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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell doubled down on his targeted approach to COVID-19 relief Thursday, but remained optimistic about a coronavirus deal.

Mr. McConnell, Kentucky Republican, said it was “heartening” to see Democrats endorse a compromise proposal this week, but there are still too many outstanding issues to be negotiated.

“There are many important policies that have strong bipartisan support. There are many others that do not. And the way to help the country is to finally let the former group be signed into law while we keep arguing about the rest,” he said. “Here in the Senate, I put forward a serious and highly targeted relief proposal including the elements which we know the President is ready and willing to sign into law.”

“Compromise is within reach. We know where we agree. We can do this…let’s be about actually making law,” he said.

The latest proposal from Mr. McConnell,

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A coalition of more than 55 San Jose businesses is pushing local and state policy recommendations to help the once-thriving downtown core survive the pandemic.

Lawmakers at the city’s Rules and Open Government Committee voted unanimously Wednesday to bring 15 new policy recommendations to the San Jose City Council for discussion and approval.

“As we consider solutions for economic recovery, it is vital that we leverage the expertise of our local business community and elevate their voices — these recommendations do exactly that,” said Councilmember Raul Peralez, who spearheaded the group known as the Greater Downtown San Jose Economic Recovery Task Force.

Businesses ranging from small restaurants to art organizations and tech giants such as Adobe, called for city-backed grants and tax relief programs for businesses that were forced to spend extra on safety and outdoor equipment due to COVID-19. They are also championing an ordinance at the city level

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Dec. 3 (UPI) — The Justice Department on Thursday filed a lawsuit against Facebook, alleging the company discriminated against U.S. workers by creating a separate recruiting process favoring temporary visa holders.

In a statement, the Department of Justice accuses Facebook of refusing to recruit, consider or hire U.S. workers for more than 2,600 positions with an average salary of about $156,000. The suit said the company instead reserved the jobs for temporary visa holders, such as those with H-1B visas.

“The Department of Justice’s lawsuit alleges that Facebook engaged in intentional and widespread violations of the law, by setting aside positions for temporary visa holders instead of considering interested and qualified U.S. workers,” said Assistant Attorney General Eric S. Dreiband of the Civil Rights Division said.

The suit is based on an investigation spanning from Jan. 1, 2018 to Sept. 18, 2019.

During this time, the Justice Department said Facebook

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On Wednesday, The Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas (CMS-A) announced its new elected board of directors.

Last month, the outgoing board announced it would resign en masse, following a string of high profile scandals, including accusations of racial discrimination and sexual harassment within the organization.

According to a press release, the CMS-A is looking to add four additional external (non-Master Sommelier) board members, and will also hire a full-time CEO to “contribute new leadership and perspectives to help guide the organization as it begins this next chapter.”

Seven of the 11 elected new board directors are white men, according to The New York Times. Three of the remaining four are women; two identify as gay; and two as Asian-American, The Times reports.

Out of the 159 Master Sommeliers eligible to vote for the new board of directors, 137 did so. Eleven suspended members of the CMS-A, who are currently subject

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BOSTON, Dec. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — ezCater ®, the world’s largest marketplace for business catering, is making it easier to get your favorite Subway® restaurant Footlongs for corporate meetings and large gatherings. Today, ezCater announced the launch of Subway’s new online catering platform as part of the sandwich chain’s overall focus to create even greater digital convenience for guests.

The new Subway catering platform will allow guests, particularly businesses, to make large orders for any occasion from participating Subway restaurants across the U.S.

“An online ordering experience optimized for today’s catering needs is critical so our guests have confidence their event will go smoothly,” said Renee Hourigan, Senior Director of Off-Premises Innovation at Subway. “ezCater’s platform provides effortless online ordering and exceptional customer service.”

“We’ve built our Catering Growth Platform

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Mr. Chima Nwokoro is a business development consultant and founder of 5TT Partners, in this interview, he decried the lack of awareness on an online investment and the immense potentials of online businesses among Nigerians most especially the youths.

Nwokoro is an online investment expert and coach. He is the brain behind the 5TT Profit Club, a popular online platform with over 260,000 investors under his tutelage. According to Nwokoro, his focus is to teach individuals, most especially youths, on how to earn legit wealth online instead of going into internet fraud.


You seem to be involved in a lot of things at the same time. So how would you describe what you do?

I regard myself as a business professional, entrepreneur and online investor. Because i have one thing or the other in those three areas.

I am a business development consultant for 5TT Partners, which

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  • New US jobless claims for the week that ended Saturday totaled 712,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. The reading came in below the consensus economist estimate of 775,000 and also showed a decline from the previous week’s revised figure.
  • Continuing claims, which track Americans receiving unemployment benefits, declined to 5.5 million for the week that ended November 21. The reading also came in below economist forecasts.
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The number of Americans filing for unemployment insurance fell by more than expected last week as the US labor market’s recovery showed signs of strength.


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New US weekly jobless claims totaled an unadjusted 712,000 for the week that ended Saturday, the Labor Department announced Thursday. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg expected a reading of 775,000. The decline snapped a two-week streak of increases for initial

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DALLAS, Dec. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Employer Direct Healthcare (EDH), a market-leader in the surgical benefit space, announced the hiring of Jerry Fiala as a Vice President of Business Development.

“We are thrilled to have Jerry join our team,” said John Zutter, CEO of Employer Direct Healthcare. “His experience in the COE sector, with very large employers in particular, will help SurgeryPlus® continue to scale as the leading solution in our category.”

“I am truly excited to join the team at Employer Direct Healthcare,” said Jerry Fiala.  “At EDH, our business is focused on building greater value for self-funded plan sponsors in search of enhanced employee benefits, clinical outcomes, and a superior member experience, all while lowering the cost of care.  I became familiar with EDH during my career at Cleveland Clinic, and am now looking forward to growing their organization by contributing to the innovation

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With the market up near all-time highs, it’s getting hard to find cheap stocks, but you can do it if you look in the right places. Right now, that includes retail landlords like Simon Property Group (NYSE: SPG) and Federal Realty Investment Trust (NYSE: FRT), as well as net lease player W.P. Carey (NYSE: WPC). The first two will probably take a strong stomach to own, but the third is a real estate investment trust (REIT) even the most conservative investor could easily love. Here’s a quick rundown on each.

A giant in the hard-hit mall sector

Simon Property Group owns around 200 enclosed malls and outlet centers. The coronavirus has not been kind to its business, with the REIT collecting just 85% of the rent owed in the third quarter. Funds from operations (FFO), which is like earnings for an industrial company, was off by 33% year over year

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Dec 03, 2020 (The Expresswire) —
The globalportable generatormarket size is projected to reach USD 5.87 billion by 2026, exhibiting a CAGR of 5.4% during the forecast period. Rising incidence of natural disasters across the globe will play a central role in augmenting the growth of this market, shares Fortune Business Insights™ in its new report, titled “Portable Generator Market Size, Share and Global Trend by Fuel (Diesel, Gas, and Others), Power Rating (Below 5kVA, 5-15kVA, 15-45kVA, 45-75kVA), By Application (Residential, Commercial, and Others), and Regional Forecast, 2019 to 2026”.

To Gain More Insights into the Portable Generator Market, Browse Summary of the Research Report:https://www.fortunebusinessinsights.com/industry-reports/portable-generator-market-100155

Weather-related natural calamities such as hurricanes and floods have spiked in terms of frequency in last few decades. According the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), a

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