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No credit history, no problem: Lenders now look at phone data

Financial institutions, overcoming some initial trepidation about privacy, are increasingly gauging consumers’ creditworthiness by using phone-company data on mobile calling patterns and locations. The practice is tantalizing for lenders because it could help them reach some of the 2 billion ...

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This 2013 file photo shows the Activision Blizzard Booth during the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles. (Jae C. Hong / Associated Press)

SUNDAY, NOV. 27, 2016

The Motley Fool: Winning profits with video games

Shares of video game developer Activision Blizzard (Nasdaq: ATVI) stock have averaged annual gains of nearly 21 percent over the past 20 years. The stock has been trading near its all-time high, but tailwinds in the video game industry and the publisher’s stellar catalog of properties point to opportunities for continued gains, making the stock worth consideration for long-term investors. Activision now has by far the deepest bench of hit titles in its history, demonstrating how far it has come since 2013, with just three brands – “Call of Duty,” “World of Warcraft” and “Skylanders.” It has a strong track record of cranking out new high-value franchises, too.

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SUNDAY, NOV. 27, 2016

Trade with China literally kills Americans, economists say

White Americans without a college degree are becoming more likely to die in middle age, reversing decades of progress toward better health. Researchers first noticed this worrisome trend last year. They pointed to increases in opioid abuse, obesity and suicide among the causes of death, but what caused these increases has remained something of a mystery.

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SUNDAY, NOV. 27, 2016

BBB Tip of the Week: Tips for the Giving Season

As 2016 winds down, most charities are working hard to make fundraising goals and encourage greater giving during the most active time for charity donations. Some organizations receive about one-third of their overall contributions during the last quarter of the year. There are a lot of motivating factors that converge to create these fundraising incentives during this time, including the influence of the holidays to remember those in need, special promotions such as Giving Tuesday – the designated day of giving on November 29th, and the closing window for those in the U.S. who wish to take a tax deduction on their federal income taxes.

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SUNDAY, NOV. 27, 2016

Business Beat: A regional collection of achievement and advancement

Architecture Claire Kincaid-Slate recently passed the Architect Registration Exam to become a licensed architect in Idaho. Kincaid-Slate is a project architect and interior designer with H2A Architects, PA in Coeur d’Alene. She is also an NCIDQ certified interior designer and her portfolio includes Coeur d’Alene’s Boys & Girls Club Facility and North 40 Outfitters.

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Parting Shot — 12.7.16

Ray Garland, 94, of Coeur d'Alene, the remaining member of the Pearl Harbor Survivors group in Spokane, places a floral lei on a wreath at the Pearl Harbor memorial tribute ...

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