Senior Market Sales Expands National Reach, Joins Alliant Insurance Services | Nachricht

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OMAHA, Neb., July 29, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ –Senior Market Sales® (SMS), one of the industry’s premier insurance marketing organizations, has entered into a strategic agreement to be acquired by Alliant Insurance Services, Inc., one of the nation’s largest insurance and employee benefits consulting firms. The partnership positions Senior Market Sales to continue its rapid growth and expands the reach of SMS’ premier health and wealth platform through Alliant’s extensive distribution channels.

“With this deal, you have the premier national insurance marketing company in the senior market joining forces with one of the nation’s leading names in employee benefits,” said Jim Summers, President of SMS. “We’re going to leverage the strengths of both companies to create a unique new model in insurance distribution and maximize the resources available to our agents and partners.”

Alliant has a 95-year legacy of providing risk management, insurance, and consulting services to thousands of clients

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Nokia Corporation Nokia Corporation Financial -3-

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   Networks and Nokia Software are expected to be influenced by factors 
including: 
 
 
   -- Our expectation that we will slightly underperform our primary 
      addressable market, which is expected to be flattish on a constant 
      currency basis in full year 2020, excluding China (This is an update to 
      our earlier commentary to perform in-line with our primary addressable 
      market, which is expected to decline on a constant currency basis in full 
      year 2020, excluding China). Our updated expectation is primarily due to 
      lower network deployment services within Mobile Access and a slightly 
      improved market outlook, given the lower than expected market impact from 
      COVID-19 in Q2 2020; 
 
   -- Our expectation for operating profit seasonality in 2020 to be similar to 
      2019, with the majority of operating profit to be generated in the fourth 
      quarter. Due to our strong free cash flow performance in the first six 
      months of 2020, we no longer 
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Analysis: 1st months not what Reeves expected as governor

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Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves, left, listens as State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs, discusses the state’s efforts to reduce and limit transmission from the COVID-19 virus, Monday, July 20, 2020, during a press briefing in Jackson, Miss.

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Republican Tate Reeves has made clear that his first six months as Mississippi governor didn’t shape up the way he expected.

Reeves took office in January after eight years as lieutenant governor and eight before that as state treasurer.

A pandemic wasn’t expected when Reeves campaigned last year, and responding to the new coronavirus has occupied most of his time as governor.

“In 2020, things aren’t like they were in 2019,” Reeves said Friday. “2019, I was running a political campaign, working 20 hours a day, seven days a week, and I never thought I would long for those days. But I can assure you that I

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The economic costs of riots and COVID-19 lockdowns

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The COVID-19 lockdowns and the riots will cause real incomes of most citizens in the United States and much of the world to be significantly lower than they would otherwise be, and personal misery to be higher.

At the beginning of COVID-19, little was known about the virus so political leaders could be forgiven for bad policy calls because they were receiving so much incorrect information from the medical “experts.” The evidence now appears to show that most of the more onerous lockdown actions in the United States and Europe had little beneficial effect but are unnecessarily destroying tens of millions of jobs and causing severe economic hardship. More on this below.

As of this writing, about 650,000 people worldwide have died from COVID-19. If the Chinese Communists had not covered up and deliberately spread the virus as they did, most of these deaths could have been avoided. If

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Former oil boss faces more charges in Mexico corruption case

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benefitsConnect Acquires Strategic Benefits & Insurance Services Ltd.

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TORONTO, July 31, 2020 /CNW/ – benefitsConnect an employee benefits consulting firm is proud to announce, effective August 1, 2020, the 100% share purchase of Strategic Benefits & Insurance Service Ltd. headquartered in Kingston, Ontario. A soft launch has been ongoing since February 1, 2020.

This merger of two great companies is a significant step to partnering with the “best in class” firms as part of benefitsConnect growth plans. The acquisition will enhance the value of services offered to our Kingston and surrounding area clients through technology, value added services, advice and innovation in the employee benefits marketplace.  “The advice, attention to detail and service which Debra and Richard Dobing provide our clients, in Kingston, is unmatched in the industry. We are glad to have them as part of our team at benefitsConnect,” said Paul Crossdale, President, benefitsConnect.  

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Founded in 2001, benefitsConnect

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Azure Power Awarded Most Sustainable Company in the Solar Energy Industry as Part of World Finance Magazine’s Sustainability Awards 2020

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NEW DELHI, July 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Azure Power, a leading solar power producer in India, has been awarded the Most Sustainable Company in the Solar Energy Industry by World Finance Magazine. Azure Power received the award for their effective environmental, social and governance pillars, and operating their business while meeting sustainable needs. Azure Power has cut emissions, reduced water consumption and ensured their physical waste is disposed properly and with as little carbon footprint as possible. Over the years, Azure Power has avoided over 5.2 million tons of CO2 equivalents since inception, realized 50% savings last year in water consumption per unit of electricity generated and created over 4,300 local jobs since inception in the remote communities we operate in.

Through Azure Power’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts, they have made a positive impact on the communities they operate in and improve livelihood among rural households through

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Jill On Money: Pandemic underscores inequality

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Analysts and investors like to use letters to describe the condition of the U.S. economy and markets. V-Shaped, which is a sudden drop followed by a surge; W, the ultimate fake out, where output sinks,

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rises and then falls again; U, where after a sudden shock, the economy meanders and then starts to rise; and then the dreaded L, a drop, followed by a sluggish, sideways economy that never returns to its previous glory days. (One more that is fun for math geeks is the square root, where output drops, rises and then levels off.)

Here’s one more letter to consider when thinking about the financial and economic impact of the coronavirus: K. The sudden stop in the economy impacted the entire country, as jobs vanished and the stock market crumbled. Fortunes soon diverged: white collar workers who could stay at home and continue to earn money were

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Unemployment Insurance Fight Amid Pandemic Threatens Tens of Millions of Americans

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U.S. GDP plummeted by 32.9 percent in the second quarter of this year, but disposable personal incomes were up by 42.1 percent. That is thanks to an unprecedented level of government spending to keep the economy afloat. Since the coronavirus pandemic triggered mass layoffs and furloughs and shuttered businesses in March, the U.S. federal government has provided an extra $600 per week in unemployment insurance benefits—money used to pay rent, buy food, and keep up consumer spending. Four months later, new unemployment claims are rising again as the growing number of COVID-19 cases in the South and West forces businesses to close down.

Every country has faced grim economic side effects from lockdown, but the attempted solutions vary widely. Some are relying on direct grants to citizens, some on compensating businesses, and some simply on muddling through the chaos. Many have been more successful than the United States. And as

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ACCC proposes federal takeover of Murray-Darling Basin water markets

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a river running through a body of water: Photograph: Jenny Evans/Getty Images


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Photograph: Jenny Evans/Getty Images

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has proposed a possible federal takeover of the water markets in the Murray-Darling Basin, licensing of water brokers and new robust rules and oversight in order to ensure the $1.5bn water market operates fairly.

But the report, which delivers a scathing assessment of how the markets are operating, does not support a return to the old system that existed before the Murray Darling Basin plan, where water entitlements were tied to land.

It argues that a return to the old system, which has been advocated by some farmers, would result in the loss of significant benefits that come from water trading, including more efficient use of water and allowing farmers to manage their water needs, trade water and free up capital.



a river running through a body of water: The Darling river at Louth, NSW. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has found the water markets in the Murray-Darling Basin have outgrown their current regulatory system run by the states and need robust new rules.


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The Darling river at Louth, NSW. The Australian Competition

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