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JPMorgan Takes Aim At Top Fintech Players' SMB Market Share

Why It's Important: Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR) co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey found an opportunity in the struggle of small businesses to accept card payments in 2009 and launched Square, which is now a leader in the space managing payment volumes of $100 billion annually, according to CNBC.

We think it’s a great differentiator for businesses because getting money into their account quickly is so important as they manage their cash flow," Max Neukirchen, CEO of JPMorgan's merchant services arm, said in the interview with CNBC.

What Happened: JPMorgan is introducing a fast-funding fintech service paired with a checking account called QuickAccept, which will allow businesses to take card payments seamlessly via a mobile app or a contactless card reader.

The largest U.S. bank JPMorgan Chase Co. (NYSE: JPM) is entering the fintech ring dominated by players like Square Inc (NYSE: SQ), PayPal Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: PYPL), and Fiserv Inc (NASDAQ: FISV), with a service for small business owners, reports CNBC.

JPMorgan wants to migrate more than three million small business customers to the QuickAccept service and is targeting new customers, with annual revenue of less than $500,000, who want to avoid paying fees, reports CNBC.

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Image of article 'Head-To-Head Survey: Casa Systems (NASDAQ:CASA) vs. BK Technologies (NASDAQ:BKTI'

Head-To-Head Survey: Casa Systems (NASDAQ:CASA) vs. BK Technologies (NASDAQ:BKTI

Comparatively, 63.9% of Casa Systems shares are held by company insiders.

40.1% of BK Technologies shares are held by company insiders.

This table compares BK Technologies and Casa Systems’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

BK Technologies (NYSE:BKTI) and Casa Systems (NASDAQ:CASA) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment?

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Will coronavirus break the UK

Vaughan Gething, the Welsh health minister, contacted UK government officials in London.

Before taking any decision, Mr Gething sent a letter with his arguments and agreed to wait for a meeting with the transport secretary that was arranged for 6pm that evening — but at 5pm the UK government announced it was keeping Greece off the quarantine list for England anyway.

Vaughan Gething, Welsh health minister early September, Vaughan Gething, Welsh health minister, was shocked to find that testing capacity was being cut in areas such as Rhondda and Caerphilly, where the incidence of the virus was still high © Charlie Bibby/FTThe pandemic has highlighted the uneasy and unequal nature of the UK’s devolution settlement.

Furthermore, on too many occasions, from quarantine to track and trace to lockdown restrictions, it became apparent that Mr Johnson was not able to adjust to the reality that in a health crisis he was only the prime minister of England.

A family gathers round a TV to watch UK prime minister Boris Johnson’s televised message on coronavirus on May 10 Mr Johnson laid out his plans for easing the lockdown in a televised broadcast on May 10, he failed to mention that the measures only applied to England © Adrian Dennis/AFP/GettyIn a May 10 televised address laying out his plans for lockdown easing, Mr Johnson did not mention once that the measures only applied to England.

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Pandemic retail spending runs out of steam

The data spans a period when Victoria remained under hard lockdown to combat a renewed outbreak of coronavirus — and it remains the only State or Territory to be trading below September 2019 levels.

“Food retailing, household goods retailing, and other retailing, which includes online only retailers, recorded falls this month,” said Ben James, director of quarterly economy wide surveys at the ABS.

Preliminary retail sales slid 1.5 per cent from the previous month, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said Wednesday.

Australian consumer spending fell in September, the first back-to-back monthly decline this year, as demand eased in industries like food and household goods that have remained buoyant during COVID restrictions.

The Reserve Bank of Australia is expected to ease policy further next month, with the key interest rate currently at 0.25 per cent and a yield target on the three-year government bond at the same level.

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BIOSTAR confirms its AMD 400 motherboards will support Ryzen 5000 (Zen3) processors

October 20th, 2020, Taipei, Taiwan – BIOSTAR, a leading brand of motherboards, graphics cards, and storage devices, today announces that their AM4 400 series motherboards will support the latest generation AMD Ryzen 5000 Vermeer series Zen 3 processors.

BIOS updates supporting the AMD Ryzen 5000 Vermeer series processors on BIOSTAR AM4 400 series motherboards will be available starting January 2021.

The details will be subject to BIOSTAR official website ( announcement.

IMF Promotes A New 'Bretton Woods Moment' With Gender Equality

The work of the IMF is testament to the values of cooperation and solidarity on which a sisterhood and brotherhood of humanity is built.

The economic illiterates at the IMF are back at with another nonsensical idea... The IMF has a new goal: a 'Sisterhood and Brotherhood of Humanity’ to save the world.

Today we face a new Bretton Woods “moment. ”

Accelerating gender equality can be a global game-changer.

We can no longer afford to ignore climate change—my third imperative.

