Day: October 4, 2020

48 Free Websites to List Your Business

As a local business attracting customers in today’s technology-driven world, you must get your business name and profile listed in all the major online directories. Many of these directories are well-known websites and social media platforms such as Facebook or Yelp, where any business owner can make a page for their company. However, many less-popular or local websites allow business owners to list their companies for free as well.

Listing your business on every possible business directory is the best way to make sure your business maximizes its SEO and is visible in as many searches as possible. In addition, creating a free business listing with the same information on a variety of local business listing websites helps search engines confidently show your profiles more often, focusing on keyword searches related to your products or services. In other words, listing your business massively drives your local SEO. This will increase

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Second stimulus checks: Where we stand after a chaotic week in Washington | WGN Radio 720

WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — The first piece of business President Donald Trump tweeted about following his hospitalization for coronavirus was stimulus relief for Americans. The message from Trump underscores the political importance of reaching a bipartisan deal and delivering a new round of direct payments to most Americans.

“Our great USA wants and needs stimulus,” tweeted Trump. “Work together and get it done.”

That’s exactly what House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin have tried to do over the last week. The pair had regular meetings that lasted more than an hour, in some cases.

On Sunday morning, Pelosi told CBS’ Face the Nation that she and Mnuchin are “making progress.”

The good news: Negotiators are closer to a deal than they’ve been on months.

The bad news: They’re still a long way off.

In addition to

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Democratic consultant raps Wicker for no mask on flight

Delta Air Lines says it’s investigating after a Democratic campaign consultant tweeted a picture of U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker not wearing a mask on a flight.

Matt Harringer told the Sun Herald that he took the picture Thursday on a flight to Jackson, where his company is producing media for Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Mike Espy.

“I’ve seen enough Republican senators test positive to tweet this photo,” Harringer posted on Twitter Friday night. ”Senator Wicker — because you refused to wear a mask on our Delta flight last night, please let your fellow passengers know your status once you’ve been tested.”

Harringer was referring to other senators who have tested positive for COVID-19 in recent days along with President Donald Trump.

Delta requires passengers to wear a mask on its flights except while eating, and the airline responded to Harringer that it was looking into his photo.


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Gilbert businesses, nonprofits to get bulk of coronavirus relief funds


Town of Gilbert water tower. (Photo: The Republic)

Gilbert will begin spending some of its nearly $30 million in coronavirus relief funding, three months after the town received the money. 

The Town Council will spend $18 million for business grants, loans and other support and $2 million for nonprofits. A majority of the remaining funds may go to a public safety project.

Gov. Doug Ducey in late May announced that Arizona cities, towns and counties would get $441 million of the state’s $1.86 billion of federal coronavirus relief money. 

Gilbert didn’t actually receive its $29.2 million “AZCares Fund” allocation until early July, according to town spokesperson Jennifer Harrison. The council formed a Cares subcommittee in August to discuss spending options.

An Arizona Republic analysis from mid-September found that while cities pleaded with the state for their share of the money, once they got it, many have been slow to

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Business highlights of the past week: PPC, REITs and Ba…

PPC’s late results, dividends from property investment companies and growing takeover interest in Barloworld.

First published in Daily Maverick 168

Roland van Wijnen, who took over as PPC’s CEO a year ago, must be cringing at the prospect of facing shareholders and analysts when he presents the cement producer’s results next week. Not only are the results very, very late, but they’ve been through more iterations than the UK’s Brexit deal. And Covid-19 alone can’t be blamed for the three-month delay.

It appears that the company doesn’t know how to account for its international operations. Following a big restatement in August, the firm delayed the results again this week after picking up more mistakes in its prior accounts, which naturally affect this year’s.

After deciding that its investment in Ethiopa’s Habesha Cement should have been impaired last year, it discovered this week that there was no need to impair it

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Weekly S&P 500 ChartStorm – Progress And Perspective

Those that follow my personal account on Twitter will be familiar with my weekly S&P 500 #ChartStorm in which I pick out 10 charts on the S&P 500 to tweet. Typically I’ll pick a couple of themes to explore with the charts, but sometimes it’s just a selection of charts that will add to your perspective and help inform your own view – whether its bearish, bullish, or something else!

The purpose of this note is to add some extra context and color. It’s worth noting that the aim of the #ChartStorm isn’t necessarily to arrive at a certain view but to highlight charts and themes worth paying attention to. But inevitably if you keep an eye on the charts they tend to help tell the story, as you will see below.

So here’s another S&P 500 #ChartStorm write-up!!

1. Happy New Month! The S&P 500 dropped 3.9% during September

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NYC business owners rip de Blasio over threat of new lockdown

Business owners in COVID-wracked city neighborhoods targeted for a new lockdown ripped Mayor Bill de Blasio over the move Sunday.

“My plan?! What’s my plan?! Start drinking?!” said Queens restaurant owner Syed Hossain when told of the mayor’s proposal to shut down indoor and outdoor dining again, as well as public and private schools and all non-essential businesses, in his and eight other neighborhoods starting Wednesday.

Hossain, 24, is the owner of Tikka Indian Grill at 119-30 Metropolitan Ave., Kew Gardens — in zip code 11415, which had an average positive-test rate of 3.81 percent for the coronavirus for the past two weeks.

The city has set its threshold at 3 percent.

“I gotta call my parents!” said Hossain, who also owns three other city restaurants — including one in the 11211 zip code in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, which is on a city “watch list” and under threat of lockdown, too.

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New York Central Park carriage horses back to work after 6 months

Drivers were tested for the virus before the carriages rolled, and foes of the carriages were at the park to protest the Saturday restart.

Central Park’s carriage horses have returned to work for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic hit New York City last spring.

The New York Post reports that drivers were tested for the virus before the carriages rolled on Saturday for the first time in six months, and hand sanitizer was available.

“We restarted the business so we can get back in time for Christmas,” Christina Hansen, a spokesperson for the industry, told the newspaper. “It’s the season of the year that we get a lot of our business from the tri-state area and locals.”

Though popular with visitors, the industry has long been criticized by animal welfare activists who say it’s inhumane to make a horse pull a carriage through present-day Manhattan. Bill de Blasio

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Business people

Moving up


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Bremer Bank, St. Paul, named Colette Campbell as senior vice president of talent acquisition and diversity, equity and inclusion. She has served as director of talent acquisition and diversity since 2017. She also owns a training and coaching consulting business.

ProAct, Eagan, named Judie Foster-Lupkin as president. She was executive director for Chamberlin House, a nonprofit residential service provider in Oregon and she previously served as executive director of the Winona Occupational Rehabilitation Center.

On the move

SkyWater Technology, Bloomington, named Steve Manko as chief financial officer. Manko previously served as managing director for Riveron Consulting and worked at Ernst & Young. Also named Steve Wold, former chief financial officer, as the company’s first chief administrative officer. Wold will oversee quality/operational excellence, human resource management, information technology and supply chain management.

Scantron Corporation, Eagan, named Shaun Nugent as chief financial officer. Nugent joins the company with

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