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The world is entering the final 10 years of the old technological paradigm, and within the next decade we will experience the most profound technological revolution of the last 100 years. This historical inflection point will lead to a fundamental overhaul of the way we think about energy, transportation and manufacturing. Technological changes will force societal, political, and macroeconomic changes. The way we think about global and emerging markets will also change

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Christmas came early this week for the alleged victims of Naris Chamroonrat of Bangkok, Thailand and Adam L. Plumer of Las Vegas, who’ve been charged with defrauding investors in over 30 countries through an unregistered brokerage firm named Nonko Trading. The SEC, which announced the charges on Wednesday, claims Chamroonrat and Plumer defrauded hundreds of investors worldwide by tricking them into trading through dummy accounts, while Chamroonrat and Plumer absconded with funds deposited by investor. The two supposed crooks misappropriated at least $1.4 million in funds, the SEC claims

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Me and my Granny, Christmas morning circa 1973/1974-ish   Well, 2016 has been one helluva year. Between the celebrity deaths (Bowie, Rickman, Prince in particular), fake news, election chaos, Zika, creepy clowns, Aleppo, and a host of other miserable events, I know I won’t look back on 2016 with anything remotely regarding fondness. In fact,

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