IMF urges governments to maintain Covid-19 support, as restrictions tighten – business live | Business

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Covid-19 fears are weighing on the financial markets again today, as rising infections put governments under pressure to consider fresh, tougher restrictions to combat the pandemic.

Overnight, the number of infections worldwide has passed 38 million, with cases still rising sharply. In France, president Emmanuel Macron, is expected to make a significant announcement about additional national lockdown measures later today.

Yesterday, the Netherlands government ordered a partial lockdown after seeing cases surge, with PM Mark Rutte warning “That hurts, but it’s the only way.”

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October 13, 2020

Rutte’s plan includes the closure of bars and restaurants, and limit on the size of social gatherings.

We’re also expecting Northern Ireland to announce wide-ranging

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Markets Listless as Investors Await Bank Earnings: Live Business Updates

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For some companies, the only response to the pandemic has been to hunker down and try to avoid running out of cash before their customers can return.

Pret, the 37-year-old British sandwich and coffee chain that’s ubiquitous in central London, is now clearly willing to try anything, Eshe Nelson reports:

  • Pret wants to sell its food in supermarkets, and has already begun selling coffee beans on Amazon.com.

  • It has signed up to all the major food delivery platforms to bring its sandwiches, soups and salads to its work-from-home customers.

  • It opened a so-called dark kitchen in North London to prepare its food strictly for delivery, modeled on the success of Sweetgreen and Shake Shack,

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Icac NSW inquiry live: Gladys Berejiklian survives no-confidence motion as Daryl Maguire questioned | Australia news





Berejiklian survives no-confidence motion by a single vote

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Icac NSW inquiry live: Gladys Berejiklian attacks ‘offensive’ questions as Daryl Maguire grilled on cash-for-visa scheme | Australia news





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United States Online Gambling Market Report 2020: Live Casino Gaining Momentum Despite Stringent Regulations

DUBLIN, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The “United States Online Gambling Market- Growth, Trends and Forecasts (2020-2025)” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The United States online gambling market is projected to register a CAGR of 15.41% during the forecast period (2020 – 2025)

The current legislation framework for online betting in the United States allows only bookmakers licensed in Nevada, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey to operate legally, as these are the four states where online betting is regulated

New Jersey is currently the largest market for regulated online gambling in the United States. Over a dozen legal and licensed online casino sites and poker rooms compete for an overall market that is worth more than USD 225 million a year. There are a number of sportsbooks and online sports betting apps live in the state.

As per the data released by the

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American Express to Host Ninth Annual “Business Class LIVE: Summit for Success” for Small Businesses


For more than 60 years, American Express (NYSE: AXP) has been committed to supporting the small business community. American Express is continuing that commitment with a unique virtual experience, bringing resilient entrepreneurs together from coast to coast for “Business Class LIVE: Summit for Success” on October 20, 2020. While the Summit is typically held in-person, this year American Express has built a fully immersive, proprietary Amex Virtual Campus to host the day-long experience for thousands of small businesses. The Summit aims to address small business owners’ needs by providing networking, resources, and tools to help them navigate challenging times and continue on a path towards growth — all at no cost to attendees. The Summit will also host several sessions dedicated to supporting the specific needs of minority-owned businesses.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201013005312/en/

The Amex Virtual Campus – Conservatory (Photo: Business Wire)

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Amex’s Business Class LIVE has Free Sessions with Shaq, Venus Williams

Small business owners have to juggle a lot of hats, especially amid coronavirus. To help you navigate these challenging times, American Express is moving its Business Class LIVE: Summit for Success online.

The event takes place next Tuesday, October 20 and has over 35 virtual sessions hosted by a variety of speakers including Shaquille O’Neal and executives from Dell, Amazon, Google, Netflix and more. The events aim to support small business owners through networking, resources and tools. Plus it’s completely free to attend, regardless if you’re an Amex card member or not.

If you’re interested in attending the summit, you must register by October 18.

Here’s what to expect from the ninth-annual Business Class LIVE: Summit for Success, plus how a small business credit card can help you manage business expenses.

Amex Virtual Campus Auditorium at Business Class LIVE: Summit for Success.

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Business Class LIVE: Summit for Success

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Live Local Inland Northwest launches directory, online marketplace for area businesses

Live Local Inland Northwest is launching an online marketplace for Spokane-area businesses and organizations to showcase their products for free while providing them with an opportunity to reach a wider customer base.

The marketplace acts as a one-stop shop for businesses and organizations, which can showcase up to 10 items on the platform. Businesses are able to sell directly to customers on the marketplace or link to their own e-commerce website.

“We are calling it Spokane’s virtual Main Street,” said Janice Miller, communications director for Live Local INW, adding the marketplace gives each business a chance to have prime online storefront space while lifting each other up in the process.

More than 400 locally owned and operated businesses have signed up to participate in the online marketplace, which goes live Tuesday.

The Grain Shed co-owner and brewer Teddy Benson said he’s excited about the online marketplace.

The Perry District brewery,

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American Express to Host Ninth Annual “Business Class LIVE: Summit for Success for Small Businesses | Nachricht


For more than 60 years, American Express (NYSE: AXP) has been committed to supporting the small business community. American Express is continuing that commitment with a unique virtual experience, bringing resilient entrepreneurs together from coast to coast for “Business Class LIVE: Summit for Success” on October 20, 2020. While the Summit is typically held in-person, this year American Express has built a fully immersive, proprietary Amex Virtual Campus to host the day-long experience for thousands of small businesses. The Summit aims to address small business owners’ needs by providing networking, resources, and tools to help them navigate challenging times and continue on a path towards growth — all at no cost to attendees. The Summit will also host several sessions dedicated to supporting the specific needs of minority-owned businesses.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201013005312/en/

The Amex Virtual Campus –

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Twitch accused of running ‘cheap ads’ on live stream, platform integrity in question

Recently, Twitch has gotten into quite a few problematic situations due to some questionable decisions. In August, the platform was criticized for not taking action against streamer MilquetoastQT, involved in some violent outbursts against fans. At the same time, other situations have seen Twitch end up banning people for far less.

The most prominent example of such treatment is Dr DisRespect, who was never told the precise reason for his ban. According to the official Twitch statement, the Doc had acted in violation of community guidelines/terms of service, but the now YouTube streamer claims he has not been told the specific reason till now.

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