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Louisiana Launches Hepatitis C Innovative Payment Model With Asegua Therapeutics, Aiming to Eliminate the Disease

  — Modified Subscription Arrangement Reflects Shared Commitment to Significantly Increase Access to Hepatitis C Cures in Louisiana; State’s Goal is to Serve 31,000 Patients by End of 2024 — BATON ROUGE, La. & FOSTER CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, Governor John Bel Edwards joined Secretary Rebekah Gee of the Louisiana Department of Health, Secretary James LeBlanc of …

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National Write Your Congressman Quarterly Index Finds Small Business Owners’ Optimism, Satisfaction and Confidence in Congress Increases

DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–National Write Your Congressman (NWYC), an organization that gives small businesses a voice in American government, finds in its Q2 2019 Quarterly Index trust, hope and satisfaction in U.S. Congress has increased since last quarter, and has more than doubled since the 2016 election. NWYC’s Quarterly Index measures small business owner sentiment towards Congress …

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Sound Seal Acquires Noise Barriers, LLC.

AGAWAM, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sound Seal, a portfolio company of The Stephens Group, LLC and leading manufacturer of noise control products, announced today that it has acquired Illinois-based Noise Barriers, LLC. Noise Barriers will operate as a stand-alone division of Sound Seal. Through the Sound Seal acquisition, Noise Barriers will have access to capital to build on …

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MEDIA ALERT: Don’t Let Taxes Be a Wedding Crasher. Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting Experts Talk Tax Implications for Newlyweds

–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting: What: Wedding season has begun and as the flowers are ordered and the menu finalized, another important aspect of a successful wedding plan should also include a look at the couple’s soon-to-be tax situation. Wolters Kluwer takes a look at tax implications for marriages, including same-sex marriages, which to …

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Accenture Federal Services Wins Position on Intelligent Automation / Artificial Intelligence Contract from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

ARLINGTON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been selected to provide intelligent automation / artificial intelligence (IAAI) services to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Program Support Center (PSC). A five-year indefinite delivery / indefinite quantity contract valued at $49 million, the IAAI contract will provide the PSC with a range of next-generation …

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Accenture Collaborates with JPMorgan Chase to Create Flagship Branch

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has collaborated with JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPMC) to design its new flagship retail store within its global headquarter campus in New York City. Opening June 25, the new location at 390 Madison Avenue provides an integrated experience that combines digital concepts and technologies. The new physical location has open …

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First Defiance Financial Corp. to Release Second Quarter Earnings on July 22 and Host Conference Call and Webcast on July 23

DEFIANCE, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ: FDEF) announced today that it intends to report second quarter results on Monday, July 22, 2019. The earnings news release will be available on the company’s investor relations website at www.fdef.com and at major financial information sites. At 11:00 a.m. ET on Tuesday, July 23, 2019, First Defiance …

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Lynk Global joins the World Economic Forum

HONG KONG–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#kaas–Lynk, pioneer of the Knowledge-as-a-Service (KaaS) industry, is actively engaged with the World Economic Forum’s Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution to foster the revolution’s technological advancements and benefits. The Centre brings together governments, leading companies, civil society and experts from around the world to co-design and pilot innovative approaches to the policy …

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Barclays and Annaly Launch New Research Study, Government-Sponsored Enterprise (GSE) Reform: Unfinished Business

Joint-study discusses steps that the US Administration, as well as Congress, could take when addressing GSE reform NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Barclays, in partnership with Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NYSE: NLY) (Annaly), today released a new joint-study, entitled GSE Reform: Unfinished Business, which lays out steps that policymakers might take to reform the Federal National Mortgage Association …

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MentorcliQ, the Leader in Employee Mentoring Software, Adds $6.3 Million in Growth Capital to Deliver ROI to More Companies

COLUMBUS, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#employeementoring—MentorcliQ, an award-winning employee mentoring software provider, announces the closing of $6.3 Million in growth capital funding. This brings the company’s total capital raised to over $11 Million since 2016. MentorcliQ, featured in Forbes and TechCrunch, works with a large and growing list of Fortune 500 companies like JP Morgan Chase, 21st Century …

