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German annual consumer prices turned positive and rose by far more than expected in January, the Federal Statistics Office said on Thursday, attributing a rise in the minimum wage as one possible explanation for the increase. Consumer prices, harmonised to make them comparable with inflation data from other European Union countries, rose by 1.6% year-on-year after declining by 0.7% in December. "In addition to the changes in VAT rates, the development of consumer prices may also be influenced by other factors such as the CO2 price and the increase in the statutory minimum wage from January 2021," the Statistics Office said in a statement.
Options, the leading provider of cloud-enabled managed services to the global capital markets, has today announced former Quantbot Technologies Chief Executive Officer, Michael Botlo as a new Board member.
Humor has long been a favorite tool of successful speakers and not just because it can make the audience and the presenter feel better. Laughter has also been shown to improve immune function, lower blood pressure, enhance mood, and decrease stress and depression.
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More than a hundred participants in a party in a bar on a popular Thai island, including 89 foreigners, received suspended jail terms and fines Thursday for breaking national coronavirus restrictions. Police arrested the 109 partygoers in a raid Tuesday night on the Three Sixty Bar on Koh Phangan in southern Thailand. The island in Surat Thani province is a popular destination for young backpacking travelers and is known for its all-night, full-moon beach parties.
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the $58B+ US salon industry has been hit particularly hard. As the beauty industry's leading resource and advocate, the Professional Beauty Association recently published a survey of licensed beauty professionals to better understand the impact of the virus within the industry. The results indicate that salons and spas across the country are following strict safety protocols and that the beauty industry isn't contributing in a significant way to the spread of COVID-19. "The results of the survey should help create consumer confidence that salons and spas are safe to visit," shares Nina Daily, Chief Marketing Officer of PBA. "The data is overwhelmingly in the industry's favor."
The "Services Global Market Report 2021: COVID-19 Impact and Recovery to 2030" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
Strategy Analytics today released complimentary research which explores the link between the level of understanding of the buyer journey and the success of AI projects. The report "Defining the AI Buyer Journey" clearly shows that both AI vendors and users can succeed through a thorough understanding of customer journeys.
Clear Skye® Inc., the "Better Way to IGA" identity company, today announced a significant first year out of stealth mode in 2020, which saw revenue growth of nearly 300 percent in a market growing at 10 percent. Its customer base expanded beyond North America into Europe and Asia Pac, and the company saw a 100-percent renewal rate. Clear Skye also doubled enablement partners around the world in 2020, increased its workforce by 500 percent, and delivered improved outcomes through three product releases.
The Amphibious Aircraft Market will grow by $ 40.78 mn during 2021-2025
Just released research from Parks Associates reveals 43% of US broadband households with traditional pay TV are likely to switch to a virtual multichannel video programming distributor (vMVPD) in the next 12 months. The research, found in Growth and Challenges for vMVPDs, shows that while the absence of live sports and live performances during the COVID-19 pandemic created challenges for vMVPDs, the successful services like Hulu + Live TV and YouTube TV have been able to push the advantages in pricing, content, and platform flexibility to drive growth. The report examines the growth of this sector in the pay-TV market, the strategies and outlook for market players, and the challenges ahead for vMVPDs and the pay-TV market as a whole.
The stock market sold off Wednesday. Tech futures fell after Apple and Tesla earnings. GME stock and AMC are still active.
President Joe Biden has moved swiftly in his first days to start carrying out his agenda, signing executive orders and outlining new actions meant to lift the economy, combat climate change and close the racial wealth gap. But his most significant move may in fact be a reaffirmation of an old stance — that the Senate should protect the filibuster, the 60-vote threshold that has for years stymied expansive legislation, including on issues he now seeks to address. Progressive grumbling over the filibuster rose this week after Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., the minority leader, initially refused to agree to basic operating rules for the chamber unless Democrats agreed to maintain the procedural tactic. But it remained just a grumble, reflecting progressives’ desire to avoid intraparty warfare early in Biden’s term and their belief, shared more widely in Washington, that his hand may eventually be forced. Sign up for The Morning newsletter from the New York Times Some argue that Biden, and Senate holdouts, will warm to the idea once Republicans block a popular piece of legislation, like the John Lewis Voting Rights Act, named for the civil rights hero who died last year. Others think that Biden’s desire to be seen as a transformational president will overwhelm his instincts as a bedrock Washington traditionalist. “We have to recognize that the Senate has fundamentally changed from the time President Biden served,” said Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., a progressive who has endorsed eliminating the filibuster. “And it’s made it impossible to move forward on big issues.” “You cannot be unrealistically nostalgic for a time that is not coming back,” he added. “The Senate is not returning to an earlier state.” Whatever the liberal wing of the