Nuula raises $120M to build out a financial services ‘super app’ aimed at SMBs – TechCrunch

A Canadian startup called Nuula that is aiming to build a super app to provide a range of financial services to small and medium businesses has closed $120 million of funding, money that it will use to fuel the launch of its app and first product, a line of credit for its users.

The money is coming in the form of $20 million in equity from Edison Partners, and a $100 million credit facility from funds managed by the Credit Group of Ares Management Corporation.

The Nuula app has been in a limited beta since June of this year. The

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Gilbert, Rangers icon, remembered at service in New York

Rod Gilbert was remembered both emotionally and light-heartedly Tuesday by family, friends and former teammates, the life, career and legacy of the New York Rangers icon celebrated at the Church of St. Monica in Manhattan.

Gilbert, in the view of many the most popular player in Rangers history, died Aug. 19 at age 80.

The 75-minute memorial featured tributes by two of Gilbert’s daughters, Brooke and Holly; Rangers teammates Jean Ratelle, Gilbert’s close friend since their boyhood in Montreal, and John Davidson; former NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason, who wore No. 7 as a salute to Gilbert; New York sportscaster Bruce

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Prayer vigils, services of remembrance planned as churches mark 20 years since 9/11 – Episcopal News Service

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From Liberty State Park in Jersey City, New Jersey, people look at the Tribute in Light installation marking the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in New York City on Sept. 11, 2020. Photo: Reuters

[Episcopal News Service] Episcopalians were among the large crowd of people who turned out Sept. 9 for an interfaith peace walk in New York’s Midtown Manhattan to commemorate 20 years since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, as dioceses and congregations across The Episcopal Church prepare for local events this weekend marking the anniversary.

The evening peace walk featured stops at Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Sikh places

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Disability Service Providers Shuttering In Many States

Chalonda Day, a direct support professional, left, Charlie Flowe, center, and Julian Jordan, right, who both have disabilities, participate in a community outing in Philadelphia. (Tyger Williams/The Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS)

Half of states are reporting that Medicaid home and community-based services providers have closed since the start of the pandemic, with many seeing multiple types of services shut their doors.

In a survey of Medicaid home and community-based services programs in 41 states that was conducted through mid-July, 25 reported that at least one provider had permanently closed.

The findings come in a report released recently from the Kaiser Family Foundation.

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Here’s how the Air Force rates public education services at your base

Air Force families — and other military families stationed at Air Force joint bases — have new information on key quality of life issues at installations, with a base-by-base rating for public education services and military spouse licensure portability.

This is the second year the Air Force has conducted this comprehensive assessment of these issues in the communities around all 157 Air Force bases. The first, released in 2020, was based on 2019 data. This assessment is based on public data available as of May 2021.

The assessment used public data for school districts to rate academic performance, school climate

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Wisetack closes on $45M to bring ‘buy now, pay later’ to in-person services – TechCrunch

Buy now, pay later is growing globally — with various companies expanding to, and in, different parts of the world, such as Africa, Latin America and Asia.

Here in the U.S., Affirm and Klarna are big players, and Square recently announced plans to acquire Afterpay, which also is eyeing growth here.

Traditional buy now, pay later (BNPL) gives consumers the opportunity to pay in installments at the point of sale, either online or, increasingly, in person as well. But even domestically, the ability to pay in installments is branching out beyond e-commerce and retail.

Wisetack is a startup that

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Disney to premiere remaining 2021 films exclusively in theaters before releasing on streaming services

After endless disruption due to the pandemic and the super-charged growth of streaming services, moviegoing may be going back to something a little like normal.

The Walt Disney Co. on Friday announced that all of its remaining films this year will open exclusively in theaters. That includes the Marvel release “Eternals” (Nov. 5), Ridley Scott’s “The Last Duel” (Oct. 15), the animated release “Ron’s Gone Wrong” (Oct. 22), Steven Spielberg’s “West Side Story” (Dec. 10) and the Kingsman sequel “The King’s Man” (Dec. 22).

