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For thousands of years, agarwood has been known as “The Wood of the Gods.” First-grade agarwood can cost as much as $100,000 per kilogram, making it one of the most expensive raw materials in the world. Aquilaria malaccensis is a tree native to the rainforests of southeast Asia. The healthy heartwood inside Aquilaria trees is
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The COVID-19 crisis is changing the way future Coastguardsmen are trained at the Coast Guard Training Center in Cape May, NJ. According to the Training Center’s Commanding Officer Capt. Kathy Felger, there have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 at the Training Center. Due to the crisis, the Coast Guard has implemented a 14-day “Restriction
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July 25 (Bloomberg) — Genuine Fakes Owner John Myatt, who was involved in the greatest art forgery of the 20th century, according to Scotland Yard, tells us how he did it. (Source: Bloomberg) –Subscribe to Bloomberg on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/Bloomberg Bloomberg Television offers extensive coverage and analysis of international business news and stories of global importance.
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May 13 (Bloomberg) — Jesse James Firearms Unlimited (JJFU) is the latest venture from the infamous biker and TV personality. Following the success of his custom motorcycle shop, West Coast Choppers, and a string of popular TV shows like Monster Garage, Jesse James is reconnecting with hands on work in his new, much smaller, business.
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Hand-harvested Icelandic sea salt could cost you more than 30 times the price of table salt. Housed in one of the most remote and coldest locations in the country, Saltverk salt factory produces 10 metric tons of salt each year. But there’s one other thing that’s unique about the way it’s processed: Everything is powered
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J.J. Redick is one of the top 10 free throw shooters in NBA history. Redick sat down with Business Insider to discuss NBA free agency, his big offseason and why players struggle with free throws. ————————————————– Follow BI Video on Twitter: http://bit.ly/1oS68Zs Follow BI on Facebook: http://bit.ly/1W9Lk0n Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/ ————————————————– Business Insider is the
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The 2014 Toastmaters International world champion of public speaking Dananjaya Hettiarachchi reveals how he prepares for his award-winning presentations. ————————————————– Follow BI Video on Twitter: http://bit.ly/1oS68Zs Follow BI on Facebook: http://bit.ly/1W9Lk0n Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/ ————————————————– Business Insider is the fastest growing business news site in the US. Our mission: to tell you all you need
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SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son’s Vision Fund has been impossible to ignore since its inception, pumping billions upon billions of dollars into tech companies like WeWork and Uber. Now, a string of high-profile losses and the coronavirus pandemic have put the fund deeply in the red. Bloomberg journalists Pavel Alpeyev, Sarah McBride and Tim Culpan break
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In the U.S. today, the average African-American household owns just 6 cents for every $1 of wealth held by the typical white household, and blacks make up just 1.7% of the top 1% of wealthy Americans. But there are black members of the 1% who are working to change that. Tanzina Vega investigates the historical
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Companies bundling stocks together in ‘index funds’ have now become publicly traded firms’ largest shareholders. The FT explains why the rise of the ‘big three’ firms, Vanguard, Blackrock and State Street, may be cause for concern. More from ‘Charts that count:’ https://bit.ly/2YRospN ► Subscribe to FT.com here: http://bit.ly/2GakujT Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/fincancialtimes Check us
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Psychologist Ty Tashiro, author of “Awkward: The Science of Why We’re Socially awkward and Why That’s Awesome,” explains why awkward people are more likely to demonstrate “striking talent.” ————————————————– Follow BI Video on Twitter: http://bit.ly/1oS68Zs Follow BI on Facebook: http://bit.ly/1W9Lk0n Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/ ————————————————– Business Insider is the fastest growing business news site in the
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In a nation where space is at a premium, the Dutch are leaders in creating environmentally-friendly buildings. From repurposed redundant structures to modular, transportable studios and floating neighborhoods, the FT’s Helen Barrett explores three completely different approaches to sustainability. ► To learn more, visit our website – https://rethink.ft.com/ ► Watch more videos from this series
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If you’ve ever listened to yourself speak in a voicemail or video, you’ve probably wondered aloud “is that what I really sound like?” The unfortunate truth is: yes, that’s what you really sound like. Find out why your voice sounds so different from what you hear in your head. ————————————————– Follow BI Video on Twitter:
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Surveillance, spear phishing and missing billions. ‘At times I thought I was going crazy.’ Dan McCrum explains the twists and turns behind the massive fraud. See if you get the FT for free as a student (http://ft.com/schoolsarefree) or start a £1 trial: https://subs.ft.com/spa3_trial?segmentId=3d4ba81b-96bb-cef0-9ece-29efd6ef2132. ► Check out our Community tab for more stories on the economy. ►
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Rolex watches are some of the most sought-after timepieces in the world. Last year, a vintage Rolex Daytona worn by Paul Newman was sold at auction for $17.8 million. Cara Barrett, editor at Hodinkee, fills us in on why Rolex’s are so pricey. Business Insider tells you all you need to know about business, finance,
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