US STOCKS-Wall St adds to gains after Fed vows more support to U.S. economy

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* Fed leaves rates unchanged, promised more support

* Starbucks sees business ‘steadily recovering’, shares up

* Boeing falls after bigger-than-expected loss

* Advanced Micro Devices surges after revenue forecast raise

* Indexes up: Dow 0.4%, S&P 1.02%, Nasdaq 1.2% (New throughout, updates prices, market activity and comments to late afternoon; new byline, adds NEW YORK dateline)

By Sinéad Carew

New York, July 29 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks added to gains on Wednesday after the U.S. Federal Reserve repeated a pledge to use its “full range of tools” to support the economy for as long as it takes to recover from fallout of the pandemic.

At the end of its two-day policy meeting the Fed said it maintained its interest rate target range until it is confident the economy has weathered

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True Link taps $35M for financial services tailored for elderly, disabled and recovering consumers

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A lot of tech is built on the premise of services that can target the widest or most lucrative pools of users (and they’re a blockbuster when they can do both). But that leaves out a number of consumers, who fall into the margins for all kinds of reasons, be they physical, age, financial or other circumstances. Today, a startup building financial services specifically aimed at three typically marginalised markets — elderly, disabled people and those who are recovering from addiction — is announcing some funding on the back of strong growth of its business, and plans to do more.

True Link Financial, which provides financial services — specifically, today in the form of prepaid Visa cards and investment management — aimed at the three demographics, is announcing that it has closed a Series B of $35 million, led by Khosla Ventures with strong participation from Centana Growth Partners, an

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Japan’s ‘Everything App’ Is a Big Opportunity for Fashion Brands | Global Currents, BoF Professional

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TOKYO, Japan —  Japanese consumers are known for their dedication to brands with subtle distinction and avant-garde values. In recent years, however, a somewhat unexpected name has been quietly moving up in the rankings of the best brands of Japan.

Line, the tech company behind the mobile app of the same name, has become a ubiquitous brand in its own right – so much so that users regularly fall asleep with the app’s video chats still open.  It is such a constant companion for many in this market that Vogue Japan now waits until 10pm to send daily push messages to its followers.

When you ask locals why this brand with an unremarkable green logo is popular, the response reveals something important about Japanese shoppers’ new priorities. Is it cool? Not really. Is it convenient? Very.

“Line is the most used app in Japan — more than Instagram, Facebook and

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