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BOJ’s Sakurai: Policy easing is exerting the intended effects

The Bank of Japan’s (BOJ) powerful monetary policy easing is exerting the intended effects on the economy, policymaker Makoto Sakuraisaid on Wednesday.

The BOJ will strive to aid corporate funding and maintain market stability, Sakurai added.

Further comments “Must take swift, appropriate action as needed if the economy's recovery is delayed due to pandemic.”

“Monetary policy only has an indirect impact on stimulating the economy via financial institutions.”

USD/JPY weighed by USD weakness USD/JPY is testing lows of 105.36, reached on the back of a broad-based US dollar weakness, as the progress on the US fiscal stimulus talks boosted the market sentiment and weigh on the safe-haven greenback.

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Yellowstone tourists witness wolves gang up on grizzly bear | Video

“If a bear wants a wolf-killed animal, the wolves will try to defend it; wolves usually fail to chase the bear away, although female grizzlies with cubs are seldom successful in taking a wolf kill.

“Bears may benefit from the presence of wolves by taking carcasses that wolves have killed, making carcasses more available to bears throughout the year,” National Park Service told Newsweek .

Some thought that the wolves might have been trying to protect their cubs, but Mr Brubaker believes they had dinner nearby – and didn’t want a hungry bear to snack on any leftovers.

“I had the awesome opportunity to share this once in a lifetime wolf and grizzly sighting while on tour in Yellowstone today.”

In a stunning video shot by Tied to Nature tour operator Adam Brubaker, tourists witnessed a pack of 10 wolves surround a bear which Mr Brubaker believes was eyeing off their kill.

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Embarrassing’: Optical illusion on woman’s photo looks like a ‘penis

RELATED: Man who tattooed his eyes black loses teaching job It’s not the only optical illusion that has captured the attention of the internet lately, with a man’s “nauseating” tattoo leaving people scratching their heads.

Mortified Connie uploaded the hilarious photo fail to Twitter, writing: “Cani believe a posted this on insta someone commented about how it looked like a had a d*ck in-between my legs”The photo quickly went viral, gaining over 23,700 likes and 1200 retweets, from people who in hysterics.

RELATED: ‘Intense’ optical illusion baffles internet The mirror behind had caught the reflection of Connie’s foot, which at first glance made it appear as if she had a “penis between her legs”.

The 22-year-old posed in front of a giant statement mirror in her Falkirk apartment in the skin-tight red dress she was wearing on Saturday night – but little did she know she was subject to an epic photo fail.As soon as she uploaded the photo to Instagram, a commenter pointed out there was something a little off with Connie’s cute picture.

The photo, originally posted to Instagram by Utah tattoo artist Matt Pehrson back in April, has had more than 65,000 comments from baffled people.

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Change in the wind? Port of Argentia has deal with Alberta company to explore Newfoundland's wind-farm potential

Atlantic Canada wind energy New Brunswick — 314 megawatts (MW) from 119 turbines Newfoundland and Labrador — 55 MW from 27 turbines Nova Scotia — 616 MW from 309 turbines Prince Edward Island — 204 MW from 104 turbine Source: Canadian Wind Energy Association (as of December 2019) Experienced developer Headquarter in Calgary, Clem Geo and its partners have thus far supported the development of over 150 MW of utility-scale wind projects and, according to CEO Charlene Beckie, it has a further 123 MW of projects in development in Alberta.

Argentia is the construction site for Husky Energy's West White Rose concrete gravity structure, but its future has been murky since the company announced in September it was reviewing all plans for the offshore oil project.

On Monday, the organization announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Clem Geo-Energy Corp. and a partnership of companies to explore the potential to develop a 60-megawatt (MW) wind farm on Port of Argentia land.

ARGENTIA, N.L. — Port of Argentia is hoping its strong southwest winds can convince an Alberta energy company to invest millions of dollars in the local economy.

"For us, we're certainly not turning our back on oil and gas," Penney said, adding he wants projects like Husky's concrete gravity structure to remain part of the port's economic footprint.

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Image of article 'Linthicum woman’s mother died after they got into a fight. Five months later, Anne Arundel police charge her with murder.'

Linthicum woman’s mother died after they got into a fight. Five months later, Anne Arundel police charge her with murder.

Marc Limansky, Anne Arundel police spokesman, said the medical examiner made its ruling in September.This is the 14th homicide in Anne Arundel County this year.

After the medical examiner’s determination, police added additional charges Tuesday of second-degree murder, manslaughter and upgraded the assault charges to the first degree.

She is currently incarcerated at an out of county facility and will be extradited back to Anne Arundel County to be arraigned, police said Tuesday.Police were called to the Winterson Road home after someone speaking to Carol Windsor on the phone heard a struggle.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner ruled the death a homicide and cause as cardiovascular disease complicated by the assault.Kimberly Lynn Windsor has been charged with second-degree murder, manslaughter and first-degree assault.

