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Why are colleges bringing back students despite near-certainty of COVID-19 outbreaks? Money plays a big part – News – The Columbus Dispatch

For months, universities and experts have warned another semester of remote courses could have disastrous effects on student enrollment and college budgets.

Colleges that are reopening campuses this fall know they’re bringing a higher risk of coronavirus to their community.

The questions aren’t really about if or when, but about how bad outbreaks could be — and whether having an in-person experience for students is worth the cost. With so much at stake, some students, parents and faculty are asking: Why take the risk at all?

In many cases, it comes back to money.

For months, colleges and experts have warned another semester of remote courses could have disastrous effects on student enrollment and college budgets.

Colleges already lost billions of dollars when they pivoted to digital instruction in the spring, in the form of refunded room-and-board payments and expensive technology for online courses. Another semester — or year —

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Digital Lending Platform Market Next Big Thing

Digital Lending Platform

Digital lending is the use of online technology to originate and renew loans so as to deliver faster and more effective decisions. Digital lending platforms are becoming popular among youths who are in urgent need of money and prefer a paper-less process for sharing documents. Moreover, Digital lending provides financial institutions a lot of opportunity to improve productivity, close more loans and increase revenue per loan with cheaper, faster and automated services. However, strict government regulations for digital lending will affect the market demand. According to AMA, the Global Digital Lending Platform market is expected to see growth rate of 18.13%.

Latest Research Study on Global Digital Lending Platform Market published by AMA, offers a detailed overview of the factors influencing the global business scope. Digital Lending Platform Market research report shows the latest market insights with upcoming trends and breakdown of the products and services. The

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Posted in Insurance

Aspiration Review: The big bank alternative

Aspiration defies easy labels. It’s almost like this financial company is daring you to categorize it.

It’s not a bank, though it offers accounts that are sort of like checking accounts, sort of like savings accounts. Plus, it has debit cards, offers better-than-the-usual interest, provides cash back and has a do-gooder vibe.

The MoneyWise editorial team developed a grading system — taking into account fees, features and other factors — to prescribe the four-star rating shared in this first-person review. The opinions and writing in this article are solely my own, conveying my experience with Aspiration as a product. Other customer’s outcomes may differ.

MoneyWise Rating: 4 stars (out of a possible 5)

Courtesy of Aspiration Partners, Inc.

As a customer with one of the “Spend & Save” accounts, I’d use quirky to describe Aspiration, and I mean that in a good, likable way. Fees are voluntary, the debit

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Delivery Hero primed for multi-billion pound ‘big three’ swoop

Delivery Hero
Delivery Hero

The world’s biggest takeaway delivery firm has hinted at a swoop for one of Just Eat Takeaway, Uber Eats or Deliveroo in a fresh assault on the UK.

The boss of Berlin-headquartered Delivery Hero, which previously owned now-defunct operator Hungryhouse, believes there is scope for acquiring one of the “less good” big three. 

Niklas Östberg told The Telegraph: “The only way to enter the UK market would be through an acquisition of some kind.”

The takeaway delivery market has experienced a number of blockbuster deals over the last year as firms consolidate to cut costs and drive better profitability.

Just Eat merged with Takeaway.com in a £6bn deal last year. In June, the enlarged group announced it would acquire US firm Grubhub in a £5.8bn takeover.  

Competition regulators last month gave the green light to a $575m (£450m) investment into Deliveroo led by Amazon.  

Delivery Hero, listed

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LA Mayor Eric Garcetti Promises “Big Step Forward” In LAPD Reform; Cops Pledge To “Embrace Changes” Over “Prior Missteps”

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“Today, we take a big step forward …to ensure equity and justice and fairness for every Angeleno by creating the Community Safety Partnership bureau in the Los Angeles Police Department,” said Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti in a somber update on the metropolis’ battle with the coronavirus, public safety and police reform.

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“This new bureau makes CSP both a program and a philosophy,” Garcetti added in the evolving “co-ownership” plan to place police officers for up to five years in neighborhoods to “develop relationships with the people they serve …moving from a warrior mentality to a guardian mentality.”

