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Half of Immediate’s early wage users switch to Visa Direct within two months

In the two months since earned wage access (EWA) provider Immediate launched Visa Direct as a payment option, the near real-time method is already accounting for 50% of its payments.

When Immediate launched in October 2018, it first offered its users the ability to gain access to their earned, but not yet paid, wages through an ACH transfer that could take several days. But one Saturday this February, just before the pandemic hit, an end-user put in a customer support ticket that prompted the fintech to shift to a faster payments rail.

“We had a guy put in a support ticket on a Saturday morning asking ‘where’s my money?’,” said Matt Pierce, founder and CEO of Immediate. “He needed $10 for gas to get to work and couldn’t wait until it was ACH’ed to his account on Monday. We had one of the guys on the support team Venmo him

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2 cheap UK shares I’d buy today to get rich and retire early

The stock market crash has prompted some investors to avoid buying cheap UK shares. That’s understandable. They face challenging operating conditions at the present time in many cases. And that could lead to disappointing share price performances over the coming months.

However, long-term investors who can build a diverse portfolio of stocks could benefit from buying undervalued British shares after the recent market downturn. In time, they may produce sound recoveries that improve your financial prospects.

With that in mind, here are two FTSE 100 stocks that appear to be undervalued. They could be worth buying today, and may even boost your retirement prospects.

A buying opportunity among cheap UK shares

Glencore (LSE: GLEN) could offer good value for money relative to other cheap UK shares. The FTSE 100 mining business has experienced a tough period due to coronavirus. But its assets have largely been able to remain operational throughout

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NFL Week 5 early odds: Tom Brady puts improbable Thursday streak on the line, winless Falcons favored to win

If the Chicago Bears are going to win in Week 5, they’re going to have to do something they’ve never done: Beat Tom Brady. Right now though, the oddsmakers don’t seem to like the Bears’ chances of making that happen. 

In the early odds for Week 5, the Bears have opened as a 5.5-point underdog to the Buccaneers. When the game kicks off on Thursday, all eyes will be on Tom Brady, who actually has two impressive streaks going. 

The first streak relates to the fact that Brady is unbeatable on Thursday night. During his 20-year career, Brady has never lost a Thursday game that was played on short rest (Brady’s only Thursday loss came in Week 1 of the 2017 season). When you look at the short rest games, Brady is 10-0 straight-up and 8-2 ATS. 

Besides being undefeated in Thursday night games played on short rest, Brady has

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Give Kids the Best Start Possible with New HOMER Learn & Grow Personalized Early Learning Program

HOMER expands beyond proven learn-to-read app with comprehensive essential early learning program for children aged 2-8

Today, HOMER, the essential early learning program for young children, introduced its completely reimagined comprehensive learning platform, HOMER Learn & Grow. Building on the success of HOMER Reading, the only app proven to increase early reading scores by 74% with just 15 minutes per day, HOMER Learn & Grow takes kids on a personalized learning journey that grows with them as they boost their confidence across vital subject areas including reading, math, social-emotional, creativity and thinking skills.

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“This has been an extremely challenging year for parents as they were thrust into the role of teaching and grappling with how to ensure their kids aren’t missing out on critical developmental skills. Nearly 60% of parents polled said they were equally terrified

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Brush Creek toasts to early success in distilling business | News

SARATOGA — Before you can even make it to the Brush Creek Distillery to quaff a couple of their newly released spirits, chances are you’ll be escorted down a long basement tunnel, adorned with stone walls and arched ceilings reminiscent of medieval bridges.

To your right side, windows peering into one of the largest wine cellars you’ve ever seen — more than 30,000 bottles, ballpark figure. Interspersed on the other end, locked doors that lead into wine vaults — one of which leads to a hidden bar through a trapdoor.

You’ve never seen anything like it. Nor have you tasted anything like it.

At the end of the hallway, a kitchen. Head pastry chef and lead baker Keisha Sanderson, a Jamaican-born culinary expert recruited from a four-diamond and 5-star hotel in upstate New York, will likely give you a quick lesson on what it’s like to work with fresh ingredients

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Innovative Strategies Are Improving Early Design Circuit Verification

Layout vs. schematic (LVS) circuit verification is an essential stage in the integrated circuit (IC) design verification cycle. However, given today’s large design sizes, numerous hierarchies, and complex foundry decks, meeting planned tapeout deadlines in the quickest turnaround time (TAT) can be difficult. In an effort to minimize TAT, most design teams now use parallelized design flows, where various blocks are implemented in parallel with the full-chip design. These blocks, which consist of both internal and 3rd-party supplier intellectual property (IP), are frequently in different stages of completion during the verification cycle, as shown in figure 1.


