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Microchip Technology to Webcast Annual Meeting of Shareholders

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Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 10:15pm

A replay of the event will also be available at www.microchip.com for a period of 14 days following the meeting.

Key Points: 
  • A replay of the event will also be available at www.microchip.com for a period of 14 days following the meeting.
  • The Annual Meeting will consist of the official business of the shareholders meeting followed by a brief presentation by Ganesh Moorthy, President and Chief Executive Officer.
  • Microchip Technology Incorporated is a leading provider of smart, connected and secure embedded control solutions.
  • Note: The Microchip name and logo are registered trademarks of Microchip Technology Inc. in the USA and other countries.

Ross Stores Reports Second Quarter Earnings

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Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 9:01pm

Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROST) today reported earnings per share for the 13 weeks ended July 30, 2022 of $1.11 on net income of $385 million.

Key Points: 
  • Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROST) today reported earnings per share for the 13 weeks ended July 30, 2022 of $1.11 on net income of $385 million.
  • Sales for the second quarter of 2022 were $4.6 billion versus $4.8 billion in the prior year period.
  • These results compare to earnings per share of $2.73 on net earnings of $971 million in the first half of 2021.
  • Ms. Rentler further noted, During the second quarter, we repurchased 2.9 million shares of common stock for an aggregate price of $235 million.

FirstEnergy Foundation Completes Final Round of "Investing with Purpose" Grants to Community Organizations

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Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 8:04pm

AKRON, Ohio, Aug. 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The FirstEnergy Foundation awarded more than $3.43 million to nearly 100 organizations across its six-state service territory for the final round of "Investing with Purpose," an initiative focused on supporting nonprofit organizations that advance health and safety, workforce development, educational and social justice initiatives. In addition, FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) provided $220,000 to five organizations as part of the initiative. The grants build on $3.3 million in charitable contributions the Foundation awarded in December 2020 as part of the initial round of giving, which has collectively gifted $7 million to nearly 200 nonprofit organizations making a difference in the communities served by FirstEnergy's 10 electric companies.

Key Points: 
  • In addition, FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) provided $220,000 to five organizations as part of the initiative.
  • With those issues in mind, the Foundation identified philanthropic opportunities through nonprofit organizations across its service territory that are responding to needs of vulnerable populations.
  • For a full list of "Investing with Purpose" grant recipients, visit the FirstEnergy Foundation on the company's website.
  • Follow FirstEnergy and its utilities on Twitter @FirstEnergyCorp , @ToledoEdison , @IlluminatingCo , @OhioEdison , @MonPowerWV , @JCP_L , @Penn_Power , @Penelec , @Met_Ed , @PotomacEdison , @W_Penn_Power .

Recession Survey: 41% of Workers Believe We're Already in a Recession

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Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 8:00pm

NEW YORK, Aug. 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Amid debate about whether the US is in a recession, a new survey reveals 41 percent of workers believe we are.

Key Points: 
  • NEW YORK, Aug. 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Amid debate about whether the US is in a recession, a new survey reveals 41 percent of workers believe we are.
  • Workers aren't worried, however, with 80 percent feeling secure in their jobs.
  • In fact, workers are more worried about a declining stock market than the possibility of losing their job.
  • More white respondents say we are already in a recession than other races/ethnicities:

Oakland University and BHSH System Announce Major Investment to Support Nursing Programs

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Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 7:34pm

OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich., Aug. 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- To help meet the critical demand for nurses in Michigan, Oakland University and BHSH System announced a new partnership focused on increasing the number of nurses graduating from OU. Through this collaboration, BHSH System will provide Oakland University with financial resources totaling more than $20 million over the next five years for the BHSH Beaumont Health Nurse Scholar program.

Key Points: 
  • Through this collaboration, BHSH System will provide Oakland University with financial resources totaling more than $20 million over the next five years for the BHSH Beaumont Health Nurse Scholar program.
  • Grant recipients will be on a path to become BHSH System team members for at least two years after graduation.
  • "We deeply appreciate BHSH System's partnership and investment into the education of the next generation of health care providers," said Oakland University President Ora Hirsch Pescovitz.
  • Oakland University is a doctoral, Carnegie Classification R2 "High Research Activity" university located in Oakland and Macomb counties, Michigan.

