No one starts a business they want to fail. Yet, very few entrepreneurs do whatever it takes to build a successful business. Most startups die the day they are born. Rarely because they are bad ideas but usually because the founders are not committed enough to build a startup that succeeds.

Even the entrepreneurs that last to see their product on the market with paying customers can eventually get overwhelmed with the accumulation of challenges and roadblocks. I have been there and I know exactly how it feels.

Turning an idea into a valuable solution that makes a difference

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DETROIT – Detroit police have arrested 36-year-old Metro Detroit resident Haydar Alhaydari in connection with a chop shop operation on the city’s west side.

Chop shops are illegal garages that buy stolen cars, disassemble them and sell their individual parts for profit.

On Wednesday, Sept 16. at around 2 p.m. members of the Commercial Auto Theft Section assisted Detroit Buildings Safety Engineering and Environmental Department with an inspection of Greenlight Auto Parts, Inc in the 9200 block of Freeland in Detroit.

While inspecting officers determined that two vehicle parts were stolen. A search warrant was immediately executed at the location.

Officials later learned several additional vehicle parts were stolen. A weapon was also recovered.

Alhaydari, the owner of the business was issued several ordinances for multiple violations that range from no state repair facility license, occupancy permit and no major component parts book.

Alhaydari was arraigned on Friday and charged

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MADRID (Reuters) – Caixabank has agreed to buy Bankia for 4.3 billion euros ($5.1 billion) in an all-share deal that creates Spain’s biggest domestic lender and signals a pick up in mergers among Europe’s banks as they battle the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The merger will create the largest domestic bank by assets with a combined market value of more than 16 billion euros ($19 billion), in a deal underpinned by annual cost savings of 770 million euros, the companies said on Friday.

European banks are under growing pressure to join forces to deal with rising bad debts and record-low interest rates. Italy’s Intesa Sanpaolo is taking over Unione di Banche Italiane, and Spain’s Sabadell has also held informal talks about a possible tie-up.


chairman Jose Ignacio Goirigolzarri told analysts the deal had been done in anticipation of a “more complex environment” triggered by the pandemic.

“We believe

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20/20 GeneSystems is the developer of diagnostic testing tools for cancer and other diseases. Keep in mind that this startup leverages AI (artificial intelligence) for its systems. Oh, and you can also invest in 20/20 GeneSystems stock through an equity crowdfunding campaign on SeedInvest.

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The founder and CEO is Jonathan Cohen. During his career, the former patent attorney he has raised more than $15 million in equity capital for a variety of ventures. He has also been able to strike sales and marketing agreements with Fortune 500 companies like Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) and Ping An (the largest health insurance company in China).

Key Global Partnerships

According to the investment materials from 20/20 GeneSystems, the company believes it is the only one to launch a multi-cancer screening test that is based on AI. The result is that a patient can get

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Automobile retail sales is expected to be muted in September, despite it being at the cusp of the festival season, due to certain aspects of this year’s Hindu calendar, like the confluence of the ‘shradh’ and the ‘adhik maas’ period. Considered an inauspicious time, consumer sentiments will be subdued during this 45-day period, said industry officials and analysts.

With automobiles being a discretionary purchase, positive sentiments is an important factor in driving sales.

This year, after the 15-day shradh period from September 2 to 16 – which is considered inauspicious – there will be an additional 30 days known as the ‘adhik maas’, also considered inauspicious, Shashank Srivastava, Executive Director (Marketing and Sales), Maruti Suzuki India told BusinessLine.

Cyclical phenomenon

“This comes every 3.5 years, but once in 19 years, it comes together with the shradh period – it last happened in 2001,” he explained.

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  • For the first time in 27 years, high profile issues from abortion rights to health care will be devoid of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s judicial imprint.
  • Ginsburg died on Friday at the age of 87 due to complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer. 
  • On Nov. 10, a week after Election Day, the court will hear arguments challenging the constitutionality of Obamacare.
  • With a sixth Supreme Court seat on their wish list, conservatives will sharpen their aim at Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in the US and afforded women a constitutional right to the procedure.
  • Legal disputes challenging ballots in the 2020 presidential election could also be a bitter part of the judicial landscape in November.
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With the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg on Friday, future decisions on a range of high profile

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(Bloomberg) — Donald Trump approved Oracle Corp.’s bid for the U.S. operations of TikTok “in concept,” a deal forced by the president’s orders last month declaring the popular video-sharing app a national security threat.

“I have given the deal my blessing. If they get it done that’s great. If they don’t, that’s OK too, ” Trump told reporters Saturday as he left the White House for a campaign rally in Fayetteville, N.C. “I approved the deal in concept.”

The new company, which will be called TikTok Global, has agreed to donate $5 billion to an education fund, which Trump said would satisfy his demand that the government receive a payment from the deal. “They’re going to be setting up a very large fund,” he said. “That’s their contribution that I’ve been asking for.”

Under terms of the deal, Oracle Corp. and Walmart Inc. will control 20% of the new

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LIMA (Reuters) – Peru’s Congress voted against removing President Martín Vizcarra in an impeachment trial on Friday, quelling political tensions in the copper giant in the midst of an economic recession brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

The opposition-dominated Congress cast 32 votes in favor of ousting Vizcarra, short of the 87 out of 130 required to remove him from office on the grounds of “moral incapacity” over alleged links to a case of irregular government contracts with a little-known singer.

There were 78 votes against the measure and 15 abstentions.

Congress voted last week to begin impeachment proceedings, but Vizcarra was expected to survive the Friday ballot after key opposition lawmakers distanced themselves from the plan to oust him despite anger over an economic slump and a severe coronavirus outbreak.

Vizcarra, who does not have his own party representation in the legislature, struck a defiant tone earlier on Friday

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I’m neither acutely devout nor broadly spiritual, but as someone proud of their Jewish heritage, I always look forward to Rosh Hashanah, which commences at sundown tonight, ushering in the Hebrew Year 5781. I and Jews across America and the world will spend this weekend celebrating best they can amid continued quarantines. But there is one Rosh Hashanah tradition that can endure no matter how difficult (or impossible) it is for folks to congregate. And I think it has broad appeal to people of all backgrounds.

Tashlich, meaning “to cast,” is a simple ritual that typically takes place during the first full day of the holiday, which in this case would be tomorrow. In essence, an individual

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Fishing guides in the Brainerd lakes area got a late start, per Gov. Tim Walz’s executive order. They were unable to take anyone out during the fishing opener; and when guidelines began to lift a bit they were able to have only two people on their boats.

Things evolved over the summer and fishing guides have been busy. Fishing is an outdoor activity, so people may feel more safe out on Minnesota waters.

A few fishing guides in the lakes area took a moment to share how business has changed with the pandemic.

John Blong (right), Ranger Pro-staff guide of Brainerd Guide Service, talks July 16 at the Breezy Point Marina on the Breezy Point Resort property about the fishing season as his customers Tim and Kathy Garry listen. Steve Kohls/Brainerd Dispatch

John Blong (right), Ranger Pro-staff guide of Brainerd Guide Service, talks July 16 at the Breezy Point Marina on the Breezy Point Resort property about the fishing season as his customers Tim and Kathy Garry listen. Steve Kohls/Brainerd Dispatch

John Blong, Ranger Pro-staff guide of Brainerd Guide Service, was getting ready July 16 at the Breezy Point

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