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DBRS Morningstar: China's Balancing Act: Containing Property Sector Leverage While Preserving Financial Stability

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 2:36am

The deleveraging of the property sector will test Chinas willingness and ability to avoid a broader credit crunch and a crash in property prices.

Key Points: 
  • The deleveraging of the property sector will test Chinas willingness and ability to avoid a broader credit crunch and a crash in property prices.
  • The Evergrande crisis embodies the delicate balance for authorities between containing leverage in the economy while preserving financial stability.
  • The Evergrande crisis embodies the delicate balance for authorities between containing leverage in the economy while preserving financial stability.
  • The DBRS Morningstar group of companies are wholly-owned subsidiaries of Morningstar, Inc. 2021 DBRS Morningstar.

Quad to Host Call to Discuss Third Quarter and Year-to-Date 2021 Results

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 8:23pm

ET on Wednesday, November 3, to discuss third quarter and year-to-date 2021 results.

Key Points: 
  • ET on Wednesday, November 3, to discuss third quarter and year-to-date 2021 results.
  • The call will be hosted by Joel Quadracci, Quad Chairman, President & CEO, and Dave Honan, Quad Executive Vice President & CFO.
  • The full earnings release and slide presentation will be concurrently available on the Investors section of Quads website at www.quad.com/investors .
  • As part of the conference call, Quad will conduct a question and answer session.

Survey: 62% of Women Would Rather Spend a Friday Night With a New Book Than on a Date

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 8:02pm

More than 60% of women would rather spend a Friday night with a new book than on a date.

Key Points: 
  • More than 60% of women would rather spend a Friday night with a new book than on a date.
  • Booky Call, a new app available in Apple and Google Play , is the perfect solution for those dating and reading woes.
  • Booky Call is a free book discovery platform that couples the best of dating and book recommendation apps.
  • As with dating apps, users swipe to the right or left on each book, depending on the level of interest.

New Research from GWI and SeeHer Reveals Women in the U.S. Are 50% More Likely Than Men to Say Their Mental Health Has Declined in the Past Year

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 6:10pm

From caring for families and partners to juggling careers, education, and finances women have been contending with increasing demands and fewer resources.

Key Points: 
  • From caring for families and partners to juggling careers, education, and finances women have been contending with increasing demands and fewer resources.
  • Women in the US are 50 percent more likely than men to say their mental health has declined in the past year, and more than 30 percent of these women believe that the pandemic will have long-lasting effects on their mental health.
  • Household shopping for parents falls mainly to women: 76 percent of women report having this as a main responsibility, versus 63 percent of men.
  • One percent of U.S. men report being stay-at-home parents versus eight percent of women, reinforcing the impression of women as primary caregivers.

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. Continues Its Green Journey as It Joins the Playing for the Planet Alliance

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 5:30pm

These include:

Key Points: 
  • These include:
    A commitment to executing the sustainability policy put forth by its parent company, BANDAI NAMCO Holdings on April 16, 2021.
  • This policy dictates that all BANDAI NAMCO Group companies must reduce carbon emissions by 35% by the year 2030 and be carbon net-zero by 2050.
  • Establish BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. as an active advocate and example for our development partners, affiliates, etc.
  • About BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc.
    BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc., part of BANDAI NAMCO Group, is a leading global publisher and developer of interactive entertainment for all major video game consoles, iOS, Android, and online platforms.

Anjula Acharia to Join Buzzfeed Inc’s Board of Directors

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 3:10pm

BuzzFeed, the leading tech-powered media company for digital content and commerce across millennial and Gen Z audiences, announced today that investor and talent manager Anjula Acharia will join its board of directors.

Key Points: 
  • BuzzFeed, the leading tech-powered media company for digital content and commerce across millennial and Gen Z audiences, announced today that investor and talent manager Anjula Acharia will join its board of directors.
  • In addition to Acharia, both Adam Rothstein, Executive Chairman of 890 5th Avenue Partners, and Greg Coleman, an advisor to 890 and former BuzzFeed President, will join BuzzFeeds Board of Directors once the IPO and acquisition of Complex is complete.
  • In addition to launching Priyanka Chopras career in the United States, Acharia brings extensive advisory and investment knowledge to BuzzFeed.
  • I am honored to join the incredible team at BuzzFeed as I believe strongly in the companys mission and its disruptive model, said Acharia.

