Vietnam has five representatives in Forbes’ latest list of the world’s richest people with three ‘old faces’ and two newcomers, while one entrepreneur failed to retain his presence from the 2018 ranking. The 2019 Forbes World’s Billionaires list, released on Tuesday, is the business magazine’s 33rd annual ranking of the planet’s wealthiest individuals. There are 2,153 billionaires on the 2019 list, down from 2,208 in 2018. The total combined net worth of this year’s billionaires is $8.7 trillion, down from $9.1 trillion in 2018. Five Vietnamese people made it to the list this year, one billionaire more than last year’s edition. The Vietnamese representatives in the 2019 Forbes World's Billionaires list are seen in this screenshot Pham Nhat Vuong, chairman of multifaceted conglomerate Vingroup, ascended 260 spots on the list, from #499 in 2018 to #239, while Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao, CEO of budget airline Vietjet, dropped 242 places, … [Read more...] about Business Five Vietnamese named in Forbes list of world’s richest people Fake news finds fertile ground in Vietnam’s current issues
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Technology Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Technology | Does Facebook Really Know How Many Fake Accounts It Has? Supported by The social network has disclosed an estimate for years, but a closer look raises lots of questions. ByJack Nicas Jan. 30, 2019 Facebook sells advertisers on its access to real people — 2.27 billion of them, a network that exceeds the populations of North America, South America and Africa combined. But do that many people really use Facebook? The answer lies partly in how many of the accounts are fake. The Silicon Valley company defines fake accounts as profiles that are either designed to break its rules, for example by spammers or scammers impersonating others, or that are miscla Yet the number of Facebook accounts that fit those descriptions is less clear. While the company discloses its estimates of fake accounts, its … [Read more...] about Does Facebook Really Know How Many Fake Accounts It Has?
Áine Cain, provided by Published 11:55 am CDT, Tuesday, October 23, 2018 Brendan McDermid/Reuters "Serial returners" are on the rise and causing major problems for retailers. As a result, a few retailers have opted to overhaul their return policies — or even issue lifetime bans against serial returners. Business Insider has spoken with retail workers who said they have witnessed customers making outrageous — and even downright fraudulent — returns. returners" pose a massive headache for retailers. And some retailers are taking action to stop customers who make frequent returns in their tracks. Amazon, for example, announced in May that it would ban "customers that habitually return merchandise." Retail management firm Brightpearl released a report that found that 61% of US-based retailers were mulling instituting similar lifetime bans. According to Retail Dive, the same study found that 42% of US-based retailers "say that they're seeing more … [Read more...] about ‘Serial returners’ are on the rise — and it’s causing headaches for retailers like Walmart and Target (WMT, TGT)
From Culpeper, Virginia – In a microcosm of the battle being fought nationally for control of the U.S. House, Rep. Dave Brat (R-VA) sparred at a debate here Monday night with his Democratic challenger, Abigail Spanberger, one of many races which national Democrats hope will fall their way three weeks from today, and enable them to take charge of at least one half of Capitol Hill. Arguing against the election of Spanberger, a former CIA agent, Brat used the debate to repeatedly invoke one name as he made the case for the GOP in November. “A vote for my opponent will be a vote for the Nancy Pelosi liberal agenda,” Brat said, repeatedly rattling off Pelosi’s name over 20 times during the 90 minute face off.“You are running against me,” Spanberger retorted at one point, “certainly not Nancy Pelosi,” drawing cheers from her supporters in the debate audience. Brat wasn’t the only Republican using that debate line, as down in Florida on … [Read more...] about Conflicting signs with 3 weeks to Election Day
COMMENTARY The human imagination is capable of some incredible things. We can step into a theoretical playground and perform amazing mental gymnastics that take us to places where reality isn’t a problem. Reality and theory have a complicated relationship, though. There are things we want to be true. There are things we think are, or can be, true. And there are things we hope to be true. The only way to know the actual truth is to experience reality, and then we can see how much of what we imagined holds up. For Celtics fans, this weekend was that initial exposure. Finally, Kyrie Irving’s knee and Gordon Hayward’s ankle and Jayson Tatum’s progression got to take their first steps out of our brains and onto a basketball court against NBA competition. We got our first side by side comparison of expectations versus reality to see if there’s any validity to those things we have been thinking for the past four months. The two games against Charlotte were the … [Read more...] about 3 questions for the Celtics after their first 2 preseason games