The Secret to Building a Sustainable and Profitable Business in 2020

Laveta Brigham

Chris Diaz, a successful entrepreneur and social media strategist shares the secret to building a successful business in 2020 by leveraging digital solutions.” data-reactid=”12″It is make-or-break time for businesses everywhere in 2020. The best way to get the word out is to prove your strength on the vast plains of the internet, where search giants like Google, Yahoo, and Bing render various ways for businesses to connect with their target audience. Chris Diaz, a successful entrepreneur and social media strategist shares the secret to building a successful business in 2020 by leveraging digital solutions.

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California inks deal for new system after COVID data backlog

Laveta Brigham

LOS ANGELES (AP) — About a month after California disclosed its COVID-19 tracking system had produced inaccurate case numbers, state officials awarded a $15 million contract Tuesday to a software company to design a successor capable of collecting greater amounts of more detailed data on the spread of the virus.

Health and Human Services Secretary Mark Ghaly said in an online briefing that the current system was not designed to handle the work that came with the outbreak in California, which has more cases than any other state.

The replacement, to be developed by OptumInsight Inc., will be “built to really handle that high volume of test results, both negatives and positives,” he said.

Paired with a recently announced expansion in testing, the state intends to collect more data, packed with greater detail. That should allow officials to gather a greater range of demographic information, that in turn will allow

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Why is Vin Scully jumping into social media at age 92? ‘I miss the fans’

Laveta Brigham

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Former Dodgers announcer Vin Scully has something to say — and he’s not afraid to put it out there on social media. (Stephen Dunn / Getty Images)

Out of nowhere, a monument fell.

One moment, Vin Scully was walking down his driveway to check on the mail. The next moment, he was lying face down on the pavement.

The unbreakable icon had collapsed, the eternal voice silenced. He awoke in the hospital with a concussion, broken nose, chipped tooth, three fractured ribs and a realization.

“It was like, ‘Hey, you’ve had a good life, but be ready pal, it’s just around the corner,'” said Scully, 92.

That was four months ago. The reasons for the fall were never determined. He hasn’t left his San Fernando Valley home since. He hasn’t even ventured back to that mailbox. His life now includes a walker,

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New York City delays K-12 opening after pressure from country’s largest teachers’ union

Laveta Brigham

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Billionaire George Soros Places Bet on 3 High-Yield Dividend Stocks

“If investing is entertaining, if you’re having fun, you’re probably not making any money. Good investing is boring.”The words are George Soros’, and whatever you may think of his politics or activism, it is impossible to deny that he is one of the world’s greatest stock market investors. In some 30 years of active trading, his hedge fund saw an annualized average return exceeding 30%; it was one of the greatest runs of sustained profits in Wall Street’s history. Soros ran his hedge fund behind the scenes, building a portfolio based on reliable dividends and solid returns.He has continued that strategy in recent years, after taking his firm private. Considering his aphorism, ‘Good investing is boring,’ it’s no wonder that Soros gravitates toward stocks with proven returns. His recent new positions simply bear this out, as Soros has bought

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How to Find the Right Life Insurance Policy for You

Laveta Brigham

Policygenius.com, breaks down the nuances in a main segment interview.” data-reactid=”19″Ryan Ermey: If you’re considering adding a life insurance policy, you should know that not all policies or indeed types of life insurance are created equal. Jennifer Fitzgerald, CEO and co-founder of online insurance broker Policygenius.com, breaks down the nuances in a main segment interview.

Your Money’s Worth. Stick around.” data-reactid=”24″Ryan Ermey: On today’s show, Sandy tells us about new fees … Read More

Tech firms given a year’s notice to reform to protect children online

Laveta Brigham

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Tech firms have been put on a year’s notice to introduce reforms that will protect children from harmful content – or face multi-million pound fines.

Elizabeth Denham, the Information Commissioner, has told firms including Facebook, Google and Twitter they have a year to ensure they adhere to a new legally-enforced code that bars them from serving children any content that is “detrimental to their physical, or mental health or well being.”

The Government-backed code will be enforced by fines potentially worth billions of pounds and is designed to prevent a repeat of the case of Molly Russell, the 14-year-old who killed herself after viewing self-harm images on Instagram and other sites.

It will also require the companies to safeguard children’s privacy to prevent them being groomed by paedophiles, to curb “addictive” features like notifications that keep them online and to restrict the firms’ from using personal information for commercial

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Here’s How Mark Cuban Would Make It as a 20-Year-Old With Only $20 in 2020

Laveta Brigham

From Men’s Health

As the star of the hit ABC series Shark Tank, Mark Cuban knows a thing or two about what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur in the 21st century. When he’s not running his own businesses, he’s all about learning techniques in order to become—and stay—rich.

The Dallas Mavericks owner recently sat down with Men’s Health for the latest installment of the Men’s Wealth series, where he talks about the tricks he’s picked up over the years while becoming a self-made billionaire. The first recommendation he has for aspiring entrepreneur starts right at home: taking the time to invest in yourself and learning skills which might be useful in the future.

“When you’re first starting and you may or may not have a job, or you’re at a complete uncertainty about your career, what I learned early on is that if I put in the

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New York City delays K-12 opening after pressure from country’s largest teachers union

Laveta Brigham

The largest school district in the country is delaying the restart of in-person learning amid mounting pressure from the country’s largest teachers union.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) announced on Tuesday that in-person schooling will be delayed for 1.1 million children across the city by 11 days to September 21. Parents will have the option for online or in-person once school begins.

“We are dealing with all unknowns, but the good unknown is when there will be a vaccine,” de Blasio said in a press conference on Tuesday. “Once we do we can start going back to normal.”

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Copart (CPRT) to Report Q4 Earnings: What’s in the Cards?

Laveta Brigham

In the last reported quarter, the Texas-based online vehicle auctioning company reported weaker-than-expected returns amid coronavirus woes. The top and bottom lines also deteriorated from the year-ago levels.

The company — which is the eBay EBAY of auto auctions — outpaced the Zacks Consensus Estimate in three of the last four quarters and missed once, with the average surprise being 1.5%. This is depicted in the graph below:

Copart, Inc. Price and EPS Surprise

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A Week In Cleveland, OH, On A $73,000 Joint Income

Laveta Brigham

Money Diaries where we are tackling the ever-present taboo that is money. We’re asking real people how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we’re tracking every last dollar.” data-reactid=”28″Welcome to Money Diaries where we are tackling the ever-present taboo that is money. We’re asking real people how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we’re tracking every last dollar.

this Money Diary and readers loved her for her wit, her voice, and her ability to really save. Readers were also in awe of her low cost of living, despite having three kids. Ahead, we caught up with the diarist and got a few updates about her life since her first diary as well as a follow-up diary of her current pandemic life.” data-reactid=”29″Editor’s Note: Last year, Read More