Caregivers: Double Jeopardy for Baby Boomers Caring for Their Parents

The MetLife Study of Caregiving Costs to Working Caregivers: Double Jeopardy for Baby Boomers Caring for Their Parents | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it

Nearly 10 million adult children over the age of 50 care for their aging parents. These family caregivers are themselves aging as well as providing care at a time when they also need to be planning and saving for their own retirement. The study is an updated, national look at adult children who work and care for their parents and the impact of caregiving on their earnings and lifetime wealth.

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Why Pressure Will Grow To Change Long-Term Care Financing

Why Pressure Will Grow To Change Long-Term Care Financing | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Long-term care is unaffordable for most people. Prospects for change are not good now, but a blueprint for reform is beginning to emerge.
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Caregiver Discrimination Lawsuits Increased 269% in the Last Decade

Caregiver Discrimination Lawsuits Increased 269% in the Last Decade | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
New report for the Center for WorkLife Law found discriminating against parents can be an expensive proposition for employers
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More Employees Are Suing Over Family Care — and Winning

More Employees Are Suing Over Family Care — and Winning | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it

Legal actions against employers over eldercare have jumped by 650%.

Amid a groundswell of support for paid family leave programs, it’s worth noting that, at lots of companies, even unpaid leave hasn’t caught on yet.

Despite a patchwork of federal, state, and local laws designed to protect caregivers from being fired, demoted, or otherwise penalized at work, plenty of employees find that taking unpaid time off — or even asking for other kinds of flexibility — is still risky. So, according to a new analysis by the Center for WorkLife Law at the University of California’s Hastings law school, many more of them are suing. Record numbers are winning, too.

 

Between 1998 and 2012, federal employment discrimination cases declined overall. But not employee lawsuits over family-leave discrimination: They shot up 590%. In the past 10 years, although the largest category of claims (67%) was about pregnancy discrimination, the fastest-growing type — up 650% — was brought by employees who were taking care of elderly relatives. Nor is this a “women’s issue.” Well over a third (39%) of those eldercare actions were brought by men, who also filed 336% more paternity-leave lawsuits than in the decade before.

For employers, this gets expensive. Plaintiffs have been winning cases about 70% of the time, the study says, or more than twice as often as they prevail in other kinds of employment suits. Altogether, litigation over what the study calls “FRD,” for family responsibilities discrimination, has cost employers almost half a billion dollars ($477,009,417) between 2006 and 2015, more than double what it cost in the previous decade. And that’s a conservative estimate, because it doesn’t include the cost of confidential out-of-court settlements.

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Cupcake Burlesque Presents: Back To The 80s Burlesque!

Cupcake Burlesque Presents: Back To The 80s Burlesque! | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it

Cupcake Burlesque brings you a solid dose of our classy, classic tease with more sparkle and feathers than you can handle... 80s style! We'll be featuring tributes to some of the most legendary acts the decade of extravagant excess has to offer. 

Our resident magic man Remy Connor is your host for this fun & frivolous romp, featuring not one, but TWO acts from:

Miss Jenna Beth
Isadora Bull
Cherry Mae 
Candy Muldune

Doors 9pm, show at 10pm 
$10 at the door 

Clothes? Where we're going, we aren't going to need any... Clothes....

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May Vegan Ice Cream Party at Zen Mystery

May Vegan Ice Cream Party at Zen Mystery | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it

Vegan Ice Cream Party at Zen Mystery
May 28th 7-10 pm
Live Music | Comedy | Belly Dance

Free Event
Music and Comedy Lineup:
Plant-Based Comedian - Joshua Rosen
Cindo Santos
Jason Soffer
Tribal Belly Dance by Adhara

Join us Saturday May 28th from 7-10 pm to taste, enjoy, and treat yourself to some goodies!

You won’t want to miss our Vegan ice Cream Party filled with live music, comedy, belly dance performances, and other sweet souls devouring sweet foods!

Made by Sweet N Up Cafe, these delicious ice creams are homemade, vegan, gluten free and organic! There will also be seasonal flavors, so be sure to stop by as the months get warmer in Florida :)

http://www.zenmystery.com/event/may-vegan-ice-cream-social-zen-mystery/

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Visual Storytelling: Revamp Your Online Video Strategy

Visual Storytelling: Revamp Your Online Video Strategy | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it

On May 26th in the heart of Wynwood, learn how to step up your video marketing game with best practices and actionable tips.

Early bird tickets sales end on May 20th, reserve now for the discount!

