Experts say Trump’s war on TikTok could have a lasting impact on trade and might force tech companies to choose between doing business in the US or China

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  • Chinese-owned TikTok is under pressure from President Donald Trump to sell its US operations or face a ban — but China responded last week by implementing new export rules that could give it power to veto the sale.
  • While companies including Microsoft, Walmart, and Oracle were reportedly bidding to buy TikTok, the new rules from China could slow down negotiations.
  • Experts and analysts told Business Insider that the tense state of affairs between the US and China seem unlikely to deescalate, and could have lasting implications for the future of tech commerce between the two countries.
  • In the immediate term, US companies could see falling sales in China as nationalistic sentiment there turns against the US. More broadly, the internet could become even more splintered along geopolitical lines, making it increasingly difficult for companies to do business
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Museum of Fine Arts shares plan for reopening: ‘We chose to slow down a bit’

But now, after the longest closure in modern memory, the MFA will open its doors on Sept. 26, welcoming back a public buffeted by economic malaise, social unrest, and the ongoing health crisis.

The MFA has not been immune — the museum recently shed more than 100 employees — and in many respects returning visitors will find an institution still bearing down against the virus, even as it brings renewed urgency to questions of cultural primacy in an age when legacy institutions find themselves under enormous pressure to be more inclusive.

Those twin imperatives are on plain view in the MFA’s phased reopening plan, which initially will include only the Art of the Americas Wing and two special exhibitions that opened prior to the shutdown: the teen-curated “Black Histories, Black Futures,” and “Women Take the Floor,” which highlights overlooked work by women drawn mainly from the MFA’s collection. (The museum

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Job Retention Among Small Business Portfolio Companies Remains Consistent With Pre-Pandemic Levels

 Mid-year 2020 survey highlights jobs-based impact of portfolio companies nationwide

Advantage Capital surveyed 183 small business portfolio companies on their economic, social and community impact during the first half of 2020. Even with the economic challenges related to the global pandemic, these small businesses supported more than 13,000 jobs across 17 industries, and anticipate hiring another 2,365 before July 2021. Mid-year 2020 job retention findings mirror mid-year 2019, with companies preserving 47 jobs each, on average.

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Mid-year 2020 survey: Advantage Capital portfolio company jobs-based impact (Graphic: Business Wire)

“Given the sobering realities of the global health crisis and resulting economic turmoil, this is one of the most important surveys we’ve ever run,” said Sandra M. Moore, chief impact officer at Advantage Capital. “We invest in tough times and tough places – where loss of a paycheck even over short

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Goldman Sachs: These 3 Stocks Are Poised to Surge by at Least 40%

Is the market’s recent run of record high levels another bubble? And is the recent retreat the beginning of a burst, or just a correction? Will investors take heart from the strong August jobs report? And what about the election – how will the nation’s unstable political scene impact the financial markets? These are just a few of the questions that investors must answer as September heats up.Two strategists from investment giant Goldman Sachs have weighed in on market prospects in recent days, and have published diverging opinions. For the bulls, Jan Hatzius sees the employment numbers as the key data point, saying that even if growth has slowed from its breakneck pace in the immediate aftermath of the economic reopenings, it should remain strong in the coming months.Equity strategist Christian Mueller-Glissman, however, sees the current

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Google’s Phone app comes to more devices, and can now tell you why a business is calling

Google has officially announced a new “Verified Calls” feature for its phone app, which is designed to give more information when a business is calling you. Compatible calls will show a company’s name, branding, a small badge to show that it’s verified, and a reason for its call.

The feature is coming to the Google Phone app, which typically comes preloaded on Pixel and Android One phones. However, Google says it will now be available to download on a “limited” set of additional phones running Android Pie and higher, including flagship handsets from Samsung and LG. Compatible phones will be able to grab the app from the Google Play Store and then set it as their default phone calling app.

