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Here are 2020’s top business in title up until now

The title industry experienced quite a rush in the second quarter of 2020 with $4.18 billion in title insurance premiums generated. According to a report from the American Land Title Association, family markets made up nearly 81% of those gains while independent companies shared what remained. Below are the top 4 companies in title by…

Companies are leaving jobs behind to cut costs

Businesses are positioning themselves for an increasingly competitive landscape by doing everything they can to ramp up productivity and cast off excess costs.Why it matters: Much of that cost savings will likely come from cutting jobs and adding new ones more slowly, as companies look to invest in new technology and what Carlyle Group's head…

Finest cars and truck rental business in 2020

Whether you've flown somewhere -- before various coronavirus measures decimated travel -- had your car in the shop or just needed to take a trip out of the city, chances are you've had to rent a car at some point. If you have, you know that the rental car company you choose makes a difference.People…

9 Pharmaceutical Companies Pledge Not to Cut Safety Corners in Developing a COVID-19 Vaccine

Despite an increasingly urgent timeline for creating a COVID-19 vaccine, the CEOs from nine major pharmaceutical companies signed a letter pledging that they would not sacrifice safety for speed.The COVID-19 vaccine pledge follows news that, last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) alerted local and state public health officials across the country…

Big tech business want to help get you back in the workplace

When work stops being remote — They are offering services to track employees, arrange tests, and record results. Tom Simonite, wired.com - Sep 6, 2020 10:05 am UTC Enlarge / Office staff respecting social distancing during a meeting. Group of business men and women having a meeting in office during corona virus pandemic. Many things…

Six companies placed on notification after FDA reveals infractions

As part of its enforcement activities, the Food and Drug Administration sends warning letters to entities under its jurisdiction. Some letters are not posted for public view until weeks or months after they are sent. Business owners have 15 days to respond to FDA warning letters. Warning letters often are not issued until a company…

The latest way gig companies can use gig workers for political gain

As gig companies continue to campaign against worker reclassification, some are now hiring full-time employees positioned to organize such efforts.This month, food delivery company Postmates listed job postings for “regional organizers” who will “execute grassroot advocacy campaigns” to support the company’s local and national legislative initiatives in markets including California, Washington, the Southwest, New York, and…

More than half of Spanish companies reopen after closing at height of pandemic

FILE PHOTO: People sunbathe and swim on El Arenal beach, amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, August 15, 2020. REUTERS/Enrique Calvo/File Photo(Reuters) - More than half the companies in Spain which closed at the height of the coronavirus pandemic have reopened, according to government data released on Saturday,…

Here are the 98 companies from Y Combinator’s Summer 2020 Demo Day 1

Today was part one of Y Combinator’s two-parter Summer 2020 Demo Day, where nearly 100 companies debuted their efforts to the world for the first time. The Summer 2020 batch of companies was the first fully remote YC cohort, with the ongoing pandemic leading the accelerator to take its program entirely virtual. But it was…

Our 11 favorite companies from Y Combinator’s S20 Demonstration Day: Part I

Startup incubator and investment group Y Combinator today held the first of two demo days for founders in its Summer 2020 batch. So far, this cohort contains the usual mix of bold, impressive and, at times, slightly wacky ideas young companies so often show off. This was Y Combinator’s second online demo day, its first…

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How do music festivals adjust to a pandemic? They Fest in Place, naturally

Might beat car camping at Bonnaroo — WWOZ—one of the best US community radio stations—charts a temp path for festivals. Nathan Mattise - Sep 18, 2020 10:45 am UTC Ben Gibbard, I salute you for doing an at-home live-streamed concert every week from March through May as we all adjusted to the quarantimes. Like so…

Hoverboarding dental professional gets 12 years in prison for fraud, unlawful oral acts

Prison time — Hoverboarding was "outrageous, narcissistic you know, and crazy," former patient said. Beth Mole - Sep 17, 2020 10:53 pm UTC Enlarge / A man tests out a Hovertrax hoverboard produced by Razor at the International Toy Fair 2017 in Nuremberg, Germany, on January 1, 2017. The infamous hoverboarding dentist of Alaska has…

Here are the winners of the 2020 Ig Nobel Prizes to make you laugh, then believe

Can you tell a narcissist by their eyebrows? — This year's ceremony was held virtually (thanks, coronavirus), but the fun remained. Jennifer Ouellette - Sep 17, 2020 10:00 pm UTC The 30th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony: introducing 10 new Ig Nobel Prize winners, each of whom has done something that makes people laugh,…

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USDA Announces Contracts for Round 3 of the Farmers to Families Food Box Program

(Washington, D.C., September 17, 2020) – Following President Donald Trump’s approval to include up to an additional $1 billion in the Farmers to Families Food Box Program, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved up to $1 billion in contracts to support American producers and communities in…

Trump Administration Invests More Than $7 Million in High-Speed Broadband in Rural South Carolina

ReConnect Funding to Connect 5,263 Rural Households to High-Speed Broadband WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2020 – The Trump Administration today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing more than $7 million to provide broadband service in unserved and underserved rural areas in South Carolina. This investment is part of the $550 million…

This NFL Star Walked Away to Join the Frontline Against COVID

LM Chabot ON A BLAZING MORNING this past summer, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif arrives at a soccer field in the suburbs of Montreal, hoping to find some open space for a workout. Hordes of face-mask-clad kids have already claimed most of the turf—a bad sign for social distancing—so the six-foot-five, 321-pound offensive guard of the Super Bowl–winning…