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Fraser Institute News Release: Health-care costs for typical Canadian family will eclipse $15,000 this year

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 10:00am

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A typical Canadian family of four will pay an estimated $15,039 for public health-care insurance this year, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

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  • VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A typical Canadian family of four will pay an estimated $15,039 for public health-care insurance this year, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.
  • The study estimates that a typical Canadian family consisting of two parents and two children with an average household income of $150, 177 will pay $15,039 for public health care this year.
  • Single Canadians will pay $4,296 for health care insurance, and single parents with one child will pay $3,909.
  • Over the past 25 years, the cost of healthcare for the average Canadian family has increased substantially, and has risen more quickly than its income.

theLotter.com: Extra Weekly Powerball Draw Pushes Up Jackpot to More Than Half a Billion

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 9:48am

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Since the Powerball lottery introduced an extra weekly drawing, players from Texas are buying more tickets. Besides the Wednesday and Saturday drawings, the multistate lottery started offering an extra draw day on Mondays recently. As a result, the jackpot has been rising steadily. More draws have meant more income for Texas' schools and veterans, and they have resulted in jackpots being even higher than before. For Saturday night, the Powerball offers a staggering $523 million.

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  • AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Since the Powerball lottery introduced an extra weekly drawing, players from Texas are buying more tickets .
  • Besides the Wednesday and Saturday drawings, the multistate lottery started offering an extra draw day on Mondays recently.
  • More draws have meant more income for Texas' schools and veterans, and they have resulted in jackpots being even higher than before.
  • Managing Director: "Powerball and Mega Millions have been in the news for years, but since Powerball offers its extra draw, we are inundated with purchase requests from Texas in particular.

Upfield announces commitments to reduce world hunger by supporting smallholder farmers

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 9:00am

As part of this commitment, Upfield has become a signatory of the Zero Hunger Pledge, led by the Global Alliance for Improve Nutrition (GAIN).

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  • As part of this commitment, Upfield has become a signatory of the Zero Hunger Pledge, led by the Global Alliance for Improve Nutrition (GAIN).
  • As part of its pledge commitments, Upfield is investing in two projects in rural Kenya focusing on the peanut and canola (rapeseed) supply chains.
  • These projects support the ambition of the Zero Hunger Pledge; to eradicate world hunger by 2030.
  • The project has grown from 500 farmers in 2015 to 7,500 farmers today and is still expanding.

Small-scale farmers need decent wages - IFAD calls on world leaders to commit to action at Food Systems Summit

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 8:33am

"It is a terrible irony that those who grow our food cannot afford to feed their own families healthy, nutritious diets," said Gilbert F. Houngbo, President of IFAD.

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  • "It is a terrible irony that those who grow our food cannot afford to feed their own families healthy, nutritious diets," said Gilbert F. Houngbo, President of IFAD.
  • "With no savings and no access to capital, farming families also have no cushion against climate change and other shocks.
  • Today's Food Systems Summit is our chance to commit to concrete changes.
  • Rural small-scale farmers produce over 30 percent of global food, and up to 80 percent in parts of Africa and Asia.

Lufax Releases First ESG Report Highlighting Commitment to Inclusive Finance

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 7:07am

The report highlights the Company's long-term commitment to inclusive finance, improving access to financial services for small and micro business owners, alleviating rural poverty, supporting the real economy and other societal benefits through FinTech innovations.

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  • The report highlights the Company's long-term commitment to inclusive finance, improving access to financial services for small and micro business owners, alleviating rural poverty, supporting the real economy and other societal benefits through FinTech innovations.
  • "In this report, we present our sustainability achievements and express our determination to developing long-term value," said Guangheng Ji, Chairman of Lufax Holding.
  • We will bolster inclusive finance, support the wider economy, fulfil our corporate responsibilities and create our own sustainability path."
  • As of 2020, Lufax has helped more than 1.24 million small and micro businesses and provided inclusive finance for 2.76 million people.

Home Affordability Slips Again For Average Workers Across U.S. In Third Quarter Amid Ongoing Price Runup

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 5:01am

That required income was then compared to annualized average weekly wage data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (see full methodology below).

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  • That required income was then compared to annualized average weekly wage data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (see full methodology below).
  • That is up from 24.3 percent in the second quarter of 2021 and 22.3 percent in the third quarter of last year.
  • "The typical median-priced home around the U.S. remains affordable to workers earning an average wage, despite prices that keep going through the roof.
  • That's pushing average workers closer and closer to the point where lenders might be reluctant to give them a mortgage.

Tingo Inc, Appoints John J. Brown and Christophe Francois Charlier as Co-Chair of the Company's Board of Directors

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 3:44am

At Merrill Lynch, He also served as the Head of US Equity Financing & CEO, Merrill Lynch Professional Clearing Corp in its Prime Broker Division.

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  • At Merrill Lynch, He also served as the Head of US Equity Financing & CEO, Merrill Lynch Professional Clearing Corp in its Prime Broker Division.
  • Christophe Francois Charlier, age 49, serves as the co-Chairman of the Company.
  • John Brown, Co- Chairman of Tingo, Inc.stated "I am delighted to join the board of Tingo.
  • Tingo Mobile PLC has almost 10 million subscribers and have supplied close to 30 millionmobiledevices to customer in Africa since 2014.

Bragar Eagel & Squire, P.C. Reminds Investors That Class Action Lawsuits Have Been Filed Against Ardelyx, SelectQuote, Katapult, and Waterdrop Sciences and Encourages Investors to Contact the Firm

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 2:08am

On this news, the Companys share price declined, falling $9.71 per share, or nearly 74%, to close at $2.01 per share on July 20, 2021.

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  • On this news, the Companys share price declined, falling $9.71 per share, or nearly 74%, to close at $2.01 per share on July 20, 2021.
  • Furthermore, Waterdrop had suffered rapidly accelerating operating losses in the first quarter of 2021 which was completed weeksbeforethe IPO.
  • For more information on the Waterdrop class action go to: https://bespc.com/cases/WDH
    About Bragar Eagel & Squire, P.C.
  • The firm represents individual and institutional investors in commercial, securities, derivative, and other complex litigation in state and federal courts across the country.

Bragar Eagel & Squire, P.C. Reminds Investors That Class Action Lawsuits Have Been Filed Against Live Ventures, Generac, and Longeveron and Encourages Investors to Contact the Firm

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 2:02am

Stockholders have until the deadlines below to petition the court to serve as lead plaintiff.

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  • Stockholders have until the deadlines below to petition the court to serve as lead plaintiff.
  • On this news, the Companys share price fell $29.08, or 46%, to close at $33.50 per share on August 4, 2021, on unusually heavy trading volume.
  • For more information on the Longeveron class action go to: https://bespc.com/cases/LGVN
    About Bragar Eagel & Squire, P.C.
  • The firm represents individual and institutional investors in commercial, securities, derivative, and other complex litigation in state and federal courts across the country.

JETRO to Showcase 19 Innovative Japanese Startups at Disrupt 2021

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 11:14pm

Disrupt 2021 will feature over 1,000 early stage startups and sponsors from all technology sectors as they showcase their latest technology products, platforms, and services.

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  • Disrupt 2021 will feature over 1,000 early stage startups and sponsors from all technology sectors as they showcase their latest technology products, platforms, and services.
  • (Graphic: Business Wire)
    For Disrupt 2021, JETRO will host 19 innovative Japanese startups from September 21-23.
  • JETRO is the Japanese government agency responsible for promoting trade and investment between Japan and the rest of the world.
  • JETRO provides support and assistance to American companies entering the Japanese market and to Japanese companies expanding overseas.