BROOKLYN, N.Y., Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Petri Plumbing & Heating, a family-owned home services company in Brooklyn, advises homeowners to make sure their boilers are in in tip-top shape before cold weather arrives, avoiding a potential loss of heat or costly emergency repairs stemming from system strain during the first few days of winter use.

“Most boilers remain idle during warmer months, and when suddenly turned on, problems can occur,” said Michael Petri, owner of Petri Plumbing & Heating. “Having a malfunctioning boiler and no heat during a cold snap isn’t just an inconvenience, it could be a health and safety hazard. Getting your boiler serviced before winter can ensure your family’s comfort and safety.”

The Petri Plumbing & Heating team is providing homeowners with the following warning signs that their boiler might need servicing now:

  • Thumping or gurgling noises: This could mean several things,
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Since the coronavirus pandemic hit in March, an outpouring of financial pledges and philanthropic gifts have made their way to historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). The donations, which total more than $300 million, come amid renewed calls for racial justice following nationwide protests and high-profile police killings.

a view of a city: The Morehouse College campus stands in an aerial photograph taken over Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., on Sunday, July 19, 2020.

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The Morehouse College campus stands in an aerial photograph taken over Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., on Sunday, July 19, 2020.

But the commitment to supporting HBCUs doesn’t stop there: New efforts are taking shape in venture capital to increase the participation of HBCUs as limited partners in venture funds.

Unlike larger universities, HBCUs have long been missing from the equation — and the profits — that come with the role of being a limited partner in Silicon Valley’s most successful VC firms.

“The time, the moment, is now, given HBCUs obviously have a commitment to educate Black and

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As I told you last Friday, Technology stocks have been a great source of stock price appreciation since the market bottomed on March 23.

I’m sure we all have a collection of investments in the technology sector throughout our portfolios, and I’m sure you’re quite happy with your returns.

As I told you last Friday, The Information Technology Index returning a whopping 39.7% over the trailing year. And that includes the drop in September of 12.1%. One of the challenges is the fundamental valuation of the average underlying companies in the tech sector.

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S&P Information Technology Index Price to Earnings, Price to Book & Price to Sales — Source Bloomberg Finance, L.P.

Many in the stock market continue to be laser-focused on technology stocks. The idea is that placing bets on tech makes for better returns, even if fundamentals are ignored along the way.

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Dayton police urged people and businesses to check their security cameras after a missing endangered man was spotted on a camera outside the Trotwood Home Depot earlier this month.

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Vincent Boykin, 41, was last heard from around 11:30 p.m. Sept. 6. His parents could not find him when they went to his Rockland Drive home the next day to check on him.

Boykin is legally blind and can only see shadows. He also has mental health challenges.

Cameras at the Home Depot in Trotwood showed him outside the store the same morning

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If you think you’re missing a $500 payment for your dependents, the window to claim the money is quickly closing. You have until Sept. 30 to submit information on your dependents and correct any errors from the first time around with the IRS’ Non-Filers tool. 

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You can still get your missing $500 stimulus payment for child dependents. Sarah Tew/CNET

The $500 sum should’ve been part of the stimulus checks the IRS started sending out last spring. If you’re unsure of the money you’re owed, try CNET’s stimulus check calculator and your AGI for an estimate. If the size of the check you received doesn’t seem as big as expected, you may need to request a catch-up payment.

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If you still haven’t received your stimulus check and you think it’s lost or missing, try this IRS phone number to file a report.


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Millions of Americans are at risk of losing out on a coronavirus stimulus check worth up to $1,200, a government watchdog said this week.

Up to 8.7 million individuals who are eligible to receive the economic impact payments have yet to receive the money due to incomplete IRS and Treasury Department records, according to a Monday report from the Government Accountability Office, Congress’ auditing arm.

It’s the third report from the GAO examining the implementation of the $2.2 trillion CARES Act and other pandemic relief measures by Congress and the Trump administration earlier this year.


The watchdog found that while the Treasury Department and IRS have tried to address distribution issues involving

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  • At least 33 people have died in the wildfires raging in California, Oregon, and Washington.
  • Dozens more are still missing, and states are preparing for a “mass fatality incident.”
  • California Governor Gavin Newsom says the forest fires were caused at least in part caused by climate change, hitting back against Trump’s claims that poor forest management is to blame.
  • The historic wildfires will likely have a lasting economic impact on the region, as well as a public health one.
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warn that wildfire smoke weakens the immune system and irritates lungs, making people more susceptible to contracting COVID-19.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

At least 33 people have died in the wildfires that have proliferated across the West Coast, with more deaths expected.

In California, fires that blazed across at least 3.2 million acres of land have resulted in the deaths of

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The Los Angeles Dodgers will host the Houston Astros for the first time since the Astros’ cheating scandal was unmasked to the baseball world. The Dodgers, perhaps more than any other team, have legitimate reason to be upset after losing the World Series to the Astros in 2017.

As such, Dodgers fans were likely plotting just how they were going to welcome Houston since the scandal broke over the winter. Unfortunately, a global pandemic got in the way, and the cardboard cutouts of the fans in the stands at Dodger Stadium will be doing no booing.

That is not stopping Dodgers fans, who got all decked out in anti-Astros gear to welcome Houston’s team bus to the stadium. They got creative in some instances, kept it simple in others. It’s a beautiful sight.

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By Tommy Wilkes, Sujata Rao and Simon Jessop

LONDON, Sept 7 (Reuters)If fund managers are serious about clean investments, they need to get their hands dirty.

That’s the view of Sasja Beslik, head of sustainable finance at Swiss bank J. Safra Sarasin, as demand surges for companies that perform well on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues.

He himself has turned ESG detective in the past, flying to southern India after reading studies that found high water pollution levels around some factories mass-producing medicines.

Accompanied by a cameraman, Beslik spent 10 days meeting villagers and taking samples from streams close to the plants supplying companies that his then-firm had invested in.

He said his samples were confiscated by airport authorities, but that he sent his video evidence of foaming scum in streams to 27 international and local companies with operations there.

“We got a response in a

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There’s a lot for business users to like about the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2, but there are also two missing features enterprise buyers will wish it had.


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The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 has lots of features business users will like, including upgraded hardware, a new multi-position hinge, deeper integration with popular Microsoft apps, and 5G support. There are also two areas where the Z Fold 2 is lacking when it comes to being a work device.

The $1,999 Z Fold 2, has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ processor, 12 GB RAM, 256 GB storage, 10MP front camera, 10MP cover camera, 12MP rear triple camera setup, 4,500 mAh battery, and side fingerprint sensor. There’s a 7.6-inch main display and 6.2-inch cover display. The Z Fold 2 supports both millimeter wave and sub-6 GHz


The Z Fold 2 comes in two main colors, Mystic Bronze and Mystic

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