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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Maine Legislature will be missing at least one member because of COVID-19 when lawmakers convene this week.

Republican Sen.-elect Rick Bennett, of Oxford, announced Sunday on social media that he tested positive for the virus, and will be quarantining at least through Dec. 12. He said he’s experiencing mild symptoms including a sore throat, aches and fatigue.

The Maine Legislature is convening Wednesday at the Augusta Civic Center to provide adequate space for social distancing during the pandemic.

New lawmakers will be sworn into office, and constitutional officers will be elected. Then lawmakers will break until the new year.

Bennett is one of the newly elected lawmakers, but he’s not new to the Legislature.

He previously served in the House and Senate, and was Senate president under a unique power-sharing arrangement when the Senate was evenly divided. He’s also a former chairman of the Maine

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In everyday speech, exponential growth means runaway expansion. Math class taught us that compound interest, population increase, or radioactive decay are all applications of exponential functions. Exponential growth is the opposite of slow and steady wins the race. 

Justin Breen preaches the gospel of exponential growth.

“I started my company with zero business experience, didn’t know what an LLC was, still don’t know what S-Corp means, didn’t know you had to pay taxes four times a year, and never had heard the word entrepreneur,” says Breen. “Now I’m CEO of a global company that only works with the top-mindset businesses and brands in the world.”

Breen is CEO of the PR firm BrEpic Communications and author of the bestselling book, Epic Business. He is an extremely active member of Entrepreneurs’ Organization, Strategic Coach, Secret Knock and ProVisors, and he has an incredible global network of visionaries and exceptional

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VANCOUVER, BC, Nov. 30, 2020 /CNW/ – Serengeti Resources Inc. (TSX-V: SIR) (“Serengeti“) and Sun Metals Corp. (TSX-V: SUNM) (“Sun Metals“) are pleased to announce that they have entered into a definitive arrangement agreement dated November 29, 2020 (the “Agreement“) pursuant to which Serengeti will acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of Sun Metals (the “Transaction“) on the basis of 0.43 common shares of Serengeti (on a pre-Consolidation (as defined below) basis) for each share of Sun Metals held, by way of a plan of arrangement under the Business Corporations Act (British Columbia) (the “Arrangement“). The Transaction will consolidate the contiguous copper-gold exploration and development assets of Kwanika and Stardust, both of which will benefit from operational synergies

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(MENAFN – America News Hour) The research study on Global Hotel Business Intelligence Solutions market 2019 presents an extensive analysis of current Hotel Business Intelligence Solutions market size, drivers, trends, opportunities, challenges, as well as key Hotel Business Intelligence Solutions market segments. Further, it explains various definitions and classification of the Hotel Business Intelligence Solutions industry, applications, and chain structure.In continuation of this data, the Hotel Business Intelligence Solutions report covers various marketing strategies followed by key players and distributors. Also explains Hotel Business Intelligence Solutions marketing channels, potential buyers and development history. The intent of global Hotel Business Intelligence Solutions research report is to depict the information to the user regarding Hotel Business Intelligence Solutions market forecast and dynamics for the upcoming years. The Hotel Business Intelligence Solutions study lists the essential elements which influence the growth of Hotel Business Intelligence Solutions industry. Long-term evaluation of the worldwide Hotel

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McKinsey had proposed that rebates be paid to pharmacy companies for every opioid overdose. John Moore/Getty Images


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McKinsey had proposed that rebates be paid to pharmacy companies for every opioid overdose. John Moore/Getty Images

Stat News and the New York Times recently reported that in 2017, the consulting super-firm McKinsey & Company advised Purdue Pharma to give pharmacy companies like CVS rebates for every customer’s opioid overdose in a twisted effort to boost sales for the highly addictive and deadly drugs. These stories are just the latest unflattering revelations about the secretive firm, which has seen a run of bad press in recent years while maintaining its stature in the management-consultant sphere. I spoke with New York contributing writer Andrew Rice, who has chronicled McKinsey’s many-tentacled influence, about what the company’s ethical lapses say about its culture — and about the world in which it operates.

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Ben: You wrote a story about McKinsey’s complicated role in managing Puerto Rico’s financial

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Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) has earned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the thirty-five analysts that are covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and twenty-six have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price target among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $350.37.

Several research analysts have recently commented on the stock. Wells Fargo & Company reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Mastercard in a report on Friday, October 9th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods lifted their price objective on shares of Mastercard from $371.00 to $380.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 9th. Truist lifted their price objective on shares of Mastercard from $375.00 to $415.00 in a research note on Friday, August 28th. Morgan Stanley lifted their price objective on

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Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer and founder of Facebook Inc., arrives for a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019.

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Facebook on Monday announced the acquisition of Kustomer, a customer relationship management start-up.

The deal was valued at a little more than $1 billion, according to a person familiar with the matter.

CRM tools help clients manage their communications with customers via phone, email, text or direct messages in specific apps, such as WhatsApp or Messenger.

The acquisition of a business-software company such as Kustomer is unusual for Facebook. In the past, Facebook has primarily bought consumer-centric companies, such as gif catalog company Giphy in May and Spanish cloud video gaming company PlayGiga in December 2019. These acquisitions usually serve as the foundation for building features for Facebook users.

By bringing Kustomer into the fold, Facebook

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As a year with unprecedented challenges for small businesses comes to a close amid another COVID-19 surge, University of Nevada, Reno Extension will offer a free online town hall to provide small businesses with information to help them make some important year-end decisions. The English-language session will be this Wednesday, Dec. 2, at 9 a.m.; and the Spanish-language session will be next Wednesday, Dec. 9, 5:30 p.m.

 

“This is the time of year when businesses are looking at their tax filing for the year, as well as planning for the coming year – what adjustments to make to their marketing and other business operations,” said Buddy Borden, economic development specialist with Extension’s Business Development Program. “With all the changes this pandemic has brought to our business landscape, business owners have a lot to consider as they wrap up 2020. During these sessions, we’ll focus a lot on taxes and marketing,

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Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week.

MOVIES

– Film history fans will get a meal out of David Fincher’s “Mank,” about “Citizen Kane” screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz who is masterfully played by Gary Oldman. Shot in gorgeous black and white, “Mank” transports you into the depression era studio system, Upton Sinclair’s bid for governor, William Randolph Hearst and Marion Davies’s elegant parties and to that bungalow in Victorville where the first draft of the classic Orson Welles film was composed. Available on Netflix on Friday, “Mank” is one of the year’s very best films and both a tribute to and searing critique of Hollywood’s golden age. Amanda Seyfried, as Davies, is one of the great performances of the year.

– Another film full of excellent performances is “Sound of Metal,” starring Riz Ahmed as

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November 25, 2020 (ACCESSWIRE via COMTEX) —
NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / November 25, 2020 / The Klein Law Firm announces that class action complaints have been filed on behalf of shareholders of the following companies. There is no cost to participate in the suit. If you suffered a loss, you have until the lead plaintiff deadline to request that the court appoint you as lead plaintiff.

Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE:BTU)Class Period: April 3, 2017 – October 28, 2019Lead Plaintiff Deadline: November 27, 2020

The BTU lawsuit alleges Peabody Energy Corporation made materially false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose during the class period that: (a) the Company had failed to implement adequate safety controls at the North Goonyella mine to prevent the risk of a spontaneous combustion event; (b) the Company failed to follow

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