Economic Data Points to Pause in Recovery as Aid Programs Expire

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WASHINGTON — America’s economic recovery is in an uneasy pause, with key indicators of hiring, shopping and investment stalling or in retreat in the wake of a resurgence in coronavirus cases across broad sections of the country, and with Congress and President Trump showing no signs of progress on another stimulus deal.

Real-time measures of consumer spending, business sentiment, small-business reopening plans and even available jobs began flatlining last month, suggesting that the wave of virus infections that swept across parts of the United States in June and July came with economic consequences. Small-business data from the time management firm Homebase shows no improvement since the middle of the summer in employment or hours worked in crucial parts of the economy. Job postings from the online recruiting site Indeed slipped backward this week for the first time since May.

Now, key policy supports that included a $600-per-week unemployment insurance expansion

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Alaska Housing Finance Corporation — Moody’s announces sale name and par amount change to AK HFC’s State Cap. Bds. II 2020A

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Announcement: Moody’s announces sale name and par amount change to AK HFC’s State Cap. Bds. II 2020A

Global Credit Research – 18 Aug 2020

New York, August 18, 2020 — Moody’s Investors Service announces the sale name change of Alaska Housing Finance Corporation’s (AHFC or Corporation) State Capital Project Bonds II, 2020 Series A to State Capital Project Bonds II, 2020 Series A (Federally Taxable), with a new sale date of September 1, 2020. The par amount has also been updated from $75 million to approximately $90 million. The updates do not affect the Aa2 rating that was assigned on March 25, 2020.

Please see for any updates on changes to the lead rating analyst and to the Moody’s legal entity that has issued the rating.

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Global Defibrillators Market by Type, End User and Region – Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast to 2026

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“Defibrillators Market by Type, and External Defibrillators), by End User, by Geography Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast up to 2026” report has been added to’s offering.” data-reactid=”19″The “Defibrillators Market by Type, and External Defibrillators), by End User, by Geography Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast up to 2026” report has been added to’s offering.

The estimated global market value of Defibrillators in the year 2020 is $10.08 billion and it is predicted that it will grow at a CAGR of 3%.

Defibrillators are now gaining popularity in the market due to its focus on providing public access. Moreover, the upgraded defibrillator devices are in high demand among the geriatric population with a higher risk of targeted diseases, and an increasing number of cardiac diseases among all ages is another factor contributing to its market growth. However, lack of knowledge about sudden cardiac arrest, increasing prices imposed

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Virtual summer camp helps students learn ‘lost art’ of home economics

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The Stream3 Academy’s virtual summer camp help students avoid the dreaded “summer slide” through its five-week STEM-focused program.

While keeping the campers entertained during this unusual summer break, the virtual camp engaged students in lessons about different species of marine life, reading, math and video editing as well as home economics.

The highlight of the camp for the students was the home economics class in which they got the opportunity to create projects while developing domestic survival skills. Students managed to learn skills from cleaning and crafting to cooking.

“One lesson that was very important was the sewing,” said Aida Smith, the camp’s home economics instructor. “We supplied each kid with an apron that was already made and they got the chance to sew on a pocket to the apron…They also got to sew on a button. It gave them a chance to be a little creative.

“Sewing was in

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Senior Market Sales Expands National Reach, Joins Alliant Insurance Services

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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

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Weight Loss and Weight Management Diet Market Showing 10.5% CAGR Growth to 2027: Company Profiles & Trends Analysis

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Aug 20, 2020 (PRNews Times via COMTEX) —
The global Weight Loss and Weight Management Diet market is anticipated to garner a revenue of $USD 192 billion in 2019 and grow with a 10.5 of percentage all through the forecast period 2020-2027, divulges a latest research report added by Big Market Research

This report is meticulous research formulated by market professionals by deeply analyzing key driving and restraining factors, major regional market situations, major players, and size & scope of the market. The report also offers value chain analysis, Porter’s Five Forces model, and PEST analysis. Furthermore, the competitive landscape in different regions is elucidated in the report to assist top market players, new entrants, and investors determine investment opportunities.

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The global Weight Loss

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Managing your personal finances during the COVID-19 crisis

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Why is Wall Street thriving during the COVID-19 pandemic while Main Street shudders? What is the long-term U.S. economic outlook if the pandemic and its impact drag on for another year or more? Is a period of economic uncertainty a good time for investors to fiddle around with their stock portfolios?

For answers to these and other questions about both the broader economy and Americans’ personal finances, we spoke with Yuval Bar-Or, an associate professor at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School with expertise in finance and wealth management. His advice for most investors? Stay the course.

There seems to be a disconnect in the U.S. between business closures and high unemployment on one hand, and the robust stock market on the other. Could you explain why Wall Street can be doing so well while Main Street is floundering?

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Low rates and heavy buyer demand send US home sales surging

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World and Country Data with Financial and Industry Databases

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DUBLIN, Aug. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The “Tyre Repair Materials World Report & Database” report has been added to’s offering.” data-reactid=”12″DUBLIN, Aug. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The “Tyre Repair Materials World Report & Database” report has been added to’s offering.

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The Tyre Repair Materials World Report & Database gives Market Consumption / Products / Services for over 200 countries by each Product by 3 Time series: From 1997- 2020 and Forecasts 2021- 2028 & 2028-2046.

The report is made up of 59 market research chapters.

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Rebounds from 100-period SMA/ascending channel confluence

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  • GBP/JPY stalled its intraday downfall near the 138.60-50 confluence support.
  • Diverging technical indicators warrant caution before placing directional bets.

The GBP/JPY cross extended the previous day’s rejection slide from the key 140.00 psychological mark and witnessed some selling through the major part of the trading action on Thursday.

The cross, however, managed to find decent support around the 138.50-60 confluence support and refreshed daily tops in the last hour. The mentioned area comprises of 100-period SMA on the 4-hourly chart and the lower boundary of a near two-month-old ascending channel, which should now act as a key pivotal point for short-term traders.

Meanwhile, technical indicators on the daily chart maintained their bullish bias and have again started moving into the positive territory on hourly charts. The set-up warrants some caution for bearish traders, making it prudent to wait for a sustained breakthrough the said confluence region before placing fresh bearish

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