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National Geographic Acquires Critically Acclaimed Sundance Series CITY SO REAL With Fall Debut Planned

Monday, August 3, 2020 - 6:30pm

National Geographic today announced the acquisition of CITY SO REAL, an official Indie Episodic selection at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, set to premiere on the network this fall.

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  • National Geographic today announced the acquisition of CITY SO REAL, an official Indie Episodic selection at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, set to premiere on the network this fall.
  • The announcement was made by National Geographic Global Television Networks President Courteney Monroe during the networks session at the Summer CTAM press tour.
  • In candid interviews with residents throughout the city, the series captures Chicagos indomitable spirit as well as its seemingly insurmountable challenges.
  • The directors Starz docuseries America to Me premiered at Sundance and was one of the most acclaimed TV shows of 2018.

Usona Institute Publishes Breakthrough Development in Scalable Psilocybin Synthesis

Monday, August 3, 2020 - 4:45pm

Usona Institute has published a breakthrough technique in kilogram-scale synthesis of pharmaceutical grade psilocybin in the open-access journal ACS Omega .

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  • Usona Institute has published a breakthrough technique in kilogram-scale synthesis of pharmaceutical grade psilocybin in the open-access journal ACS Omega .
  • The combination of simplicity, stability and quality from this process is elegant, says Gary Tarpley, Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board at Usona.
  • The 1.2 kilograms of psilocybin per batch that this process delivers can be used to provide nearly fifty thousand 25-milligram doses of psilocybin.
  • Usona Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit medical research organization (MRO) that conducts and supports pre-clinical and clinical research to further the understanding of the therapeutic effects of psilocybin and other consciousness-expanding medicines.

Nextt Launches Healthcare Supplies Division to Provide Medical Grade PPE Products During Pandemic

Monday, August 3, 2020 - 4:30pm

Nextt Shield, the companys new healthcare supplies division, will be the first company importing meaningful quantities of PPE from India to serve both consumers and commercial customers.

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  • Nextt Shield, the companys new healthcare supplies division, will be the first company importing meaningful quantities of PPE from India to serve both consumers and commercial customers.
  • Consumer purchases are made directly from Nextt Shields consumer website , and everything ships directly and immediately from the companys Texas warehouse.
  • Nextt Shield can get large volumes of PPE quickly into the hands of customers who desperately need them.
  • Lannom, Director of Operations for Texas-based VetJet Services, said Nextt Shields PPE products helped his federal customers.

With Resurgence in COVID Cases, NRF Chief Economist Says Economic Recovery is ‘Being Tested Daily’

Monday, August 3, 2020 - 4:24pm

Optimism about the economy and retail spending is being tested daily with the spread of the coronavirus, Kleinhenz said.

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  • Optimism about the economy and retail spending is being tested daily with the spread of the coronavirus, Kleinhenz said.
  • A key question is whether the pace of growth and momentum will carry forward over the next few months, Kleinhenz said.
  • Based on quarterly and monthly data, the U.S. economic recovery continues despite elevated COVID-19 cases.
  • Could it be that we are at or heading back to the same spot we were at two months ago?

Ramsey Press Begins Presale of Book Know Yourself, Know Your Money by Two-time #1 National Best-selling Author Rachel Cruze

Monday, August 3, 2020 - 4:15pm

authored by personal finance expert, Ramsey Personality and two-time #1 national best-selling author is now available for pre-order.

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  • authored by personal finance expert, Ramsey Personality and two-time #1 national best-selling author is now available for pre-order.
  • Published by Ramsey Press, Know Yourself, Know Your Money (ISBN: 9781942121312) will release on January 5, 2020 and retails for $24.99.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200803005519/en/
    Written by personal finance expert, Ramsey Personality and two-time #1 national best-selling author Rachel Cruze, "Know Yourself, Know Your Money: Discover WHY You Handle Money the Way You Do and WHAT to Do About It!"
  • Rachel Cruze is a two-time #1 national best-selling author, financial expert and host of The Rachel Cruze Show.

