• EU lawmakers are drawing up a “hit list” of Big Tech companies to target with new regulation, sources told the Financial Times.
  • The list will have up to 20 companies on it, and is likely to include big players such as Facebook and Apple, the sources said.
  • The EU is set to publish proposals for new technology laws in December.
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EU lawmakers are writing a “hit list” of Big Tech companies to target with tougher regulation, sources familiar with the matter told the Financial Times.

The sources did not say which names are on the list so far, but said it will feature up to 20 large tech companies, and that it is likely to include Silicon Valley behemoths such as Facebook and Apple.

Under draft plans for new legislation, the companies named on the list will have to abide by stricter regulations

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Buy From the Bush (BFTB) founder Grace Brennan says land in Warren, NSW, looks a little different these days. But while drought-devastated, fire-ravaged communities across Australia rebound with “hope and energy” after decent rainfall, the economic wipe-out of COVID means their efforts must redouble.

“Small businesses across the globe are dealing with financial insecurity and the added element of social isolation,” Ms Brennan said.

“Rural communities have been experiencing (these challenges) for a long time … so there’s this weird universality as a result of COVID and possibly a greater connection between city and bush than I ever could have imagined.”

Consumer appetite for Australian made is not new, but the launch of BFTB a year ago immediately focused national goodwill. AlphaBeta’s June evaluation of BFTB’s economic impact found businesses on average experienced a 300 per cent sales uplift within a month of being featured.

The evaluation also found a

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TINLEY PARK, IL — Many small and local businesses amid COVID-19 have become victims of the pandemic as well. A Tinley Park couple is trying to help businesses around the area bounce back and grow during these uncertain times.

Geoffrey and Stephanie Pyrzynski created Geoffresh, an online marketing and SEO web design site, designed to help businesses grow online. Geoffrey specializes in technical and mechanical areas, while Stephanie specializes in public relations strategy and design, according to the website. Together, they make a team that can successfully help businesses grow online.

Some packages the couple offer online include:

  • Basic: A $1,000 a month package that includes basic search engine optimization (SEO), up to 10 pages of creation, graphic designs and more.

  • Pro: A $1,000 a month package that includes advanced SEO, active SEO, up to 10 pages of creation, graphic design and more.

  • Executive: A $4,ooo a month package that

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The federal budget is providing a further $25 billion in temporary and targeted support under the COVID-19 Response Package, together with another $74 billion under the JobMaker Plan.



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This brings the government’s overall response and recovery support to $507 billion since the onset of the pandemic, over half of which is direct economic support.

The measures announced under the $74 billion expansion of the JobMaker Plan are perhaps the most relevant for small business recovery. 

Measures such as the accelerated deliver of tax cuts will result in more money being spent on purchases of goods and services from local businesses, while tax concessions and other employment subsidies for business owners will temporarily reduce employee costs.

The new JobMaker measures are designed to encourage business growth and support the restoration of jobs lost due to the COVID-19 economic downturn. Some of the measures announced

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Prepared by Chris, CEO Quad 7 Capital and lead analyst at team BAD BEAT Investing

Chimera Investment Corporation (NYSE:CIM) remains a holding in my long-term dividend reinvestment income portfolios, but it’s also a name that can be traded on the swings. We have been telling members that this name is a stock to buy on any meaningful pullback. Well, friends, with the stock nearing the $8 mark, that time has come. I have mentioned this before, but back in February, I detailed why I sold half the position and was letting the house’s money run, and our team highlighted it as a pick in March when mREITs were getting obliterated. We have been following this company and the portfolio very closely for quite some time. This year of course the stock and portfolio holdings were decimated.

The prior quarter which was rocked by COVID was a complete disaster, and huge

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TAMPA — The Bucs will not only be without wide receiver Chris Godwin in Sunday’s home game against the Chargers, but also running back Leonard Fournette, who will miss the contest with an ankle injury.

Fournette was starting to become a bigger part of the Bucs’ offense following a 100-yard rushing performance in Week 2, but he had just 15 rushing yards on seven carries in the Sunday’s 28-10 win in Denver.

His absence will mean that Ronald Jones and LeSean McCoy will potentially carry more of the running load. In addition, Bucs coach Bruce Arians said rookie third-round pick Ke’Shawn Vaughn should see his first action this season. Vaughn has yet to play a snap on offense, seeing all five snaps this year on special teams.

“He’s more than ready,” Arians said.

The Bucs drafted Vaughn in April, seeing him as an immediate contributor as a rusher and pass

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Not too many 13-year-olds have created their own websites. Yash Naik, an eighth grader at Pine Point School is one of the few.

Naik has had a longtime passion for business and economics, deciding to create a website that would assist those in his New London County community during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. His passion has been bolstered over the past year, as he learned more about important economic concepts and engaged in discussions with teachers, classmates and family.

Naik attributes much credit to his school for its hands-on approach to education as well as a diverse curriculum. He pointed out that this is not a school project. Although his school may have influenced him, it was his own decision to start the project.

He tied all of these interests together by creating a website that assists small business owners and the self employed in acquiring Payment Protection Program (PPP)

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Editor’s Note: This article was updated on Sept. 22, 2020, to remove information on an aspect of the business that’s not part of its crowdfunding campaign.

TerraCycle stock is the first equity crowdfunding idea I’ve seen on InvestorPlace that I might invest in.

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The company probably doesn’t need crowdfunding at all. While you can still buy shares at $100 each through StartEngine, TerraCycle stock has already issued its first dividend, $2.09 per share.

The recycling disruptor earned $3.2 million in 2019 on $27.1 million in revenue, up 35% from the previous year. It’s currently seeking $14.8 million on a $50 million valuation.

TerraCycle isn’t flying under the radar. It was called the “Coolest Start-up in America” back in 2006. At the time its main business was converting food waste into fertilizer using worms. Now it’s

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HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — State officials say myconneCT, a new online tool new from the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services, is supposed to be user friendly. They said business owners can file their taxes with just a few taps on their phones or personal computers.

The Thomas Hooker Brewery in Hartford was part of a focus group to see how the new platform should be built.

Acting Department of Revenue Services (DRS) John Biello said, “To the business community, I’d like to say ‘we heard you!’”

State officials said the current system businesses use to file taxes is old and clunky.

This upgrade will help in more ways than one. DRS commissioner said efficiency, managing accounts and registering a new business will all be easier with this online platform.

The governor said FAST Enterprises is the vendor who helped build the platform.

Biello said 7,000 business tax returns have been

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TerraCycle stock is the first equity crowdfunding idea I’ve seen on InvestorPlace that I might invest in.





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The company probably doesn’t need crowdfunding at all. While you can still buy shares at $100 each through StartEngine, TerraCycle stock has already issued its first dividend, $2.09 per share.

The recycling disruptor earned $3.2 million in 2019 on $27.1 million in revenue, up 35% from the previous year. It’s currently seeking $14.8 million on a $50 million valuation.

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TerraCycle isn’t flying under the radar. It was called the “Coolest Start-up in America” back in 2006. At the time its main business was converting food waste into fertilizer using worms. Now it’s focused on hard-to-recycle plastic, building networks that collect packaging, process it and sell it back as new packaging.

TerraCycle CEO is the Musk of Garbage

TerraCycle CEO Tom Szaky

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