Jeffrey Epstein used MIT to launder his image. It’s a lesson for the #MeToo era.

Protesters hold signs of Jeffrey Epstein in front of a federal courthouse on July 8, 2019, in New York City. | Stephanie Keith/Getty Images Revelations about the sex offender’s connections to the MIT Media Lab are a reminder of the power of enablers. Joichi Ito, the director of MIT’s Media Lab, resigned from his post on Saturday after new reporting showed he took donations from sex offender Jeffrey Epstein — and worked to conceal their…

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The most common thing brands don’t understand about working with YouTube stars

YouTube star Kyle Hanagami. | Keith MacDonald for Vox Media Get used to giving up control. When big brands craft an advertisement for television, they’re used to being in control. But when they craft an advertisement in the YouTube age with an influencer, they need to be ready to let go. That was the message from YouTube and one of its star creators, choreographer Kyle Hanagami, at Code Commerce in New York City on Monday,…

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Social security benefits in India remain protected when you work in Australia

The bilateral social security agreement between India, Australia is applicable from 1 Jan 2016. Your social security benefits in India will remain protected while you work in Australia.You can seek relief from double taxation of the income through benefits laid down in the double tax avoidance agreement between India, Canada Get the latest news and analysis on business, finance, politics from Livemint, the website of the Mint newspaper, one of India’s leading business and financial…

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Gold bonds up for sale again. Should you buy?

The last tranche of sovereign gold bonds for FY20 will remain open till 13 September. Buy to reap the benefit of diversification but maintain allocation.The bonds are available for investment by HUFs, resident individuals, trusts and charitable institutions Get the latest news and analysis on business, finance, politics from Livemint, the website of the Mint newspaper, one of India’s leading business and financial dailies Powered by WPeMatico

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The Volfefe Index, Wall Street’s new way to measure the effects of Trump tweets, explained

President Donald Trump on a screen at the New York Stock Exchange, December 20, 2018, in New York City. | Drew Angerer/Getty Images The president is tweeting more — and he’s moving markets with it. President Donald Trump is moving markets more with his Twitter account. The president’s tweets have become increasingly consequential for some investors in recent months, specifically when it comes to interest rates and bonds. According to analysts at JPMorgan, who created…

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PPF account cannot be opened jointly

The guardian can consider the minor’s invested amount as part of his contribution and include it under Section 80C of the I-T Act.Equity can be used to invest for your long-term portfolio. For the short term, you can invest in a bank deposit from where a regular income can be generated via interest Get the latest news and analysis on business, finance, politics from Livemint, the website of the Mint newspaper, one of India’s leading…

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Branding is the real reason Schick’s parent company bought razor upstart Harry’s for $1.4 billion

Harry’s co-founder and co-CEO Jeff Raider is trying to make an old brand new. | Keith MacDonald for Vox Media Edgewell wanted Harry’s online marketing prowess for its own products.  When struggling personal care company Edgewell, which owns brands like Schick, Playtex, and Wet Ones, decided to buy its direct-to-consumer competition Harry’s last spring for $1.4 billion, it wasn’t just about gaining online market share. Edgewell wanted Harry’s marketing prowess for its own products. “We…

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The real scandal behind the last week of Trump news

It has been a week of scandals for the Trump presidency. | Win McNamee/Getty Images Trump has spent the past week showing us that he’s still fundamentally unfit for office. We’ve almost become numb to scandals involving President Donald Trump’s administration. But in the past week, news has broken about a truly astonishing number of them, even by Trump standards. They include: The president inviting the Taliban to attend secret peace talks at Camp David…

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