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Home at last: Formerly homeless vets are moving into Brighton Marine’s new 25-unit building

“This supports the ability to really address all of the issues a person is a facing,” said Bruce Buckley, CEO of Soldier On, which runs similar facilities in Agawam, Chicopee, Northampton, and Pittsfield. “If you address most but not all of them, we’ve found, it doesn’t really provide a working solution.”

The building at Brighton Marine is a former military hospital that since the 1980s has housed an array of health and social service programs for veterans. It has been renovated into furnished apartments — they even come with sheets and towels. The nonprofit financed the renovation itself, said Brighton Marine vice president Marlene Calisi, and will use vouchers awarded to the Boston Housing Authority by the federal government to fund monthly rent and support services.

A sample unit at the Brighton Marine building.
A sample unit at the Brighton Marine building.Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff

The first residents moved in last week, with everyone arriving by the end

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EU Plans to Regulate Cryptocurrencies in Digital Finance Push

(Bloomberg) — The European Union is taking a major step to regulate crypto assets in the bloc, seeking to protect its financial markets without depriving citizens and companies of the new technologies.


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Under the initiative unveiled on Thursday the EU’s executive arm seeks to establish clear ground rules for cryptocurrencies, which often aren’t captured by traditional rules and can leave investors without protection.

The proposal, considered one of the most comprehensive anywhere, also seeks to regulate so-called stablecoins such as Facebook Inc.’s Libra, which has been treated as a wake-up call by regulators because it could potentially reach a large number of users and even threaten financial stability.

“We should embrace the digital transformation proactively, while mitigating any potential risks,” said Valdis Dombrovskis, an executive vice president of the European Commission, in a statement. “An innovative digital single market for finance will benefit Europeans and will be key

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What to know about buying life insurance during the Covid-19 pandemic

Life insurance applications have been on the rise during the coronavirus pandemic. During the first half of 2020, application activity for life insurance rose 1.5% from the previous year, according to the MIB Life Index.

Application activity for Americans under 44 rose about 3.4% year-to-date, while activity for ages 45 to 59 was up 0.5%, the industry group reports. 

While protecting yourself and your family from financial fallout is never a bad thing, a fear of contracting Covid-19 should not be the determining factor for buying life insurance, Barbara Ginty, a certified financial planner and host of the “Future Rich” podcast, tells CNBC Make It. “I only would recommend buying life insurance if you have a need for life insurance,” she says.

Generally, the questions to ask yourself before buying life insurance are: Will there be a financial hardship for your loved ones if you pass away? Do you have

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Blizzard cofounder Mike Morhaime launches new gaming endeavor Dreamhaven

Mike Morhaime, the cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment, has launched a new game company called Dreamhaven, and it has established two new game studios: Moonshot and Secret Door.

The Irvine, California-based company is a pretty good clue that Morhaime and his wife Amy Morhaime weren’t quite done with games when they left Activision Blizzard in 2018.

Mike will be the CEO of Dreamhaven, while Amy will head operations. They have hired a number of (mostly former Blizzard) industry veterans to help run their studios, which will work on separate games. That’s an ambitious startup, as working on two games at once is a handful. But it’s not without precedent, as Harold Ryan’s Probably Monsters startup in Seattle also has two studios working on two games at once. What makes the Morhaimes’ company unique so far is that they’re funding it themselves.

In an interview with GamesBeat, Morhaime said

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Global Finance Contract Management Market 2020 Research Study with Trends and Opportunities to 2025 – Impact of COVID-19

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Sep 06, 2020 (CDN Newswire via Comtex) — has published a new report titled, Global Finance Contract Management Market 2020 by Company, Type and Application, Forecast to 2025 where the base year considered for the study is 2020 and forecast considered from 2020 to 2025, which is an addition to its extensive database. The report provides an inside-out and expert examination inside-out and expert examination of the market situation. The study helps clients in developing their effective approaches for growth, our upcoming general market trends study on the global Finance Contract Management market. The report offers conjecture and provincial investigation on the market outline. The research explores an in-depth insight of the report provides information on future opportunities, challenges, risks, threats, and uncertainties in the market.

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The report highlights insights into the market size,

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Walmart says it needs to hire 20,000 holiday workers just for e-commerce

Walmart says shoppers aren’t going to start acting radically different when the holiday shopping season begins.

