How to win an election during a pandemic: Candidates for local offices get creative

Portland City Council candidate Kate Sykes steps back after ringing the doorbell at a home in Deering Center on Friday. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, many candidates are connecting with voters on Zoom and in other indirect ways. Sykes is one of the few candidates bucking that trend. Derek Davis/Staff Photographer

Andrew Zarro did his best to remain focused on introducing himself to prospective voters as the distractions mounted. A crying baby. Someone chewing loudly into a microphone. A cat hopping up on its owners lap. And child popping her head into the frame to say hello.

Such is life on the campaign trail in the middle of a pandemic.

Zarro is running for a seat on the Portland City Council. But instead of the traditional way to run for local office by knocking on doors and speaking to voters face to face, this candidate meet-and-greet was occurring virtually over

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Parnell Pharmaceuticals Develops Nasal Spray to Fight Against COVID-19

SAN RAFAEL, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Parnell Pharmaceuticals has announced the development of an antiviral treatment to be used as a topical nasal spray as prophylaxis against COVID-19. Nomovid™ Nasal Spray will be easy to use, low-cost and can be quickly made available over-the-counter for consumers.

Nomovid is based upon a substance licensed by Parnell from New Mexico Tech University to treat drug-resistant bacteria and fungi such as MRSA and Candida auris. Since it breaks down lipids in the viral envelope, we tested it against the novel coronavirus. “An independent, outside laboratory has confirmed our findings and found it to be greater than 99.9% effective in vitro against the SARS-CoV-2 virus,” said Dr. Francis Parnell, Chairman and C.E.O. of Parnell Pharmaceuticals.

“Our product is based upon existing FDA approvals of the active ingredients for use in intravenous and inhalation formulations for other indications. Since the nose is the main route of

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Bare Metal Cloud Service Market | Global Industry Analysis By Trends, Size, Share, Company Overview, Growth And Forecast By 2026

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Sep 07, 2020 (The Expresswire) —
Increasing shift towards an online platform to fuel demand in the global Bare Metal Cloud Service market. The market has been witnessing the development of new technology.Fortune Business Insightshas announced publishing of a report, titled “Bare Metal Cloud Service Market Size, Share and Global Trend By Service Type (Networking Services, Compute Services, Database Service, Identity and Access Management Services), By Enterprise Size (Small and Medium Enterprises, Large Enterprises), By Industry Vertical (BFSI, Retail, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Media and Entertainment, IT and Telecom) And Geography Forecast Till 2026”.

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“Key players are expected to emphasize integrating Artificial Intelligence in the system. This is anticipated to propel the growth in the global Bare Metal Cloud Service market,” said a lead analyst at Fortune Business Insights.

Top Players List:

  • IBM
  • Oracle
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Is the Worst Over for Capital One Financial?

Capital One Financial (NYSE: COF) has struggled through net losses in the past two quarters. The COVID-19 pandemic has meant lower spending on the bank’s credit cards, high provision of credit losses due to recession-related economic hardships, and 0% interest rates — a triple whammy.

The bank’s stock price has taken a major hit, down about 32% this year. But the good news for investors is that it has gained almost 20% since its recent lows in July. You may be wondering if it is safe to go back in the water. Is the worst over for Capital One?

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What’s in their wallet?

Capital One is the ninth-largest bank in the U.S., with $383 billion in assets under management as of June 30, and one of the four largest credit card issuers in the U.S. The credit card business is in fact Capital One’s primary source

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Revenue Management System Market Next Big Thing | Major Giants Hewlett-Packard, Oracle, Microsoft, Ericsson, Amdocs

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Sep 07, 2020 (Market Insight Reports) —
An extensive elaboration of the COVID-19 Outbreak-Global Revenue Management System market strategy of the industry players in the precision of import/export consumption, supply and demand. The study starts with an introduction about the company/manufacturers profiling stating strategic concept behind business using methods to assess and analyze market. It also describes COVID-19 Outbreak- Revenue Management System player/manufacturers strategy in the light of Porters, Value Chain & SWOT analysis, and based on that recommendation on players is derived like Redknee, Comverse, Orga Systems, Hewlett-Packard, CSG International, NEC/NetCracker, Oracle, IDeaS Revenue Solution, Microsoft, Ericsson, Amdocs, Huawei Technologies, Syniverse Technologies, Alcatel-Lucent & Openet.

