Delwinds Insurance Acquisition, a blank check company formed by The Gray Insurance Company targeting the insurance industry, filed on Friday with the SEC to raise up to $200 million in an initial public offering.

The Houston, TX-based company plans to raise $200 million by offering 20 million units at $10. Each unit consists of one share of common stock and one-half of a warrant, exercisable at $11.50. At the proposed deal size, Delwinds Insurance Acquisition would command a market value of $256 million.

The company is led by CEO and Chairman Andrew Poole, an investment consultant at The Gray Insurance Company; CFO Bryce Quin, a Process Improvement Specialist for The Gray Insurance Company; and Director Michael Gray, the principal executive and President of The Gray Insurance Company. The company plans to target businesses in the insurtech, traditional insurance, and insurance-related products and services industries.

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U.S. equity markets ended mixed as tech stocks continued to see profit-taking.

Ticker Security Last Change Change %
I:COMP NASDAQ COMPOSITE INDEX 10853.545198 -66.05 -0.60%
AMZN AMAZON.COM INC. 3,116.22 -58.89 -1.85%
FB FACEBOOK INC. 266.61 -1.48 -0.55%
GOOGL ALPHABET INC. 1,515.76 -10.29 -0.67%

Amazon Inc., Facebook Inc. and Google Inc. all declined, helping push the Nasdaq Composite down 0.57% on Friday and extending its weekly loss to 4.1%.

Ticker Security Last Change Change %
I:DJI DOW JONES AVERAGES 27665.64 +131.06 +0.48%
CAT CATERPILLAR INC. 153.83 +3.97 +2.65%
KO COCA-COLA COMPANY 51.06 +1.06 +2.12%
AAPL APPLE INC. 112.00 -1.49 -1.31%
MSFT MICROSOFT CORP. 204.03 -1.34 -0.65%

The Dow Jones Industrial Average posted a gain of 130 points, or 0.48%, led by Caterpillar Inc. and Coca-Cola Co., helping offset declines in Apple Inc. and Microsoft

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The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) on Friday launched the Climate Smart Cities Assessment Framework (CSCAF) 2.0, along with the ‘Streets for People Challenge’ in a virtual event organised by the Smart Cities Mission.

The objective of CSCAF is to provide a roadmap for cities for combating Climate Change while planning and implementing their actions, including investments, said Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Housing and Urban Affairs.

The framework has 28 indicators across five categories: (i) Energy and Green Buildings, (ii) Urban Planning, Green Cover and Biodiversity, (iii) Mobility and Air Quality, (iv) Water Management and (v) Waste Management.

The Climate Centre for Cities under National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) is supporting MoHUA in implementation of CSCAF.

Meanwhile, the Streets for People Challenge is the response to the need for making our cities more pedestrian friendly.

“The Challenge builds on the advisory issued

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RAMALLAH, West Bank — Furious that Israel was about to annex large swaths of the West Bank, the Palestinian Authority president, Mahmoud Abbas, took the painful step in June of refusing to accept taxes collected by Israel that account for more than 60 percent of the authority’s budget.

Then last month, Israel suspended the annexation plan as part of its agreement to normalize relations with the United Arab Emirates. Because annexation remains a possibility, though, Mr. Abbas is still refusing to accept the money, in what some Palestinian officials privately say is more an attempt to save face than to force further changes in Israeli policy.

So while Mr. Abbas looks for some kind of gesture from Israel that he can hold up as a victory, and Israel refuses to commit to dropping annexation permanently, salaries in the territory are not being paid, families are enduring hardships, and the Palestinian

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(Bloomberg) — The hundreds of billions of dollars in trades that zip through the data centers scattered across northern New Jersey usually do so quietly. At least, until the state wants a slice.

The biggest U.S. stock exchanges and major market-makers are joining forces to fight a proposed tax on financial transactions under consideration by New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy. Members of the newly formed coalition — such as New York Stock Exchange, Nasdaq Inc., Citadel Securities and Virtu Financial Inc. — are threatening to move operations out of the state if the tax is enacted.

Now, an industry test of backup systems later this month is turning into a showcase that Wall Street firms can pack their bags if needed. Modern markets are built on speed, but the biggest companies say they’ll sacrifice a few fractions of a second if it means avoiding billions in taxes.

“On Sept. 26,

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  • We recently bought natural snacks and drinks from Bubble Goods, a website that curates up-and-coming healthy food brands. 
  • All products sold on Bubble are free from artificial ingredients, preservatives, and trans fats. 
  • It’s the perfect place to discover natural food products you can trust, from creamy sesame butter to crunchy chili sauce. 
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Bubble Goods calls itself “The Most Transparent Food Marketplace.” Like your local natural health food grocer, it’s a place where you can trust that the products on the shelves are made with natural ingredients — and where you can almost certainly expect to stumble upon something new, interesting, and delicious. 

It’s easy to browse by category, search products directly, and take your time looking at ingredient labels. Then, your order is shipped quickly to your

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Rachel Kellner was a social worker helping people with drug addiction, but now she encourages a new more healthy compulsion – a community of chocoholics in Queens.

Kellner is a partner with husband, pastry chef Mark Libertini at Aigner Chocolates on Metropolitan Avenue in Forest Hills, Queens where despite the problems caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the couple is devoted to the success of their business. And the former Kraus’ Chocolate at this same location prior to their purchasing the business in 2015, will be celebrating 90-years of chocolate delight.

The pandemic surely threatened their business early on, forcing them to close their doors just before the all-important Easter Celebration when the chocolate bunnies would practically fly out the door. Instead, those rascally rabbits sat on the shelf with nobody to eat

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SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Kristi’s a full-time 5th grade teacher and her sister, Heather, is the director of compliance and relations at San Diego State, Heather also runs a small tattoo removal business on the side.

When COVID came around, the sisters added even more to their plate.

“We’re both born entrepreneurs and always are thinking about solutions,” says Heather.

While Heather was creating a COVID training guide for her employees as her small business prepared to reopen, the sisters stumbled upon an idea that could help small business owners navigate some of their own challenges.

“We started brainstorming and began to go through pieces, did the research and provided a training for her employees and thought,’oh my gosh, if she needs this everyone’s going to need this,'” Kristi recalled.

That’s when Small Business Employee Training was born.

Their safety course takes in-depth COVID-19 information, along with CDC guidelines and

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J.D. Forrest had done such a tremendous job in his four seasons as Wilkes-Barre/Scranton assistant coach that other teams were starting to take notice. So it made perfect sense for the Penguins to promote him to head coach after Mike Vellucci was named an assistant coach with Pittsburgh.

The Penguins are confident that Forrest’s familiarity with the organization, the prospects and the style of hockey they want to play, along with his work ethic and team-first approach, will help him excel behind the bench.

“With the work that he has done over the years as an assistant, he interviewed for a couple of other head coaching jobs in the American Hockey League,” Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford told PittsburghPenguins.com. “So he’s got the experience, and he’s ready.”

And Forrest, who worked primarily with the defensive group and penalty kill as an assistant coach, is thrilled for the opportunity to oversee

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