Five months after a fight that led to her 74-year-old mother’s death, a Linthicum woman is facing charges of murder.Anne Arundel police said Tuesday they are seeking the extradition of Kimberly Lynn Windsor, 46, in the death of her mother, Carol Windsor.

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Wyoming Women’s Antelope Hunt supports state’s food banks

The opportunity to join the donation effort and support food banks through the Women’s Antelope Hunt plays a role in the self-sufficiency of women in the state, Smith said.

Earlier this year, the organization partnered with the state Game and Fish Department, Department of Agriculture and Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies to start the Food from the Field initiative, which offers hunters the opportunity to donate game meat to food pantries.

Smith said 12 women donated between 400 and 500 pounds (181 and 227 kilograms) of game meat from the hunt earlier this month, the highest number of donations since the event’s inception in 2013.

The Women’s Antelope Hunt is a statewide event organized by the Wyoming Women’s Foundation to promote mentorship, leadership and self-sufficiency for women.

Wyoming Women’s Foundation Director Rebekah Smith said participants in the 2020 Women’s Antelope Hunt opted to share the meat with people in need, The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported Sunday.

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PIP descriptors: What are the PIP descriptors

Mental Health and Money Advice has defined the words used in the descriptors to help you understand the criteria.

For example, Aided means you need an aid or appliance, or could mean you need supervision, prompting or assistance.

However aids and appliances refers to any device which improves, provides or replaces your impaired physical or mental function.

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Image of article 'Birth Of A SPAC: Ex-GM Executive Hunting Next-gen Mobility Target'

Birth Of A SPAC: Ex-GM Executive Hunting Next-gen Mobility Target

Former General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) executive Barry Engle and his team at Qell Acquisition Corp. raised $380 million in less than a month to invest in a next-generation mobility company.

(Source: SPACInsider) "Look, taking a company public is a serious matter and a SPAC is not meant to be able to give a company that's not ready and not deserving access to public markets," Engle said.

Battery electric and fuel cell truck maker Nikola Corp. (NASDAQ: NKLA), hybrid electric driveline maker Hyliion Holdings Corp. (NYSE: HYLN) and LiDAR maker Velodyne (NASDAQ: VLDR) are just three companies that began public life following the SPAC path.

Battery system technology developer Proterra is the kind of company Qell Acquisition Corp. would be interested in taking public in a reverse merger.

Related articles: Lordstown Motors SPAC vote set amid unique business risks Blank check companies target battery and charging suppliers SPAC shareholders approve merger to make Hyliion public Click for more FreightWaves articles by Alan Adler.

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10 Grocery Trends Whole Foods Expects In 2021

Back To The Basics: Pasta, sauces, spices and other basic items will "never be boring again" as food makers add new twists.

Booze: Alcoholic kombucha could be the next big alcohol trend.

Sustainability: Packaged food products will make use of underused parts of an ingredient to reduce waste.

Food makers are already adding functional ingredients like vitamin C and adaptogens, but consumers are demanding more.

Grocer Whole Foods released its annual predictions of the top 10 food trends to look out for in 2021.

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Twitch streamers were issued tons of DMCA takedown notices today

Twitch has informed streamers across its platform on Tuesday that it has deleted content violating music copyright laws after receiving “a sudden influx of DMCA takedown requests” back in June.

In its warning message to users, which circulated on Twitter this afternoon, Twitch wrote: “We are writing to inform you that your channel was subject to one or more of these DMCA takedown notifications, and that the content identified has been deleted.

In consideration of this, we have processed these notifications and are issuing you a one-time warning to give you the chance to learn about copyright law and the tools available to manage the content on your channel.”

However, a tweet from the Twitch Support account makes this complicated; following the email, Twitch Support tweeted that “going forward, clips that are identified as having copyrighted music will be deleted without penalty to help ensure you do not receive DMCA notifications from rights holders.”

The tool is part of Twitch’s response to its music copyright problem; Soundtrack by Twitch curates music that’s safe to stream worldwide.

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Image of article 'Melania Trump has a lingering cough after her COVID-19 diagnosis and will skip a campaign event for the president in Pennsylvania'

Melania Trump has a lingering cough after her COVID-19 diagnosis and will skip a campaign event for the president in Pennsylvania

Trump was last seen in public at the first presidential debate in Cleveland, Ohio, on September 29, just days before her diagnosis.

While the first lady was able to recover in the White House after her diagnosis, the president's condition was more serious, requiring hospitalization at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

First lady Melania Trump is dealing with a lingering cough after her coronavirus diagnosis earlier this month and will not make a Tuesday campaign appearance with President Donald Trump, according to Stephanie Grisham, her chief of staff.

Stephanie Grisham, the first lady's chief of staff, said that "out of an abundance of caution, she will not be traveling today."

