February 26, 2021

Day: February 26, 2021

Apple TV+ ‘Cherry’ is a personal homecoming for directors Anthony and Joe Russo

At the virtual Apple TV+ movie premiere of “Cherry,” Cleveland-native directors Anthony and Joe Russo talked about filming a personal story of war and addiction, at home.

The directors Anthony and Joe Russo spent much of the last decade making films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Most recently, they directed 2019’s Avengers: Endgame, which became the highest-grossing film of all time.

For their first post-Marvel film as directors, the Russos opted for something smaller and more personal in Cherry. They did bring along their Spider-man, in lead actor Tom Holland.

Apple held an online premiere for the

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Facebook silenced Kurdish group to stop hit on its business

Sheryl Sandberg and other top Facebook execs silenced a Kurdish group at the request of the Turkish government in a bid to protect its business in 2018, according to a new report.

According to ProPublica, Turkey, which was launching a bloody military offensive against Kurdish minorities in neighboring Syria, demanded that Facebook block posts from the People’s Protection Units, a mostly Kurdish militia group that the Turkish government had targeted.

If Facebook didn’t give in to Turkey’s demands, it faced losing tens of millions of users in the country. On the flip side, silencing the group, known as YPG,

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After data breach, new 1099s en route to unemployment insurance claimants

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Michael Harrington, interim commissioner of the Department of Labor, discusses the state’s backlog of unemployment claims at a press briefing on April 17, 2020. Photo by Mike Dougherty/VTDigger

Unemployment insurance recipients affected by the state’s emergency recall of 1099 tax forms can expect new forms to begin arriving in their mailboxes next week, state officials announced at a press conference Tuesday. 

The Department of Labor is working this week to finalize validation of all 180,000 new forms and will work with the Department of Buildings and General Services to mail them to claimants by the beginning of next week, officials

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This stock fund may be for you if you want to sleep well at night and still make money

Just about every financial adviser recommends that individual investors avoid timing the stock market. That advice can go in one ear and out the other in turbulent times, such as during last year’s coronavirus-induced panic.

Professional money managers have various strategies to limit downside risk. Some of those are being sought out today, as a recent change of direction for interest rates has rattled stock market investors.

The ACM Dynamic Opportunity Fund
follows a long/short strategy that seeks to give investors a measure of protection. However, its approach isn’t to short-sell stocks that the portfolio managers believe will

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Edgewell Personal Care Announces Pricing of Its Unsubordinated Notes Offering

SHELTON, Conn., Feb. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Edgewell Personal Care Company (NYSE: EPC) today announced that it has priced a private offering of unsecured, unsubordinated notes in an aggregate principal amount of $500 million. The notes will mature on April 1, 2029 and will bear interest at a rate of 4.125%. The offering is expected to close on March 8, 2021, subject to customary closing conditions.

Edgewell Personal Care Company logo (PRNewsFoto/Edgewell Personal Care Company)

If the offering is consummated, the Company intends to use the proceeds from the offering, together with cash on hand, to redeem,

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Granville County students recognized in statewide business competition :: WRAL.com

— Granville County high school students just swept top honors in a statewide competition under a program called Virtual Enterprises International (VEI).

Teams compete by establishing their own firm and presenting their “virtual” high-stakes business plan to judges at the state competition. Typically, the annual event has taken place at Wake Technical Community College in Raleigh, but the pandemic led to the first online or VEI event.

Ten years ago, Granville County Public Schools was the first to bring VEI to the state. It provides teams of students

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