Arkansas city paying homeless $9.25 an hour to collect trash

by Ikokwu Ikembaon November 10, 2019
Arkansas has been paying homeless people $9.25 an hour — two bucks more than the federal minimum wage — to pick up trash around its state capital. And the program in Little Rock, dubbed Bridge to Work, has been so successful since it began in April that the city’s mayor, Frank Scott Jr., is planning […]

Instagram Will Test Hiding ‘Likes’ in the US Starting Next Week

by Ikokwu Ikembaon November 9, 2019
If you post a picture, and no one sees how many people liked it, does it still exist? Instagram users in the United States are going to find out next week. Months after the company tested hiding “like” counts in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Ireland, Italy, and Brazil, CEO Adam Mosseri announced today at […]

Nigerian Brokers to Start Commodities Trading as Stocks Plunge

by Ikokwu Ikembaon November 7, 2019
Nigerian stockbrokers struggling with one of the world’s worst equity market routs plan to trade commodities in a bid to diversity earnings and boost income. The Association of Securities Dealing Houses of Nigeria plans to start the Lagos Commodities and Futures Exchange later this month, Managing Director Akinsola Akeredolu-Ale said in an interview. The organization […]