March 29, 2021

Day: March 29, 2021

Barron’s 100 Most Influential Women in U.S. Finance: Karina Funk

Karina Funk


Shawn G. Henry

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Karina Funk enjoys defying expectations. Trained as an environmental and chemical engineer, she likes knowing the figures and fundamentals that drive how things work. She also believes that caring about people and the planet can be profitable.

As a portfolio manager and chair of sustainable investing at Brown Advisory, Funk—a chartered financial analyst—co-manages the large-cap sustainable growth strategy. Brown Advisory’s fund consistently outperformed the

Russell 1000 Growth Index

since its inception, and has grown in asset size by over 1,800% over the past five years. Brown Advisory is responsible for more than $100

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Third stimulus checks: Are more payments possible?

As some people still await their third stimulus check, there is already talk of more possible payments. Over 18 million people are still receiving unemployment, so some economists say additional money might be needed this year to boost the economy.

As the latest federal direct payment has hit most bank accounts some people are wondering if there will be a fourth stimulus check coming later this year.

“More direct stimulus payments are certainly possible,” Peter Earle, an economist at the American Institute for Economic Research, told 

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Back to business: Let us tell your story | Local News

As a leading provider of news, information and advertising solutions in Southeast Wisconsin, I am excited to announce the launch of our Back to Business initiative.

This program provides the ultimate opportunity for our local businesses to tell their story, in their words, through branded content, video, digital display and print.

As our local economy reemerges stronger than ever from the changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, we are happy to partner with our local business community to build the future, one success story at a time.

This program comes on the heels of our highly successful Local Marketing

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Local business owners hope people continue to mask up

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – This week, Sedgwick County lifted its mask mandate.

Shops, restaurants, and other businesses may be making the call on masks in their business. Now, Governor Laura Kelly does have the upper hand in this decision, but some business owners say they will continue to wear masks and social distance as much as they can during this time. They say at this point they would rather be safe than sorry.

“We are definitely going to continue making masks and everything,” said Brenden Koontz, T-shirt Kitchen manager.

“We have to do everything that we can to stop this

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Insurance giant CNA hit by new Phoenix CryptoLocker ransomware

Insurance giant CNA has suffered a ransomware attack using a new variant called Phoenix CryptoLocker that is possibly linked to the Evil Corp hacking group.

This week, BleepingComputer reported that CNA had suffered a cyberattack impacting their online services and business operations.

CNA website outage caused by the ransomware attack
CNA website outage caused by the ransomware attack

Soon after we reported on the attack, CNA issued a statement confirming that they had suffered a cyber attack last weekend.

“On March 21, 2021, CNA determined that it sustained a sophisticated cybersecurity attack. The attack caused a network disruption and impacted certain CNA systems, including corporate email,” CNA disclosed

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5 Financial Decisions That Paid Off the Most for Me

Improving your financial situation doesn’t need to be complicated. These simple decisions have helped me save money and become more financially stable.

Most of us make our fair share of good and bad money decisions. Recently, I looked back on both my biggest money mistakes and successes. It’s a useful way to see what’s worked and what hasn’t.

Fortunately, some successful financial decisions stood out. Whether you’re trying to save more, figure out what to do with the money you’ve saved, or just get to a better overall financial position, here are several ways you can do it.

1. Investing

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