April 18, 2021


Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren fight purses, salaries: How much money each fighter on the main card is set to earn

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Jake Paul and Ben Askren are set to square off on Saturday night in Atlanta in a sanctioned boxing match. While that sentence may surprise you a bit, the money both are set to make should not. Triller Fight Club is set to hand out some hefty checks to its combatants that will meet in the ring inside Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on pay-per-view.

Paul will make an official purse of $690,000 for his third career fight. The YouTube personality is coming off a viral knockout of former NBA star Nate Robinson on the undercard of the Triller

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Black Business Leaders Urge Companies to Fight Republican Voting Laws

  • 72 Black executives are urging US companies to speak out about new voting laws, the NYT reports.
  • They claim the new bill, being advanced by Republicans, could restrict the rights of Black voters.
  • Former American Express CEO, Kenneth Chenault and Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier are in charge of the letter.
  • See more stories on Insider’s business page.

Top Black business leaders in the US are calling on companies to fight against restrictive voting rights laws being put in place in at least 43 states, according to a report from The New York Times on Wednesday.

So far, 72 Black executives

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Ripple execs fight back against SEC probe into their personal finances

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) wants a federal court to grant it access to the personal finance records of Ripple’s executives. However, officials of the payments company said “how much money they spend at the grocery store every week” isn’t relevant to the securities lawsuit the SEC has filed against Ripple.

The SEC filed the lawsuit in December 2020, claiming that Ripple Labs sold unregistered securities in XRP. Since then, the two entities have been battling it out in the courtrooms over how to proceed with the landmark lawsuit.

In the latest twist, the SEC has been pursuing

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Crews fight to contain large fire at paper recycling business in SW. Wichita

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) – Update 6 p.m. Monday, March 8, 2021: What started as a grassfire at about 3 p.m. Monday spread quickly once it reached the property for International Paper, a recycling business in the 4300 block of West 29th Street South (near West Street and Southwest Boulevard) in southwest Wichita.

The Wichita Fire Department said embers from the grassfire did not hit the building for the business, but recyclables outside caught fire and spread quickly with the strong wind. The fire reached the fence line of a nearby mobile home park, but no property damage was reported. There

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The Week in Business: A Snag in the Fight for $15

Welcome to the end of February. Here’s your quick run-down of the business and tech news to know for the week ahead, and stay warm. — Charlotte Cowles

The home-rental company appeared to be flying high after its splashy initial public offering in December. Then it posted a major decline in revenue and an eye-watering $3.9 billion loss last week, in its first earnings report as a publicly traded company. A big chunk of its loss — $2.8 billion — can be chalked up to stock-based compensation related to its I.P.O. But the company

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Small business rescue slowed by fight against fraud, drawing protests

“The SBA has put up this firewall” against fraud, said Sam Sidhu, vice chair of Customers Bank, which experienced an immediate loan rejection rate of as high as 75 percent at first. “The firewall’s going to be very beneficial in the long-term, but it’s extremely painful right now, especially when we feel pretty comfortably the money is going to mostly satisfy the demand.”

The latest bottleneck crimped the disbursement of aid in one of the government’s largest Covid-19 relief programs, which despite a series of implementation problems has approved more than $623.4 billion in loans since its creation in March.

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