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BAB, Inc. Reports Results for 2nd Quarter FY 2020

Friday, July 10, 2020 - 7:20pm

DEERFIELD, Ill., July 10, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BAB, Inc. (OTCQB: BABB)announced its financial results for the second quarter ended May 31, 2020.

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  • DEERFIELD, Ill., July 10, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BAB, Inc. (OTCQB: BABB)announced its financial results for the second quarter ended May 31, 2020.
  • Royalty revenue, license fees and other income and marketing fund revenue all decreased for the second quarter 2020 because of the effect of the Coronavirus pandemic on franchisee sales.
  • The Coronavirus pandemic which occurred in the second quarter 2020 has affected the revenues and net income, creating lower revenues and a year to date loss.
  • Total operating expenses for the quarter ended May 31, 2020, were $423,000, versus $641,000 in 2019.

East Coast And Illinois Have Highest Concentratons Of Housing Markets Vulnerable To Coronavirus Impact

Friday, July 10, 2020 - 5:01am

The report reveals that a stretch of states running from Connecticut through Florida, plus Illinois, had 43 of the 50 counties most vulnerable to the economic impact of the pandemic.

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  • The report reveals that a stretch of states running from Connecticut through Florida, plus Illinois, had 43 of the 50 counties most vulnerable to the economic impact of the pandemic.
  • The only four western counties were in California, with none in other West Coast or southwestern states.
  • The East Coast pattern continued a trend identified in the first-quarter 2020 report, with variations from state to state.
  • The conclusions are drawn from an analysis of the most recent home affordability, home equity and foreclosure reports prepared by ATTOM.

BACK TO SCHOOL IN A PANDEMIC - New National Study Includes 50-City Review of School Systems 'Beating the Odds' for Black, Latino, and Low-Income Students

Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 6:45pm

The report, entitled"Resilience: Will Urban Schools that Beat the Odds Continue to Do So During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

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  • The report, entitled"Resilience: Will Urban Schools that Beat the Odds Continue to Do So During the COVID-19 Pandemic?
  • ", showcases specific urban school systems that are substantially out-performing statistical predictions based on their student populations.
  • "Even before this pandemic, too many students have faced long odds of success at school--especially African-American children.
  • When focusing on African-American students, Newark, Boston, and New Orleans have the highest share of students attending beat-the-odds schools.

Acosta Finds More Than a Third of Shoppers Are Worse Off Financially Than They Were Pre-COVID-19

Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 4:00pm

"As the pandemic stretches on, we see the toll it has taken on shoppers financially.

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  • "As the pandemic stretches on, we see the toll it has taken on shoppers financially.
  • Millennials have been hit the hardest, with 43% of shoppers worse off than they were before the outbreak," said Darian Pickett, CEO of Acosta.
  • The recession is adding stress for many shoppers, with 37% worse off financially than they were pre-pandemic including nine percent who are much worse off.
  • For 90 years, Acosta has led the industry in helping consumer packaged goods companies move products off shelves and into shoppers' baskets.

OPEC Secretary General: “No Objective Whatsoever” to Drive U.S. Shale Out of Business; Dealing with the “Double Whammy” of Demand and Supply Shocks to Oil Markets and the Need to Revisit Governance Structure of Energy, Climate Change and Geopolitics

Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 3:00pm

Without the U.S. shale probably, we could have entered into a worse crisis than we are seeing in this pandemic.

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  • Without the U.S. shale probably, we could have entered into a worse crisis than we are seeing in this pandemic.
  • The pandemic has proven beyond reasonable doubt the need to revisit the governance architecture of energy, climate change and possibly geopolitics, he says.
  • We had worked with this mechanism in the last four years with our partners in the non-OPEC [countries].
  • We are grateful to the U.S. and other leading producers around the world that rallied around, including the G-20.

Q Division Bringing Emerging Technology Expertise to Advanced Materials Pandemic Task Force

Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 3:00pm

"Q Division's domain expertise in commercializing emerging technology across various industries will be a critical contribution to helping build the AMPT global roadmap," said Dr. Zina Jarrahi Cinker, Director General at AMPT.

