Two new smartwatches and two new iPads were the key products unveiled at Tuesday’s virtual Apple Event.


Apple unveiled a new iPad Air in five colors.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook unveiled the 8th generation iPad, a new iPad Air, the Apple Watch Series 6 smartwatch and the Apple Watch SE today at the tech company’s first virtual-only product event. The four products come amid the pandemic when people are looking for ways to entertain themselves and find new ways to be more productive with remote work and online school. 

The newest smartphones from Apple are expected to be announced next month. Typically they are announced in early September each year, but the phones are reportedly delayed this year due to COVID-19 manufacturing issues pushing back production.

SEE: Apple iOS 14: A cheat sheet (TechRepublic)

The Apple Watch Series 6 uses watchOS 7 and it is the update to

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Nearly 300,000 gun sales may have been allowed to proceed without complete background checks during the first few months of the coronavirus pandemic, a report found.

The report from advocacy group Everytown for Gun Safety is based on Federal Bureau of Investigation data obtained through the Freedom of Information Act. It shows that as more Americans bought guns during the pandemic, more background checks were delayed and more guns could have been sold without them.

Between March and July, 294,683 gun sales could have gone through without background checks, it says.

Background checks, which the FBI says verify that a potential buyer doesn’t have a criminal record and is eligible to purchase a gun, are required for a licensed dealer to sell someone a gun.

A law known as the “Charleston loophole,” however, allows gun sales to continue if a requested background check isn’t completed within three business days. The

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Amid COVID-19, many individuals are pursuing entrepreneurship and starting small businesses. If you decide to incorporate or form an LLC, then you’ll need to designate a registered agent on behalf of your business.

What is a registered agent? Before you designate a registered agent (often abbreviated as RA) for your small business, it’s important to understand the following key concepts:

  • What is a registered agent?
  • Are there requirements to becoming a registered agent?
  • Why is it beneficial to work with a registered agent?
  • Can a small business owner act as their own registered agent?
  • Are there other options available to finding, and working with, registered agents?

What is a registered agent?

Let’s say your small business is formed on the state level and incorporated as an LLC or corporation. It is then given a right to due process. To remain in compliance with state laws, most states require the business

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NEW YORK, Sept. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — A new survey of 2,001 Americans explores the American population’s opinions when it comes to what badge, seal, media feature or award they value the most when seen on a company’s website. The survey was conducted by Google Surveys and commissioned by IronMonk Solutions, a full-service digital marketing agency, launched the survey. The full study with filtering options can be found here:

Survey Question & Findings

The survey asked 2,001 Americans the following question:

Which of the following gives you a positive first impression when you see it on a company’s website? (pick the one you value the most)?

  • A+ rated on the BBB
  • 5-Star Rating on Google Reviews
  • As Seen on TV
  • Featured on Forbes
  • 5-Star Rating on Yelp Reviews
  • 5-Star Rating onFacebook Reviews
  • Ranked in the INC 500 or INC 5000

According to the findings of the survey,

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LOWER MANHATTAN, New York City (WABC) — Small business owners held a rally with elected officials in Lower Manhattan Tuesday in support of the recently proposed Small Business Recovery Lease program.

Sponsored by Senator Brian Kavanagh, Assemblymember Yuh-line Niou, and Councilmembers Brad Lander and Keith Powers, the proposal would help relieve small businesses from crushing rent bills by providing a property tax incentive to landlords who enter into recovery leases that address past-due rent and cap future rent increases.

The COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Lease Act is designed to entice commercial landlords to renegotiate leases and offer long-term, affordable rents to small business owners in an effort to revitalize the small business sector as it seeks to recover from the economic damage caused by COVID-19.

Rent is among the top issues for struggling small businesses after months of closures, and the New York Hospitality Alliance found in a recent survey

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CLEVELAND, Ohio – The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has launched an investigation into FirstEnergy Corp. in a separate probe of the company tied to the $60 million bribery scandal involving House Bill 6, records show.