The world’s largest retailer expects the habits shoppers have developed during the pandemic to define the 2020 holiday shopping season, and it’s planning accordingly.

Walmart is hiring 20,000 seasonal workers for its e-commerce fulfillment centers to meet online shopping demand.

Known for its 24-hour, 7 days a week schedule, Walmart stopped keeping stores open overnight after the pandemic started to give employees time to clean and sanitize stores and stock shelves. That’s going to continue throughout the holidays, including Black Friday.

The number of new hires is a big departure for how the company has handled its busiest time of the year. While some Walmart stores hire extra temporary workers for Christmas season, the company generally pays workers overtime instead. The last time it hired a large number of seasonal workers was in 2015.

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Apollo Hospitals, Tata Motors, & Bajaj Finance in focus

Trade Spotlight: Apollo Hospitals, Tata Motors, & Bajaj Finance in focus

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Trade Spotlight: Apollo Hospitals, Tata Motors, & Bajaj Finance in focus

The Indian market posted its biggest fall in four months on September 24. The S&P BSE Sensex fell by more than 1,000 points while the Nifty50 breached 10,900 levels.

The index is trading near crucial support levels so a technical bounce back could be in the offing but for bulls to take control, the Nifty50 has to surpass 11,200 levels.

The final tally on D-Street on Septemeber 24:– the S&P BSE Sensex was down 1,114 points to 36,553 while the Nifty50 fell 326 points to close at 10805.

Stocks like Apollo Hospitals bucked the trend and rose more than 7 percent while Bajaj Finance, and Tata Motors fell more than 6 percent each.

We have collated views of experts on what investors should do when the market resumes trading on Friday, September 25:

Expert: Shrikant Chouhan,

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Grad transfer Auburn football’s insurance policy at quarterback

AUBURN, Alabama–It’s doubtful that there has been a college football season when having depth at quarterback has been more important than 2020. A newcomer to the Auburn roster, Grant Loy, looks to be helping the Tigers with that situation.

When Auburn opens the season next Saturday with a home game vs. the Kentucky Wildcats, Loy is expected to be the top backup for returning starter Bo Nix. With Loy on board the Tigers now have two quarterbacks on the roster who have started at the college level and a third QB, sophomore Cord Sandberg, who has taken snaps in a college game. With the possibility of losing players for one or two games due to covid-19 protocols, having multiple players ready at each position is a big deal.

Auburn’s leading receiver last season, Seth Williams, noted that he likes what he has seen from the 6-5,

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COVID-19 takes a grim toll on America’s small businesses

Brunetti’s Pizza and Deli opened in Scranton, Pa., in 1958 and was so beloved by the community that customers would volunteer to shovel its sidewalk on snowy days. Mike Brunetti, the son of the founder, and his wife Therese took over the operation. They got engaged in the shop and their kids all worked there.

Then came COVID. Shuttered in March, Brunetti’s had no revenues until May, when it reopened. The owners kept up their payments to suppliers, but sales were vastly reduced because of the shop’s small size and social-distancing requirements. Even a $14,000 loan under the federal government’s Paycheck Protection Program wasn’t enough.

This summer, with just $100 in the bank, Therese said they had no choice but to shut Brunetti’s permanently.

The couple has only a small nest egg and no pension. Therese is now looking for work.

“My husband and I sat many nights in

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Project Finance Startup Unety Partners With ecoAmerica to Save 16 Million Metric Tons of CO2

NEW YORK, Sept. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Unety, a novel platform that democratizes financing to upgrade commercial buildings, today announced the launch of a nationwide partnership with ecoAmerica, one of America’s largest environmental non-profits serving several sectors including the faith community. As the technology backbone for ecoAmerica’s Blessed Tomorrow program, a nationwide initiative that helps faith denominations and their 87,000 houses of worship to lead on climate and reduce their carbon footprint, the Unety platform will make it easy for member organizations to achieve their environmental commitments, upgrade their buildings for future generations, and better leverage their properties to survive these hard times. 

Unety is a SaaS-enabled marketplace, utilizing AI to automate project development by intelligently guiding projects to thousands of qualified project-delivery professionals and billions of dollars of project funding. Driven by a proprietary data engine that instantly identifies, qualifies, and connects contractors and capital providers to property

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