Register to attend in-person or remotely through our live stream http://bit.ly/1sbarU7

We will be joined by an amazing expert panel:

Barry Stamos - Founder, Videoo
Bernard Dino Bonomo - Managing Partner, Bonomotion Video Agency
Ville Ailio - Managing Partner, Bond St. Consulting

What You Will Learn:

- The key ingredients for developing your story into compelling videos to meet your business objectives
- The types of videos to develop for each step of the buyer’s journey
- Which tools to use at each stage of video production
- How to add impact to business videos through storytelling, emotion, b-roll, and calls to action
- How to develop an online distribution strategy for your videos
- The key performance indicators to measure

The event is open to everyone. See you there!

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Blog: Idaho State University Accused Of Discrimination In Watershed Lawsuit

Blog: Idaho State University Accused Of Discrimination In Watershed Lawsuit | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Where the conversation about Asian America Begins
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Axa Quits Investing In Tobacco Companies

Axa Quits Investing In Tobacco Companies | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
The global insurer says it can no longer justify investing in tobacco companies and will sell off £1.4bn of assets.
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10 States With the Most Identity Theft

10 States With the Most Identity Theft | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Source: ThinkstockIdentity theft — when a criminal steals personal information such as a social security or credit card number — remains one of the most popular scams in the United States.
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Obama Urged To Meet Agent Orange Victims

Obama Urged To Meet Agent Orange Victims | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
US President Barack Obama is being urged to address the ongoing health impacts caused by Agent Orange when he visits Vietnam later this week.The US military sprayed around 12 million gallons of the toxic herbicide across the country during the war 40 years ago.It contained dioxin, one of the most poisonous chemicals ever known.
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ISU Ruined His Future. Help Right This Injustice.

ISU Ruined His Future. Help Right This Injustice. | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Support ISU Ruined His Future. Help Right This Injustice. - donate or share on Generosity.
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The Crisis Facing America's Working Daughters

The Crisis Facing America's Working Daughters | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it

For America’s working moms, there is pretty much an endless stream of resources to guide and comfort them on how to tell the boss they’re pregnant, how to find a private place to pump at work, how to negotiate flex time, how to split the chores at home, and whether or not to display pictures of their kids at the officeThey can read all day and all night about the many stresses of working motherhood including pregnancy discrimination, the wage gap, the mommy wars, leaning in, and opting out.  But for America’s working daughters, there is little to help them navigate between their careers and the needs of their aging parents.

There are currently 44 million unpaid eldercare providers in the United States according to the U.S. Census Bureau and the majority are women. And yet there are very few support programs, formal or informal, in place to support these family caregivers, many of whom are struggling at work and at home. Working daughters often find they need to switch to a less demanding job, take time off, or quit work altogether in order to make time for their caregiving duties. As a result, they suffer loss of wages and risk losing job-related benefits such as health insurance, retirement savings, and Social Security benefits. In fact, a study from MetLife and the National Alliance for Caregiving calculated women lose an average $324,044 in compensation due to caregiving.

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CVS Pharmacy Says "So Long, Long Receipts," Announces Arrival of Digital Receipts - South Florida Reporter

CVS Pharmacy Says "So Long, Long Receipts," Announces Arrival of Digital Receipts - South Florida Reporter | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
CVS Pharmacy announced the company will launch digital receipts as a new option for all members of its ExtraCare Rewards program. The new option will roll out in early June and eventually be available in 7,900 retail locations.
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Third Wave of National Study of Long-Term Care Providers to Begin Summer 2016: All ADS Centers are Invited to Participate – Spring 2016 – The Voice – NADSA: adult day care services

Third Wave of National Study of Long-Term Care Providers to Begin Summer 2016: All ADS Centers are Invited to Participate – Spring 2016 – The Voice – NADSA: adult day care services | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
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Eldercare Primarily Concerns Older Workers and Their Employers, Right? Think Again

Eldercare Primarily Concerns Older Workers and Their Employers, Right? Think Again | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
For employers big and small, the need to support workers who also provide unpaid care for a family member is a growing reality. Most family caregivers today — or an estimated 23.9 million workers — work at a paying job on top of their caregiving responsibilities. Yet today, care for a relative with a serious illness or disability takes place in a very different world from that of our grandparents’ generation.  To start, the role of family caregivers has greatly …
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WRPBiTV's Launch of their new Studio in Pt. St. Lucie on Thursday, June 9 at 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM

WRPBiTV's Launch of their new Studio in Pt. St. Lucie on Thursday, June 9 at 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it

Join us for Music, Food, Wine and fun as WRPBiTV opens a brand new studio in Pt. St. Lucie. A great time to support WRPBiTV and Network with others. This event will benefit a charity with a 50/50 and a Chinese Auction.
Co hosted by;
Roseann Miller
Victoria Mason
Stanley Hoffman
Jody Cohen

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May MeetUp with Robin White, Graphic Designer and Artist

