Day: July 7, 2020

Posted in Insurance

Myriad Genetics, OptraHEALTH Partner to Offer Cancer Knowledge

Myriad Genetics, Inc. MYGN recently announced a collaboration with OptraHEALTH with the aim of implementing a cognitive ChatBOT, Gene. The AI-powered ChatBOT will provide genetic and financial assistance information to prospective patients of hereditary cancer.

Notably, the Gene knowledge platform, which is a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act compliant, has a BOT interface and can answer a variety of health-related questions about hereditary cancer. The ChatBOT interfaces with Myriad’s online hereditary cancer quiz.

Myriad Genetics is currently planning to launch the Gene ChatBOT for its Foresight and Prequel prenatal tests and for companion diagnostic testing in oncology in the latter half of 2020.

With the recent partnership, Myriad Genetics aims to boost its oncology portfolio on a global scale. This portfolio includes various molecular diagnostic tests, all of which comprise the broader Molecular Diagnostic Testing business.

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The ChatBOT Gene is designed to automate a pre-test process

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Posted in Finance

McConnell eyes virus aid as evictions, benefits cuts loom

WASHINGTON (AP) — An eviction moratorium is lifting. Extra unemployment benefits are ending. Parents are being called to work, but schools are struggling to reopen for fall as the COVID-19 crisis shows no signs of easing.

With Congress bracing for the next coronavirus aid package, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is outlining Republican priorities as earlier programs designed to ease Americans through the pandemic and economic fallout begin to expire. He is eyeing $1 trillion in new aid.

“This is not over,” McConnell said during a visit to a food pantry Monday in Louisville, Kentucky.

The GOP leader’s next virus aid package is centered on liability protections, a top priority for Republicans seeking to shield doctors, schools, businesses and others from coronavirus-related lawsuits brought by patrons claiming injuries during reopenings.

McConnell is also considering a fresh round of direct payments targeted at those earning $40,000 a year or less. He

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Costco led the way in requiring shoppers to wear masks. Anti-mask customers are still fighting back.

Costco's mask policy continues to infuriate some shoppers.
Costco’s mask policy continues to infuriate some shoppers.

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  • Costco remains one of the few major retailers to make it mandatory for customers to wear masks in all stores. 

  • Two months after the retailer rolled out its new mask policy, clashes between anti-mask customers and employees or other shoppers continue to go viral. 

  • “We know some members may find this inconvenient or objectionable, but under the circumstances we believe the added safety is worth any inconvenience,” Costco CEO Craig Jelinek said when the policy was announced. 

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Anti-mask customers continue to cause problems at Costco. 

Costco was one of the first retailers to make it mandatory for customers to wear masks, rolling out a new policy in early Mary. Two months later, it remains one of the largest companies to introduce its own mask policy, instead of simply following local

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Black-Owned Health and Wellness Businesses to Support Now and Always

As the country is still grappling with the tragic death of George Floyd and the ongoing protests in its wake, musician and activist Calvin Martyr has launched #BlackOutDay2020 on July 7. This campaign calls for an economic boycott where the Black community pauses on buying to highlight their economic spending power. If they do spend money, they are encouraged to buy from Black-owned businesses only.

Just like the fashion and beauty industries, the wellness and health space is full of brands that are founded and run by Black women and men. Whether they’re selling aromatherapy candles, producing fitness-minded podcasts or shattering stigmas of what it means to be “well” for Black women, each of these companies was once just a dream and is now a hard-earned reality.

But don’t just shop these Black-owned businesses today, or this week. Support them regularly, engage with them on social media and spread the

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Posted in Business

School District Opts To Reopen Schools, Make Face Masks Mandatory

TAMPA, FL — The Hillsborough County superintendent of schools has announced that students and staff returning to public schools on Aug. 10 will be required to wear face masks.

After meeting with health officials, business leaders, teachers and school administrators, Superintendent Addison Davis said he believes masks are the best option at this time for keeping students and staff safe from the spread of the coronavirus on campus.

The district will provide three reusable face coverings for each student on the first day of school and three reusable face coverings for each staff member during back-to-school pre-planning.