U.S. Cellular Launching Google Pixel 4a on August 20

Monday, August 3, 2020 - 4:05pm

U.S. Cellular is launching the Google Pixel 4a online at uscellular.com on August 20, and it will be in stores later this year.

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  • U.S. Cellular is launching the Google Pixel 4a online at uscellular.com on August 20, and it will be in stores later this year.
  • The Pixel 4a is designed to deliver all the helpfulness of Google in one device.
  • Additionally, it has a 3140 mAh battery2, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage3 and a best-in-class camera with online photo storage in Google Photos.
  • The addition of the Pixel 4a enhances the companys line-up of Google offerings that includes smartphones, Google Pixel Buds and Google Nest smart home and Wi-Fi products.

Citizens Bank Announces Grant Program for Minority-Owned Small Businesses

Monday, August 3, 2020 - 3:59pm

Citizens Bank announced today that it will award grants to minority-owned small businesses in recognition of the value that they bring as a vital part of our communities.

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  • Citizens Bank announced today that it will award grants to minority-owned small businesses in recognition of the value that they bring as a vital part of our communities.
  • With this program, Citizens will award 100 grants of $15,000 each ($1.5 million total) to 100 minority-owned businesses (customers and non-customers) across the Citizens 11 state footprint , extending its ongoing small business grant program .
  • What: The Citizens Bank Minority-Owned Small Business Grant Program provides assistance to minority-owned businesses within Citizens Banks 11 state footprint.
  • Who: Open to both Citizens business banking customers and other businesses who are not Citizens customers in our branch footprint.

The New USAFacts Coronavirus Impact and Recovery Hub Gives Americans a Free and Easy Way to Get Real-Time Facts They Can Count On

Monday, August 3, 2020 - 3:00pm

USAFacts has done the heavy lifting to collect and normalize data on key indicators and put it all in one spot.

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  • USAFacts has done the heavy lifting to collect and normalize data on key indicators and put it all in one spot.
  • Now Americans can easily explore the facts and assess for themselves how our nation is doing.
  • Centralized, Real-Time and Mobile: The design of USAFacts Coronavirus Recovery Hub provides unprecedented real-time access to government data related to our nations path towards coronavirus recovery.
  • The hub is grounded in the concept that busy people want one place to go to get trusted facts and resources, and the hub provides that data daily.

Directional Aviation Launches FXAIR as Premium Private Jet Charter Provider

Monday, August 3, 2020 - 2:03pm

Directional Aviation today announced the launch of FXAIR , the newest member of its family of private jet travel providers, which will specialize in premium on-demand charter.

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  • Directional Aviation today announced the launch of FXAIR , the newest member of its family of private jet travel providers, which will specialize in premium on-demand charter.
  • FXAIR will provide premium charter on demand to those looking for a seamless entry into private jet travel.
  • Headquartered in New York City, FXAIR is led by aviation industry veteran Gregg Slow, who will serve as FXAIR President.
  • The FXAIR mobile app is available on the App Store and Google Play Store.1
    Founded in 2020, FXAIR is the only charter provider offering on demand charter access to premium aircraft.

Aura Names Anne M. Myong Interim CEO and Joe Martin Chief Operating Officer

Monday, August 3, 2020 - 2:00pm

Aura, a mission-driven financial technology company that offers affordable loans to hard-working families, today named Anne M. Myong as Interim CEO and Joe Martin as Chief Operating Officer.

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  • Aura, a mission-driven financial technology company that offers affordable loans to hard-working families, today named Anne M. Myong as Interim CEO and Joe Martin as Chief Operating Officer.
  • Anne M. Myong has been named interim CEO and will also continue her duties as CFO, and Joe Martin will become the companys Chief Operating Officer.
  • As interim CEO, I look forward to ensuring that Aura continues to thrive during these challenging times, said Anne M. Myong.
  • Prior to becoming Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Martin was Auras SVP, Engineering, Product and Design.