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Is the Iberia Visa Signature Card Worth the Annual Fee?

Applying for the new Iberia Visa Signature® Card gets you a nice welcome bonus: Earn up to 100,000 bonus Avios. Earn 50,000 bonus Avios after you spend $3,000 on purchases within the first 3 months of account opening. Plus earn an additional 50,000 bonus Avios after you spend $20,000 on your purchases within your first year of account opening.

Many U.S. households spend over $20,000 annually, so pocketing this nice 100,000 Avios package might not be an arduous task even if you don’t use the card for all expenditures (but it’s a good idea to track your credit card use to make sure you don’t miss out on this bonus).

This hefty two-part bonus might be your main motivation to apply for the card and pay the $95 annual fee. But keeping the card year after year makes sense only if you value its ongoing benefits.

Earning Avios with the

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Analyst: Worldwide TAVR Market Worth $5.5B by 2020

Arundhati Parmar

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement therapies have been gaining ground over the past several years as Edwards Lifesciences and Medtronic have introduced competing TAVR valves in the U.S. even as Europe boasts more players and approved products.

As this therapy gathers clinical evidence, a market forecast is available. 

In a research note on Thursday, Glenn Novarro, an analyst with RBC Capital Markets, wrote that once more lower risk people with aortic stenosis are brought into the fold of TAVR, the global market will be worth $5.5 billion by 2020.

So why is TAVR gaining ground? Replacing diseased heart valves typically require surgeons to break and rib and perform invasive, open heart surgery. But many patients are too sick to endure the physical trauma of open heart surgery and some are plain inoperable. 

And that latter group of patients have been where TAVR made its mark first. The procedure uses

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7 Cheap Restaurant Stocks Still Worth the Risk

Seven cheap restaurant stocks to buy for a recovery

Although some restaurant stocks like Domino’s Pizza (ticker: DPZ) have had a good run during the pandemic, many others haven’t fared as well. This may be an opportunity for investors. Here’s a look at seven cheap restaurant stocks that have gotten beaten down but look like they can weather the rest of the pandemic — and end up rewarding investors willing to take the risk. In this list, you’ll find that the multibrand restaurant companies have performed better than those who own just one name. That said, these stocks are all in negative territory for the year, and an economic recovery that includes a vaccine could potentially boost all these names substantially.

Dave & Buster’s Entertainment (PLAY)

At the moment, Dave & Buster’s “looks like a pretty inexpensive stock,” says Jefferies analyst Andy Barish. He expects some sort of recovery next

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Neighborhood shops used to think it wasn’t worth the hassle to sell online. Now they can’t afford to ignore it.

Two years ago, Esther Fishman shut down her Lincoln Park-area clothing and gifts shop’s online store.

a person sitting on the keyboard of a laptop computer: AlleyCat Comics owner Selene Idell explains the store's new online ordering system Sept. 15, 2020, at the store in the Andersonville neighborhood of Chicago.

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AlleyCat Comics owner Selene Idell explains the store’s new online ordering system Sept. 15, 2020, at the store in the Andersonville neighborhood of Chicago.

Art Effect’s bricks-and-mortar business was strong, and selling online seemed like more trouble than it was worth.


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It seemed like the right call until this spring.

When the coronavirus pandemic forced all but essential retail stores to close, Art Effect rushed to get its online store back in business. Fishman has since hired a company to build a new, easier-to-use site.

Small neighborhood retailers used to compete with Amazon by catering to local shoppers who enjoy browsing in person. That’s still true — but in the six months since the pandemic began, a growing number are venturing onto Amazon’s turf.


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Kanye West Says He Won’t Release Music Until He’s Freed From Contracts, Claims His Masters Worth More Than Taylor Swift’s


After deleting a tweet Monday declaring that he would not release new music until he is released from his contracts with Sony/ATV Music Publishing and Universal, Kanye West on Tuesday shared a screenshot of what appeared to be a text message conversation with an unnamed advisor who proposed potential game plans and claimed West’s masters are worth more than Taylor Swift’s. 

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West, who has been open about his diagnosis as bipolar, tweeted he’s “not putting no more music out till I’m done with my contract with Sony and Universal.

“West demanded to see “everybody’s contracts” at Sony and Universal and said he would not “watch my people be enslaved” and would put his “life on the line” for them, comparing the music industry and the NBA to “modern day

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Fort Worth City Council will consider luxury Camp Bowie hotel

A high-end hotel promises to remake a vacant stretch of Camp Bowie on the edge of Fort Worth’s Cultural District, if the city council moves forward with the plan.