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Important players listed in the study: Redknee, Comverse, Orga Systems, Hewlett-Packard, CSG International, NEC/NetCracker, Oracle, IDeaS Revenue Solution, Microsoft, Ericsson, Amdocs, Huawei Technologies, Syniverse Technologies, Alcatel-Lucent &

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MSCI to Participate in the Barclays Global Financial Services Conference

MSCI Inc. (NYSE: MSCI), a leading provider of critical decision support tools and services for the global investment community, announced today that Linda Huber, Chief Financial Officer, will participate in a virtual presentation on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 08:15 AM Eastern as part of the Barclays Global Financial Services Conference.

The presentation slides, live webcast and replay will be available on the events and presentations section of MSCI’s Investor Relations homepage,

About MSCI Inc.

MSCI is a leading provider of critical decision support tools and services for the global investment community. With over 45 years of expertise in research, data and technology, we power better investment decisions by enabling clients to understand and analyze key drivers of risk and return and confidently build more effective portfolios. We create industry-leading, research-enhanced solutions that clients use to gain insight into and improve transparency across the investment process.

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former Toyota plant manager John Stewart

The auto industry is on fire, and John Stewart is standing by, prepared to extinguish and salvage parts of it.

Stewart, a former manager at Toyota’s big auto assembly plant in Georgetown, Ky., has been quietly buying up distressed plants and companies over the past few years as a private equity investor with a strategy.

Last week, Stewart struck boldly: Grouper Holdings, a subsidiary of the investment company he co-founded, MiddleGround Capital, stepped in with $218 million in cash to buy the assets of Shiloh Industries of Valley City, in Medina County. Shiloh is a multifactory mainstay of U.S. metal stamping, aluminum parts and carbon fiber that has been making a name for itself marketing itself as a “supplier of lightweighting.”

“I’ve been watching Shiloh for years as an investor,” Stewart last week told Automotive News, a sister publication of Crain’s Cleveland Business.

Stewart made his play on Aug. 30,

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2020 presidential election presents clear choice on energy for Colorado, US

The outcome of the presidential election will have a big impact on the energy front in Colorado and other oil- and gas-producing states.

If U.S. voters decide to stay the course, the current push for energy dominance through increased drilling will continue. If they elect a new president, the challenger has pledged to end new drilling on public lands and move toward a carbon-free future.

Whoever wins Nov. 3, any executive-branch attempts to change existing policy are likely to face legal challenges.

Democratic challenger Joe Biden has vowed to immediately start addressing climate change if elected. The former vice president has a $2 trillion plan that includes expanding clean-energy jobs and greatly reducing fossil fuel emissions.

President Donald Trump, who was officially nominated in late August as the GOP presidential candidate, has targeted oil and gas regulations he sees as burdensome to the industry.

“There couldn’t be a more clear

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Business-Process-as-a-Service Market Evolving Technology and Growth Outlook 2020 to 2025

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Aug 28, 2020 (Market Insight Reports) —
The report provides a detailed assessment of the ‘Global Business-Process-as-a-Service Market’. This includes enabling technologies, key trends, market drivers, challenges, standardization, regulatory landscape, deployment models, operator case studies, opportunities, future roadmaps, value chains, ecosystem player profiles, and strategies included. The report also presents a SWOT analysis and forecast for Business-Process-as-a-Service investments from 2020 to 2025.

“The Global Business-Process-as-a-Service Market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 23.21% during the forecast period.”

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Global Business-Process-as-a-Serviceincludes Market Analysis Report Top Companies:– SAP SE, IBM Corporation, OpenText Corporation, Pegasystems Inc., Software AG, Tibco Software Inc., Fujitsu Ltd, Oracle Corporation, Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ: CTSH), Capgemini SE have their own company profiles, growth phases, and market

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A Food-Delivery Platform For Mom-And-Pop Restaurants

The difficulties restaurants face with big delivery platforms like Grubhub or Uber Eats have been extensively cataloged. Critics claim the platforms take too big a bite out of restaurants’ revenues, diminish restaurateurs’ abilities to develop direct relationships with customers and create logistical headaches as they come in to make pick-ups. And for small restaurants — those with a single location controlled by a single owner — the big delivery platforms present a unique problem, Chowbus CEO and co-founder Linxin Wen told PYMNTS in a recent conversation.

Wen, whose platform specializes in small Asian restaurants, said eateries with no name recognition beyond their neighborhoods have a hard time standing out on big delivery platforms that tend to favor large chains and well-known brands.

“The other big players always feature big chains, so small restaurants got a very few orders from other platforms,” Wen said.

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