NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The inventor of Splitz Bedding, the new sheets design that allows you to sleep comfortably with a partner is proud to announce the launch of new product website, splitzbedding.com.

“Like many couples, my husband, John, and I pulled and tugged on the covers all night, every night, until I finally came up with a solution,” says Merideth Jaskowski, co-inventor of the patent pending new sheet design. “The sheet and blanket prototypes I made about a year and a half ago worked so amazingly well for us that I knew I had created something that potentially everyone could benefit from.”

Normal bedding is one large piece that often leads to couples yanking and struggling to have control over the covers. This can cause trouble sleeping, frustration, and even the inability to sleep. Splitz Bedding allows partners who share a bed to have

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Sonia Kang is a critical care registered nurse turned fashion designer and founder of Mixed Up Clothing, a children’s fashion brand that creates multicultural apparel. Like many businesses, Kang’s company took a financial hit due to COVID-19, but when America experienced a mask shortage, she saw a chance to help. Using her RN and fashion skills, she created cloth masks that comply with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention standards and are made of fabric with multicultural designs.

With the skills she gained from her previous field and her appreciation for diversity, Kang’s business has been able to thrive and help other businesses do the same. Here are three lessons from Kang’s entrepreneurial journey.

1. Use your skills from past professions.

From COVID-19 to the resurgence of racial tensions in America, many businesses have been forced to make changes. When Mixed Up Clothing’s business began to slow down, Kang had

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Friday's report was compiled by BIS, the Bank of England, the U.S. Federal Reserve, Bank of Canada, Bank of Japan, the European Central Bank, Sveriges Riksbank and the Swiss National Bank. File Photo by Canadastock/Shutterstock/UPI

Friday’s report was compiled by BIS, the Bank of England, the U.S. Federal Reserve, Bank of Canada, Bank of Japan, the European Central Bank, Sveriges Riksbank and the Swiss National Bank. File Photo by Canadastock/Shutterstock/UPI

Oct. 9 (UPI) — The Bank of International Settlements and seven central banks around the world published a report Friday that set a framework for a digital currency to work in conjunction with paper money.

The report highlights three key elements of the proposal — cryptocurrency coexisting with cash in a flexible payment system, supporting wider policy objectives and promoting innovation and efficiency.

“This report is a real step forward for this group of central banks in agreeing on the common principles and identifying the key features we believe would be needed for a workable [central bank digitalcurrency] system,” Jon Cunliffe, the deputy governor for the Bank of England, said in a statement.

Along with

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a sign on the side of a building: Neon sign that says free on brick wall background


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Neon sign that says free on brick wall background

Many tips on how to market your business mean spending money. But what if you have a shoestring budget and limited time?

There are plenty of low effort ways you can increase brand awareness and advertise your business without breaking the bank. Advertising is a key step in your marketing strategy, harnessing your data and experience to introduce and promote your product and service to an audience or marketplace.

Even if you have an impressive online advertising budget, these tactics are still useful to get involved with your local business community and connect with customers.

• Attend networking events

• Give talks and speeches

• Give back to your community

• Optimize your Google My Business listing

• Write guest posts

• Ask customers to leave reviews

1. Attend networking events

Networking. It puts the fear of God

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  • Much of the ad industry came to a halt in March as the pandemic led marketers to slash spending and delay reviews of their accounts.
  • But activity has since picked up, with a focus on media-buying, which is where the most money changes hands.
  • The key reviews ad agencies are watching include names like T-Mobile, Sanofi, and Visa that spend billions on advertising and want to consolidate their business with a single agency or holding company.
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When the pandemic hit the US in March, advertising all but came to a halt as brands slashed spending and halted new campaign production.

The last thing any CMO wanted to do was go embark on an agency review, an expensive, monthslong process to determine the advertising agencies they want to handle their business. 

But with some exceptions like Samsung, which just cancelled a massive pitch for

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The de-listing offer of Vedanta Ltd has failed, according to the data available on the stock exchange website. To de-list the shares from the bourses, Vedanta’s UK promoters required 134 crore shares. According to the BSE website, only 125.47 crore shares were tendered till 7.20 pm.

However, the company can come out with a revised price. But it may not get shares below ₹320 a piece for de-listing as LIC has sought that price for tendering its nearly 24 crore shares. Neither the merchant banker to the de-listing offer nor Vedanta issued any statement till the time of going to the press.

UK promoters of Vedanta hold around 50 per cent in the company and had to acquire 40 per cent stake to de-list.

“Bidding for Vendanta was extended till 7 pm and data till 7.20 pm show that the threshold 90 per cent bid has not been received. If

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  • The next presidential debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden was scrapped, The Wall Street Journal and CNN reported Friday.
  • The Commission on Presidential Debates canceled the upcoming debate, scheduled for October 15, which was changed from an in-person town hall to a virtual meeting, according to reports.
  • The decision was made after Trump and several other people in the White House tested positive for COVID-19 last week.
  • The president said he would not participate in a virtual event and asked that the event be in-person, but the commission denied the request.
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The next presidential debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden was scrapped, several news outlets reported Friday.

The Commission on Presidential Debates canceled the upcoming debate, scheduled for Thursday, October 15, which was changed from an in-person town hall to a virtual meeting

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The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment has set Oct. 26 as the new deadline by which people on unemployment must certify their eligibility if they want to claim Lost Wages Assistance program payments.

State officials estimate that between 70,000 and 80,000 Coloradans eligible for the program known as LWA have not called or logged into the state’s automated system to certify that they were out of work because of the COVID-19 pandemic during the period the program covers.

That certification is required for people who are collecting state benefits to claim the $300 per week in extra support, up to $1,800 total, for the weeks between July 26 and Sept. 5.

To certify, people who collected unemployment during the program period must call the unemployment customer service line (303-318-9000 or 1-800-388-5515 if they lived outside the Denver metro area) or visit cdle.colorado.gov/lwa and click on the virtual agent chat

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Post-2Q review, I am still upbeat on Constellation Brands (STZ), particularly its beer business, which remains a secular winner in the US. With a cleaner wine business and a clear path to resuming share repurchases, the 2H setup looks favorable, in my view. At current valuations of ~16x EV/EBITDA, and free cannabis optionality via the Canopy (OTC:CGC) stake, the value proposition looks quite compelling vis a vis similar high-growth peers such as Monster (MNST) and Brown-Forman (BF.B).

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Strong Profitability in 2Q21 Despite the Backdrop

STZ’s 2Q21 sales of $2.3bn came in ahead of the Street, with gross margins of 52.5% also ~90bps above expectations. SG&A leverage and delayed marketing spend drove operating margin upside and a strong operating income beat vs. the Street. No surprises then that STZ’s $2.91 in EPS (ex-Canopy) was also well above consensus’ $2.69, though this includes the additional benefit to EPS from

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  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said a coronavirus aid package was “unlikely in the next three weeks” in the run-up to the election.
  • “We do need another rescue package. But the proximity to the election and the differences of opinion about what is needed at this particular juncture are pretty vast,” he said at a Kentucky event.
  • Any deal between the White House and Democrats faces an uphill battle to gain Senate GOP support.
  • Many Republican senators have voiced concern over the swelling budget deficit, which stands at $3.1 trillion.
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Friday the passage of an economic stimulus package was improbable in the next few weeks before the election.

“I think the murkiness is a result of the proximity to the election, and everybody kind of trying to elbow for political advantage” he said during a campaign

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