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Workforce Dimensions Including Task Management from Kronos Powers the Future of Work at Modell’s Sporting Goods

LOWELL, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Modell’s Sporting Goods, a 130-year-old retail chain, will empower associates, managers, and field leaders with a unified workforce management and task management experience leveraging the next-generation Workforce Dimensions cloud suite from Kronos Incorporated. The real-time, mobile solution delivers an engaging user experience with self-service employee features to help associates be more productive, insightful, …

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Assurant Renews Partnership with Lowe’s for Product Protection, Support

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Assurant (NYSE: AIZ) announced that it has extended its nearly 10-year partnership with Lowe’s Companies, Inc., (NYSE: LOW) in product protection and support. Assurant will continue to support Lowe’s premium customer experience through the Lowe’s Protection Plan program, providing protection and support for consumer purchases beyond the manufacturer’s warranty period. “Assurant is proud …

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Centivo Selects Advanced Plan for Health as Advanced and Predictive Analytics Solution Provider

Partnership enhances Centivo’s innovative capabilities with data-driven insights and recommendations WESTLAKE, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#healthcareanalytics–Advanced Plan for Health (APH), a provider of advanced and predictive data analytics technology, today announced that Centivo has added APH’s Poindexter analytics platform to their solution offering. Centivo is a new type of health plan administrator that allows self-funded employers and clinicians …

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Vulcan Cyber Raises Additional $10M to Combat Breaches from Known and Emerging Vulnerabilities by Automating and Streamlining Remediation Process

Brings total raised in one year to $14 million for expansion of North American operations and R&D Mark Hatfield, general partner at Ten Eleven Ventures joins Vulcan board Glenn Chisholm, former CTO of Cylance joins as investor TEL AVIV, Israel–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Israeli startup Vulcan Cyber today announced raising $10 million in Series A funding, enabling the …

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GigCapital2, Inc. Announces the Separate Trading of its Common Stock, Rights and Warrants Commencing July 1, 2019

PALO ALTO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–GigCapital2, Inc. (NYSE: GIX.U) (www.GigCapital2.com) (the “Company”) today announced that holders of the Company’s public units may elect to separately trade the common stock, rights and warrants underlying such public units commencing on July 1, 2019. Each public unit consists of one share of common stock, one right to receive one-twentieth (1/20) …

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TriState Capital Schedules July 18 Conference Call to Review Second Quarter 2019 Financial Results

PITTSBURGH–(BUSINESS WIRE)–TriState Capital Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: TSC) scheduled a conference call for Thursday, July 18 to review its second quarter 2019 financial results and operating performance. The holding company for TriState Capital Bank and Chartwell Investment Partners is scheduled to issue its second quarter 2019 news release after markets close on Wednesday, July 17. The …

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GreatHorn Raises $13 Million to Support Rapid Growth of Its Email Security Platform

RRE Ventures and .406 Ventures Co-lead the Company’s Latest Round of Financing. WALTHAM, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#cloud—GreatHorn, provider of the only email security platform that protects organizations before, during, and after an email attack, today announced it has closed a $13 million funding round co-led by RRE Ventures and .406 Ventures, with participation from existing investors including …

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Spencer Thomas Group Announces Continued Momentum Led by Senior Executive Appointments

Company Extends Capabilities and Expands Geographically PORTSMOUTH, N.H.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Spencer Thomas Group, LLC “STG”, a globally recognized leader in Human Capital Management, Enterprise Service Management and Organizational Change Management, continues to expand its global services and solutions capabilities. This expansion is driven in part by the following activities: STG acquired HR Enterprise Solutions, a provider …

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Kasasa Expands Audience Measurement and Reporting Capabilities with Acxiom

New solution will enhance community banks’ and credit unions’ ability to attract new customers through Kasasa’s optimized marketing campaigns CONWAY, Ark.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Acxiom®, the data and technology foundation for the world’s best marketers, today announced it has entered into a new multi-year engagement with Kasasa®, a financial technology and marketing provider committed to driving results for …

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