The examination became public in a lawsuit the company and a consulting firm filed in U.S. District Court in Cleveland against a former employee of the firm who accessed financial information about the Akron-based utility.

The investigation appears to have begun soon after a federal grand jury indicted former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder and four allies on racketeering charges involving the passage of a $1.3 billion bailout bill for two nuclear power plants, according to court filings.

An FBI affidavit said FirstEnergy and its affiliates funneled $60 million to a nonprofit that Householder controlled to facilitate the bill’s passage last year. The plants were owned at the time by a subsidiary of FirstEnergy.

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Oppenheimer: 3 Stocks That Could Surge Over 100% From Current Levels

So far, September has been a wild ride of ups and downs. Following the recent bout of volatility, stocks have ticked higher again. But as uncertainty regarding another rescue program and the presidential election continues to linger, where does the market go from here? Weighing in for Oppenheimer, Chief Investment Strategist John Stoltzfus argues that any market dips appear “relatively contained and orderly,” and present longer-term investors the chance to find “babies that got thrown out with the bathwater.” He noted, “For nervous investors the recent downdraft has presented opportunity to take some profits without FOMO (fear of missing out).”As for the tech heavyweights that powered the market’s five-month charge forward, the strategist believes “current expectations that technology stocks will remain under pressure for some time seem exaggerated.” Stoltzfus adds that the “core of technology stocks did not

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The GDP decline is temporary and India will resume its high growth trajectory supported by a series of reforms and other measures, said Chief Economic Advisor KV Subramanian on Tuesday.

“The GDP fall in Q1 was due to the intensity of the lockdown. This pandemic will go away soon. The combination of Indian’s entrepreneurs’ abilities and various reforms initiated by the government will unleash the growth wave again. We have done it in the past and we will do it again,” he said in a virtual address at CII Connect 2020.

Highlighting a similar low growth phase during 2000-01 on account of the Asian economic crisis, he said India responded with three key moves then — fiscal spending (particularly the infra push of Golden Quadrilateral project), unleashing of reforms and disinvestment.

“The above measures helped the country achieve 8 per cent plus economic growth in the following five years. Similarly,

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(Bloomberg) — Days after New York City’s business leaders complained to Bill de Blasio that “quality of life” issues were deterring workers from going back to the office, the mayor announced a plan to boost trash pickup and reduce litter on the city’s streets.

a person is walking down the street: NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 24: Trash bags are see across the street from customers eating outside at Raoul's as the city moves into Phase 2 of re-opening following restrictions imposed to curb the coronavirus pandemic on June 24, 2020 in New York City. Phase 2 permits the reopening of offices, in-store retail, outdoor dining, barbers and beauty parlors and numerous other businesses. New York state plans on re-opening in four phases. (Photo by Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JUNE 24: Trash bags are see across the street from customers eating outside at Raoul’s as the city moves into Phase 2 of re-opening following restrictions imposed to curb the coronavirus pandemic on June 24, 2020 in New York City. Phase 2 permits the reopening of offices, in-store retail, outdoor dining, barbers and beauty parlors and numerous other businesses. New York state plans on re-opening in four phases. (Photo by Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images)

The mayor said late Tuesday that the sanitation department will restore 65 weekly litter-basket trucks, a 24% increase over current levels, in 27

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  • The 2022 Hyundai Tucson is the all-new, fourth generation of the automaker’s best-selling vehicle.
  • Inside, it’s spacious and airy, with dual-stacked touchscreens.
  • The new Tucson will be available in the US in the first half of next year. No pricing was announced at this time.
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On the heels of the 2022 Hyundai Tucson’s shadowy teaser from earlier this month, Hyundai’s finally shown us the real thing. This is the fourth-generation Tucson, filled with tech and sporting an airy-looking interior. 

On Monday, the automaker unveiled the latest version of its globally best-selling model and its most popular SUV in the US. The “jewel-like” front grille we heard about is described in a bit more detail now that we can see it with the lights on: It’s made up of “half-mirror type daytime running lamps (DRLs) that are assimilated seamlessly within the parametric grille” and

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