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DemandBridge Partners With SAGE for Latest Integration in DB Sourcing to Power Quote-to-Order Workflow for Promotional Products

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Thursday, January 5, 2023

HUNT VALLEY, Md., Jan. 5, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- DemandBridge, LLC, (DB) a dominant Marketing Automation Platform provider to approximately 500 Marketing/Print Services firms, announces their latest integration with SAGE to power the quote-to-order workflow for promotional products.

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  • HUNT VALLEY, Md., Jan. 5, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- DemandBridge, LLC, (DB) a dominant Marketing Automation Platform provider to approximately 500 Marketing/Print Services firms, announces their latest integration with SAGE to power the quote-to-order workflow for promotional products.
  • Distributors, Suppliers, and Agencies have long relied on DemandBridge software to power their businesses – often alongside solutions from other mission-critical technology partners.
  • With the increased significance of Promotional Products in our customers' growth strategies, DemandBridge is proud to partner with SAGE to offer a host of capabilities within the DB Sourcing product.
  • The DB Sourcing solution was the logical first candidate for bringing SAGE data directly to the DemandBridge product suite.

EQS-News: Statement 2.0 – new outdoor smartphone from Gigaset! For adventure in the wild and at work: the Gigaset GX4 “Made in Germany”

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Sunday, December 18, 2022

For adventure in the wild and at work: the Gigaset GX4 “Made in Germany” (news with additional features)

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  • For adventure in the wild and at work: the Gigaset GX4 “Made in Germany” (news with additional features)
    The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.
  • For adventure in the wild and at work: the Gigaset GX4 “Made in Germany”
    Gigaset is launching its GX4 outdoor smartphone right on time for the Christmas trade season.
  • “The GX290 is a hard act to follow,” says Jörg Wissing, Senior Product & Business Development Manager at Gigaset.
  • The result is the Gigaset GX4 – a rugged outdoor smartphone “Made in Germany” with a fresh design, new ideas and a fair price.

New Research Finds Pension Plans Alone Often Don't Provide Retirement Income Adequacy for State and Local Government Employees

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Thursday, December 8, 2022

WASHINGTON, Dec. 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- A first-of-a-kind analysis finds that retirement is growing more challenging for public sector workers. State and local employees in a typical public defined benefit (DB) pension plan need to save about four to six percent of their salary on their own to ensure adequate retirement income. The report also finds that defined contribution (DC) plans provide less retirement income than DB plans in a typical cost-equivalent conversion for career employees.

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  • The report also finds that defined contribution (DC) plans provide less retirement income than DB plans in a typical cost-equivalent conversion for career employees.
  • These findings are detailed in a new study released today by the National Institute on Retirement Security ( NIRS ) and Aon ,The Real Deal for the Public Sector: Retirement Income Adequacy Among U.S. Public Sector Employees.
  • The report's key findings regarding retirement income adequacy are as follows:
    A "retirement number" is elusive because key factors are individual-based.
  • The following are the key findings regarding retirement plan design:
    DC plans provide less retirement income than DB plans in a typical "cost-equivalent" conversion for career public employees.

HashCash to Upgrade Trading Features in its Globally Acclaimed White-Label Crypto Exchange Solution

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Tuesday, December 6, 2022

PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 6, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The rapid worldwide crypto evolution is driven forward by a need for consistent innovation- and it is recognized by HashCash Consultants, who have been successful in apprehending upcoming trends since its inception. In a recent announcement, the US-based blockchain specialists declared multiple upgrades in its critically acclaimed white-label crypto exchange including enhanced trading features and additional crypto services- all powered by blockchain technology.

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  • HashCash Consultants announced multiple updates in the latest iteration of its flagship product for institutional investors- the white-label crypto exchange platform.
  • In a recent announcement, the US-based blockchain specialists declared multiple upgrades in its critically acclaimed white-label crypto exchange including enhanced trading features and additional crypto services- all powered by blockchain technology.
  • Like any other white-label solution, HashCash's white-label crypto exchange platform comprises a fully functional pre-configured digital assets exchange with an option for customized branding and logo.
  • HashCash CEO and noted blockchain pioneer Raj Chowdhury states, "Change has been the only constant across the crypto ecosystem.

Fidelity® Q3 2022 Retirement Analysis: Despite Continued Volatility, Retirement Fundamentals Remain Sound

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Thursday, November 17, 2022

“The market has taken some dramatic turns this year, including the best month this past October since 1976,” said Kevin Barry, president of Workplace Investing at Fidelity Investments. “Retirement savers have wisely chosen to avoid the drama and continue making smart choices for the long-term. This is important, because one of the most essential aspects of a sound retirement savings strategy is contributing enough consistently – in up markets, down markets, and sideways markets -- to help reach your goals.”

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  • The total number of Fidelity IRA accounts continues to climb, reaching 13.2 million, an 11.2% increase over Q3 of last year.
  • The number of accounts reporting a contribution also increased by 2.3% year-to-date between Q3 2021 and Q3 2022.
  • Across generations, Roths tend to be the retail retirement savings vehicle of choice, with 61% of all contributions going to a Roth in Q3 2022.
  • Despite inflationary pressures, the percentage of 401(k) savers initiating a new loan continues to remain low, with only 2.4% of participants doing so in Q3.

