DUBLIN, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The “Income Protection – United Kingdom (UK) Protection Insurance 2020″ report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The report provides an in-depth assessment of the income protection market, looking at current and historical market sizes with regards to changes in contracts and premiums. It examines how income protection products are distributed and highlights key changes in the competitive landscape, as well as the proposition of the key market players. It provides five-year forecasts of contracts and premiums to 2024 and discusses how the market, distribution, and products offered are likely to change in the future, as well as the reasons for these changes.

The UK’s income protection market has grown strongly in recent years. Of the main protection products, income protection was the only product to register double-digit growth in premiums in 2019. Advised sales remain far more common than non-advised sales. However,

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  • The same short-seller that targeted Nikola in September has set his sights on a new name: Loop Industries.
  • In a report released on Tuesday, Hindenburg Research alleged that Loop Industries’ technology for recycling plastics didn’t work, describing it as “smoke and mirrors.”
  • Shares of Loop Industries fell as much as 39% on Tuesday.
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The same short-seller that targeted Nikola in September is now alleging that another company “is smoke and mirrors” and is inflating its technological capabilities.

In a report released on Tuesday, Hindenburg Research alleged that Loop Industries was peddling plastic-recycling technology that didn’t work.

Investors have taken note of what Hindenburg has to say since its September report on Nikola led to a drawdown of nearly 50% in that stock.

Loop Industries says it uses proprietary technology that can break down so-called PET plastics into

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Western Cape Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities David Maynier claims that they have received complaints from business executives and immigration attorneys claiming that their emails to the Department of Home Affairs requesting permission to travel for business from high-risk countries to South Africa have not been answered.

Maynier revealed that he wrote to the Minister of Home Affairs, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi to request his urgent intervention.

In his letter, he states: “I would urge you to intervene in this matter was extreme urgency to ensure that the backlog of requests sent to the ‘[email protected]’ email address is processed as a matter of urgency and that there are sufficient capacity answers to all new applications made within 24 hours of receipt.”

Maynier also wrote to Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Nkosazana Dlamini

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Impatient to return to the campaign trail, President Donald Trump dubiously claimed he’s fully recovered and immune from COVID-19, hailed a cure that isn’t so and declared the coronavirus is “disappearing” even as cases spiked.



President Donald Trump speaks from the Blue Room Balcony of the White House to a crowd of supporters, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)


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President Donald Trump speaks from the Blue Room Balcony of the White House to a crowd of supporters, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

The comments over the weekend capped a week that featured the only vice presidential debate of 2020 and Trump’s hurried approach to leaving his convalescence behind and getting on with the campaign for the Nov. 3 election.



President Donald Trump removes his face mask to speak from the Blue Room Balcony of the White House to a crowd of supporters, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)


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President Donald Trump removes his face mask to speak from the Blue Room Balcony of the White House to a crowd of supporters, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

With confirmation hearings beginning Monday for

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell slightly last week to a still-high 840,000, evidence that job cuts remain elevated seven months into the pandemic recession.

The latest sign of a flagging recovery comes two days after President Donald Trump cut off talks over a new rescue aid package that economists say is urgently needed for millions of unemployed Americans and struggling businesses. A failure to enact another round of government aid would crimp household income and spending, and some economists say it would raise the risk of a double-dip recession.

Thursday’s report from the Labor Department said the number of people who are continuing to receive unemployment benefits dropped 1 million to 11 million. The decline suggests that many of the unemployed are being recalled to their old jobs. But it also reflects the fact that some have used up the 26 weeks of their

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Even as the number of new jobless claims continues to fall, the number of workers still waiting for jobless benefits in Washington state remains stubbornly high. 

Last week, Washingtonians filed 15,496 new unemployment claims, a 12.6% drop from the prior week, the Employment Security Department (ESD) said Thursday. It’s the lowest tally since early March, when pandemic-related layoffs were picking up — and a potential sign of a gradually improving economy. Almost 317,000 Washingtonians were collecting unemployment benefits as of last week. Nationally, there were 840,000 new claims last week, down 1% from a week earlier.