Stroke Across America: Only 500 Miles Remain in 4,300-Cycling Journey to Raise Awareness for Stroke & Aphasia

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Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 6:15pm

They join the more than 5.3 million people living in the United States with brain injuries that have left them with disabilities.

Key Points: 
  • They join the more than 5.3 million people living in the United States with brain injuries that have left them with disabilities.
  • Twelve weeks ago, this group launched their bikes from Astoria, Oregon, intent on raising awareness about stroke, aphasia, brain injury, and the subsequent emotional recovery.
  • But knowing how powerful it is to connect with others and the importance of raising awareness about stroke and aphasia, they were inspired to think much bigger.
  • The Stroke Across America team invites everyone to Join the Journey by visiting strokeacrosseamerica.org or @strokeonward on Instagram.

Paradigm Convergence Technologies Corporation says that Monkeypox Illustrates Need For Constant Infection Control

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Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 6:37pm

Whether these are new waves of COVID variants or the recent spread of monkeypox, they illustrate the need for hospitals and long-term care facilities to be more diligent than ever before in constant, comprehensive disinfecting and other infection control measures.

Key Points: 
  • Whether these are new waves of COVID variants or the recent spread of monkeypox, they illustrate the need for hospitals and long-term care facilities to be more diligent than ever before in constant, comprehensive disinfecting and other infection control measures.
  • Infection control through the use of disinfecting, sanitizing , and cleaning solutions has always been a critical activity at facilities providing medical care.
  • For more information about PCT Corp, Hydrolyte, and todays best infection control strategies in healthcare settings, visit www.pctl.com .
  • The company acquires and holds rights to innovative products and technologies, which are commercialized through its owned operating subsidiary, Paradigm Convergence Technologies Corporation (PCT Corp).

New AudienceSCAN Study Shows 33% of U.S. Adults are now seeking better job opportunities

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Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 6:00pm

WESTERVILLE, Ohio, Aug. 18, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- As the U.S. emerges out of COVID and into the endemic, consumer demand for better employment opportunities, OTT Media Streaming (over-the-top streaming video platforms) and reliable home services contractors is exploding in the U.S.

Key Points: 
  • AudienceSCAN is SalesFuel's proprietary annual study of online shoppers, digital audiences and decision-makers in America.
  • AudienceSCAN is SalesFuel's proprietary annual study of online shoppers, digital audiences and decision-makers in America.
  • Business development specialists use AudienceSCAN to identify new markets, new opportunities and new channel partners.
  • "Record inflation in the U.S. is fueling the Great Resignation as ONE-THIRD of U.S. adults are now in the market for better-paying job opportunities," says SalesFuel CEO C. Lee Smith.

Las Vegas Mayor Pro Tem Stavros S. Anthony to Keynote Springbrook's Activate 2022 Customer Conference

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Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 4:00pm

Anthony will be presenting on "lessons learned during the pandemic" at Springbrook's annual Activate event, September 14-16, 2022, at the Virgin Resort in Las Vegas.

Key Points: 
  • Anthony will be presenting on "lessons learned during the pandemic" at Springbrook's annual Activate event, September 14-16, 2022, at the Virgin Resort in Las Vegas.
  • With an economy based largely on hospitality and entertainment, the challenges were multiplied exponentially for Las Vegas.
  • In March 2020 the state of Nevada put an emergency COVID 19 declaration into place, effectively closing the doors to Las Vegas commerce," observes Anthony.
  • Springbrook's Activate event is September 14-16, 2022 at the Virgin Resort in Las Vegas.

Parsemus Foundation: Metformin Drastically Reduces COVID Hospitalization, Study Shows

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Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 3:38pm

The results were published Aug. 18 in the New England Journal of Medicine, according to Parsemus Foundation.

Key Points: 
  • The results were published Aug. 18 in the New England Journal of Medicine, according to Parsemus Foundation.
  • But you dont know whether its just coincidence until you go back to the beginning, with a rigorous randomized trial.
  • Parsemus Foundation was joined by two larger foundations also eager to see low-cost, globally-accessible medications put to the test.
  • More information on the Parsemus Foundation and the work presented here can be found at: https://www.parsemus.org/humanhealth/covid-19/
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