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It is absolutely about the cancelled shows and closed doors, the reduced patronage because of the stay-at-home orders and social distancing precautions that are necessary to keep one another safe. It is also about acknowledging the organizations’ efforts as they identify new ways forward and assisting them with what they need to safely reopen as soon as they can.

In the Dayton region, cultural attendees spent an average of $19.71 per person, per event, as a direct result of their attendance. This funding not only directly assists the arts, but also supports other hospitality and retail businesses where people also spend time and money when patronizing an arts venue.

ExploreIDEAS: Here’s how to be a ‘breast health hero’

We made the strategic decision to not identify a dollar figure for the relief fund, or establish minimum and maximum awards.

Our goal is to be as impactful as possible, to

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An ad from a group opposing a constitutional amendment to change the way Illinois taxes income warns voters the proposal would hit large and small businesses alike.

“If approved, it would let the politicians immediately implement their plan to increase taxes on small businesses, farmers and large employers,” the narrator says in an ad from the Coalition to Stop the Proposed Tax Hike Amendment.

Currently, Illinois taxes all individual income at a flat rate of 4.95%. The amendment’s approval would allow a new graduated rate structure to take effect in 2021, raising taxes for those earning more than $250,000.

Corporations that do business in Illinois would also see their flat income tax rate increase from 7.00% to 7.99% under the plan. But most businesses, especially small ones, don’t pay the corporate tax. Instead, they operate as pass-through entities, which means their profits flow directly to the people who own them

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PAMPLICO, S.C. (AP) — The land agent who arrived at Reatha Jefferson’s door in May, unannounced and unmasked in the middle of the pandemic, told her he was giving her one more chance.

The agent was there on behalf of Virginia-based utility giant Dominion Energy. He wanted to see if Jefferson would let Dominion run a new natural gas pipeline through the land her great-grandfather, a rural Black farmer, had bought more than a century ago in Pamplico, South Carolina.

Jefferson sent the agent away and in July, the utility served her with court papers in an attempt to use eminent domain to build the pipeline.

The proposed 14.5-mile-long (23-kilometer-long) gas line is small in contrast to projects like the recently canceled Atlantic Coast Pipeline, or even a 55-mile-long (88.5-kilometer-long) pipeline Dominion built recently in the state. But for Jefferson, it threatens to stain the land where her relatives once

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By Anjishnu Mondal and Eileen Soreng

(Reuters) – Oil prices will stay near current levels this year as rising novel coronavirus cases threaten to slow the pace of demand recovery and counter output curbs by top producers, a Reuters poll showed on Wednesday.

The survey of 40 analysts and economists forecast benchmark Brent crude

averaging $42.48 a barrel in 2020. That compares with an average of $42.54 this year and last month’s forecast of $42.75.

Brent is projected to average $50.41 in 2021.

The 2020 U.S. crude

price outlook was at $38.70 per barrel versus $38.82 predicted in August. It has averaged $38.20 this year.

“As long as there is no working vaccine available, the main risk for oil prices is lower-than-expected demand,” Hans van Cleef, senior energy economist at ABN Amro said.

(Graphic: Oil demand and COVID-19 cases –

    Global demand was seen contracting by 8 million-9.8 million

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We help you estimate the maximum amount that could end up in your bank account if another stimulus payment arrives.

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Could a second stimulus check happen before the Nov. 3 election, and, if so, how much could you get if you qualify a new payment? Now that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi have agreed to resume negotiations to pass another, there’s still hope.

House Democrats hope to score a vote on a new relief proposal worth $2.4 trillion on Oct. 2. If it passes, the Senate could choose to pick it up, or, like the Heroes Act that the House passed in May, could do nothing.

The first stimulus check sent up to $1,200 per adult, but a second stimulus payment could be lower or higher, particularly if the qualifications for dependents are broadened or if your financial circumstances have changed since

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What are the chances you could get a second stimulus check before the Nov. 3 election, and if you did, how much money could you expect? There’s still a chance it could happen, now that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi have agreed to resume negotiations on another economic relief package 

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We help you estimate the maximum amount that could end up in your bank account if another stimulus payment arrives. Angela Lang/CNET

Democrats in the House of Representatives are also preparing a new, $2.4 trillion relief proposal that could receive a vote in the House on Oct. 2. If it passes, the Senate would have the chance to vote — or not — and negotiations could potentially kick into high gear.

The first stimulus check maxed out at $1,200 per adult, but a second check could bring more or less, especially

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CARFAX Canada has been named Large Business of the Year at the 37th annual London Chamber of Commerce Business Achievement Awards. A scaled-down version of the gala was held in London at the Best Western Lamplighter Inn on September 23rd.

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The annual awards, which are the largest of its kind in Canada, also live-streamed the evenings events for those who could not attend. This is CARFAX Canada’s second time being recognized by the London Chamber of Commerce. The company was also named Large Business of the Year in 2012.

The Business of the Year award is presented to select companies who make outstanding contributions to the local community, demonstrate innovation in technology, excel in taking care of their employees and contribute significantly to London’s

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Rural regions and smaller towns are driving FMCG sector’s growth amid the Covid-19 pandemic, which has also skewed consumer purchases towards more affordable price points and large packs as they remain cautious spenders. FMCG companies have also stepped up on innovations in the health and hygiene and home-cooking product segments to meet evolving consumer demands, according to a Nielsen report.

“FMCG consumption was the hardest hit in bigger cities in India during the lockdown period, the impact was the least in our villages that retail close to 40 per cent of industry sales,” according to the Nielsen report on evolving consumer trends. The markets and research insights firm pointed out that “middle and rural India” is driving strategic priorities of FMCG companies. Majority of CXOs surveyed by Nielsen in September said they are increasing focus on middle India and rural markets over the next six months. Middle India refers to

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Large trucks can be dangerous on the road because they can weigh 20-30 times as much as passenger vehicles, so crashes with them are often particularly deadly.  In the United States, collisions involving large trucks have risen by nearly a third since hitting an all-time low in 2009, killing 4,136 people — 119 from rear-ending passenger vehicles —in 2018.

But there is good news. Large trucks with forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking (AEB) systems are much less likely to rear-end another vehicle, and equipping them with the technology could eliminate more than two out of five of those crashes. 

Those are the highlights of new research released earlier this month

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