Depending on how businesses use it, the verified calls feature could be enormously helpful, not just to let you know who’s calling (helping avoid spam calls), but also to make

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Artificial Tears Market – Global Analysis, Recent Trends, Size, Top Players and Share Estimation by 2027 | Fortune Business Insights

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Sep 09, 2020 (The Expresswire) —
The global ‘artificial tears market’size is expected to reach USD 4.30 billion by 2027, exhibiting a CAGR of 5.9% during the forecast period. The growing incidence of ocular diseases can be a vital factor amplifying the growth of the global market, states Fortune Business Insights, in a report, titled “Artificial Tears Market Size, Share and COVID-19 Impact Analysis, By Type (Polyethylene Glycols (PEG) and Polypropylene Glycols (PPG), Cellulose, and Others), By Delivery (Eye Drops, and Ointments), By Application (Dry Eye Syndrome, Allergies and Infections, and Others), By Distribution Channel (Hospital Pharmacies, Drug Stores and Retail Pharmacies, and Online Pharmacies), and Regional Forecast, 2020-2027.” The market size stood at USD 2.64 billion in 2019.

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Surge In SDSU COVID Cases Worries Small Business Owners

Small business owners, many of who are already on the brink of closure, are fearing the worst after an explosion of COVID cases linked to San Diego State University.

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Large Labor Day Beach Crowds Have Some Worried About COVID Spike



San Diego County is in the Red Tier of the state’s current COVID-19 monitoring system, which tracks counties by the number of positive cases recorded each day and the percentage of positive cases out of the total number of tests administered, both of which are averaged

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CARES Act funds go to COCC students, Small Business Development Center


BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) — Just four months after Central Oregon Community College assisted more than 1,500 students with a financial boost from the school’s federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds, the college is again awarding dollars to students — this time specifically to those with COVID-related challenges.

COCC students can now apply for the “COCC COVID-19 Fund” via an online application, providing a COVID-19-related need (along with documentation), to receive assistance with expenses such as expanding internet access, upgrading a computer, paying online course fees, covering childcare costs and other expenses. To be eligible to receive funds, COCC students must be U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens and enrolled in a minimum of three credits. Eligible students can receive a maximum of $1,000 per term, and financial awards will be distributed beginning the third week of COCC’s fall term on a first-come, first-serve basis.


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Several new marijuana business locations OK’d in Muskegon

MUSKEGON, MI – Recreational marijuana sales will be allowed in another six locations in the city of Muskegon.

a close up of a rock: Mac 1 marijuana buds at Elite Wellness on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019 in Thetford Township.

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Mac 1 marijuana buds at Elite Wellness on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019 in Thetford Township.

A divided city commission on Tuesday, Sept. 8, approved the new sites on Apple Avenue, Getty Street, Clay Avenue and Washington Avenue. Another two sites on Apple Avenue could also be included.

Part of the reasoning for the expansion of the city’s existing marijuana districts was to promote social equity in access to and ownership of cannabis retail outlets.

The commission voted on two new marijuana “districts” after a second reading of a zoning amendment for the first six sites.

They voted 5-2 to include growing and processing marijuana at 981 S. Getty St., and provisioning and retail at 796 E. Apple and 935 S. Getty St.

Two of the

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Technical glitches disrupt classes as students take classes online

  • As many students went back to school online on Tuesday, they were met with technical glitches that disrupted their learning. 
  • The online learning platform Blackboard, which serves more than 20 million US students reported that websites for one of its learning products were failing to load or were loading slowly, and users were unable to register on the first day of school.
  • Other sites like Google Drive also crashed. 
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HOUSTON (AP) — Students across the US ran into computer glitches Tuesday as they began the school year with online instruction at home because of the coronavirus, adding to the list of problems that have thrust many a harried parent into the role of teacher’s aide and tech support person.

The online learning platform Blackboard, which provides technology for 70 of the nation’s 100 biggest districts and serves more than 20 million US students

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