WHEATON, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct 13, 2020–

First Trust Energy Income and Growth Fund (the “Fund”) (NYSE American: FEN) has declared the Fund’s regularly scheduled quarterly distribution of $0.30 per share. The distribution will be payable on October 30, 2020, to shareholders of record as of October 23, 2020. The ex-dividend date is expected to be October 22, 2020. The quarterly distribution information for the Fund appears below.





First Trust Energy Income and Growth Fund (FEN):

Distribution per share:

$0.30

Distribution Rate based on the October 12, 2020 NAV of $12.37:

9.70%

Distribution Rate based on the October 12, 2020 closing market price of $9.93:

12.08%





First Trust Energy Income and Growth Fund (FEN):

Distribution per share:

$0.30

Distribution Rate based on the October 12, 2020 NAV of $12.37:

9.70%

Distribution Rate based on the October 12, 2020 closing market price of $9.93:

12.08%

It is anticipated that, due to the tax

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Electric vehicles made up 8% of car sales in Europe in the first half of 2020, putting them on track to triple their market share this year, according to analysis by the NGO Transport & Environment (T&E).

FILE PHOTO: A battery charger sign for electric cars is painted on the ground of a parking ground near the soccer stadium in Wolfsburg, Germany, April 6, 2016. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

While the novel coronavirus pandemic has seen overall car sales plummet, sales of electric cars – which T&E defined as both battery and plug-in hybrid models – have increased.

This saw electric cars more than triple their market share in the European Economic Area (EEA), compared with the first half of last year, T&E said.

Outright sales of such vehicles are expected to roughly double this year, to one million units, it said.

T&E attributed the sales increase to tougher

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nine bosses
nine bosses

More jobs are being lost as Coronavirus lockdowns hit the economy.

For the jobs that remain, the question is, how to stand out as an applicant?

We ask nine top bosses for their thoughts.

Holly Tucker, founder of Not On The High Street: ‘I want to be wowed’

Holly Tucker MBE, founder of Holly & Co and Notonthehighstreet
Holly Tucker MBE, founder of Holly & Co and Notonthehighstreet

When you apply for a job with Ms Tucker, founder of online marketplace Not On The High Street, she’s looking for one thing: “Creativity.”

She says: “I want to be wowed by the application, whatever the role. I want to see the care, attention to detail and creativity in their application that I will want to see from them in their job every day.”

She suggests a handwritten letter or an imaginative design as a good starting place.

“Some of my favourite CVs have gone the extra mile and showcased

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By Svea Herbst-Bayliss

BOSTON, Oct 12 (Reuters)Investment firm PrimeStone is pressing medical device maker LivaNova PLC LIVN.O to consider strategic options including selling parts of its business, refreshing its board and hiring a new finance chief, saying such steps could double its share price.

London-based PrimeStone said that years of underperformance required a new strategic direction and that the company should divest its Cardiopulmonary business, sell or close its Heart Valves business, and consider appointing a new board chairman and hiring a new chief financial officer, according to a letter the investment firm is sending to LivaNova’s board on Monday.

PrimeStone said in the letter, which was seen by Reuters, that LivaNova’s share price could “more than double to $100”, adding: “However, to get there, several changes need to take place.”

The investment firm is urging the company to focus on its Neuromodulation unit.

LivaNova did not

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In times of crisis, companies and management tend to be judged by metrics other than the normal key performance indicators.

A case in point is Quixant, which makes hardware, software and display technologies used predominantly by the gaming, broadcast and healthcare sectors.

Its recent interims, hailed by ‘house’ broker, finnCap, as ‘beating the odds’, revealed how management, led by Jon Jayal, was able to navigate some potentially treacherous markets as coronavirus began its deadly global spread in early 2020.

What stood out was not the modest loss, but Quixant’s ability to manage its financial reserves, which were $17.4million as at September 28, 2020, up from just over $16million at the end of last year. It also has $12.4million of undrawn borrowing facilities.

Revenues for the gaming operation halved as casinos from Macau to Vegas shuttered

Revenues for the gaming operation halved as casinos from Macau to Vegas shuttered 

Cash is king when you are being buffeted by the extraordinary economic turbulence caused by

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A majority of voters do not believe President Donald Trump has paid his “fair share” of federal income taxes as Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden continues to lead by double digits.