All of the films will have a minimum run of

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USPS software underpaid trucking firm Postal Fleet Services $110 million and led to massive layoffs, company claims

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Epic Games court ruling unlikely to seriously damage Apple’s services business

Tim Cook, chief executive officer of Apple Inc., center, arrives at U.S. district court in Oakland, California, on Friday, May 21, 2021.

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Apple prevailed on nine of 10 counts in its trial against Epic Games on Friday, but federal Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers issued an injunction that prohibits Apple from preventing developers from linking out in their apps to collect payments directly and cut out Apple and its 30% take of in-app purchases.

Apple’s stock slid more than 3% on the news Friday. But Wall Street analysts and longtime Apple followers believe that

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VTA expands light rail services after mass shooting

SAN JOSE, Calif. (KRON) — The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority announced its light rail service will expand beginning this weekend.

Beginning Sunday morning, VTA light rail service will expand to include the entire Blue Line from Baypointe to Santa Teresa — including all stops in between.

Last month, VTA resumed limited light rail service for the first time since nine of its employee were shot dead. by another employee back in May.

“We thank our passengers for their patience and support as we work to bring service back to our full system. Unfortunately, the route down to Santa Teresa

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Center for Refugee Services Executive Director discusses resources for Afghan refugees in San Antonio

Margaret Constantino, Executive Director of the Center for Refugee Services, discussed the resources being provided to Afghan refugees in San Antonio and what can be further done to assist in aid efforts on Tuesday’s KSAT Q&A.

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Sandy animal services searching for missing snake owner

SANDY, Utah — If anyone in the Salt Lake area happens to missing a snake (a very long snake), the folks at Sandy City Animal Services have you covered.

Animal services brought in a 5-foot-long boa constrictor Tuesday from the area near 10100 South 1900 East.

The department shared photos of the snake, including one in which the snake was held by an animal services officer to show how long it is.

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Sandy City Animal Services

Those who believe the lost snake is theirs should contact the shelter at 801-352-4450.

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U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services Creating Office for Climate-Related Illness

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For the first time ever, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is creating an office focused on reducing illnesses and healthcare costs associated with changing weather.

This includes health implications related to heat waves, droughts, heavy rainfall and strong hurricanes.

Officials say climate change is now impacting the health of all Americans.

In California, wildfires have made the air quality extremely low and made it hard for some to breathe.

In Louisiana, people are experiencing health implications due to hurricane Ida.

The office also plans to push hospitals and healthcare facilities to reduce their carbon footprint.

Right now,

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WKRCMembers of Emergency Services team remain in Butler County to help with potential floodingBUTLER COUNTY, Ohio (WKRC) – Butler County's Emergency Response Services team may be in Louisiana, but that doen't mean the county is …3 hours ago

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14 Best Prepared Meal Delivery Services 2021

How it works: Farmer’s Fridge offers freshly prepared items that are now available by delivery. The menu features salads, grain bowls, wraps, breakfast bowls and desserts which come in convenient jars that can be reused. Farmer’s Fridge has a menu of 25+ items catering to various dietary preferences from gluten-free dishes to vegetarian and vegan offerings.

Lab lowdown: Our experts liked the convenience of reusable jars that made for the perfect portable meal and amazing fresh ingredients. The salads were not soggy and were surprisingly flavorful. The snacks including the trail mix and cookie dough bites were a hit too.

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Services Australia defends use of Excel in rectifying robo-debt errors

A Senate committee has heard that Services Australia staff were forced to revert back to Excel spreadsheets to rectify some of the errors made by Centrelink’s automated income compliance program.

The remarks were made on Friday during a hearing held by the Community Affairs References Committee as part of its ongoing probe of Centrelink’s compliance program.

Representatives from the agency responsible for the program that colloquially became known as robo-debt were asked if Excel spreadsheets, rather than computer systems, were being used to manually view debt files to determine and calculate refunds.

“No, and yes — if I can put

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Kanye West Releases ‘Donda’ to Streaming Services

After a series of stadium-filling listening parties, Kanye West has finally released Donda to streaming services.

The long-awaited album, now spanning 26 songs, arrived on Apple Music (which live-streamed West’s Donda events) and Spotify on Sunday morning, three days after the rapper’s controversial Chicago event that recreated West’s childhood home and featured appearances by Marilyn Manson and DaBaby.

