Day: September 13, 2020

China becoming battleground for plant-based meat makers

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Shift to Add Three Senior Executives with Finance, Product, and Marketing Experience at leading companies to its Board of Directors

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SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ —
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Online used car marketplace Shift Technologies Inc. (“Shift”) today announced new additions to its planned public-company Board of Directors following the approval and completion of its pending merger with Insurance Acquisition Corporation (INSU). Victoria McInnis, Kellyn Kenny, and Adam Nash (who became a Director in May) will join Shift’s existing directors Emily Melton, Manish Patel, Jason Krikorian, as well as Shift’s Co-CEOs Toby Russell and George Arison on the Board. All three are former executives of global consumer companies including General Motors, Wealthfront, and Capital One.

“The addition of Victoria, Adam, and Kellyn is a huge win for Shift as each brings enormous talent, intelligence and breadth of experience at a critical time in our growth,” said Shift co-CEO George Arison.

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Over 41 percent of cyber insurance claims in 2020 came from ransomware attacks

A hot potato: Cyberattacks have increased in frequency since the start of the pandemic, and they’re reaching unprecedented levels. Ransomware accounts for almost half of all cyber insurance claims for the first half of the year, with some going into seven figures territory.

Last year, ransomware attacks jumped 41 percent and hit hundreds of thousands of organizations that were forced to pay dearly to get access to their important files. The number of attacks increased 25 percent during the first months of the pandemic, as ransomware makers didn’t make good on their promise to refrain from targeting medical organizations.

It’s currently estimated that a ransomware attack occurs every 11 seconds, with projected damages totalling $20 billion by the end of 2020.

The number of campaigns have increased sevenfold, and attackers are aiming at bigger organizations every month in the pursuit of higher payouts. Examples include Garmin, cruise line giant Carnival,

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6 Quick Ways To Make Money Without Spending A Dime

All of us want to make more money. However, we have been led to believe you have to spend money to make money. Or we’ve been told to be successful, we have to be the hardest worker in the room. The truth is, making money isn’t as time consuming or expensive as it’s made out to be. The issue is, there aren’t any sources that show the various ways you can make money quick with no risks.



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These 6 strategies offer fast ways to start making money and do not require any monetary investment. These ideas are all actionable, take no more than 1 hour a day, and can be monetized within one month.

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1) Dropship on eBay

Dropshipping has taken the world by storm recently and it’s no surprise why. Dropshipping is when the retailer (you) does not keep goods in stock.

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Should you use personal loans for investing?

Whether you’re planning for a large purchase or paying for an unexpected home repair, a personal loan is a helpful tool. Since funds can be used for nearly any purchase, you might be considering using personal loans for investing.



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Taking out a personal loan and investing it might seem like a foolproof way to build your wealth. However, though it might be an option, using personal loans for investing carries serious risks.

When is it a good idea to take out a personal loan to invest?

In some scenarios, it may be worth using your personal loan for investing. This could be the case if:

  • You’re investing in career advancement. In some professions, getting promoted or earning a more lucrative job offer might require a special certification or professional license. Borrowing a loan as an investment in your career might make sense
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