Power Index Premier® NY with Lifetime Income Builder Combines Principal Protection with a Lifetime Income Guaranteed to Rise for up to 15 Years

AIG Life & Retirement, a division of American International Group, Inc. (NYSE: AIG) and a leading provider of annuities, today announced the launch of the Power Index Premier NY Index Annuity with Lifetime Income Builder.

Developed exclusively for the state of New York, Power Index Premier NY is currently the only index annuity that gives New York residents the option of a living benefit rider. Guaranteed living benefit (GLB) riders typically provide lifetime income that can help keep pace with rising retirement costs. The Lifetime Income Builder GLB rider, available exclusively with Power Index Premier NY, delivers lifetime income that is guaranteed to grow every year that income is deferred for up to 15 years.

In an environment of heightened economic and market uncertainty, Americans are

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Algolia AI allows companies to build tailored experiences that continuously learn, tune, and personalize based on user behavior

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SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 14, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Algolia, the leading Search and Discovery solution, today announced Algolia AI, a suite of AI tools that enables businesses of all sizes to create always-optimized, personalized digital experiences with less manual tuning and curation. Algolia AI—designed using trillions of searches, making it the most intelligent search platform on the market—is packaged inside an easy-to-use and flexible API. Algolia removes the complexity of implementing AI while giving companies the ability to deeply customize and control the end user experience.

Consumers expect frictionless, dynamic, and personalized digital experiences, and businesses are working to deliver these experiences with forward-looking technologies such as AI. However, applying AI to

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BURLINGTON, Vt., Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — In Covid times, we’ve all experienced an abrupt shift to relying on web-based tools and services in our day-to-day lives. Now, more than ever, websites and web applications need to be available for everyone, regardless of ability. The importance of accessing critical services like health care, banking, and education via the web has increased significantly; the need for digital accessibility has never been more apparent.

Accessible Web, an organization of web accessibility experts located in Burlington, VT, recognizes the challenges that organizations are having with navigating the complexities of online ADA compliance and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), and is excited to announce the release of their flagship product. Accessible Web Console is a suite of tools designed to help teams discover, understand and resolve web accessibility issues.

“Our local web agency has been working towards building accessible websites since

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NBCUniversal parent Comcast Tuesday went live with Comcast RISE, a program to help minority-owned small businesses hit by COVID-19 that offers grants, equipment, internet access, commercial production, free ads and marketing advice. It’s part of a broader $100 million initiative the conglom announced in June.

Comcast began testing the ‘Comcastrise.com’ portal last week and will start publicizing it today, asking for businesses to apply for help in four areas: marketing consulting, access to television inventory, creative production and technology upgrades. It will announce a group of winners each quarter. Businesses not chosen can re-apply. Winners of the first round will be announced Nov 28, Maria Weaver, CMO of Comcast Advertising, told Deadline. The goal is to touch “thousands of businesses,” she said.

Comcast is starting with U.S.-based Black-owned small businesses. The next wave of the multiyear program will expand eligibility to enterprises owned by Black, Indigenous and People of Color

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RiverNorth/DoubleLine Strategic Opportunity Fund, Inc. (the “Fund”) (NYSE: OPP) today announced that it plans to offer shares of its Series A Cumulative Preferred Stock (the “Preferred Stock”) in an underwritten public offering. The completion of the proposed offering depends upon several factors, including customary closing, market and other conditions. The Fund has applied to list the Preferred Stock on the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) under the ticker symbol “OPP.P”. If the application is approved, trading on the NYSE in the Preferred Stock is expected to begin within 30 days following the issuance date of the Preferred Stock.

The Fund plans to use the net proceeds from the offering of the Preferred Stock to repay borrowings under the Fund’s credit facility and for general working capital purposes.

UBS Securities LLC is acting as the sole book-running manager for the offering.

The information in this preliminary prospectus supplement is not complete

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BELLEVUE, KY / ACCESSWIRE / October 13, 2020 / Michael Bilokonsky, CEO and president of Whitehorse Freight, is excited to announce the launch of his new website, https://michaelbilokonsky.com/. As an enthusiast of motorcycles, his website features an in-depth look into his interests as well as some interesting entrepreneurial tips in the form of articles and interviews.

“Motorcycles are my passion. Balancing my personal interests and my entrepreneurial mindset is something I really wanted to highlight on my website,” Says Biolkonsky.

The balance is definitely struck as the website sports information on how to stay safe while enjoying the ride in the article Staying safe on the road: tips for the new motorcycle owner and also describing his work experience and how he got to where he is today in Michael

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Help is now available for small business owners who have taken an economic hit due to the COVID-19 pandemic.



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The Erie County Business Task Force and others were on hand Tuesday to announce details about the Erie County ‘Back to Business’ grant program. The money is available thanks to $20 million in CARES Act funding and business must have 50 or fewer employees to be eligible. 

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Priority will be given to those who have not yet gotten any COVID-related assistance, minority and women owned businesses, those in highly-distressed zip codes, those seeking to hire back laid off or furloughed workers and those businesses that have yet to reopen.

“We have all seen the devastating effects of the COVID-19 shutdown on our local economy. Minority-owned businesses in Highly Distressed areas have been especially hard-hit, and the

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Over the course of just a few days, Nisha Blackwell went from losing her job to launching her own successful and eco-friendly business making bows and bow ties for kids.

The Pittsburgh resident was laid off right before she was supposed to attend a birthday party for her friend’s daughter. Blackwell, who was also in nursing school, didn’t have enough money to buy a gift, but she did own a brand new sewing machine, still in the box, and fabric. She decided to make the birthday girl several bows, but there was one big problem: she had no idea how to sew.

“I was literally typing into YouTube ‘how to turn a Brother sewing machine on,’ ‘how to thread the bobbin,'” Blackwell told CBS News. After watching tons of videos, she had made enough bows to fill a box. Blackwell held her breath when the girl opened her present, but

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SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE / ACCESSWIRE / October 10, 2020 / Gipnetix announces the launch of its new online learning platform to teach people the importance of social media marketing and personal brand development. Gipnetix works with professionals worldwide to help social media marketers and influencers improve their ads and fill their pages with high-quality content engaging their audiences in a whole new way. Gipnetix PTE. LTD. also offers an extensive selection of marketing courses allowing people of any age to study and improve in online marketing.

With Gipnetix, influencers, small business owners, marketing specialists, and just anyone can create an attractive TikTok, Instagram, LinkedIn, or Facebook page. Learners can download marketing guides, Gipnetix SMM dictionary, watch video courses, get to know about the latest social media marketing trends, tips, strategies, and much more. People can access the informational content on topics like Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and LinkedIn marketing, personal brand development,

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U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak (L) in Rothesay on the Isle of Bute, Scotland.


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Faced with the prospect of a massive rise in unemployment by the end of the year, the U.K. government announced on Friday another significant job-support program to supplant the more ambitious one set up earlier this year to counter the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

The announcement came on the day the Office for National Statistics said that gross domestic product grew 2.1% in August, less than half of what was forecast by a Reuters poll of economists. The U.K. economy remains more than 9% smaller than its pre-pandemic February level, and most of the August bounce was due to the government restaurant-subsidy program, now expired, known as “Eat out to help out.”

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak, just three weeks after announcing his “winter economy plan,” had to

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