International Dyslexia Foundation and Lekkco Partner in Spread the Words, Spread the Love Challenge to Bring Awareness and Support to Dyslexia

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 3:58pm

Proceeds of Lekkco sales through the Chocolate4Charity campaign, Lekkco's fundraising program, will go to IDA with the goal of contributing $25,000.

Key Points: 
  • Proceeds of Lekkco sales through the Chocolate4Charity campaign, Lekkco's fundraising program, will go to IDA with the goal of contributing $25,000.
  • "The Spread the Words, Spread the Love Challenge ignites discussion around dyslexia and Lekkco's donation helps us take critical steps toward fulfilling our mission."
  • Since Lekkco launched their allergen-friendly line of premium Belgian chocolate spreads in 2017, the company has supported dyslexia awareness.
  • "Our mission is to spread the good, both literally and figuratively, by encouraging everyone to participate in the Spread the Words, Spread the Love Challenge," said Lekkco Co-Founder Jennifer Lukas-Bourgeois.

Show Me State Demonstrates Education Comes First With New, Five-Year Scientific Games Lottery Contract

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 2:10pm

May Scheve-Reardon, Missouri Lottery Executive Director, said, "We are confident in our decision to continue the Missouri Lottery's success with the award of our primary instant game and loyalty program contract to Scientific Games.

Key Points: 
  • May Scheve-Reardon, Missouri Lottery Executive Director, said, "We are confident in our decision to continue the Missouri Lottery's success with the award of our primary instant game and loyalty program contract to Scientific Games.
  • Most importantly, our collaboration has helped us generate a total of more than $7 billion for education in our state."
  • In 2020, the Missouri Lottery's Scratchers retail sales topped $1.1 billion, growing 79% since 2011 under its current contract with Scientific Games.
  • John Schulz, Senior VP, Lottery Instant Products for Scientific Games, said, "Our instant products and digital lottery teams are committed to this successful partnership and to serving the Missouri Lottery with unparalleled excellence.

WeBrokr represents ResetEra.com in acquisition by M.O.B.A. Network AB

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 2:00pm

CINCINNATI, Oct. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Digital publishing M&A firm WeBrokr has successfully advised ResetEra.com Ownership on their acquisition by M.O.B.A.

Key Points: 
  • CINCINNATI, Oct. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Digital publishing M&A firm WeBrokr has successfully advised ResetEra.com Ownership on their acquisition by M.O.B.A.
  • Network AB for USD $4.55 million.
  • As a digital publishing M&A firm founded in 2012, WeBrokr is primarily known for representing premium publishing web properties for acquisition.
  • Similar high-profile deals successfully acquired through WeBrokr during the trailing twelve months include AndroidPolice.com, WeGotThisCovered.com, Collider.com, AppAdvice.com & MMORPG.com.

Future Plc Pens Global Deal With Teads

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 2:00pm

Teads , the global media platform, today announces a new partnership with the specialised media publisher, Future Plc across the US, UK, Australia and Canada to deliver video and display inRead advertising technology, Teads flagship ad format.

Key Points: 
  • Teads , the global media platform, today announces a new partnership with the specialised media publisher, Future Plc across the US, UK, Australia and Canada to deliver video and display inRead advertising technology, Teads flagship ad format.
  • The comprehensive partnership will enable Future Plc 240+ titles, including TechRadar, Marie Claire, Cycling News, to leverage Teads array of monetization solutions.
  • With over 300m unique monthly users online, across some of the most respected publishing brands, Future is a global leader in intent based, niche publishers.
  • Nick Flood, Global Commercial Operations Director, Future Plc said: We are delighted to be partnering with Teads across a range of solutions to further enhance our product offering to clients and agencies.