Day: September 19, 2020

Rosen, A Trusted and Leading Law Firm, Reminds Guidewire Software, Inc. Investors of the Important Deadline in Securities Class Action

New York, New York–(Newsfile Corp. – September 19, 2020) – Rosen Law Firm, a global investor rights law firm, reminds purchasers of the securities of Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE: GWRE) between March 6, 2019 and March 4, 2020, inclusive (the “Class Period”), of the important September 23, 2020 lead plaintiff deadline in the securities class action. The lawsuit seeks to recover damages for Guidewire investors under the federal securities laws.

To join the Guidewire class action, go to or call Phillip Kim, Esq. toll-free at 866-767-3653 or email or for information on the class action.

According to the lawsuit, defendants throughout the Class Period made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (1) Guidewire’s transition to the cloud was not going well; (2) Guidewire’s cloud-based products needed to be improved to meet customer needs and catch-up with rival systems; (3) Guidewire’s failed transition to the

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Tech Stocks This Week: Snowflake Goes Public, Apple Falls, and More

A sell-off in tech continued this week, leaving the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite down about 10% in September. The sell-off follows significant year-to-date outperformance for tech stocks. Even including the recent drawdown in the Nasdaq, the index is up 20% this year. This compares to a 3% year-to-date rise for the S&P 500.

As investors deal with this sell-off and hope to find a bottom, here’s a review of some of the biggest stories in tech from the week.

The word "technology" in front of digital codes.

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Snowflake goes public

Cloud-based data platform Snowflake (NYSE:SNOW) went public on Wednesday to great fanfare. Selling 28 million shares and raising more than $3 billion, the debut marked the biggest software IPO ever. 

With trading starting at $245 per share, Snowflake garnered a $68 billion market capitalization despite only bringing in $403 million of trailing-12-month sales. The valuation was difficult to justify, to say the least. Yet

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This Rosh Hashanah Ritual Can Help Us All Find a Fresh Start

I’m neither acutely devout nor broadly spiritual, but as someone proud of their Jewish heritage, I always look forward to Rosh Hashanah, which commences at sundown tonight, ushering in the Hebrew Year 5781. I and Jews across America and the world will spend this weekend celebrating best they can amid continued quarantines. But there is one Rosh Hashanah tradition that can endure no matter how difficult (or impossible) it is for folks to congregate. And I think it has broad appeal to people of all backgrounds.

Tashlich, meaning “to cast,” is a simple ritual that typically takes place during the first full day of the holiday, which in this case would be tomorrow. In essence, an individual

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5 Tips You Need to Know to Boost Your Small Business’ Sales

As a small business owner, you know that boosting sales is vital for your success and growth. Whether your business is a brick and mortar store or an e-commerce venture, boosting sales takes effort and dedication.

According to the Small Business Administration, over 30 million small businesses account for 99% of American companies and 54% of all sales. Yet only about 45% to 51% of small businesses survive beyond the fifth year. Most failures are due to low sales and revenue. A small business can ensure survival and growth by taking the following steps in their sales processes.

Know Your Ideal Customer

How well do you know the people buying your products or services? It’s important to always keep your ideal customer in mind when it comes to what you sell and how you brand and pitch your products.

Back in 1990, Coors Brewing Company ventured into the bottled

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Gov. Baker Pushes Flu Shots; Courts Plan for Jury Trials | Massachusetts News

By STEVE LeBLANC, Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) — Getting a flu shot this year is one of the best ways to help the state guard against a spike in demand for health care services caused by any potential new surge in coronavirus cases, Gov. Charlie Baker said Thursday.

Public health officials have warned that an increase in both diseases could put pressure on the state’s hospitals and health care system, the Republican said at a news conference at a CVS Pharmacy in the Roslindale neighborhood of Boston.

“As we continue to fight COVID-19, it’s critical that we do everything we can to minimize the impact of the flu and other respiratory diseases,” Baker said. “Having the flu and COVID-19 surge in the commonwealth at exactly the same time would be an incredibly difficult situation for them to manage their way through.”