But there were also 20,223 Washingtonians as of last week who are waiting for the ESD to resolve issues with their unemployment claims, according to the agency’s weekly report. 

And that figure doesn’t reflect the many thousands of workers who have already been turned down for benefits and are now trying to appeal.

“It’s

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U.S. unemployment claims remained elevated above pre-pandemic highs last week, as layoffs persist and the labor-market recovery flashes signs of slowdown.

Unemployment claims fell slightly to 840,000 last week, Thursday’s Labor Department report said. Weekly jobless claims are down sharply from a peak of near 7 million in March but have clocked in between 800,000 and 900,000 for more than a month. Claims remain above the pre-pandemic peak of 695,000 and are higher than in any previous recession for records tracing back to 1967.

The number of people collecting unemployment benefits through regular state programs, which cover most workers, fell to 11 million in the week ended Sept. 26 from 12 million the prior week, according to the Labor Department. So-called continuing claims declined throughout the summer, indicating many unemployed people are returning to work as the recovery continues.

But some of the recent declines in continuing claims represent individuals

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The Thursday Market Minute

  • Global stocks extend gains on U.S. stimulus hopes as lawmakers press ahead with talks of targeted support.
  • House Speaker Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Mnuchin remain engaged in negotiations as President Trump pushes for a ‘piecemeal’ deal before next month’s elections.
  • Weekly jobless claims could upend risk sentiment, but Wall Street is looking to extend its best week since August heading into the teeth of the third quarter earnings season.
  • European stocks extend gains, rising to a four-week high, even as coronavirus infections continue to surge and lockdown discussions accelerate as cooler weather sets in.
  • Oil prices edge higher following a surprise drawdown in U.S. gasoline stocks suggests a possible uptick in domestic energy demand.
  • U.S. equity futures suggest a firmer open on Wall Street ahead of weekly jobless claims numbers at 8:30 am Eastern time.

U.S. equity futures extended gains Thursday, pulling Wall Street benchmarks past

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris tussled Wednesday in the first and only vice presidential debate before the Nov. 3 election, coming as the coronavirus sidelined President Donald Trump at the White House.



Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and Vice President Mike Pence answer questions during the vice presidential debate Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, at Kingsbury Hall on the campus of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, Pool)


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Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and Vice President Mike Pence answer questions during the vice presidential debate Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, at Kingsbury Hall on the campus of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, Pool)



Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., listens as Vice President Mike Pence answers a question during the vice presidential debate Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, at Kingsbury Hall on the campus of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, Pool)


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Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., listens as Vice President Mike Pence answers a question during the vice presidential debate Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, at Kingsbury Hall on the campus of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, Pool)

A look at how the running mates’ statements from Salt Lake City stack up

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Misleading claims are flying in attack ads for the closely watched Alabama U.S. Senate race between Sen. Doug Jones, a Deep South Democrat, and his Republican opponent Tommy Tuberville, a former college football coach.



FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2016 file photo, Cincinnati coach Tommy Tuberville walks off the field after the team's NCAA college football game against Memphis in Cincinnati. Democratic Sen. Doug Jones of Alabama has called Republican challenger Tommy Tuberville “Coach Clueless” for the former football coach's recent comments about the coronavirus. Jones attacked Tuberville in a campaign appearance Friday, Sept. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)


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FILE – In this Nov. 18, 2016 file photo, Cincinnati coach Tommy Tuberville walks off the field after the team’s NCAA college football game against Memphis in Cincinnati. Democratic Sen. Doug Jones of Alabama has called Republican challenger Tommy Tuberville “Coach Clueless” for the former football coach’s recent comments about the coronavirus. Jones attacked Tuberville in a campaign appearance Friday, Sept. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Tuberville, a political newcomer, is challenging Jones, who pulled off a close win during a special election three years ago. Republicans hope to win back the once reliably red Senate seat.

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In a TV ad released last month, Tuberville falsely accused Jones

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