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UK government holds ‘recovery roundtables’ to save jobs

The UK government has stepped up its efforts to involve business leaders in policymaking, as officials look at how to stimulate the economy amid the coronavirus crisis.

With the pandemic and lockdown battering UK firms and warnings of the steepest recession in decades, ministers have asked business chiefs to help shape recovery planning.

The government announced on Monday it will hold the first of a series of “recovery roundtables” including officials, business leaders and academics. Their remit will be to consider how to support recovery and ensure the “right skills and opportunities are in place for our workforce over the next 18 months.”

Analysts increasingly expect recovery to be weak with demand subdued and social distancing curbing activity. Some expect the tapering off of government support as lockdown restrictions ease to spark job losses among workers currently protected through employment schemes.

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New York firm helps small businesses emerge from the COVID-19 crisis

Jessica Larios’s baby arrived a few weeks before her due date at the end of February.

The owner of Bella’s Event Inc — an event planning business in Yonkers, NY, specializing in rentals and sales of all things party related from wedding gowns to Quinceanera dresses, table linens and party supplies — Larios could not afford to take any time off during one of the busiest months for bookings.

In a haze of feedings and caring for the baby, Larios plowed through her work. Less than a month later, things ground to a halt as the coronavirus pandemic took hold in the state — and phone calls with cancellations started pouring in.

Jessica Larios, owner of Bella’s Events, which specializes in rentals and sales of anything party related, holds a Quinceanera dress at the shop in Yonkers May 28, 2020. The Acceleration Project, a Scarsdale nonprofit consulting firm that is

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Here is What Hedge Funds Think About First Business Financial Services Inc (FBIZ)

In this article we will take a look at whether hedge funds think First Business Financial Services Inc (NASDAQ:FBIZ) is a good investment right now. We check hedge fund and billionaire investor sentiment before delving into hours of research. Hedge funds spend millions of dollars on Ivy League graduates, unconventional data sources, expert networks, and get tips from investment bankers and industry insiders. Sure they sometimes fail miserably, but their consensus stock picks historically outperformed the market after adjusting for known risk factors.

Hedge fund interest in First Business Financial Services Inc (NASDAQ:FBIZ) shares was flat at the end of last quarter. This is usually a negative indicator. The level and the change in hedge fund popularity aren’t the only variables you need to analyze to decipher hedge funds’ perspectives. A stock may witness a boost in popularity but it may still be less popular than

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Verdemed Is Unlocking Opportunities In Latin America’s Cannabis Market

Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with THE cannabis movers and shakers from across the globe during Benzinga’s first Virtual Cannabis Capital Conference on June 1. Among the attendees is Verdemed.
 
Verdemed, a Canadian pharmaceutical cannabis company, is on a mission to bring medicinal cannabis to Latin America.
 
As the studies on the effects of medicinal cannabis continue to grow, it’s benefits are becoming more well-known. Verdemed works to make these pharmaceuticals more accessible to other parts of the world, specifically Latin America.
 
Verdemed’s Managing Director, Fabio Lampu Gnani, and its Head of Legal Affairs, Werner Buff, will be speaking at Benzinga’s upcoming Virtual Cannabis Conference.
 
The pair will be presenting an overview of the company along with an investment opportunity for attendees. 
 
“Latina American market is an uneven and heterogeneous landscape, where some countries already regulated medicinal and pharmaceutical cannabis and some others are at an inflection point

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