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Procurement analyst earns spot in University of Maryland program | Article

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas (Sept. 24, 2020) — A Mission and Installation Contracting Command senior procurement analyst began studies Sept. 23 in the University of Maryland Global Campus Graduate Certificate Foundations of Business Analytics Program following her selection by the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Procurement.Veronica Limon serves on the business intelligence team in the MICC Contracting Operations Directorate’s Training, Analytics and Functional Support Division at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas.“I am honored and feel lucky to be able to participate in this educational opportunity. I have so much to learn, and I hope to share the knowledge I gain with my co-workers and to employ it in support of future Army initiatives,” Limon said, adding that work on the business intelligence team has allowed her the opportunity to learn and grow as an analyst.“I've been lucky to work alongside

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South Central Minnesota SBDC earns 2020 Excellence Award

MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) — The South Central Minnesota Small Business Development Center (SBDC) earned the Minnesota 2020 SBDC of Excellence Award.



a sign on the side of a building: The South Central Minnesota Small Business Development Center (SBDC) earned the Minnesota 2020 SBDC of Excellence Award.


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The South Central Minnesota Small Business Development Center (SBDC) earned the Minnesota 2020 SBDC of Excellence Award.

The prize is awarded by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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The South Central Minnesota Small Business Development Center helps businesses around the area grow their clientele and overall occupation.

They use various resources to promote their customer’s enterprises like quick books, marketing, business planning and financial management.

The services are free of charge and are provided by Minnesota State University, Mankato.

The South Central Minnesota SBDC earned the award based on its innovation.

“This is for 2019, so pre-pandemic, but in that period we were very successful in helping businesses get started and also acquiring capital. We also started some new initiatives for business succession

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Home sales, Costco earns, durable goods orders

A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week:

U.S. home sales have surged this summer, fueled by ultra-low mortgage rates and competition for a limited supply of properties.

Sales of previously occupied U.S. homes jumped by a record 24.7% in July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.86 million homes. That was the second straight month of accelerating home purchases. Economists expect the trend continued last month. The National Association of Realtors issues its August home sales tally Tuesday.

Existing home sales, in millions, seasonally adjusted annual rate:


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March 5.27

April 4.33

May 3.91

June 4.70

July 5.86

Aug. (est.) 5.95

Source: FactSet

SPOTLIGHT ON COSTCO

Wall Street expects that Costco Wholesale’s latest quarterly report card will show solid results.

Analysts predict

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This Week: FedEx earns, Fed policy statement, housing starts

A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week:

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Wall Street expects that FedEx’s latest quarterly report card will show mixed results.

Analysts predict the package delivery company will report Tuesday that its fiscal first-quarter earnings declined from a year earlier, even as revenue rose. FedEx has benefited from a boom in online shopping as the pandemic drags on. The company recently said it plans to hire up to 70,000 seasonal workers, a big jump from 55,000 last year.


THE FED SPEAKS

The Federal Reserve delivers its latest interest rate policy update and economic assessment Wednesday.

The remarks will follow a two-day meeting of the central bank’s policymakers. At their last meeting in July, policymakers kept the Fed’s key interest rate unchanged at a record low near zero. Fed policymakers also pledged to keep rates low until they are confident that the

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This Week: Consumer borrowing, job openings, Kroger earns

The Federal Reserve issues its July snapshot of U.S. consumer borrowing Tuesday

A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week:

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The Federal Reserve issues its July snapshot of U.S. consumer borrowing Tuesday.

The tally, which excludes mortgages and other loans secured by real estate, is expected to show consumer borrowing increased by $16 billion, up from an increase of $9 billion the previous month. That gain in June pushed total consumer credit to $4.12 trillion. Consumer borrowing is closely watched for signals about potential consumer spending, which accounts for 70% of U.S. economic activity.

Consumer credit, monthly change, seasonally adjusted, billions of dollars:

Feb. 20.5

March -16.1

April -65.3

May -14.4

June 9.0

July (est.) 16.0

Source: FactSet

HIRING PICKUP?

The number of job openings is rising as more businesses that

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