“The CDC has identified face masks as one of the most effective tools in stopping the spread of COVID-19,” Davis said. “I believe face coverings is the best option we have for providing additional protection for everyone on our campuses.”

He said the county has already acquired 760,000 masks through purchases and donations.

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Posted in Finance

9 San Francisco Fintechs Poised To Shine At The Benzinga Global Fintech Awards

The Benzinga Global Fintech Awards — a day of dealmaking, networking and recognition in the financial technology space — takes places Nov. 10. 

In recognition of those disruptive innovators creating positive and diverse change within the financial services space, Benzinga is highlighting top San Francisco-based fintechs poised to make some noise at this year’s event.

Coinbase is an online platform for digital assets. Users can buy, sell and manage their finances with digital currencies accessible in more than 100 countries. Whether for merchants, consumers or investors, Coinbase is a holistic destination for payment processing, as well as wealth creation and management.

Chime is a pioneer in the banking industry. The challenger helps users stay in control of their financial wellness at a low cost. Core features include early direct deposits with the Chime Spending Account, automated saving with the Chime Savings Account, as well as a unique rewards program that

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Republicans Want To Make Sure You Can’t Sue Your Boss If You Get Sick

With millions of workers returning to their jobs amid a still-raging coronavirus pandemic, the top Republican priority for the next big coronavirus bill is preventing them from suing their employers if they get sick.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Monday that his “number one” policy for a bill sometime this month is to block “an epidemic of lawsuits” against businesses, schools and health care providers from employees, customers, students and patients.

“Unless you were grossly negligent or intentionally engaging in harmful conduct, you should be protected from liability during this process,” McConnell said at an event in Kentucky, claiming there has been a surge of lawsuits relating to the pandemic.  

“There’s an army of trial lawyers out there ready to take advantage of the situation,” McConnel said. “We cannot get back to normal if we have an epidemic of lawsuits.”

McConnell’s push to shield businesses from liability claims

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16 Black-Owned Swimsuit Brands To Shop This Summer

When it comes to building a summer wardrobe, swimwear is of the utmost importance. You can score heaps of poofy sundresses, dozens of denim cutoffs, and a lifetime’s supply of white crop tops, but it’s a good bikini or one-piece that you’ll spend most of your time in when by the pool or body of water. There’s just one problem: Finding a swimsuit that works for you is far from easy, especially if you don’t know where to look.

Over the last few weeks, a lot of research has been done into ways to support the Black community. And, in addition to donating, marching, educating themselves, and signing petitions for better legislation, people can also financially support Black-owned businesses. And with the summer solstice just days away, what better way to champion these businesses than by stocking up on swimwear made by Black designers — all of which offer a

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Posted in Business

Coolest Classics In The Motorious Online Car Show

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These cars are in the running to win $1000!

The Motorious Online Car Show is attracting some of the coolest cars, and car owners, we’ve met in a while. With most of us cooped inside, it’s great to connect with our readers in this unique way, and give gearheads a chance to win $1000, or select prizes by segment. In an effort to give everyone a chance to enter, we’re going to keep it rolling to give everyone a chance to enter, and share their cars with friends and family so they can go vote on it for People’s Choice.

To motivate you to enter your car, here are some of the cars from the Classics segment that we love.

1956 Ford Fairlane

This Ford Fairlane is no stranger to car shows. It has been freshly painted, has a rebuilt 292 to 312

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Posted in Finance

How To Find Out What Causes A Company Supports Before You Shop

The question of how to buy ethically has become more pressing in 2020 than ever before. It’s true that at the start of coronavirus quarantine, we struggled to buy certain supplies — like flour or toilet paper — at all, making it more difficult to live sustainably or avoid certain companies. But that’s less of a problem now, and both COVID-19 and the Black Lives Matter protests have awakened in many of us a higher consciousness about where our money is going. It’s not enough to just say that we’re for racial equality — we know that our actions and choices have to back that up. We have to consider: By shopping with this brand, am I also giving money to the police? Am I supporting politicians who support racist policies? Am I harming the environment, knowing that climate change has a disproportionate impact on Black communities? Who am I

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