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Day: September 20, 2020

VICTORIA — British Columbia’s Health Minister Adrian Dix says a significant step has been taken toward much needed upgrades to a hospital in Prince George, B.C.

Dix said during a news conference Sunday that a concept plan has been approved for a new patient care tower at the University Hospital of Northern British Columbia.

He says the plan includes a new cardiac unit, surgical facilities and beds for mental health and addictions patients, and the price tag sits around $600 million to $700 million dollars.

Dix made the announcement as the B.C. government issued a flurry of press releases over the weekend, prompting speculation of an imminent election call.

Transportation Minister Claire Trevena added her name to the list of cabinet ministers who say they will not seek re-election.

Liberal health critic Shirley Bond tweeted that the announcement is essential for the region and follows years of calls for upgrades,

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Fewer than 1% of Australian manufacturing jobs are in gas-intensive industries that would materially benefit from a massive gas industry expansion proposed by the Morrison government, according to an upcoming analysis.

A report by the Grattan Institute, to be released in November, examines the number of manufacturing businesses and jobs across the country that are heavily reliant on gas.

Its results contradict a suggestion by Scott Morrison that gas could be central to plans to re-establish a strong economy after the coronavirus recession.

In a speech in the Hunter Valley on Tuesday, the prime minister announced $52.9m for plans to increase gas supply and transportation infrastructure, and issued an ultimatum to electricity generators, warning taxpayers would build a gas power plant if the private sector did not.

Morrison said a gas expansion would be particularly important for the manufacturing sector, which

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Many parents in recent months have had to leave their jobs to take care of and homeschool their kids as schools remain closed or remote. The Wall Street Journal reported in September that “as

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It’s another relatively quiet week on the earnings calendar.


and Autozone report on Tuesday, followed by

General Mills

and Cintas on Wednesday. Thursday is busier: 






Darden Restaurants

all release results.

Economic data out this week include

IHS Markit’s

composite Purchasing Managers’ Index for September on Wednesday. The overall index and both of its manufacturing and services components are expected to decline slightly from August. On Friday, the Census Bureau releases the Durable Goods report for August—a decent proxy for business investment. Forecasts are for a 1.2% month-over-month gain.

Several housing-market indicators will be published this week. On Tuesday, the National Association of Realtors reports existing-home sales for August. Then on Wednesday, the Federal Housing Finance Agency releases its Home Price Index for July. Finally, the Census Bureau reports new-home sales for August on Thursday.

Monday 9/21

The Federal Reserve

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A study by the European Parliamentary Research Service published Friday contended that the digitalization of assets could benefit the European Union’s overall economy as digital finance continues to play an increasingly bigger role in the bloc’s financial services.  

The study focused on why the EU should hop on the crypto assets train, highlighting how the ongoing expansion of the crypto ecosystem is changing the preferences and usages amongst investors and consumers. 

According to the report, broadening the crypto-assets market would facilitate digital financial innovation, increase high skill employment and promote more innovation and investment, which would open up more opportunities for businesses and startups. 

“…[F]rom a macroeconomic perspective, the digitalisation of assets could also benefit the overall economy. The overall broadening of the crypto-assets market, which as mentioned above would go hand in hand with digital financial innovation, could increase high skill employment, innovation and investment,” the report noted.

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Sep 20, 2020 (CDN Newswire via Comtex) —
Global Organic Bread Flour Market 2020 by Manufacturers, Regions, Type and Application, Forecast to 2025, stated by a recent study of, offers a professional and in-intensity look at the modern state of the industry. The report provides a simple review of the key-word marketplace together with definitions, classifications, and applications. The report delivers a detailed description of the global market with respect to the dynamics of the market such as internal and external driving forces, restraining factors, risks, challenges, threats, and opportunities. It also examines the role of the leading market players involved in the industry including their corporate overview, financial summary, and SWOT analysis. Analysts of this research report are predicting financial attributes such as investment, pricing structures along with the profit margin.

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Former Vice President Joe Biden made false claims in a Sunday speech in which he urged Senate Republicans to let the winner of the presidential election fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday.

Joe Biden wearing a suit and tie: Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks about the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg after he arrives at at New Castle Airport, in New Castle, Del., Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, as he returns from Duluth, Minn.

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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks about the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg after he arrives at at New Castle Airport, in New Castle, Del., Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, as he returns from Duluth, Minn.

We’re still poring over the transcript of Biden’s address in Philadelphia, but here are two initial fact checks.

The Trump campaign’s demand for a list

Biden argued that it would be inappropriate for him to release a list of prospective Supreme Court nominees, as Trump did during the 2016 campaign and did again this month.

Biden also claimed that the Trump campaign had

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Ken Sethney, Volunteer Business Mentor, SCORE Kitsap
Published 2:19 p.m. PT Sept. 20, 2020


Many entrepreneurs bypass the uncertainties and challenges of the start-up process by purchasing an existing business, complete with its own brand, facilities, employees, and customers. It can be an excellent option, but do your homework first.

Upfront research can help to ensure that this is indeed a wise move from a personal and business standpoint.

Local newspapers and websites such as BizQuest and BusinessSmart make it easy to track down small businesses for sale. As you cull through the ads, be sure to do some research about yourself as well:

What are your interests? If you have no idea what business you want to invest in, eliminate those that are of no interest to you.

What are your talents? Being honest about your skills and experience can help avoid unrealistic business ventures. Some current employees

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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden reacts while giving a speech during a campaign event at Tougaloo College on March 08, 2020 in Tougaloo, Mississippi.

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The 2020 presidential election could be a make it or break it moment for Social Security.

The reason: Social Security’s funding, already on the verge of running out, could reach that threshold sooner, thanks to the economic damage brought on by Covid-19.

While some benefits will still be payable when that happens, talks on Capitol Hill have increasingly turned to how to restore the program’s solvency.

That means the next president could have the opportunity to help shape the program’s future in the next four years.

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has emerged with a plan of his own. Broadly, it would boost benefits for low-income households while raising taxes on high earners.

How Biden wants to change

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(RTTNews) – Rolls-Royce Holdings plc (RYCEF.PK, RR.L, RYCEY.PK) said it is seeking to raise up to 2.5 billion pounds to strengthen its balance sheet, through a variety of options including a rights issue, new debt issue and other forms of equity issuance.

Rolls-Royce notes the continued media speculation regarding the possibility of the Group undertaking a fund raising.

Rolls-Royce said it continues to review all funding options and no final decisions have been taken as to whether or when to proceed with any of these options or as to the precise amount that may be raised.

The company said to be in talks with sovereign wealth funds such as Singapore’s GIC about participating in the raise, the Financial Times reported, which will be launched in early October.

“We continue to review all funding options to enhance balance sheet resilience and strength,” the company stated.

Rolls-Royce announced its major reorganization in

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