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Trump unveils plan to expand loans for Black business owners, Juneteenth pledge

President Trump unveiled what he calls the “Black Economic Empowerment — Platinum Plan,” at a campaign event in Atlanta, Georgia on Friday, promising to secure more lending for Black-owned businesses if elected for a second term.

Why it matters: With national polls showing the president lagging behind Joe Biden with Black voters, Trump’s plan also includes a proposal to make Juneteenth — the commemoration of the end of slavery in the U.S. — a federal holiday.

By the numbers: The Trump campaign said in a release that federal investments could generate $500 billion in additional capital, generate 3 million new jobs for Black Americans and 500,000 new Black-owned businesses.

  • The other side: Biden has pledged to leverage $150 billion in new capital for Black-owned businesses and increase funding for historically Black colleges and universities. Sen. Kamala Harris along with fellow Senate Democrats introduced legislation earlier this year to make Juneteenth
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Banijay Rights Boss Cathy Payne Unveils Distribution Strategy, ‘Black Mirror’ Future (EXCLUSIVE)

When Banijay closed its $2.2 billion takeover of Endemol Shine earlier this summer, it became the largest independent production player outside the U.S. The formation of the super-group, during a pandemic no less, raised questions about how it might leverage a monster 88,000-hour catalogue, and what its plans were for super-brands like Endemol Shine drama “Black Mirror” and Banijay’s iconic “Survivor” format.

In her first interview since assuming leadership of Banijay’s distribution arm, Banijay Rights, industry veteran Cathy Payne tells Variety that the combined business hopes to be “the world’s best producer and distributor of content.” And while there’s certainly enough scale in the library to support its own VOD offering, OTT plans aren’t yet in the cards.

“At the moment, we’re focusing on production and distribution,” says Payne, who acknowledges that a clear brand proposition for consumers is needed for major SVOD platforms like Disney Plus and HBO Max

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Stepping forward: UNCG unveils its newest campus master plan | Education

In the master plan’s six-to-10-year time frame, possible projects include additions to the Weatherspoon Art Museum and the Bryan School of Business and Economics and construction of a second new science building. The master plan also calls for replacing the Eberhart Building, a science facility to two of UNCG’s most popular majors, biology and psychology. That building turns 50 next year.

The new master plan calls for relocating the School of Health and Human Sciences to one of these proposed new science buildings because the school’s nine departments are scattered throughout campus. About 20% of UNCG’s students are enrolled in the health and human sciences school, which is the university’s third-largest academic division after the College of Arts and Sciences and the business school.

Further-out projects include millennial campus buildings along West Gate City Boulevard, one new residence hall and an addition to an existing dorm.

UNCG trustees in 2019

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PayPal (PYPL) Unveils Debit Mastercard in 6 European Nations

In a bid to gain further traction among merchants, PayPal PYPL is constantly making efforts to expand the global footprint of its debit card namely PayPal Business Debit Mastercard in collaboration with Mastercard MA.

The company now made this card available in five European countries, which include Ireland, Italy, Spain, Austria and France.

Notably, PayPal Business Debit Mastercard, which is ideal for small businesses, does not carry any monthly fees or foreign exchange fees. The card allows users to access their funds stores in their PayPal accounts at more than 52 million Mastercard acceptance locations throughout the world.

Further, card users get unlimited 0.5% cashback on all their eligible spending and charged only EUR 2 across the world for ATM withdrawals.

We note that the latest move expands the company’s key customer offerings. Further, this highlights the strengthening relationship of PayPal with Mastercard, which holds promise in the digital payment

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Sunak unveils new job support scheme; warns he cannot save every business

FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak visits Peak Scientific, a Scottish manufacturer of gas generators for analytical laboratories in Glasgow, Scotland, Britain, August 7, 2020. Andy Buchanan/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

LONDON (Reuters) – British finance minister Rishi Sunak announced a new jobs support scheme on Thursday that would help firms employ people on shorter hours, but warned he could not save every business or job.

“The government will directly support the wages of people in work, giving businesses who face depressed demand the option of keeping employees in a job on shorter hours, rather than making them redundant,” Sunak told parliament.

Sunak said the scheme would run for six months, starting in November and be open to all small and medium sized enterprises. Larger firms would only be eligible if their turnover has fallen during the crisis.

