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VICE News Presents the 2020 Iowa Brown & Black Democratic Presidential Forum on Monday, January 20, 2020

Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 12:52am

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Bermuda Confirmed as a Global Leader in the Fight Against Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism and Proliferation

Friday, January 17, 2020 - 9:11pm

Speaking at a press conference today, Bermudas Minister of Finance, the Hon.

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  • Speaking at a press conference today, Bermudas Minister of Finance, the Hon.
  • Curtis L. Dickinson, said: The Bermuda Government has on many occasions highlighted its commitment to a high level of compliance with appropriate global standards.
  • The results of this report confirm that Bermuda knows what it is doing and does it well.
  • An independent, public-private partnership, we connect you to industry professionals, regulatory officials, and key contacts in the Bermuda government to assist domicile decisions.

TPG Specialty Lending, Inc. Schedules Earnings Release and Conference Call to Discuss its Fourth Quarter Ended December 31, 2019 Financial Results

Friday, January 17, 2020 - 9:05pm

TPG Specialty Lending, Inc. (NYSE:TSLX) (TSLX or the Company") announced today that it will release its financial results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2019 on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, after the market closes.

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  • TPG Specialty Lending, Inc. (NYSE:TSLX) (TSLX or the Company") announced today that it will release its financial results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2019 on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, after the market closes.
  • TSLX invites all interested persons to its webcast / conference call on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss its fourth quarter ended December 31, 2019 financial results.
  • The conference call will be broadcast live at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time on the Investor Resources section of TSLXs website at http://www.tpgspecialtylending.com .
  • Statements included herein may constitute forward-looking statements, which relate to future events or the Companys future performance or financial condition.

Overseas Payment Processor and its Former CEO Settle FTC Allegations That They Enabled a Deceptive “Free Trial” Offer Scheme

Friday, January 17, 2020 - 10:01pm

A Latvian payment processor and its former CEO have agreed to settle the Federal Trade Commissions complaint against them.

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  • A Latvian payment processor and its former CEO have agreed to settle the Federal Trade Commissions complaint against them.
  • The complaint alleges that they engaged in unlawful conduct that enabled a deceptive free trial offer scheme by U.S.-based defendants.
  • Finally, it imposes a $3.5 million judgment against the Transact Pro defendants, which the FTC may use to provide refunds to consumers defrauded by the Apex Capital free trial scheme.
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Overseas Payment Processor and its Former CEO Settle FTC Allegations That They Enabled a Deceptive “Free Trial” Offer Scheme

Friday, January 17, 2020 - 10:01pm

A Latvian payment processor and its former CEO have agreed to settle the Federal Trade Commissions complaint against them.

Key Points: 
  • A Latvian payment processor and its former CEO have agreed to settle the Federal Trade Commissions complaint against them.
  • The complaint alleges that they engaged in unlawful conduct that enabled a deceptive free trial offer scheme by U.S.-based defendants.
  • Finally, it imposes a $3.5 million judgment against the Transact Pro defendants, which the FTC may use to provide refunds to consumers defrauded by the Apex Capital free trial scheme.
  • Like the FTC on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, read our blogs, and subscribe to press releases for the latest FTC news and resources.

Northern California Rite Aid Workers Vote to Reject the Company’s Offer by 91%

Friday, January 17, 2020 - 7:48pm

Health care benefits were promised to retirees throughout their years working for Rite Aid.

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  • Health care benefits were promised to retirees throughout their years working for Rite Aid.
  • The companys offer includes a wage increase for workers but also shifts more medical costs to the workers, negating Rite Aid's proposed increase.
  • Customers also sounded off in support of Rite Aid workers.
  • I will never shop at Rite Aid again if you hurt your workers."

Utah Attorney General Sean D. Reyes Announces 2020 Re-election Bid Despite Strong Support for a Gubernatorial Run

Friday, January 17, 2020 - 7:21pm

I sincerely appreciate the many local, national and global leaders who have encouraged me to run for Governor of this great State, explained Utah Attorney General Reyes.

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  • I sincerely appreciate the many local, national and global leaders who have encouraged me to run for Governor of this great State, explained Utah Attorney General Reyes.
  • In my mind, Utah cannot find a better person for the Attorney General role than Sean Reyes.
  • About Utah Attorney General Sean D. Reyes
    The Honorable Sean D. Reyes is the 21st Attorney General and first minority elected statewide in Utah.
  • Prior to serving as Utahs 21st Attorney General, Reyes was a Partner at Parsons Behle & Latimer.

Vice President Pence Meets With Federal Commission to Advance Plans for Nationwide America 250 Celebration In 2026

Friday, January 17, 2020 - 4:57pm

The Commission envisions a monumental national initiative to engage all Americans in the largest and most inclusive observance in our nations history.

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  • The Commission envisions a monumental national initiative to engage all Americans in the largest and most inclusive observance in our nations history.
  • The Commission is united in our goal to ensure the 250th commemoration is as diverse and inclusive as America itself, said Noah Griffin, member of the U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission.
  • With the submission of the Report to the President, the Commission expects to engage the White House and elected officials across party lines to help develop and execute America 250.
  • The U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission was formed in 2016 after both chambers of Congress unanimously passed the United States Semiquincentennial Commission Act.

Signature Bank Supports H.R. 5617 to Provide Taxi Medallion Owners Relief From Impending Income Tax Consequences

Friday, January 17, 2020 - 3:34pm

5617, which proposes targeted legislative income tax relief for potentially thousands of embattled individual taxi medallion owner-drivers (many of whom are immigrants) hurt by the recent crisis in the taxi medallion industry.

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  • 5617, which proposes targeted legislative income tax relief for potentially thousands of embattled individual taxi medallion owner-drivers (many of whom are immigrants) hurt by the recent crisis in the taxi medallion industry.
  • Signature Bank has worked thoughtfully with its taxi medallion borrowers to find solutions that would allow them to continue driving their taxis and retain their medallions.
  • Over the past three years, Signature Bank has agreed to forgive over $75 million of principal debt for more than 250 medallion borrowers.
  • Signature Bank brought this to the attention of Congressman Gregory Meeks (D-NY), who immediately recognized the critical nature of the problem.

National Tooling and Machining Association Announces Roger Atkins as New President

Friday, January 17, 2020 - 3:30pm

The National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA) begins the new decade with a new president, Roger Atkins.

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  • The National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA) begins the new decade with a new president, Roger Atkins.
  • Atkins was appointed by the NTMA Board of Directors and joins the association following a successful career in contract manufacturing and in consulting for manufacturing companies.
  • As a longtime member of NTMA, Roger knows and understands our association and its members, said NTMA Board Chair Mark Lashinske.
  • As we welcome Roger, we also express our gratitude to Doug DeRose who has served tirelessly as NTMAs Interim President, Lashinske added.