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Isabel Schnabel: From laggard to leader? Closing the euro area’s technology gap

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This paper, by means of a DSGE model including heterogeneous firms and banks, financial frictions and prudential regulation, first shows the need of climate-related capital requirements in the existing prudential framework.

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  • This paper, by means of a DSGE model including heterogeneous firms and banks, financial frictions and prudential regulation, first shows the need of climate-related capital requirements in the existing prudential framework.
  • We further show that relying on microprudential regulation alone would not be enough to account for the systemic dimension of transition risk.

Streaming Now: Documentary America, Invaded Exposes Link Between Open Borders and National Security Threats

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Friday, February 16, 2024

ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 15, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- America, Invaded, the latest documentary from award-winning filmmaker Namrata Singh Gujral and Uniglobe Entertainment, examines the loss of service members and the grief of Gold Star families during the Global War on Terror and asks the question: Is our country safer today after 9/11? As well, it explores the national security vulnerabilities created by open-border policies.

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  • As well, it explores the national security vulnerabilities created by open-border policies.
  • America, Invaded reveals the threat of individuals on the terror watch list entering the U.S. at an all-time high.
  • It also recognizes NumbersUSA's efforts to achieve sensible immigration policies – ones that promote the safety, security and well-being of the American people.
  • A dedicated link is available to NumbersUSA members to view the documentary for the special price of $4.99.

China Automotive Software Business Models and Suppliers' Layout Research Report 2023 - Introduction of Large AI Models into Vehicles has Become a Main Trend

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

DUBLIN, Feb. 15, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Automotive Software Business Models and Suppliers' Layout Research Report, 2023" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

Key Points: 
  • DUBLIN, Feb. 15, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Automotive Software Business Models and Suppliers' Layout Research Report, 2023" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
  • In terms of business forms, software providers are now engaged in custom software development and design, technical services, software licensing/authorization and system integration.
  • The introduction of large AI models into vehicles has become a main trend this year.
  • Moreover as the application of large AI models in vehicles speeds up, suppliers also create the foundation model pre-integrated supply mode.

eBay Inc. Announces New Member to Board of Directors

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 15, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- eBay Inc. (Nasdaq: EBAY), a global commerce leader that connects millions of buyers and sellers around the world, today announced the appointment of Zane Rowe to its Board of Directors, effective February 16, 2024. Zane has also been appointed to eBay's Audit Committee.

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  • "We are excited to welcome Zane to our Board of Directors," said Paul Pressler, Chairman of the Board, eBay Inc. "Zane will bring extensive experience in business strategy, corporate finance and technology development having worked with some of today's leading global technology organizations.
  • His expertise will help eBay further its strategy and aid in its focus on delivering long-term shareholder value."
  • "I am pleased to join eBay's Board of Directors," said Zane Rowe.
  • Following these changes, eBay Inc.'s Board of Directors will be composed of ten directors, nine of whom are independent.

Guardrails AI is Solving the LLM Reliability Problem for AI Developers With $7.5 Million in Seed Funding

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

GenAI is unlocking new workflows for AI systems to augment humans in a way that has never been done before.

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  • GenAI is unlocking new workflows for AI systems to augment humans in a way that has never been done before.
  • Guardrails’ safety layer surrounds the AI application and is designed to enhance the reliability and integrity of AI applications via validation and correction mechanisms.
  • With Guardrails Hub, developers can:
    Build validators: developers can create advanced validation techniques tailored to specific safety, compliance and performance requirements of AI applications.
  • "With Guardrails AI, we see not just a company but a movement towards securing AI's future in enterprise.

Haig Partners Serves as the Exclusive Advisor on the Sale of Apple Automotive Group to Ciocca Automotive

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

Haig Partners LLC , the leading buy-sell advisory firm to auto, heavy truck and RV dealers in the U.S., served as the exclusive sell-side advisor to The Stewart Companies in the sale of its York, PA-based Apple Automotive Group to Ciocca Automotive.

