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Tiny Loans, Tremendous Returns: Tales from the Microlending Frontier

Sometimes, small gestures can make huge differences in people's lives and livelihoods. That's the premise -- and the power -- of microlending. For proof, one need look no further than the stories of Marcia and Karen, two entrepreneurs in Costa Rica. They've both been given a leg up from Grameen Bank and Whole Foods Market's (WFM) Whole Planet Foundation. If you're a Whole Foods shopper, you may have heard the buzz about its Whole Planet Foundation.
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Facebook takes Instagram user’s name, then gives it back

Business & Finance : Venture Beat (2 hours ago)

Facebook has returned a username that it peremptorily took away from an Instagram user recently. A post today on story site Medium tells the tale. In a piece entitled “They say ‘nothing will change’/Everything changes,” Web designer... Read Post

Why Pinterest's Small GIF Performance Problems Matter Big Time For Team Morale

Business & Finance : Fast Company (11 hours ago)

Sometimes solving small, nagging technical problems can bring devs and designers closer together. This story contains interviews with Ludo Antonov and Cristina Petrovici, both growth engineers at Pinterest, and Silvia Oviedo-López, ... Read Post

Here's scientific proof the government favors the rich

Business & Finance : The Week: World Business (3 hours ago)

We all know Lincoln's famous words about America's government being "of the people, by the people, for a tiny subsection of the richest of the richest of the rich among those people." All right, so Lincoln had a more inclusive visio... Read Post


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