May MeetUp with Robin White, Graphic Designer and Artist | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it

Join The Association for Women in Communications South Florida Chapterfor a Meetup at the blueBoca Raton Resort. Our guest of honor is South Florida resident, Graffic Designer and Artist, ROBIN WHITE
Robin White has been a graphic artist and an ad agency art director for the past 30 years, and over the past 9 years has been able to devote more time to her fine art career as an oil painter and pet portrait artist ( Pet Portraits by Robin White) It has been over the past 7 years that Robin discovered the real power behind Facebook! Since then she has been helping her fellow artists navigate the Facebook world to brand and promote themselves. 
Robin White is our May Honoree Communicator of the Month! Here is your chance to meet her in person!
Try to make it on time; the sunset view at the venue is breathtaking from the top floor of a 27-story tower.

Guest will recieve Happy Hour Drink Special and Bar Bites. This is a FREE event for members and non members. 

**RSVP REQUIRED**

Please email info@awcsouthflorida.org to get on the list. Boca Resort is a private club so you must RSVP to gain entrance.

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Brian Clement of Hippocrates Institute: Foods that Conquer Aging

Brian Clement of Hippocrates Institute: Foods that Conquer Aging | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it

"The Power of Live Food to Heal Disease & Conquer Aging"
by Dr. Brian Clement, NMD, PhD, LN
Director of Hippocrates Health Institute

Join us for our FREE monthly health educational lecture! This month we will be hosting Brian Clement, “THE POWER OF LIVE FOOD TO HEAL DISEASE AND CONQUER AGING". He will discuss his half-century of work on disease & longevity conducted at the renowned Hippocrates Health Institute. Cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, MS, ALS, Parkinsons, fibromyalgia and other diseases can be altered, prevented and at times conquered with phyto-chemicals, antioxidants and other nutrients consumed on a diet of organic "Vegan Living Food." Brian Clement will explain the basic science and extraordinary mechanisms that bring about a heightened and balanced immunity. Hundreds of thousands of people worldwide share enthusiasm in their greatly improved health by utilizing unprocessed green foods. One of the exceptional benefits acquired from this powerful cuisine is longevity.

Please RSVP: neal@churchofperpetuallife.org 

Schedule of the Evening
Our Services begin at 7:00 PM

Our Doors will open at 6:00 PM and we will enjoy snacks and conversation in our Social Hall, Downstairs.

At 7:00 PM Neal VanDeRee will give a short inspirational message immediately followed by the Main Event of the Evening presented by Brian Clement

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Biz To Biz Networking at Pavilion Grille on Wednesday, May 25th from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Biz To Biz Networking at Pavilion Grille on Wednesday, May 25th from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it

Join Biz To Biz Networking as we wrap up another great month of networking events at this new location in Boca Raton- Pavilion Grille. Enjoy networking after work Wednesday, May 25th from 5:30pm - 7:30pm. Pay Online $10 and Bring a Guest for Free or Pay at the event $10 per person includes delicious appetizers and discounted drinks. Everyone is welcome to attend. There will be a table setup for you flyers, brochures and business cards

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The Legacy of Academy Award Winner Haing Ngor

The Legacy of Academy Award Winner Haing Ngor | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the death of Haing Ngor, the first Asian male actor ever to win an Academy Award for a supporting performance and debut performance. :Ngor portrayed journalist Dith Pran in the 1984 movie, The Killing Fields. The movie detailed the roles of Pran and fellow journalist Sydney Schanberg played in bringing the horrors of the Cambodian genocide to the world and later efforts to locate Pran who disappeared after being taken prisoner by the Khmer Rouge.Ngor was murdered by three members of the “Oriental Lazy Boyz” street gang who said they killed him in a robbery. Others to this day are convinced the murder was politically motivated carried out by sympathizers of the Khmer Rouge.Ngor himself survived The Killing Fields in real life and his wife lost her life to the Khmer Rouge.
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Opinion: Are Asian Americans Really Healthier Than Everyone Else?

Opinion: Are Asian Americans Really Healthier Than Everyone Else? | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
"While we would love to say that all Americans enjoy health and well-being at the same standard, unfortunately, we are far from that goal."
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New Spock's Tribute As Star Trek Trailer Shown

New Spock's Tribute As Star Trek Trailer Shown | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Zachary Quinto, who plays Mr Spock in the rebooted trilogy, hailed Leonard Nimoy's contribution to the franchise as "indelible".
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Connie Chung, Bruce Lee, Kristi Yamaguchi & Antonio Taguba Inducted into Asian Hall of Fame

Connie Chung, Bruce Lee, Kristi Yamaguchi & Antonio Taguba Inducted into Asian Hall of Fame | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
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