Fairview Microwave Broadens Line of Programmable Attenuators

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Tuesday, November 15, 2022

IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 15, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Fairview Microwave, an Infinite Electronics brand and a leading provider of RF, microwave and millimeter-wave products, has released a new line of programmable attenuators engineered for test and measurement, R&D, electronic warfare and electronic countermeasures applications.

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  • New Attenuators Cover Broadband RF, Microwave, mmWave Frequencies
    IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 15, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Fairview Microwave, an Infinite Electronics brand and a leading provider of RF, microwave and millimeter-wave products, has released a new line of programmable attenuators engineered for test and measurement, R&D, electronic warfare and electronic countermeasures applications.
  • Fairview's innovative series of programmable attenuators covers broadband RF, microwave and mmWave frequencies ranging from DC to 40 GHz.
  • A leading supplier of on-demand RF and microwave products since 1992, Fairview Microwave offers immediate delivery of RF components, including attenuators, adapters, coaxial cable assemblies, connectors, terminations and much more.
  • Its brands are Pasternack, Fairview Microwave, L-com, MilesTek, ShowMeCables, NavePoint, INC Installs, Integra Optics, PolyPhaser, Transtector, KP Performance Antennas, RadioWaves and Aiconics.

Pasternack Introduces New Line of Programmable Attenuators

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Friday, November 11, 2022

IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 11, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Pasternack, an Infinite Electronics brand and a leading provider of RF, microwave and millimeter-wave products, has released a new series of programmable attenuators designed to meet the needs of electronic warfare, test and measurement, and electronic countermeasures applications.

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  • Pasternack's new programmable attenuators offer flexibility and programmability by producing different values of RF signal attenuation on demand.
  • The comprehensive selection of programmable attenuators comes in TTL, USB or relay-controlled options, and they include SMA, N-Type and 2.92 mm female connector options.
  • Additionally, these programmable attenuators are designed with compact and rugged military-grade coaxial packages and an operational temperature range from -40 degrees to +85 degrees Celsius.
  • "Pasternack's innovative lineup of broadband programmable attenuators offers designers flexibility with TTL, USB, or relay-controlled capabilities.

Halifax Health Selects BPAS for Retirement Plan Services

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Tuesday, November 1, 2022

"BPAS is honored to service the Halifax suite of defined contribution plans," said Elizabeth Kaido, Senior Vice President of Sales at BPAS.

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  • "BPAS is honored to service the Halifax suite of defined contribution plans," said Elizabeth Kaido, Senior Vice President of Sales at BPAS.
  • We're also confident that Halifax Health plan participants will get a lot of value from our new BPAS participant website and robust education and wellness tools."
  • The BPAS family of services includes Workplace Retirement Plans, Actuarial & Pension, Healthcare Consulting, IRA, VEBA HRA, Health & Welfare Plans, Fiduciary, Collective Investment Funds, Fund Administration, and Institutional Trust.
  • The BPAS Actuarial & Pension Services division has served as actuary and consultant on the Halifax Health defined benefit (DB) plans for more than 10 years.

ACPM submits comments to FINA during their review of Bill C-228, an Act to amend the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (BIA), the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA) and the Pension Benefits Standards Act, 1985 (PBSA)

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Tuesday, October 18, 2022

TORONTO, Oct. 18, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In a letter submitted to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance (FINA), the Association of Canadian Pension Management (ACPM) commented on Bill C-228, noting serious, undesirable and unintended consequences if the Bill should pass into law and outlining alternative approaches to secure retiree pensions, to achieve the same goal without the potential to harm the retirement income system.

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  • Indeed, it is stated this could virtually eliminate DB plans for active private sector employees who still accrue a DB pension.
  • Finally, the appointment of a federal pension asset manager could enable insolvent company pension funds to deliver on the pension promise.
  • ACPM is the leading advocacy organization for a balanced, effective and sustainable retirement income system in Canada.
  • For further information or to schedule an interview, please contact:
    Lorianne Weston, Manager of Advocacy and Communications, ACPM;

Inflation Is the Leading Catalyst for Pension Risk Transfer Activity, MetLife Poll Finds

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Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Nearly all defined benefit (DB) plan sponsors, 95%, say that higher inflation is impacting their decision to move forward with a pension risk transfer (PRT), including 50% saying its very impactful, according to MetLifes new 2022 Pension Risk Transfer Poll, released today.

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  • Nearly all defined benefit (DB) plan sponsors, 95%, say that higher inflation is impacting their decision to move forward with a pension risk transfer (PRT), including 50% saying its very impactful, according to MetLifes new 2022 Pension Risk Transfer Poll, released today.
  • The Poll found that inflation is the leading catalyst for DB plan sponsors to initiate a PRT.
  • The economic landscape has shifted significantly since our last Poll and this change has led DB plan sponsors to take a closer look at their plans and pension risk transfer options, says Elizabeth Walsh, head of Pension Solutions at MetLife.
  • The MetLife 2022 Pension Risk Transfer Poll was fielded between July 8, 2022 and July 15, 2022.