party may want, eliminating the filibuster requires the support of the entire Democratic caucus. And several moderate senators — like Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona — remain staunchly opposed to getting rid of it. Asked if there was any scenario that would change his mind, Manchin said, “None whatsoever.” A spokesperson for Sinema told The Washington Post that she was “not open to changing her mind.” Some progressives believe that Manchin, Sinema and others may change their minds if Republicans obstruct the Democratic agenda. For their part, some moderates argue that the threat of eliminating the filibuster could force Republicans into legislative compromise. The minority party has often used the filibuster to thwart signature items of the majority party, and some Democrats fear that without it, they would be powerless to stop Republicans the next time they control the Senate. Biden’s commitment to keeping the Senate filibuster harks back to the policy debates that animated the Democratic presidential primary. At that time, candidates including Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Kamala Harris of California — Biden’s eventual vice president — either expressed openness to eliminating the filibuster or directly called for its removal. Their logic was informed by years of congressional gridlock under former President Barack Obama and the magnitude of challenges facing the country: Big problems need big solutions, they argued, and the filibuster was a blockade to progress. Biden himself expressed some willingness to rethink his position last summer. “It’s going to depend on how obstreperous they become,” Biden said of Republicans at the time. Now in office, it seems he has closed that window — a reflection of a campaign that was centered on working across party lines and his history as a Washington deal-maker who was deferential to bipartisan civility. With the Senate split 50-50 between Democrats and Republicans, that could empower McConnell and a small cadre of moderate voices to block nearly any piece of legislation. It could doom Biden to the same fate as his Democratic presidential predecessor, who blamed Republican obstructionism for blocking a more robust liberal agenda. Markey said he was confident that if Biden began to experience the same fate, he would come around. “Deal with the Senate as it exists today,” Markey said. “And I believe when and if the key components of his agenda get blocked, the administration will see how much of an impediment the filibuster is.” He added, “It’s an obstacle to progress and justice.” Still, progressive activist groups and liberal lawmakers have largely responded to Biden’s position with more of a shrug than a rallying cry. In interviews, several leaders said it was too soon to push for eliminating the filibuster. They also maintained that Biden would change his thinking once his promise to “Build Back Better” faced the full reality of congressional partisanship. Brian Fallon, former press secretary for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign, said most activists had expected initial opposition from Biden and baked it into their strategies. He predicted that Democrats would tie an eventual all-out push on eliminating the filibuster to a widely supported bill rather than tackle the issue in a vacuum. And for certain senators — and the president — it’s important that elimination of the filibuster be seen as a last resort. Biden’s “rhetoric remains unity-focused and conciliatory,” Fallon said. “But he’s governing in a way that makes me think that he’s putting a premium on actually getting results and making a big impact.” Fallon added that he was optimistic that before too long, Biden and his administration would recognize the need to get rid of the filibuster. Waleed Shahid, a spokesperson for Justice Democrats, a progressive group that supports primaries against more centrist House Democrats, said the stakes for this struggle would define Biden’s presidency. “We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to deliver major improvements to people’s lives, and there’s not really a way to do that without allowing the majority to govern in the Senate,” Shahid said. “Democrats really have the wind at their sails. If they don’t reform the filibuster, they could squander this moment.” As the majority party, Democrats could move to eliminate the filibuster and force through a change to the rules on a simple majority vote — a move known as detonating the “nuclear option” — if all 50 of their members held together and Harris cast the tiebreaking vote. But many congressional Democrats are reluctant to go that route, giving Biden ample political cover, at least for now. Even among liberal senators, in both battleground states and safe blue seats, there is hardly the fervor for eliminating the filibuster that existed in the Democratic presidential primary. Sens. Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock of Georgia, whose victories this month delivered Democrats their dreams of united government, have largely avoided the question. Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, one of the most liberal states in the country, has frequently expressed her wariness of ending the tradition. But the holdouts obscure shifting political winds in the Democratic caucus, and the growing consensus among the grassroots base that the party needs to take a strong stand on Republican obstructionism. Faiz Shakir, a political adviser for Sanders who also worked for Harry Reid, the former Senate majority leader, said McConnell’s initial refusal to agree on operating rules might have helped opponents of the filibuster in the long run by giving Democrats an early glimpse of the opposition their agenda will face. Shakir recounted the 2013 effort by Reid to eliminate the use of the filibuster on all presidential nominees except those to the Supreme Court, which faced an initial lack of support even among Democrats. Building consensus took time, Shakir said. “There’s no doubt in my mind that Schumer and his staff know every Democrat who is wary of