Fig. 1: Parallel design flows often contain blocks in different stages of completion.

However, design teams typically can’t wait to run LVS verification until all the blocks are complete and implemented, for several reasons:

  • Merging completed blocks can result in numerous connectivity errors between the blocks
  • There is less time to debug errors
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ASU ending in-person classes early, moving up final exams

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Students walk across the bridge above University Drive the day before school opens on Aug. 19, 2020, at Arizona State University in Tempe. (Photo: Sean Logan/The Republic)

Arizona State University announced Friday that students will end in-person classes early this semester and switch to a fully remote learning model after Thanksgiving break.

Students received the email from ASU Provost Mark Searle at 4:20 p.m. The email also said that final exams will bump up a week and be held on the last day of class, now starting on Nov. 30 instead of Dec. 7. Also, graduation ceremonies will be held online only.

ASU announced Thursday that 1,580 students have tested positive for COVID-19 since Aug. 1 as have 30 staff and faculty members out of 57,629 tests given — a 2.8% positivity rate. Although ASU’s positivity rate has been rising, a positivity rate of 5% is considered a good 

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Early Match Card Predictions and Picks for WWE Survivor Series 2020 | Bleacher Report

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While we know there will be at least one traditional Survivor Series elimination match, the components are up for debate. Even ignoring Retribution entirely and going with another Raw vs. NXT vs. SmackDown setup, there are countless permutations even if we had a solid list to work with.

Despite all the confusion, we can still get a hunch on the Superstars WWE won’t keep off the card and will make sure are at least part of these teams, if they aren’t champions.

On Raw, there is: Aleister Black, Andrade, Angel Garza, Apollo Crews, The Hurt Business, Dolph Ziggler, Dominik Mysterio, Keith Lee, Kevin Owens, Mustafa Ali, Randy Orton, Ricochet and Seth Rollins.

With that group, Lee should be a guarantee. Orton might sit this out after taking a beating at Hell in a Cell. Dominik has been featured prominently, so he will undoubtedly be the rookie on the

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Dow erases early climb, S&P 500 notches third straight gain as tech stocks extend rebound from last week’s rout

U.S. stocks finished mostly higher on Tuesday as the blue-chip Dow shed early gains ahead of a policy update by the Federal Reserve. The Nasdaq led the broader market rally as technology shares continued to make up lost ground from last week’s selloff.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average
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 rose 2.27 points to finish at 27,995.60, while the S&P 500
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 gained 17.66 points, or 0.5%, to trade at 3,401.20, marking its third straight increase. The Nasdaq Composite
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 finished up 133.67 points, or 1.2%, at 11,190.32, logging back-to-back gains.

On Monday, the Dow rose 327.69 points, or 1.2%, to finish at 27,993.33, after briefly trading above the 28,000 threshold. The S&P 500 added 42.57 points, or 1.3%, closing at 3,383.54. The Nasdaq Composite climbed 203.11 points, or 1.7%, to end at 11,056.65, rebounding from a rout that last week saw the tech-heavy index enter correction territory

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Forget Bitcoin! I’d invest money in these 2 cheap UK shares now to get rich and retire early

Some investors may feel that Bitcoin’s recent price rise makes it a more attractive opportunity than cheap UK shares. However, low valuations across the stock market and its track record of recovery suggest that a diverse portfolio of shares could offer superior risk/reward attributes than the cryptocurrency over the long run.

As such, now could be the right time to build a portfolio of high-quality stocks that trade at low prices. Here are two examples of such companies. They may improve your prospects of retiring early.

An attractive opportunity among cheap UK shares

Barratt’s (LSE: BDEV) 32% share price fall this year means that it appears to offer good value for money among cheap UK shares. It faces an uncertain future, but the housebuilder could benefit from the stamp duty holiday. The company seems to be breathing life back into the property market. And low interest rates may help

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