First lady Melania Trump is dealing with a lingering cough after her coronavirus diagnosis and will not attend a campaign event with President Donald Trump on Tuesday.

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Here's The Deal With The Balloon Drama That Took Over TikTok

TikTok Exploded With Some Major Balloon Drama Over This Woman's Prices People were sucked into drama over one woman's balloon pricing.

In what's now being referred to as the "balloon drama," users' For You pages were taken over by That Balloon Girl, a business run by Kelsey Onstott, and people were getting mad in her comments.

It started on Onstott's TikTok channel, where she posts the balloon creations she makes for her business in Houston, such as garlands and mosaics.

It then came to a head with a now-viral post in which Onstott addressed the comments head-on and challenged people to re-create her $300 balloon mosaics at home.

Up until February 2019, Onstott said, she was working a corporate job but was "bored out of [her] mind," so she quit to do balloons full time and has since built a roster of clients.

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Image of article 'Tri Global Energy and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners Start Operation of 162 MW West Texas Wind Project'

Tri Global Energy and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners Start Operation of 162 MW West Texas Wind Project

CIP and Tri Global Energy have partnered successfully on other wind projects, including the operational 148-MW Blue Cloud wind project (Bailey and Lamb Counties, Texas) and the 400-MW Panther Grove Wind Energy (Woodford County, IL) project development.

Tri Global Energy originated the Bearkat wind project on nearly 30,000 leased acres of privately owned farm and ranch land in 2012 and continued project development after CIP's acquisition of the Bearkat project in 2016.

"Over the life of the project, Bearkat II will contribute millions in taxes to support local public services such as schools, roads, libraries and many others, including a stable income to local landowners who have leased land to host the wind project," said John Billingsley, Chairman and CEO of Tri Global Energy.

DALLAS, Oct. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Renewable energy developer, Tri Global Energy, announced today that project owner and partner, Denmark-based Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), has achieved commercial operation of Glasscock County's 162-megawatt (MW) Bearkat II, the second phase of the Bearkat wind energy project.

Founded in 2009, Tri Global Energy's mission is to improve communities through local economic development generated by originating and commercializing renewable energy projects.

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Razer's Xbox peripherals are forward compatible with Xbox Series X and S

With the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S just around the corner, Razer has announced which of their Xbox One accessories will be fully forward compatible with the upcoming next-gen consoles, and the list is pretty good.

If you're in the market for new Xbox-flavored accessories, be sure to check out our lists of best Xbox headsets, best Xbox controllers, and best Xbox accessories before making any decisions.

The list of Razer accessories players can use with their new next-gen console is pretty solid, and includes some fantastic accessories that have made our "best for Xbox" lists in the past.

The Razer Wolverine Ultimate is the perfect solution for any player who prioritizes the minimal latency of a wired connection over the convenience of a wireless controller.

The Razer Nari Ultimate is a unique premium headset, combining great wireless support for Xbox consoles with a unique haptic feedback feature.

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Beloved US telco Verizon puts arm around Nokia, Microsoft, preps enterprise 5G for Europe, APAC

Nokia DAC contains an edge computing element, allowing businesses to deploy applications to the network via a web-based interface.

This kit — which supports 4.9G/LTE and 5G standards — lets biz customers spin up a private network for their campuses based on Nokia's AirScale radio and baseband equipment.

Verizon has opted for Nokia's Digital Automation Cloud (DAC) platform as the basis of the next generation network, which will initially be available to businesses in Europe and Asia Pacific.

US telco Verizon has linked arms with Nokia to build enterprise-oriented private 5G networks.

Using Azure Edge and Verizon's public 5G network, Ice Mobility deployed a computer vision application designed to perform quality assurance checks on its product packaging lines.

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Netflix’s subscriber growth slows, but company isn’t worried about running out of content

If the company hits a slow period in subscriber growth while also dealing with myriad issues brought on by the pandemic, Netflix needs to find other ways to increase its income to continue spending the way the team does.

If production remains difficult to kick-start at the pace Netflix needs (although Netflix’s letter states things are getting a little better), and licensing shows from other networks becomes more difficult due to increased competition, Netflix may have to delay shows and films in order to maintain having new material that does land — like new seasons of The Crown, Stranger Things, The Witcher, and big movies on a regular basis.

“For our 2021 slate, we continue to expect the number of Netflix originals launched on our service to be up year over year in each quarter of 2021 and we’re confident that we’ll have an exciting range of programming for our members, particularly relative to other entertainment service options,” the letter to shareholders reads.

Cutting down on expensive shows that don’t bring in or keep subscribers is a good financial move, but it also cuts down on the number of originals that Netflix can offer down the road.

The streamer will probably still have more new original programming than its competitors, but with major streaming services like Disney Plus and HBO Max finding momentum, it feels like the first time Netflix has true competition in the streaming space.

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