Here’s where stimulus talks stand after Trump administration’s $1.8 trillion proposal

Lawmakers’ on-again, off-again stimulus talks were revived over the weekend after President Donald Trump’s administration put forth a $1.8 trillion offer — but a deal on another coronavirus relief package remains in limbo.

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The president last week called off negotiations and shifted the focus to confirming his Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, a move heavily criticized by Democrats in Congress.

“I have instructed my representatives to stop negotiating until after the election when, immediately after I win, we will pass a major Stimulus Bill that focuses on hardworking Americans and Small Business,” Trump tweeted Oct. 6.

The White House pivoted on its stance days later by offering its costliest plan yet.

Its $1.8 trillion proposal includes another round of $1,200 stimulus checks like those sent to Americans under the CARES Act in the spring and a $400 weekly boost to unemployment benefits among other things, according to

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Here’s How One Retail Business Pivoted During Covid

In response to COVID stay-at-home restrictions, consumers are increasingly turning to the internet to purchase household furniture and decor items. While this trend is bad news for the growing list of retailers closing doors such as Pier 1 and Sur La Table, it presents a tremendous opportunity for ecommerce retailers–especially those that help consumers filter through millions of options and then deliver the products through a direct-to-consumer model that keeps costs down.

Alfred Chehebar, founder of Genius Pack and CEO of Genius Brands LLC, a portfolio of digitally native ecommerce brands, is breaking into the online furniture market by launching ObjectsHQ, a direct-to-consumer furniture company promising “a new kind of ecommerce experience for modern furniture.”

The Market for Online Furniture Sales

The U.S. market for online household furniture is booming with annual revenues of $45.7 billion and annualized growth of 15.9% between 2015 and 2020, according to IBISWorld. But the

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Here’s the Full Schedule for Billboard Latin Music Week 2020

Also that day is “On the Rise: Part 1” with Lunay, Natanael Cano, Jhay Cortez, Nicki Nicole and Mariah Angeliq.

On Thursday, Oct. 22, the second “On the Rise” is set to take place with Sech, Camilo, Rauw Alejandro and Cazzu. Rosalía and Pharrell Williams’ Q&A is also on the agenda for that day. Performances include Llane and Natalia Jiménez.

Latin Music Week’s last day, Friday, Oct. 23, will start on a positive note with J Balvin and Deepak Chopra’s “Mind and Music” Q&A where they’ll explore finding meaning and fulfillment through mindfulness and music.

Find the full schedule below or click here for the break down.

Tuesday, Oct. 20:

Music, Cars and Movies: Anuel AA and Jamie Foxx on Latin music’s Hollywood bid
Carl Lamarre, hip-hop editor, Billboard (moderator)
Anuel AA
Jamie Foxx

The Latin Producer: The New Stars
Bizzarap, Juan Pablo Vega and Eduardo Cabra on their dual

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She Sold Her Co-Working Business and Joined a Giant Competitor. Here’s Why.



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Shelley Bade was an early adopter of coworking spaces. In 2009, she and her business partner, Jill Pogrant, launched a coworking company in Phoenix and grew to three locations with 200 members. But when the national franchise Office Evolution expanded into the Phoenix area, Bade and Pogrant worried they couldn’t compete. So they decided to join forces and become Office Evaluation franchisees. In November 2018, just as they were converting their businesses, tragedy struck: Pogrant passed away after a battle with breast cancer. Bade was grief-stricken and terrified of embarking on the franchisee journey alone but was relieved to find support at Office Evolution. Throughout that process — and now, during the tragedy of COVID-19 — she says the company has made sure she is taken care of. 

Your first months as an Office Evolution franchisee must have been really difficult.

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Here’s why I’d still buy cheap UK shares to make a million after the stock market crash

With the FTSE 100 index sitting at around 6,000 points, you may be wondering why on earth now would be a good time to buy UK shares. After all, the index is in the same position it was in 2016, and has failed to bounce back as strongly as its US counterpart, the S&P 500.

On top of this, the UK economy is in tatters as a result of the impact of Covid-19, which is showing no sign of letting up in the near future.

What’s more, shares in many major UK companies look downright unappealing at present. I’m thinking of well-established businesses such as Rolls-Royce, Royal Dutch Shell, and HSBC, each of which have taken huge hits in the aftermath of the sell-off.

