April 3, 2021

Day: April 3, 2021

Council prez on double-dipping finance director: ‘This wasn’t a good story for the town’

NORTH PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — North Providence Town Council President Dino Autiello said Friday the council is going to take a closer look at its finance director’s controversial compensation after a Target 12 investigation revealed she has been taking home two salaries for multiple years.

Target 12 reported Thursday that Maria Vallee, the longtime town controller, has been serving as finance director since at least 2018 — without giving up her salary as controller. The two paychecks, combined with a longevity bonus and retroactive pay tied to her continued membership in the municipal union, pushed Vallee’s pay to a grand

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3 Beaten-Down Stocks That Could Double Your Money

Market rotation malaise has infected many investors. Last year, the growth stocks in the Nasdaq-100 index trounced the staid giants in the Dow Jones Industrial Average. It’s been a different story so far in 2021, though. The big money appears to be moving into so-called “risk-off” stocks.

As a result, many of the high-flyers from just a few months ago are now stuck in the doldrums. Some are even down more than 30% from their peaks set earlier this year. There’s a silver lining in this dark cloud, however: Quite a few stocks with strong growth prospects are available

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No 10 race report authors hit out at ‘deeply personal’ criticisms | Race

The authors of the government’s contentious racial disparity report have responded to the widespread criticism of its findings, saying “deeply personal attacks” by politicians and other public figures are “irresponsible and dangerous”.

The Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities said its conclusions had been misrepresented, with some depicting them as “racism deniers, slavery apologists or worse”.

It cited a tweet from a Labour MP who posted a photo of a Ku Klux Klan member in response to a headline that said the commission found “no evidence of institutional racism” on Wednesday. Clive Lewis had captioned the image: “Move along. Nothing

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Springfield-area business StepNpull to be featured Friday on ‘Shark Tank’

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – StepNpull, a manufacturer based in the Springfield, Missouri area, will be featured on an upcoming episode of ABC’s hit reality show, “Shark Tank.”

The company is known for its market-leading foot operated door openers.

The “Shark Tank” episode featuring StepNpull will air Friday, April 2, at 7 p.m. CT on KSPR (33-1).

“We are thrilled for the opportunity to appear on ‘Shark Tank,’ which will help us introduce the StepNpull device to even more potential customers,” said StepNpull Co-Founder and CEO Mike Sewell.

Sewell entered the “Shark Tank” to demonstrate how the StepNpull device can help

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Texas mom accused of killing son to collect insurance money

A Houston mother is accused of killing her 6-year-old son with a lethal mix of drugs in order to collect his life insurance money, a report said.

Ashley Marks, 25, was busted Wednesday for the June 2020 overdose death of her son, Jason Sanchez- Marks, and charged with capital murder, KHOU 11 reported.

“I believe she poisoned her child to cash in on two life insurance policies she took out on her son a month prior to his death,” Gilbert Sawtelle, a prosecutor at the Harris County District Attorney’s Office said, according to the report.

Marks, a licensed insurance

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Barron’s 100 Most Influential Women in U.S. Finance: Amy Hood

Amy Hood

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Microsoft’s

finance chief, Amy Hood, didn’t let the Covid-19 pandemic slow the company’s appetite for growth. She played an instrumental role in the company’s eight acquisitions last year.

Microsoft generated more than $50 billion in commercial cloud revenue in its latest full year, a milestone that accentuate’s Microsoft’s transformation from its Windows-centric software business.

The company’s 2020 acquisitions included videogame publisher ZeniMax Media, for $7.5 billion. For the first time, Microsoft’s videogame revenue exceeded $5 billion in the company’s fiscal second quarter, helped by the launch of its latest generation of Xbox systems.

100 Most

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