Over the three listening parties, Donda has featured guest vocalists and rappers like the Weeknd and Lil Baby (“Hurricane”), Travis Scott and Baby Keem (“Praise God”), Young Thug, the late Pop Smoke (“Tell the Vision”), Jay Electronica and the Lox (“Jesus

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Best live TV streaming service for cord-cutters

Maybe you’ve thought about cutting the cable cord, but that one channel or show stopped you from taking the plunge. Enter live TV streaming services. These services give you access to the familiar channels you love, as well as live sports, plus national and local news. All this with just an inexpensive streaming device — no antenna or cable box required. 

Not to be confused with on-demand platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video or HBO Max, live TV streaming services such as Sling TV and YouTube TV offer a live channel lineup. Packages start at $25 a month

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Kaiser scales back nonessential services as state’s cases climb | News, Sports, Jobs

County to switch ambulance services

Allen County will pursue a contract with a private company to provide countywide ambulance services starting in 2022.

County commissioners voted, 2-1, Tuesday to negotiate solely with American Medical Response, and to let its existing EMS contract with the City of Iola expire on Dec. 31. 

The move is certain to have major ramifications within the Iola Fire Department, because firefighters man ambulances throughout the county from stations in Iola, Humboldt and Moran.

“The decision was not made lightly,” Commissioner David Lee said, noting he’d had “a lot of sleepless nights” during negotiations. “But at the end of the day,

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Pakistan’s tax office services go dark after migration project goes awry • The Register

The GNOME project has created Apps for GNOME, a website to “feature the best applications in the GNOME ecosystem,” according to creator Sophie Herold.

The scope of the GNOME project is extensive and includes low-level system components, a toolkit for developers of GUI applications (GTK), a desktop shell and window manager, and numerous applications built with these technologies.

GNOME apps fall into three categories. The first, called Core, are apps which are generally pre-installed with GNOME desktop, including Files, Terminal, Photos, GNOME Web, Calendar, Contacts, and an installation manager called Software.

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Millions available for pandemic-related services

LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) -City of Lincoln and Lancaster County officials announced on Tuesday the availability of $21 million for nonprofit services impacted by the pandemic. Priorities for the funding are needs that are exacerbated by the pandemic, including food, housing, utilities, mental health, racial equity, and victim safety. The funding is made available by the American Rescue Plan State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds.

“This is a historic opportunity for our community to meet pandemic related needs and improve the lives of people in our community through life-changing services like food assistance, family therapy, safe housing, and so much more,”

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One banks $40M to offer ‘all-in-one’ financial services to the middle class – TechCrunch

One, a startup that aims to bring “all-in-one banking” to the middle class, announced today that it has raised $40 million in a Series B round of funding.

Progressive Investment Company (the insurance giant’s investment arm) led the round, which included participation from Obvious Ventures, Foundation Capital, Core Innovation Capital and others. The financing brings One’s total raised since its 2019 inception to $66 million.

Since making its product generally available in September of 2020, Northern California-based One has grown to have “hundreds of thousands” of customers, according to CEO and co-founder Brian Hamilton, who previously co-founded PushPoint (which

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10 Financial Services Dividend Stocks with Over 4% Yield

In this article, we will be taking a look at 10 financial services dividend stocks with over 4% yield. To skip our detailed analysis of the financial services sector, you can go directly to see the 5 Financial Services Dividend Stocks with Over 4% Yield.

Like every other sector, the financial services sector is one that was hard-hit by the pandemic. However, unlike some sectors, it is also one that has managed to bounce back in 2021 with an even more promising outlook. As the pandemic rages on but vaccination production and distribution begins to counter it, and global

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Why fintechs are buying up legacy financial services companies – TechCrunch

Oh, how the tables have turned.

It used to be that if you were a fintech startup or, for lack of a better term, a digitally native financial services business, you might be eyeing an acquisition from an incumbent in the industry.

It used to be that if you were a fintech startup or, for lack of a better term, a digitally native financial services business, you might be eyeing an acquisition from an incumbent in the industry.

But lately, fintech upstarts are the ones doing the acquiring. Over just the last year or so, we’ve seen:

So what’s going

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