ending the filibuster,” he said, referring to Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., the Senate majority leader. “They’re going to spend time working them.” The desire to eliminate the filibuster was once seen as a wonky debate among Washington insiders, until Republican opposition to Obama’s agenda brought the issue to the fore. Calls to end the filibuster grew louder during former President Donald Trump’s administration, when Republicans abolished it for Supreme Court nominees and confirmed Justice Neil Gorsuch. In July, proponents got a major boost from Obama, who cast the tactic as a “Jim Crow relic” during his eulogy for Lewis, the Georgia congressman. Reid, who once supported keeping the filibuster, now argues that Republicans exploited the tactic to push through an unpopular agenda. “It’s not going to hurt the Senate,” he said in a recent interview. “The Senate will be just fine. Congress will be just fine.” Some believe Obama’s shift is a foreshadowing of the route Biden may take, though the two men come from starkly different political backgrounds. Obama was a Washington newcomer at the time of his ascension to president, though he sought to show deference to the rules of Capitol Hill. Those rules are woven into Biden’s bones, a byproduct of nearly half a century as a legislator. Adam Jentleson, another former aide to Reid who recently wrote a book about transforming the Senate, said, “You basically have to be delusional to think that McConnell is gearing up to lead Republicans in a renaissance of bipartisan cooperation.” He does not think Biden is. “There’s going to be a clear choice between reform or failure,” Jentleson said. “And I have confidence that, when faced with that choice, Biden will make the right decision.” This article originally appeared in The New York Times. © 2021 The New York Times Company
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Palo Alto Networks (NYSE: PANW) today announced the most comprehensive Internet of Things (IoT) security solution for healthcare. Palo Alto Networks IoT Security simplifies the challenge of securing the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) through ML-powered visibility, prevention and enforcement, while offering deep insights on healthcare-specific devices and vulnerabilities. This helps improve data security and patient safety while meeting the needs of both IT and clinical engineering teams.
Quarterhill Inc. ("Quarterhill") (TSX: QTRH) (OTCQX: QTRHF), is pleased to announce it has been named to the 2021 OTCQX® Best 50, a ranking of top performing companies traded on the OTCQX Best Market last year.
MONTREAL, Jan. 28, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nouveau Monde Graphite Inc. (“Nouveau Monde” or the “Company”) (TSXV: NOU; OTCQX: NMGRF; Frankfurt: NM9) is proud to be named second amongst the OTCQX Best Market top performing companies for 2020. The OTCQX Best 50 is an annual ranking of the top 50 U.S. and international companies traded on the OTCQX market. The ranking is calculated based on an equal weighting of one-year total return and average daily dollar volume growth in the previous calendar year. Companies in the 2021 OTCQX Best 50 were ranked based on their performance in 2020. Eric Desaulniers, President and CEO of Nouveau Monde, explains: “Being recognised by the OTCQX in this way is a reward for the hard work and commitment from our entire team to advance our projects and our story. All of our departments, whether operations, R&D, marketing and sales and communications played a role in making 2020 a milestone year. It is clear to us, especially as demonstrated through our market performance and trading volumes, that investors are onboard with our mission, our goals, and our unique value proposition as the only fully integrated, carbon-neutral graphite anode material producer of scale, outside of China. The EV and renewable energy sectors are picking up speed and we will be there to meet their demand as our commercial-scale operations begin in 2023”. Arne H. Frandsen, Chairman of Nouveau Monde, continued: “It is an honour to be recognised like this by the OTCQX Best Market. To be on the “Best 50 list” is in itself a great achievement, and for Nouveau Monde to be named the second best in all of the U.S. and internationally is truly magnificent. We are grateful and proud to receive such a big international recognition – what a great start to 2021 for the entire team!” For the complete 2021 OTCQX Best 50 ranking, visit: https://www.otcmarkets.com/files/2021_OTCQX_Best_50.pdf About the OTCQX Best MarketThe OTCQX Best Market offers transparent and efficient trading of established, investor-focused U.S. and global companies. To qualify for the OTCQX market, companies must meet high financial standards, follow best practice corporate governance, and demonstrate compliance with applicable securities laws. About Nouveau MondeNouveau Monde is striving to become a key element in the sustainable energy revolution. The Company is working towards developing a fully integrated source of green and sustainable battery anode material in Québec, Canada. Targeting full-scale commercial operations by 2023, the Company is developing advanced carbon-neutral graphite-based material solutions for the growing lithium-ion and fuel cell markets. With low-cost operations and high ESG standards, Nouveau Monde aspires to become a strategic supplier to the world’s leading battery and auto manufacturers, ensuring robust and reliable advanced material, while guaranteeing supply chain traceability. 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Phoenix, Arizona--(Newsfile Corp. - January 28, 2021) - Excelsior Mining Corp. (TSX: MIN) (FSE: 3XS) (OTCQX: EXMGF) ("Excelsior" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the sale of first copper cathode from the Gunnison Copper Project in Cochise County, Arizona. Highlights include:A total of 90,000 pounds of copper cathode were sold under the off-take agreement with Trafigura Trading LLC (see Excelsior news release dated March 11, 2020 - Excelsior Mining Completes Copper Cathode ...