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Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency gets revamp in response to backlash | Money

The prospect of Facebook's 2.5 billion users adopting Libra has led to intense scrutiny from global regulators, with many worried its launch could erode national control over money. — Reuters pic
The prospect of Facebook’s 2.5 billion users adopting Libra has led to intense scrutiny from global regulators, with many worried its launch could erode national control over money. — Reuters pic

ZURICH, April 17 ― Facebook’s planned cryptocurrency Libra will be linked to individual national currencies and overseen by global watchdogs in a scaled-back revamp it hopes will win regulatory approval.

The prospect of Facebook’s 2.5 billion users adopting Libra has led to intense scrutiny from global regulators, with many worried its launch could erode national control over money.

Libra’s governing body, which is seeking the go-ahead from Switzerland’s markets watchdog, said on Thursday that it will now offer “stablecoins” backed by single currencies, as well as a redesigned token based on these currency-pegged coins.

The original plan was for Libra, which was unveiled last June, to be backed by a wide mixture of currencies and government debt. But central

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5 Home Safety Features That Could Lower Your Homeowners Insurance Costs

Owning a home means more than just paying a mortgage; it also means keeping up with peripheral costs, like property taxes and homeowners insurance. The cost of your homeowners insurance policy will vary based on a number of factors — the size of your home, its age, and its location. The average homeowners insurance policy costs $1,192 a year, as per the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, but if you’re being quoted a much higher number, installing a few key safety features could lower your premiums and make your policy much more affordable for the long haul. Here are a few such features to look into.

1. An alarm system

Alarm systems are a major crime deterrent. In fact, 90% of convicted burglars say they’d avoid homes with security systems. Not only can an alarm system buy you peace of mind, but it’s an investment your insurer is apt to

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Business majors develop many valuable skills and areas of knowledge that enable them to make a significant contribution to the corporate and not-for-profit worlds. They can think in numbers. Business majors can quantify a set of data, evaluate the financial impact of decisions, and use figures to back up their proposals.

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