April 19, 2021

Day: April 19, 2021

Was Braman Motors target of hackers demanding ransom money? Employee says it’s true

MIAMI, Fla. – Sources have told Local 10 that Braman Motors was the target of a sophisticated cyberattack, but the company is calling what they are dealing with a “network outage.”

Local 10 sources said that a hacker is holding the automotive dealer hostage for money.

The employee, who wanted to remain anonymous, said a notice flashed on some of Braman’s computers. “The whole system at Braman crashed and we got a ransom note from the hackers. They took the whole system out and they are asking for money.”

The employee had a photo of the computer screen dated April

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Two medical students support ND folks in need of personal hygiene products

Across the state, folks experiencing poverty have limited access to hygiene products. So two future doctors are using their free time to fix the issue.

The lack of access to period products affects low-income, incarcerated, or homeless populations. These two women made it their mission to restore dignity back to the underserved areas in the state.

Zoe Sayler, co- affiliate for ND I Support the Girls says, “If you don’t have those basic needs it can be difficult and so we want to make sure that everyone feels empowered in their daily life and that we’re happy we’re a step

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House Passes Rep. Kim’s Small Business Capital Bill

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed the Microloan Improvement Act of 2021 (H.R. 1502), a bipartisan bill introduced by Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) to help small businesses access much needed capital to help them through the coronavirus crisis. 

“We need to do everything we can to help our small businesses in this critical time,” said Congressman Kim. “We’ve seen too many times during this crisis small businesses that have missed out because the system simply doesn’t reach them. This bill will make a big difference for small businesses across our country, and I’m proud to

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In a year largely defined by shutdowns, this Madison business grew… and continues to boom

New Yelp data shows nearly 500,000 new businesses opened during the past year

MIDDLETON, Wis.– While there’s no underscoring the impact the pandemic has had on local small business owners, new data from Yelp provides a welcome sign of hope: Nearly half a million businesses (487,577 in total) opened during the past year. That’s down just 14% compared with the period one year earlier. More than 15% of the new establishments were restaurant and food businesses.

While many Madison-based businesses closed

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Legislature’s fixes are needed to save insurance market

Guy C. Fraker

Last fall, I was commissioned to complete a consumer- focused analysis of Florida’s property insurance market. What I discovered is best described referring to an iconic film trilogy. Florida’s dwelling insurance market should be called The Matrix. In the films, people exist in comas, their stasis used as batteries to power parasitic robotics. All the while, they are embedded with an illusion of reality. Seven million Floridians are being used to power parasitic entities while being asked to accept a deplorably false narrative about insurance companies.

Field property specialist Sam Ellenburg, left, and property large loss claims manager Vicky Walters of Grange/Integrity Insurance talk while a drone flies what they refer to as a lawnmower grid Aug. 19 taking damage photos for an insurance claim in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

The resulting impacts include citizens paying a hidden tax that grows

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Barron’s 100 Most Influential Women in U.S. Finance: Anna Marrs

Anna Marrs


Courtesy of American Express

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With a career spanning several distinct firms, industries, and continents,

American Express

’ Anna Marrs has seen it all.

“Learning and a sense of adventure are the two common themes throughout my jobs,” Marrs says. “I’ve always been attracted to roles and people I can learn a lot from. Your career is a huge part of your life, so I have always tried to make it challenging and fun.”

As the New York–based president of global commercial services, Marrs oversees AmEx’s products for corporate customers, ranging from small businesses to multinational corporations.

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