Merideth says the change confounds him. He, too, has been unable to get any clear answers. “They have the revenue,” he says of the Department of Social Services.

For Merideth, the story of Missouri government not doing a good job funding services for poor people is an all-too-common refrain, whether it’s 100,000 children being dropped from the Medicaid rolls, leading the nation in the dubious statistic, or its low pay for state workers, or low unemployment benefits, all of which have been compounded during the pandemic.

But this is a problem he doesn’t understand. The state has the money to keep these facilities open until the city is able to safely increase building capacity. And for a governor who has claimed that local control is the best way to deal with the pandemic, instead of any statewide mask mandates or other moves, this one specifically punishes people who can least

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New foodservice logistics centers support growth for QCD and its customers throughout the U.S.

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Frisco, Texas-based Quality Custom Distribution (QCD), part of the Golden State Foods (GSF) family of companies, opened four Midwest distribution centers between March and September, following its acquisition of DPI (Dedicated Logistics Inc.) facilities in February 2020. With a U.S. footprint of 28 facilities servicing more than 7,500 quick service restaurant (QSR) customers in virtually every state, QCD initiated operations at four newly built facilities, including two locations in Chicago, Illinois; one location in Indianapolis, Indiana; and one location in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

QCD initiated operations at four newly built facilities, including two locations in Chicago, Illinois; one location in Indianapolis, Indiana; and one location in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
QCD initiated operations at four newly built facilities, including two locations in Chicago, Illinois; one location in Indianapolis, Indiana; and one location in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

“The optimization of QCD’s total U.S. distribution network supports our valued partnerships with quick service operators

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New York retained the top spot in a survey of global financial centers on Friday, with London strengthening its position in second place just over three months before Britain’s full departure from the European Union.

The Global Financial Centres Index (GCFI) is based on a survey by the Z/Yen Group in partnership with the China Development Institute of more than 54,500 assessments collected from 8,549 professionals working in the sector.


The assessments look at political stability, regulatory environment, availability of skilled staff, quality of life, infrastructure, availability of capital, market liquidity, reputation and cultural diversity.

“GFCI 28 shows increased confidence in the leading financial centres, but a general reduction in confidence in other centres,” said Michael Mainelli, executive chairman of Z/Yen said in a statement.

Uncertainty about trade,

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There are so many cracks through which they may fall. So many ways our children may fall further behind when already struggling to keep pace—struggling to learn. Especially if their parents have no choice but to work while their children cope with navigating “school” remotely in these unprecedented times of COVID-19.

No choice but to leave them at home in the care of an older adult—often a grandparent or auntie who just may not be savvy in the ways of chrome books, logins, and Zoom.

Or maybe even an older sibling—who themselves might struggle with learning at home. Learning what they would normally absorb in a classroom while now sitting at the kitchen table or on the couch. If there is a kitchen table. Or a couch.

That’s real for too many low-income families. Families in the Black Belt. Families in low-income neighborhoods

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Comcast is launching a program to provide free Wi-Fi in community centers as part of an effort to improve internet access for students in low-income areas, the company said Thursday. The so-called “lift zones” will provide free internet connectivity as well as “access to hundreds of hours of educational and digital skills content to help families and site coordinators navigate online learning.”

The first 200 lift zones have been selected and will include BUILD in Chicago, the Harvey Johnson Community Center at Union Baptist Church in Baltimore, the Olney Recreation Center in Philadelphia, the Catholic Youth Organization of Mercer County in Trenton, and the Sanneh Foundation Distance Learning Hub in St. Paul. Other community centers in Atlanta, Denver, Detroit, Miami, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, DC will also be included.

“The COVID-19 crisis has

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Business continues to improve at the local outlet mall. Tanger Factory Outlet Centers (NYSE:SKT) offered an encouraging financial update after Monday’s market close. The operator of 38 upscale outlet shopping centers came through with another month of positive cash flow in August, and it was enough to pay off its unsecured lines of credit. 

Its properties are starting to retain tenants and, more importantly, attract customers. With funds from operations now positive — and likely to continue rising — it’s just a matter of time before the REIT resumes its once hefty quarterly distributions. 

A clothing rack featuring items at 80% off in a sale.

Image source: Getty Images.

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Tanger Factory Outlet Centers was doing fine — but not great — before the pandemic. Brick-and-mortar malls are struggling, and many retail concepts are going under. Tanger Factory Outlet Centers is tethered to its tenants, and some of its retail partners have filed for bankruptcy. The shift

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is closing 13 food centers across the state that serve low-income mothers and children as it prepares to start a new program early next year that will allow participants to use electronic cards to access supplies at grocery stores and pharmacies instead.

In the meantime, participants will still have access to benefits at centers elsewhere in the state. There are at least 80 food centers in Mississippi, the Commercial Dispatch reported.

Mississippi is one of the only states in the country that uses a warehouse distribution system and paper vouchers to distribute benefits to participants in the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program.

The state announced intentions to switch to electronic benefits transfer cards late last year, and that process will begin in January 2021 at the earliest. The eWIC card system will be easier to use and allow participants to access food at

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