Joe Biden, Donald Trump are posing for a picture: This combination of pictures created on September 29, shows Democratic presidential candidateJoe Biden and President Donald Trump speaking during the first presidential debate at the Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio on September 29


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This combination of pictures created on September 29, shows Democratic presidential candidateJoe Biden and President Donald Trump speaking during the first presidential debate at the Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio on September 29

The new polling released Sunday by ABC News and The Washington Post shows 57 percent of likely voters believe—and 51 percent strongly believe—that Trump has not paid his fair share in federal income taxes

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Notably, there is a strong partisan divide, with 93 percent of Democrats saying Trump hasn’t paid enough in federal income taxes while just 16 percent of Republicans say the same. A majority of independents (57 percent) think the president has underpaid

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DENVER, Oct. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Today, the Board of Trustees (the “Board”) for the Clough Global Dividend and Income Fund (the “Fund”) has declared a monthly cash distribution of $0.1008 per common share, payable on the dates noted below. The Fund’s managed distribution policy is to set the monthly distribution rate at an amount equal to one twelfth of 10% of the Fund’s adjusted year-ending net asset value per share (“NAV”), which will be the average of the NAVs as of the last five business days of the prior calendar year.

The following dates apply to the distributions declared:

Ex-Date: October 19, 2020
Record Date: October 20, 2020
Payable Date: October 30, 2020

Ex-Date: November 19, 2020
Record Date: November 20, 2020
Payable Date: November 30, 2020

Ex-Date: December 18, 2020
Record Date: December 21, 2020
Payable Date: December 31, 2020

A portion of the distribution may be treated

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Investment Thesis

Based in Kansas City, Missouri, Commerce Bancshares, Inc. (CBSH) is a $30.5 billion asset holding company and parent to Commerce Bank. CBSH has a rich history of lending to the Midwest for more than 150 years. It currently operates a little over 160 branches with serving its local markets located in Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas.

To me, CBSH is a bank that you would want to own in the beginning of a recession and but not necessarily today. Since the bank has a solid net interest margin and operating expense base it is typically more profitable than the average peer bank, and because of this has a that valuation is typically higher than peers. As one can see from the chart below, it currently trades at ~2.2x price to tangible book value per share.

While I do think that CBSH has a great mouse-trap, the

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From Men’s Health

The NBA season is long (especially in the disrupted, then bubbled 2020)—but NBA players train to maintain their fitness all year round. The players work with some of the best trainers and coaches in the business to keep their bodies in shape both in and off season.

Photo credit: Men’s Health

The MH crew has had the opportunity to learn about the training methods of some of the top athletes from the coaches of NBA greats like LeBron James, James Harden, and the Golden State Warriors. They walked us through workouts, explained training principles, and showed off the state of the art equipment the best athletes in the world have at their disposal. Here’s some of the top highlights from their routines.

LeBron James

Photo credit: Douglas P. DeFelice – Getty Images

LeBron James’ trainer, Mike Mancias, has worked with the L.A. Lakers’ ‘King James’

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It was Friday morning, and eight members of the sales staff at Felix Chevrolet were gathered around the table for a weekly seminar led by Darryl Holter, the boss of the venerable downtown Los Angeles dealership.



a truck is parked on the side of a building: A Chevrolet Bolt, the company's electric vehicle, is fitted with a battery at a GM assembly plant in Michigan. Automakers are preparing for a sea change in consumer acceptance of EVs. (Duane Burleson / Associated Press)


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A Chevrolet Bolt, the company’s electric vehicle, is fitted with a battery at a GM assembly plant in Michigan. Automakers are preparing for a sea change in consumer acceptance of EVs. (Duane Burleson / Associated Press)

This may be one of the more unusual educational efforts in Southern California. The students get weekly reading assignments, on which they’re quizzed, just as in regular schools. But the topic is unusual: how to sell customers on electric cars.

The working-class Latinos who make up Felix’s core market haven’t been early adopters of novel products such as EVs. The obstacles include the perception that EVs as more expensive than conventional cars

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