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Investing Real Funds for Real Impact: Experiential Learning with Portland State’s Master of Science in Finance.

Portland State University’s Master of Science in Finance (MSF) is designed around applied learning opportunities and values that go beyond the bottom line. Impact Ventures is a unique student-run and founded investing fund, which epitomizes the program’s commitment to both career and community outcomes.

Alexis Nelson is an MSF alum and one of the founders — along with Yelena Bean, Lisa Pitts and Brent Stark — who helped start Impact Ventures. They wanted to learn more about an investment framework that considers environmental and social performance alongside financial success and to explore the role capitalism plays in addressing our most pressing issues. They saw the chance to bring venture capital and social and environmental good together in the first student-led impact investing fund in the Pacific Northwest.

“I knew that this project could help me to satisfy my entrepreneurial drive, challenge myself in a new way and learn more about

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The Best (And Worst) States For Operating A Solution Provider Business

With the booming economy generating strong demand for IT products and services, IT vendors and solution providers had high expectations for the new year in early 2020. But then the COVID-19 pandemic struck, followed by economic shutdowns in many parts of the country and a deep recession that ended the longest economic expansion in U.S. history.

This has been a challenging year for solution providers as they try to navigate a vastly different business landscape. Demand for some IT products and services, such as laptops and collaboration software, has soared to support millions of employees working from home. But economic uncertainty has also caused some businesses and organizations to hit the pause button on IT projects and purchases. What’s more, the business impact of the pandemic has been uneven throughout the country with some states all but shutting down their economies and others trying to maintain some semblance of business-as-usual.

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AM Best Affirms Credit Ratings of Central States Indemnity Co. of Omaha and CSI Life Insurance Company

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Perelman Selling Almost Everything as Pandemic Roils His Empire

(Bloomberg) — Bit by bit, billionaire Ronald O. Perelman is parting with his treasures.His Gulfstream 650 is on the market. So is his 257-foot yacht. Movers hauled crates of art from his Upper East Side townhouse after he struck a deal with Sotheby’s to sell hundreds of millions of dollars of works.He’s unloaded his stake in Humvee-maker AM General, sold a flavorings company that he’d owned for decades and hired banks to find buyers for stock he holds in other companies.What in the world is going on with Ron Perelman? His exploits on and off Wall Street have been tabloid fare in New York since the go-go 1980s. But now, at an age when most fellow billionaires are kicking back, Perelman, 77, is facing a range of financial challenges, most of all at Revlon Inc., his cosmetics giant.Once touted as

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What the Intelligence Community Doesn’t Know Is Hurting the United States

The U.S. intelligence community (IC) is made up of 17 different intelligence agencies and subordinate organizations that work both separately and together to conduct intelligence activities to support U.S. foreign policy and national security. Altogether, the IC is a $81.5 billion enterprise. Yet, unlike Fortune 500 companies a fraction of its size, the IC does not focus on understanding or measuring the value of what it produces. As the IC confronts the transformational moment of the post-9/11 era, it will need better insights about itself to inform how it adapts. The IC can get those insights by leveraging business analytics—already widely used in the corporate world—to transform the way it performs its mission.

Today’s IC lacks foundational mechanisms and data to effectively meet the needs of its customers. Despite what the IC may know about other things, it tracks almost no data about those who consume intelligence, including the president

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SC Global Business Consulting States Services that They Excel At – Press Release

SC Global Business Consulting, a result-oriented Costa Mesa consulting company, has issued a list of what they excel at best.

Costa Mesa, CA – September 16, 2020 – In an exclusive update on their website, this topnotch and quality-sensitive Costa Mesa Business Consulting company has stated clearly on an array of services they offer at utter excellence. Far from their work of providing entrepreneurs, business owners, and executive teams’ solutions towards poor program execution and inconsistent financial performance, the company has issued an extensive list of their work.

As their primary role, the company specializes in developing and writing business plans for entrepreneurs in startup opportunities and owners of small-size companies. They write a complete business plan geared towards an individual’s unique value proposal while understanding the client’s technology. When it comes to designing an impeccable business plan, the company boasts having a strong team of professionals extending in

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United States Imposes Visa Ban On Nigeria’s Election Riggers

The United States Government has said it had imposed visa restrictions on Nigerians involved in undermining democracy during the November 2019 Kogi and Bayelsa states elections and in the run-up to the September and October 2020 Edo and Ondo states elections.

This is according to a statement by spokesperson for the Department of State, Morgan Ortagus, on Monday.

However, the US Government did not name the individuals or say how many were affected by the visa restrictions.

Although elections have not yet held in Edo and Ondo states, Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, imposed the visa restriction on these individuals due to their conduct in the run-up to the poll.



The statement reads, “In July 2019, we announced the imposition of visa restrictions on Nigerians who undermined the February and March 2019 elections. Today, the Secretary of State is imposing additional visa restrictions on individuals for their actions surrounding the

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Making Peace With Israel, Gulf States Boost Optimism Of Mideast Business Leaders

In a surprising international development, on Friday President Trump announced that the Persian Gulf island Kingdom of Bahrain is joining the United Arab Emirates in normalizing relations with Israel. Leaders of the three nations will meet at the White House next week for an official signing ceremony.

The news came amidst the Trump administration’s diplomatic push for broader Middle East peace between Israel and its neighbors. The administration helped broker an August breakthrough in relations between the UAE and Israel, immediately opening up diplomatic, travel, and business relations between the two nations. With Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu traveling to the United States next week for the signing of the historic agreement, President Trump has teased that another nation may participate in the signing ceremony.

“Next week at the White House we’ll be having a signing between the UAE and Israel, and we could have another country added into that. And

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United States Floor Covering Market 2020 Size,Share Global Industry Revenue, Business Growth, Demand and Applications Market Research Report to 2024

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Sep 10, 2020 (The Expresswire) —
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The United States Floor Covering Market business development trends and selling channels

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States plan for cuts as Congress deadlocks on more virus aid

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FILE – In this May 14, 2020, file photo, California Gov. Gavin Newsom discusses his revised 2020-2021 state budget during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif. Spending cuts are compounding for schools and state programs, reserve funds are dwindling, and some governors have begun proposing new taxes and fees to shore up state finances shaken by the coronavirus pandemic. With Congress deadlocked over a new coronavirus relief package, many states haven’t had the luxury of waiting to see whether more federal money will come their way.

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Spending cuts to schools, childhood vaccinations and job-training programs. New taxes on millionaires, cigarettes and legalized marijuana. Borrowing, drawing from rainy day funds and reducing government workers’ pay.

These are some actions states are considering to shore up their finances amid a sharp drop in tax revenue caused by the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.

With Congress deadlocked for months

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States plan for cuts as Congress deadlocks on more virus aid – News – Austin American-Statesman

Spending cuts to schools, childhood vaccinations and job-training programs. New taxes on millionaires, cigarettes and legalized marijuana. Borrowing, drawing from rainy day funds and reducing government workers’ pay.

These are some actions states are considering to shore up their finances amid a sharp drop in tax revenue caused by the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.

With Congress deadlocked for months on a new coronavirus relief package, many states haven’t had the luxury of waiting to see whether more money is on the way. Some that have delayed budget decisions are growing frustrated by the uncertainty.

As the U.S. Senate returns to session Tuesday, some governors and state lawmakers are again urging action on proposals that could provide hundreds of billions of additional dollars to states and local governments.

“There is a lot at stake in the next federal stimulus package and, if it’s done wrong, I think it could

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