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BOSTON, Sept. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, on National Voter Registration Day, the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate announced the launch of www.JustVote.org, a comprehensive and permanent online resource for informing, engaging, and educating the American public on the importance and fundamental right of voting. JustVote.org contains critical information for voters including how to register, where to vote, how to vote, and when to vote. The site also features expert commentary, portals to live programs, historic and contemporary voting data, as well as links to other organizations all dedicated to the importance and fundamental political right of voting. "Just Vote" is a non-partisan coalition of political and civic leaders dedicated to increasing civic engagement, youth activism, and voter turnout. In addition to the Board of the Kennedy Institute, including human rights advocate Martin Luther King III, former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, former Senator Chris Dodd, and former White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card, the advisory group for "Just Vote" includes philanthropist and humanitarian Cindy McCain and former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, among others. "In light of what is happening right now across our nation, "Just Vote" could not be more important or urgent. The
The COVID-19 pandemic stands to boost multiple parts of Amazon's business, from e-commerce to advertising, Bernstein analyst Mark Shmulik wrote Tuesday. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/File PhotoBernstein analyst Mark Shmulik upgraded Amazon to "Outperform" Tuesday, maintaining his price target of $3,400 for the company's shares. The pandemic has "permanently inflected" e-commerce sales, he wrote, and Amazon's share gains in that market will be "stickier" than rivals. Amazon's share price, which has fallen from highs above $3,500 in recent weeks, makes the company attractive to new investors, Shmulik wrote. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Amazon started 2020 "stuck in neutral," according to Bernstein analyst Mark Shmulik. No more, he said in a research note Tuesday. While many e-commerce players have benefited from the pandemic-prompted rise in online shopping, Amazon is likely to keep many of the share gains it has made as a result of COVID-19, which would only add to its prowess in online retail, Shmulik wrote. He upgraded Amazon's shares to "Outperform" and kept his $3,400 price target. "eCommerce has permanently inflected and everyone is being treated like a winner, but we conclude in our recent work on the sustainability of the shift that Amazon is positioned to increase
WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - Facebook said on Tuesday (Sept 22) it had removed a network of inauthentic Chinese accounts that were interfering in Asian and American politics, including some that posted material supporting and opposing US President Donald Trump. The social networking company said it suspended 155 accounts on its main platform along with six Instagram accounts. The most widely followed accounts and pages were in the Philippines, where they shared content supporting China's actions in the contested South China Sea and national leader Rodrigo Duterte. The US accounts had fewer followers and posted content fuelling both sides of the American election that will be held on Nov 3 rather than exclusively supporting one side, the company said. Facebook cybersecurity policy chief Nathaniel Gleicher said that the takedown was the company's first of Chinese-based accounts on foreign-interference grounds with any engagement in US politics. But he said the American accounts and groups seemed aimed mainly at building an audience. "The volume of content is so low, it's very hard to assess what their goal is," Gleicher said. Trump and his intelligence officials have said China was favouring Democratic challenger Joe Biden.
Wells Fargo chief executive Charles Scharf exasperated some black employees in a Zoom meeting this summer when he reiterated that the bank had trouble reaching diversity goals because there was not enough qualified minority talent, two participants told Reuters. He also made the assertion in a company-wide memo June 18 that announced diversity initiatives as nationwide protests broke out following the death of George Floyd, an unarmed African American man, in police custody. “While it might sound like an excuse, the unfortunate reality is that there is a very limited pool of black talent to recruit from,” Scharf said in the memo, seen by Reuters. Scharf spent more time listening than speaking during the 90-minute call, which he initiated and has not been previously reported. His comments about black talent rubbed some attendees the wrong way, according to the two employees, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they feared repercussions. Not all attendees recalled being offended. “The meeting was incredibly constructive … I walked away being incredibly surprised at how genuine and sincere he is,” said Alex David, president of the Black/African American Connection Team Member Network. But several black senior executives across corporate America said they are frustrated by claims of a talent shortage, and called the refrain a major reason that companies have struggled to add enough racial and ethnic diversity to leadership ranks, despite stated intentions to do so. “There is an amazing amount of black talent out there,” said Ken Bacon, a former mortgage industry executive who is on the boards of Comcast, Ally Financial and Welltower. “If people say they can’t find the talent, they either aren’t looking hard enough or don’t want to find it.” Bacon said he was “shocked and puzzled” by Scharf’s comments. Wells Fargo spokeswoman Beth Richek defended Scharf’s record on diversity. The CEO of the largest US bank employer has pledged to double the number of black leaders over five years and tied executive compensation to reaching diversity goals. He is also requiring hiring managers to consider diverse candidates for high-paying roles that are vacant, and ensure diversity on interview teams. Wells Fargo’s latest proxy disclosed more diversity data than those of many other companies, including that two of 12 directors at the time were black and one was Latinx/Hispanic. Scharf “is committed to deep and systemic change to increase diversity and has held several forums where there has been candid conversation and unfiltered feedback,” Richek said in a statement. Scharf was not available for an interview, she said.
New York, Sept. 22, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report "Global Textile Composites Industry" - https://www.reportlinker.com/p05960268/?utm_source=GNW8 Billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 5.5% over the analysis period 2020-2027. Carbon, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to record a 5.8% CAGR and reach US$5.5 Billion by the end of the analysis period. After an early analysis of the business implications of the pandemic and its induced economic crisis, growth in the Glass segment is readjusted to a revised 6% CAGR for the next 7-year period.The U.S. Market is Estimated at $1.6 Billion, While China is Forecast to Grow at 8.6% CAGRThe Textile Composites market in the U.S. is estimated at US$1.6 Billion in the year 2020. China, the world`s second largest economy, is forecast to reach a projected market size of US$1.8 Billion by the year 2027 trailing a CAGR of 8.5% over the analysis period 2020 to 2027. Among the other noteworthy geographic markets are Japan and Canada, each forecast to grow at 3% and 5% respectively over the 2020-2027 period. Within Europe, Germany is forecast to grow at approximately 3.5% CAGR.Other Fiber Types Segment to Record 3.3% CAGRIn