“It will support viable jobs to make sure that employees

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NBBJ unveils waterfront-revitalizing master plan for Chester, Pennsylvania

Less than 20 miles downriver from Philadelphia, where a multi-billion-dollar redevelopment of that city’s Delaware River waterfront is due to kick off next year, another historic Pennsylvania city is slated for a catalytic and long-overdue waterfront makeover that, in this instance, aims to spur economic development, enhance tourism opportunities, and bring together and celebrate a community that hasn’t always had it easy.

The city in question is Chester, the oldest in Pennsylvania. Incorporated in 1682, Chester is a small and once-prosperous city—declared a state-designated financially distressed municipality in 1995, the city is now under receivership—that’s experienced a decidedly disproportionate amount of turbulence over its very long history. Early 20th-century race riots, severe mid-century economic decline, rampant political corruption, and ongoing environmental degradation caused by a predominance of highly polluting industries, namely waste incinerators, located within city limits. Air pollution in Chester, and its impact on public health, has garnered it

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Ping An Unveils Health Care Ecosystem Strategy

HONG KONG and SHANGHAI, Sept. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China, Ltd. (hereafter “Ping An” or the “Group”, HKEX: 2318; SSE: 601318) unveiled its healthcare ecosystem strategy and world-leading healthtech achievements at an Investor Day in Shenzhen. Jessica Tan, Co-CEO of Ping An, Fang Weihao, Acting Chairman and CEO of Ping An Good Doctor, Geoff Kau, Co-President of Ping An Smart City and CEO of Ping An Smart Healthcare, and Xie Guotong, Chief Healthcare Scientist of Ping An, delivered keynote presentations.

“The health care ecosystem is one of Ping An Group’s long-term core strategies. With more than 20 years of effort and investment in the health care sector, Ping An has developed into a leading health care enterprise in China. We aim to establish strong technological competition entry barriers by building a closed loop ecosystem of health care services.

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Visa (V) Continues to Aid SMBs, Unveils Promotional Programs

Visa Inc. V is introducing a set of programs and abundant resources in order to help recover small and micro business (SMB).

In the world of business, SMBs represent one of the worst-hit categories by the COVID-19 breakout. These small-scale units are looking for options to offset the business losses and 60% of those is already taking necessary steps into that direction.

With no certainty of the COVID -19 medication or vaccination anytime soon, there seems no time line for the pandemic to get cured. Despite the continued uncertainty on this front, 68% of the global SMBs is looking forward to the winter holiday season as an opportunity to recoup some of the business losses. Visa is handholding around 50 million SMBs by digitally enabling them to service their customers as a large chunk of shopping shifted to online.

The trend of digital payments is here to stay even after

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Biden unveils proposal to allow parents with under-17 kids to receive monthly payments

  • Joe Biden rolled out a tax proposal to temporarily expand the child tax credit so it can better benefit families during the pandemic — and allow people to opt for monthly federal payments.
  • It would bump the annual tax credit to $3,000 for children under 17, plus an additional $600 for children under age 6.
  • Ernie Tedeschi, a policy economist at Evercore ISI, said the monthly payment element could strengthen families’ budgets, comparing it to a stimulus check ranging from $250 to $300 a month.
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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden rolled out a proposal on Thursday to allow families with children to receive a monthly federal payment of $250 to $300 during the pandemic.

The plan is a temporary expansion of the existing child tax credit, which shrinks the cost of raising kids in families’ tax bills. House Democrats approved the measure in

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Nordson Arm Unveils Optimum Class VI Dispensing Components

Nordson EFD, a business unit of Nordson Corporation NDSN, recently unveiled Optimum Class VI fluid dispensing components. Developed from complete virgin U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention Class VI resin, the new fluid dispensing components facilitate in simplifying process validation for manufacturers in the medical industry.

Notably, the company’s new dispensing components comes up with 3cc, 5cc, 10cc, 30cc and 55cc syringe barrels and pistons, apart from tip caps and end caps. Featuring ZeroDraft walls with uniform internal diameters, the Class VI medical syringe barrels also help in delivering precise fluid deposits for coating, bonding and other processes of medical assembly.

As noted by the company, several methods including autoclave, ethylene oxide and gamma sterilization were tested to find out the effect on these dispensing components. The company suggests customers to carry out their own testing for process validation.

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Nordson has been benefiting from strength in its test & inspection,

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