The council will also consider chef Tim Love’s plan for shipping containers at Gemelle.

Plans for Bowie House Hotel call for a four-story, 120-room hotel at 3710-3736 Camp Bowie Blvd. The site, to the west of the the CVS in North Hi Mount, was previously home to a church and The Ginger Man bar. Both have been bulldozed. Renderings show a long building that mirrors the brick of Camp Bowie in color. The rear features a rooftop infinity pool on the second floor that cascades down the side of the building to a garden courtyard.

The Fort Worth City Council will consider necessary zoning changes Tuesday, and the zoning commission recommended approval last week. Opposition from nearby residents focuses on increased

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Coronavirus hasn’t scared off entrepreneurs in Lake Worth Beach

Jorge Milian
| Palm Beach Post

LAKE WORTH BEACH — Business is starting to come back in downtown Lake Worth Beach.

That’s a surprise even to Joan Oliva, executive director of the city’s Community Redevelopment Agency.

“We’re having a kind of resurgence in downtown, which is somewhat amazing during a pandemic,” Oliva said.

Affordable real estate, a motivated CRA and some willing entrepreneurs are giving the city’s business climate a boost amid the economic turmoil caused by the coronavirus outbreak.

More: Lake Worth Beach votes to resume utility disconnects on Sept. 15, unless…

The latest project? A 121-unit retail and office development at 1715 N. Dixie Highway that was recently green-lighted by the CRA board. The new enterprise is slated to be built next to The MID, a sleek, 230-unit luxury apartment building scheduled to begin a partial opening in October.

“Real estate is very attractive in Lake Worth Beach,

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Is the Aer Lingus Visa Signature Card Worth Its Annual Fee?

Annual fees can make or break a credit card. While some credit cards come with enough perks or points to easily outweigh the cost of the annual fee, others may be more difficult to break even on. The most important thing when deciding if a credit card with an annual fee is right for you is to make sure your spending habits align with the benefits of the card you choose.

The Aer Lingus Visa Signature® Card has a $95 annual fee but comes with a few sizable benefits to compensate for that cost, provided you have the travel needs and spending habits required to earn those benefits. Here’s a look at the key elements of the card to decide whether it’s worth its annual fee.

Companion ticket

After you spend $30,000 in a calendar year on the Aer Lingus Visa Signature® Card, you’ll earn a companion ticket good

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Kalamazoo business investigated by attorney general for failing to fulfill $38K worth of T-shirt orders

KALAMAZOO, MI — A Kalamazoo T-shirt company is under scrutiny after failing to fulfill nearly $38,000 worth of orders.

Dana Nessel standing on a stage in front of a curtain: Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel's office sent a cease and desist letter to a Kalamazoo t-shirt company behind on 993 orders totaling nearly $38,000.

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Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel’s office sent a cease and desist letter to a Kalamazoo t-shirt company behind on 993 orders totaling nearly $38,000.

The Michigan Attorney General’s Office sent a cease and desist letter after more than 100 consumers complained to the Better Business Bureau about the online storefront, Inspiring Clothing. At least 14 of those came from Michigan residents, according to a press release.


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The business, Kalamazoo Screen Printing LLC and Inspiring Clothing, falsely advertised that profits from the T-shirts would benefit suicide prevention or cancer nonprofits.

The website promised 80% of the profits would be sent to charitable organizations. This was a driving force for many customers, said Phil Catlett, President of the Better Business Bureau Serving Western Michigan.

“A number of

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Bryan Noonan Joins Juncture Wealth Strategies to Serve High Net Worth clients in Scottsdale, Arizona

Juncture Wealth Strategies, a national financial planning and investment advisory firm, is proud to announce today that Bryan Noonan will be joining their team as a Senior Wealth Advisor to serve high net worth families, professionals, and business owners from our Scottsdale Office.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (PRWEB) September 05, 2020

Bryan will be joining Juncture Wealth Strategies from Edward Jones where he served as a Financial Advisor in the Scottsdale, Arizona. His extensive experience in financial planning will help grow the firm’s presence with High Net Worth and Ultra High Net Worth families across the country.

Additionally, Bryan’s background and experience include:

  • 16-years as both a Scottsdale resident and Financial Services professional.
  • Expertise of building strategies for complex financial goals through asset allocation, risk management and legacy planning.

“I am thrilled to be joining back up with a team I have had phenomenal working relationships with in the past!” says Bryan.

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