April 18, 2021

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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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Business leaders urge Biden to set ambitious climate goal

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 300 businesses and investors, including such giants as Apple, Google, Microsoft and Coca-Cola, are calling on the Biden administration to set an ambitious climate change goal that would cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50% below 2005 levels by 2030.

The target would nearly double the nation’s previous commitment and require dramatic changes in the power, transportation and other sectors. President Joe Biden is considering options for expected carbon reductions by 2030 ahead of a virtual climate summit the United States is hosting later this month.

The so-called Nationally Determined Contribution is a

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European business travellers say set to fly less after COVID-19

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Four in 10 European business travellers plan to fly less after COVID-19 travel restrictions are fully lifted, a survey showed on Monday, with many intending to stick to video conferences.

Changing habits during the pandemic and worries over climate change are likely to reduce business flights in the long term, suggested the YouGov poll for the philanthropic group European Climate Foundation, which supports a goal of zero emissions.

“Flying for business meetings burns up time and money, as well as our climate,” said Alethea Warrington, campaigner at climate action charity Possible, which was not involved

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Financial stocks set up for extremely bullish move, chart suggests

Financial stocks have been on fire so far this year.

The XLF financials ETF has risen more than 17% over that stretch, roughly double the gains by the S&P 500. A shockwave from the Archegos margin call news last week failed to deter the rally in the group.

Matt Maley, chief market strategist at Miller Tabak, said the stocks may succumb to some short-term weakness after that rally.

“They’ve become very, very overbought a couple of weeks ago,” Maley told CNBC’s “Trading Nation” on Tuesday. “You look at its RSI chart, relative strength index, on a weekly basis, it’s still

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North Dakota legislators set to raise their own pay, still get rare no-cost health insurance

That estimate for 2019, the most recent available, is from the Kaiser Family Foundation, which found that the average employee contribution for health insurance both in North Dakota and the United States was 21%.

But that’s not the case for state employees, including legislators and other elected officials, in North Dakota. State taxpayers pick up the full cost of health insurance premiums for all state employees.

For North Dakota’s 141 legislators, who set pay and benefits for themselves and all other state employees, that will amount to a premium subsidy of $1,426 per month for health insurance.

That’s the same

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Florida home insurance rates set to skyrocket

Florida is headed into an insurance crisis. Rates for home insurance are rising, and hundreds of thousands of homeowners may not be able to get a policy at all.

Mandy Wells could be one of them. The Lee County resident is sick of living with a leaky roof.

“[The contractor] said we can get all this all covered for free,” Wells said.

The insurance company didn’t agree.

Experts say contractors like that are part of the reason insurance companies can’t afford to do business here. Two years

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