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  • Haig Partners LLC , the leading buy-sell advisory firm to auto, heavy truck and RV dealers in the U.S., served as the exclusive sell-side advisor to The Stewart Companies in the sale of its York, PA-based Apple Automotive Group to Ciocca Automotive.
  • It is believed that Apple Automotive Group, with its ten franchised dealerships, two used auto dealerships and six collision centers, is the most valuable dealership group sold in Pennsylvania.
  • Apple Automotive Group employs approximately 700 people and is one of the largest automotive groups in PA.
  • Gregg Ciocca, CEO of Ciocca Automotive, shared, “It’s exciting for us to welcome the talented associates from Apple Automotive Group.

Record High $4.3 Billion Returned to U.S. Consumers Through Mobile Trade-In Programs in 2023

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

Assurant (NYSE:AIZ) , a leading global business services company that supports, protects and connects major consumer purchases, today revealed that $4.3 billion was returned to U.S. consumers through mobile device trade-in programs in 2023.

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  • Assurant (NYSE:AIZ) , a leading global business services company that supports, protects and connects major consumer purchases, today revealed that $4.3 billion was returned to U.S. consumers through mobile device trade-in programs in 2023.
  • In Q4 specifically, $1.6 billion was returned to consumers via trade-in programs – the highest on record for this quarter.
  • Highlights from Q4 2023 include:
    Q4 2023 saw a total of $1.6 billion returned to U.S. consumers — a 25% increase from Q4 2022.
  • iPhone trade-in values were the highest on record in Q4 2023, at $218, up from $186 in Q3 2023.

Mitel Appoints Eric Hanson as Chief Marketing Officer

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

Mitel®, a global leader in business communications, today announced it has appointed Eric Hanson to its executive team as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO).

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  • Mitel®, a global leader in business communications, today announced it has appointed Eric Hanson to its executive team as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO).
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20240215199846/en/
    Eric Hanson, Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) at Mitel (Photo: Business Wire)
    Hanson will lead Mitel’s global marketing strategy, including solutions marketing for Mitel’s extensive communications portfolio, demand generation, brand, partner engagement marketing, customer marketing, and global communications.
  • “Over the past year, we have strengthened the Mitel solutions portfolio, expanded our channel community, and doubled the number of customers we serve,” said Tarun Loomba, President and Chief Executive Officer for Mitel.
  • “When you pair its heritage of innovation with the recent acquisition of Unify, Mitel has an incredibly exciting story to tell,” said Hanson.

Checkers & Rally's Melts the Heart of America, Literally, with New Line of Sourdough Melts Full of Cheesy Goodness

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 15, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Checkers & Rally's, an iconic drive-thru restaurant chain known for flavorful, craveable food at a great value, now offers a new line of Melts filled with cheesy goodness including the Sourdough Double Melt, Bacon Sourdough Buford Melt and Bacon Sourdough Mother Cruncher Melt.

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  • Available now for a limited time only, the Checkers & Rally's Sourdough Melts** offerings features the following menu items:
    Sourdough Double Melt – Stacked with two 100 percent beef hand-seasoned patties, Swiss and melted cheddar cheese and seasoned grilled onions, all between two slices of toasted Sourdough bread, for just $3.29.
  • "As we continue through the colder winter months, there's nothing more comforting than a bite full of melted cheesy goodness to warm you up – plus you can't go wrong with a sourdough bun," said Ryan Joy, Executive Chef at Checkers Drive-In Restaurants.
  • "Our Melts are a stand-out in taste, quality and value and we know our guests will appreciate all the flavor packed into every indulgent taste, combined with an affordable price point."
  • For more information, hours of operation or to treat yourself to these new menu items for a limited time at participating Checkers or Rally's locations, please visit Checkers.com .

Preserver.me Introduces the World’s First Full-Feature, Privacy Secure, Personal Digital Diary App

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

The world’s first full-feature, privacy secure, personal digital diary app was introduced today by Preserver.me.

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  • The world’s first full-feature, privacy secure, personal digital diary app was introduced today by Preserver.me.
  • Of particular importance is that Preserver is fully anonymous and empowers the user to have complete control over their data storage.
  • “The user can then organize this content in any way they choose – by time and date, by subject, and by any other categorization.
  • Whereas other older and more limited diary apps require subscription fees and registration, the Preserver app and all its features are entirely free.