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  • "Q Division's domain expertise in commercializing emerging technology across various industries will be a critical contribution to helping build the AMPT global roadmap," said Dr. Zina Jarrahi Cinker, Director General at AMPT.
  • Since the COVID outbreak, Q Division has been tracking both the short- and long-term impacts that emerging technology will have across several industry verticals.
  • "Our participation in this global effort is vital in surfacing opportunities between retailers, brands, and those studying the properties of the advanced materials," said Ben Gauthier, Technology and Commerce Partner at Q Division.
  • "As a team, we will be able to more rapidly uncover applications of advanced technology in a new world post pandemic."

Q Division Bringing Emerging Technology Expertise to Advanced Materials Pandemic Task Force

Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 3:00pm

"Q Division's domain expertise in commercializing emerging technology across various industries will be a critical contribution to helping build the AMPT global roadmap," said Dr. Zina Jarrahi Cinker, Director General at AMPT.

Key Points: 
  • "Q Division's domain expertise in commercializing emerging technology across various industries will be a critical contribution to helping build the AMPT global roadmap," said Dr. Zina Jarrahi Cinker, Director General at AMPT.
  • Since the COVID outbreak, Q Division has been tracking both the short- and long-term impacts that emerging technology will have across several industry verticals.
  • "Our participation in this global effort is vital in surfacing opportunities between retailers, brands, and those studying the properties of the advanced materials," said Ben Gauthier, Technology and Commerce Partner at Q Division.
  • "As a team, we will be able to more rapidly uncover applications of advanced technology in a new world post pandemic."

New Report Reviews Global Hospital Practices in Pandemic Flu Response

Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 2:00pm

SINGAPORE, July 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Eden Strategy Institute today unveiled a global review of hospital practices in dealing with flu pandemic, drawing novel and interesting insights from the current COVID-19 pandemic as well as from previous pandemics such as SARS, H1N1, and Ebola.

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  • SINGAPORE, July 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Eden Strategy Institute today unveiled a global review of hospital practices in dealing with flu pandemic, drawing novel and interesting insights from the current COVID-19 pandemic as well as from previous pandemics such as SARS, H1N1, and Ebola.
  • This extensive, 200-page report describes the innovativeness, resourcefulness, and collaboration that are helping hospitals cope with challenges such as managing surge demand for treatment and supply insufficiencies.
  • The report is freely available for download at:
    Eden Strategy Institute is a strategy consulting firm specializing in Business System Innovation.
  • Our other Practice Areas include Smart Cities, Education Innovation, the Emerging Middle Class, Public Service Transformation, and The Fourth Sector.

MEDICREA Reports First Half 2020 Sales

Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 8:12am

Sales for the 2nd quarter amounted to 5.8 million, bringing the half-year total to 13.2 million, down 18% compared to the first half of 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • Sales for the 2nd quarter amounted to 5.8 million, bringing the half-year total to 13.2 million, down 18% compared to the first half of 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Despite a very sharp drop in sales in April and May, representing the equivalent of (-25%) and (-66%) of a normative activity, respectively, June sales recovered strongly, totaling 3.2 million, up +3% compared to the same period last year, i.e.
  • a sequential growth of +75% between May 2020 and June 2020.
  • The strong sales generated in June 2020 for MEDICREA demonstrated a positive sign to the potential end of this crisis.

Global AR in Healthcare Market to Rise With a CAGR of 25.5% During the Coronavirus Catastrophe

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 1:21pm

The abrupt outburst of the COVID-19 pandemic has created an optimistic impact on the global AR in healthcare market growth.

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  • The abrupt outburst of the COVID-19 pandemic has created an optimistic impact on the global AR in healthcare market growth.
  • Download COVID-19 Impact Analysis Report: https://www.researchdive.com/covid-19-insights/218/global-augmented-real...
    The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the global market for AR in healthcare in an optimistic way.
  • The global AR in healthcare market is expected to observe remarkable growth owing to the growing applications of AR in medical training, education, and analysis of surgical activities & rehabilitation of patients.
  • According to the report, the global AR in healthcare sector is estimated to experience substantial growth post-coronavirus pandemic.