The appeal of UK shares

Despite all this, I’m confident that buying high-quality UK shares today is a wise move. Moreover, if you’re

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Here’s how a succession plan could actually save your small business

There may be a surprising silver lining to the Covid-19 crisis for some small businesses.

Nearly 60% of small business owners said there has been at least one positive thing to emerge from managing through the coronavirus pandemic that will be continued by their organization in the future, a new report has found.

Wilmington Trust’s upcoming Business Owners’ Outlook shows that for some entrepreneurs that may mean working remotely or having better communication with employees. For others, it could be creating or revising a plan for what would happen if another unexpected event hit their business.

The coronavirus pandemic has created many unknowns and highlights several questions that many small business owners need to answer: Who would run your business if you were sick or unable to work? How can you sell your company in the middle of this health and economic crisis?

Livelihood at risk

“You’re putting your livelihood,

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Penny stocks are cheap and often see massive gains, but they’re also very risky. Here’s what you should know before investing.



On the plus side, penny stocks offer a cheap chance to buy a winner; on down side, they can be hard to research and trade. Bill Oxford/Getty Images


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On the plus side, penny stocks offer a cheap chance to buy a winner; on down side, they can be hard to research and trade. Bill Oxford/Getty Images

  • Penny stocks are securities that trade at less than $5 per share, often in unsupervised over-the-counter markets.
  • Penny stocks are considered lucrative but high-risk investments: volatile, illiquid, and often subject to scams.
  • Investors interested in penny stocks should deal with those listed on larger exchanges and sold by established brokers.
  • Visit Insider’s Investing Reference library for more stories.

Penny stocks have become more popular than ever, tempting investors with a low cost of entry and the prospect of significant financial gains. Stories of shares making gains of over 4,000% in just months add to their appeal, and new trading technology makes it easier than ever to enter the market.

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But while they can be lucrative,

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Cap Times Idea Fest: The economic downturn is hitting Madison Latinos hard. Here’s what the city can do. | Neighborhoods



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Eugenia Podestá, senior director of economic empowerment and entrepreneurship at Vital Voices Global Partnership and co-owner of Synergy Coworking is seen here at Synergy Coworking in 2017. 




Ramon Ortiz, vice chair of the Latino Chamber of Commerce, said the pandemic has “peeled back the veneer of civilized society,” highlighting disparities across the country. In Wisconsin, where Hispanic and Asian or Asian American residents are among the fastest-growing populations, he said, those fighting for equality must understand the backdrop for their struggle. 

Wisconsin “has one of the greatest racial disparities between Black and white,” Ortiz said. “It has yet to even grapple with that, let alone try to address the complexity of Latinos and Asians within this new milieu of race and politics.”

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Ramon Ortiz, shown here in a 2016 file photo, is

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Accenture to Gain From Myrtle Consulting Buyout: Here’s How

Accenture plc ACN yesterday announced that it has inked a deal to acquire Myrtle Consulting Group, an industrial operations consulting firm. The deal closure is subject to customary closing conditions. Financial terms of the deal have been kept under wraps.

Headquartered in Houston, TX, Myrtle specializes in optimizing clients’ production, supply-chain operations, sourcing and execution. The company is also equipped with change management methodology, organization design and implementation, leadership development, and frontline coaching services.

Edwin Bosso, CEO and founder of Myrtle, will be joining Accenture as managing director. Employees of Myrtle will join Accenture Industry X.

Over the past six months, shares of Accenture have gained 28.3% compared with 26.6% rise of the industry it belongs to and 24.1% growth of the Zacks S&P 500 composite.

 

How Will Accenture Benefit?

The buyout will help Accenture boost its manufacturing and supply-chain capabilities. It is likely to enhance Accenture’s potential to transform

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Here’s who is running for school board seats in Central Florida

A number of Central Florida counties have school board seats up for grabs and voters can decide who will fill the role when they cast their ballots in the general elections.

School boards decide on how to spend district funds, what will be served in school cafeterias, and in light of the coronavirus pandemic, have a huge say in the health and safety guidelines implemented at local schools.

See who is running for a school board seat by county below and learn a little more about the candidates.

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Lake County

School Board District 4 Seat

In August, Lake County voters narrowed down the choice for the District 4 seat to two candidates. Mollie B. Cunningham and Betsy Farner made the cut during the primaries, leaving Lake County voters to decide who will assume the role. Voters

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