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In a market saturated with index funds like the S&P 500, investors are increasingly concerned about concentration risk. To address this issue, Avantis Investors chief investment strategist Phil McInnis advocates for a more diversified approach through value-oriented investments. His firm's exchange-traded fund strategy aims to deliver superior long-term returns by focusing on companies with low
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President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva of Brazil has expressed his willingness to consider Finance Minister Fernando Haddad's suggestions for spending cuts. However, he has made it clear that any fiscal adjustments must not come at the expense of the poor. This statement comes amidst mounting pressure on the government to reduce expenditures and achieve
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Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, who assumed office in 2022, has exhibited a pragmatic approach to major international issues during her tenure. Despite initial concerns about her rigid conservatism, Meloni has demonstrated a willingness to compromise. However, at the recent Group of Seven summit that Italy hosted, Meloni showcased her commitment to certain core principles
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During a Ukraine peace summit in Lucerne, Switzerland, U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris pledged more than $1.5 billion in aid, with a significant portion dedicated to Ukraine's energy sector. This announcement comes in response to Russia's 27-month invasion of Ukraine, which has had devastating impacts on the country's infrastructure and humanitarian situation. The aid package
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Indonesia's President-elect Prabowo Subianto has been at the center of controversy regarding the country's public debt and its impact on the economy. With contrasting reports surfacing about his plans to increase Indonesia's debt-to-GDP ratio to 50%, it is essential to analyze the potential consequences of such fiscal decisions. Denial of Debt Increase Contrary to reports
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The latest research by Goldman Sachs economists has shed light on the potential consequences of U.S. immigration policies following the upcoming election. In 2020, net immigration to the U.S. soared to approximately 2.5 million individuals, significantly bolstering labor force and GDP growth, while also helping to mitigate wage pressures. Looking ahead to 2024, Goldman Sachs
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The box office has seen a resurgence in recent times, with Disney+ and Pixar maintaining a strong hold over moviegoers. Despite initial doubts about the impact of streaming services on theater attendance, it is clear that the release of “Inside Out 2” has generated significant buzz. The film is projected to have the biggest opening
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Boeing's Starliner capsule, named “Calypso,” is set to remain at the International Space Station for twice as long as originally planned, NASA announced on Friday. This extended stay is part of the developmental mission known as Boeing's crew flight test, which involves a series of tests being conducted on the Starliner while it is docked
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The recent liquidation of China Evergrande Group has sent shockwaves through the financial world. Once the largest property developer in China, Evergrande's failure to deliver a restructuring plan for its $23 billion worth of offshore debt led to a court-ordered liquidation in January. As part of the liquidation process, lawyers appointed by the liquidators are
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