“This complete embrace of policing built on relationships and the pursuit of long-term solutions rather than ongoing enforcement plans will serve as the foundation of the reimagined Los Angeles Police Department,” declared the LAPD in a press release that went out as

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Jeff Bezos will be an open target when he’s questioned by Congress for the first time. These are the big flash points to watch for.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.

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  • Amazon CEO will testify before a congressional antitrust committee for the first time on Wednesday, alongside Sundar Pichai, Tim Cook, and Mark Zuckerberg. 

  • While experts told Business Insider they expect the questioning to mostly pertain to matters of competition, Bezos will likely be grilled on everything from how Amazon treats third-party sellers to the company’s approach to acquisitions. 

  • The hearing may come at a challenging time for Bezos, who recently added $13 billion to his net worth in a single day as the coronavirus still surges in parts of the US, contributing to widespread job losses. 

  • Bezos will need to downplay Amazon’s size and power in favor of highlighting the benefit the company provides to small businesses and the communities it operates in. 

  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

He’s appeared in a Star Trek movie, built a $42 million, 10,000-year clock in

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Biggest question about football in a pandemic is ______. Matt Nagy’s biggest task will be _______________. Our Bears writers tackle 4 big topics entering training camp.

The Chicago Bears are scheduled to report to training camp Tuesday in Lake Forest, capping an unprecedented offseason featuring online-only coaching and Zoom calls while the NFL set safety protocols and guidelines amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Before the Bears return to Halas Hall, our team of writers weighs in on four timely topics.

1. My biggest question about proceeding with a football season amid the COVID-19 pandemic is _______________.

Brad Biggs: Whether the NFL and other major sports leagues can pull this whole thing off without putting those involved — and their families — in jeopardy.

The NBA and NHL have taken a different approach with a bubble as they attempt to tie a bow on their seasons that were cut short in March. A bubble doesn’t seem like a practical possibility for the NFL, and the league will march forward with the hope everyone involved does so responsibly. There

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The Managers Betting on the Big Travel Bounce Back

Cruise ship in the harbour
Cruise ship in the harbour

Shares in airlines slumped as the UK re-imposed restrictions on travel to Spain, with companies like BA and Iberia owner IAG (IAG) nursing double digit losses. Ryanair (RYA) also announced a £162 million loss for the lockdown-affected quarter and said this year has been the toughest in its 35-year history.

Travel industry investors are understandably jittery about the prospects of a second wave of coronavirus cases – despite a bounce in share prices in the second quarter and resumption in flights and holidays, the biggest companies are still nursing significant share price losses this year. 

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Cruise companies have suffered even more than airlines; dominant operator Carnival (CCL) and smaller rival Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCLH) have seen their share prices plunge 75% this year. While airlines have been quick to restart flights, cruise passengers will have to wait until October at

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Big data may help BOJ guide economy through pandemic pain

By Leika Kihara

TOKYO (Reuters) – Big data is providing some surprising results for the Bank of Japan and helping ease concerns about pressure on the economy during the coronavirus pandemic, which could influence the way the BOJ manages the world’s most radical monetary stimulus.

By tapping data provided by Google showing people’s movement via mobile phones, the BOJ found that households’ discretionary spending rebounded faster and more vividly in Japan than in other countries after lockdown steps were lifted in May.

Other big data also showed a marked rebound in durable goods sales such as personal computers, which offset some of the weakness in spending on services including leisure, eating-out and travel.

The revelation helped convince BOJ policymakers to conclude the economy has past the worst and did not need immediate, additional monetary support.

“We expect the economy to recover gradually and steadily,” BOJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said after

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Why international students may have Big Tech to thank for the US’s visa reversal

Sometimes, it helps to have friends in high places.

A coalition of powerful U.S. technology companies and trade organizations threw their support behind a legal challenge — launched by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology — to block the federal government from banning international students from attending online only classes on U.S. soil in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak. And Big Tech’s involvement may have been a key factor behind the administration’s last minute about-face on Tuesday.

Revocation of the rule means that the U.S. Department of State may again issue visas to international students enrolled in U.S. schools for the fall semester. In addition, U.S. Customs and Border Protection no longer has authority to deny those students entry to, or continued residence in, the country.

Yet the Trump administration’s aborted effort was noteworthy for the big guns that joined forces to block the move. A coalition

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