Baker said the state must also push harder to

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PFB Corporation’s (TSE:PFB) Shares Bounce 32% But Its Business Still Trails The Market

Despite an already strong run, PFB Corporation (TSE:PFB) shares have been powering on, with a gain of 32% in the last thirty days. The last 30 days bring the annual gain to a very sharp 55%.

In spite of the firm bounce in price, PFB’s price-to-earnings (or “P/E”) ratio of 9.7x might still make it look like a buy right now compared to the market in Canada, where around half of the companies have P/E ratios above 17x and even P/E’s above 40x are quite common. Nonetheless, we’d need to dig a little deeper to determine if there is a rational basis for the reduced P/E.

Recent times have been advantageous for PFB as its earnings have been rising faster than most other companies. One possibility is that the P/E is low because investors think this strong earnings performance might be less impressive moving forward. If not, then existing shareholders

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Gianforte has proven business experience | Letters

Despite not being the candidate, I supported in the primary, Greg Gianforte has my complete support to become our next governor in 2020.

His proven business experience is critical in restarting the Montana economy in the wake of the horrific shutdown imposed by the Bullock/Cooney regime.

Greg’s the only candidate with actual experience in building businesses and creating jobs. His opponent has spent his career on the government dole.

To guide us through the wreckage of the shutdown of the Montana economy, which put 150,000 Montanans out of work, Greg has put forward a detailed plan for Montana’s comeback.

Greg has clearly stated that he will hold state spending at current levels, oppose a sales tax (which his opponent first promoted in 2004), cut income tax rates

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Economic expert optimistic about Central Coast’s recovery after pandemic

The Central Coast tourism industry is seeing a bounce back since the COVID-19 pandemic hit.

“Sorry, No Vacancy” read the sign outside the Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo on Friday. The iconic hotel is now booming with visitors.

“So far, September is even stronger than last year,” said Clint Pearce, President of Madonna Enterprises.

Pearce adds that July occupancy was off about 5% from the year before and August was almost as strong as 2019.

These summer months are a drastic turnaround from March when COVID-19 started.

“Almost all business went away,” Pearce said. “Everyone locked up. We were selling maybe 6 or 8 rooms a night.”

In San Luis Obispo County, the hotel occupancy rate has dipped by 20% from last year to this year when looking at January through July.

Economic expert Dr. Chris Thornberg says when it comes to jobs, the unemployment rate has been falling

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Week 2 Daily Fantasy Advice: Focus on Cowboys-Falcons game

Special to Yahoo Sports

Whether you are playing in the biggest tournament of the week on Yahoo or prefer to play in smaller GPPs, there are some general GPP strategies that you can implement in contests of any size. These concepts include stacking, finding pivots off of popular players, and targeting players that won’t be on many rosters.

While it’s important to implement these into your lineup-building approach, the foundation of any tournament lineup is a solid core — usually players that you would use in cash games.

Stacks to Target

QB Matt Ryan, Falcons ($31)

WR Julio Jones, Falcons ($32)

RB Todd Gurley, Falcons ($24)

WR Michael Gallup, Cowboys ($19)

This will be the most popular game of the week, in terms of DFS rostered percentages, and for good reason — the over/under currently sits at 52.5 and it sets up to be a pass-happy affair. Atlanta threw over

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Bettman: Next NHL season could start in December or January


Tampa Bay Lightning and the New York Islanders players shake hands after the Lightning won in overtime of Game 6 of the NHL hockey Eastern Conference final, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta.


Commissioner Gary Bettman said Saturday he wouldn’t be surprised if the next NHL season begins after the tentatively planned Dec. 1 start date.

In his annual pre-Stanley Cup Final news conference, Bettman said Saturday there is still too much uncertainty to know what that season will look like. He wouldn’t address speculation about an all-Canadian division given the U.S.-Canada border closure to nonessential travel.

Deputy commissioner Bill Daly said the focus would remain on the safety for players, coaches, staff and fans.

“If there’s an option to consider, believe me, we’re considering it,” Bettman said.

The league has repeatedly said opening training camps Nov. 17 and beginning the season Dec. 1

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