Hard living: what does concrete do to our bodies?

The building material has improved some aspects of public health, but it is also linked to a host of respiratory and musculoskeletal problems ‘Delicate sense of terror’: what does concrete do to our mental health? Michael has worked with concrete for 27 years. His job involves “breaking out” walls and floors, mixing concrete, injection work and drilling. These days, he

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‘Delicate sense of terror’: what does concrete do to our mental health?

Concrete tower blocks have become the bogeymen for all manner of ills – but what’s really behind it? Hard living: what does concrete do to our bodies? “Sous les pavés, la plage!” exclaimed Parisian protesters in May 1968: “Under the paving stones, the beach!” Cities, they believed, were drowning in concrete, suppressing the hedonistic spirit and revolutionary potential of the

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Socure Raises $30M To Bolster Its Fight Against Identity Fraud

Socure, the provider of identity verification and fraud prevention services, announced Thursday (Feb. 28) it raised $30 million in Series C funding. In a press release, the company said the round of funding was led by Scale Venture Partners and included participation from existing investors Commerce Ventures, Flint Capital, Two Sigma Ventures and Synchrony. New investor Sorenson Capital also joined

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US Economic Growth In 4Q Not As Bad As Expected

With the tax cut in the rear window, the growth in the U.S. economy slowed to an annual rate of 2.6 percent during the last three months of the year. But despite the slowdown compared to the third quarter, results beat economists’ predictions, boding well for confidence. According to the TheStreet.com, economists were expecting the fourth-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) to

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A New Approach To Bank-FinTech Collaborations

Banks have historically developed their own solutions for the marketplace, using sophisticated information technology (IT) and development resources. “If they wanted something for the marketplace, they would create it” and would design, develop and support those solutions for their unique needs, DadeSystems President and CEO Bill Zayas told PYMNTS in an interview. While that model worked well, Zayas said third-party

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