Trump administration issues major rule change

The administration of President Donald Trump on Tuesday moved to impose major new limits on use of the controversial H-1B visa, intended for jobs requiring specialized skills and widely used by Silicon Valley technology firms.

The new rules are expected to reduce the pool of skilled labor and raise costs for tech companies and other employers. Critics say that could force companies to move some operations outside the U.S.

The push to limit foreign workers comes one month before the election and as the nation still reels from the coronavirus pandemic. Employment levels are 10.7 million jobs down from February, before the virus hit and many businesses were closed.

Department of Homeland Security acting deputy secretary Ken Cuccinelli said a third of applicants would be denied under the new rules.

The changes are expected to have a significant effect on the tech industry in the Bay Area, where federal government

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Petal 1 Visa and Petal 2 Visa Credit Card Comparison

Petal (backed by WebBank) has a reputation for offering one of the best credit cards for newbies. It recently updated its credit card program with two no-annual-fee cards designed for those building credit from scratch and maybe even consumers who want to rebuild their credit.

On Oct. 1, Petal launched the new Petal 1 “No Annual Fee” Visa® Credit Card and the rebranded Petal 2 “Cash Back, No Fees” Visa® Credit Card (formerly known as the Petal Visa card).

These two cards give consumers with no credit a chance to build their scores and earn cash back. The Petal 1 “No Annual Fee” Visa® Credit Card is designed for those with either no credit or a non-prime credit score. The Petal 2 “Cash Back, No Fees” Visa® Credit Card is meant for consumers with no credit or good credit.

Cardholders who have the Petal Visa card are automatically upgraded to

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Dr. Chris Stout: David Meltzer

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David Meltzer, is the former CEO of the renowned Leigh Steinberg Sports & Entertainment agency, which was the basis of the Tom Cruise movie Jerry Maguire. He is now the Co-founder, with partner and NFL Hall of Famer, Warren Moon, of Sports 1 Marketing which leverages over $20 billion in relationship capital to market some of the biggest sporting events in the world like the Super Bowl, The Masters, the NFL’s Hall of Fame, The Pro Bowl, The Kentucky Derby Breeders’ Cup, and award shows like the Emmys, Oscars, and Grammys as well as numerous charitable events.

David regularly speaks around the globe at some of the world’s biggest business, sports, technology, and motivational events as a result, he was recognized as one of Forbes’s Top 10 Keynote Speakers. 

He has created a value-based consulting model that focuses on guaranteed, quantitative value which has earned

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You Could Earn More Than $50,000 By Moving to This Italian Town and Starting a Business

The Italian village of Santo Stefano di Sessanio has all the charms of a medieval mountaintop town: cobblestone walkways winding through boutiques and restaurants in ancient stone buildings, adorned with brightly colored flowers. But with an official population count of 115 — 41 of them being over the age of 65 and 13 under the age of 20 — the walled medieval town is looking ahead to secure its future. As such, it’s hoping to draw in new residents by paying them.

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The municipality will pay future residents a monthly grant for three years, up to a maximum of €8,000 (about $9,399) a year, plus up to €20,000 (about $23,498) to start a business. They will also provide a home with a “symbolic” rent, their site says. (That’s over $50,000 total.)

But there are some catches: You must be between

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The best cheap car insurance in Utah

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Car insurance is fairly affordable for Utah drivers. The average driver pays $889.67, about $100 less than the US national average, according to the Insurance Information Institute. But, that’s not to say that there aren’t still some ways to save if you’re willing to put in a few minutes of work. 

Shopping around for coverage is the best way to make sure you’re getting the best price for you. Your premium, or the amount you’ll pay for auto insurance coverage, depends on several factors, including things like your credit score, the type of car you drive, how many years of driving experience you have, and even where you live in

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Personalized Business Intelligence Company MachEye Closes $4.6 Million

  • MachEye — a natural search and AI-powered analytics leader — announced it has unveiled its enterprise business intelligence (BI) SaaS platform and it raised $4.6 million in funding

MachEye — a natural search and AI-powered analytics leader — announced it has unveiled its enterprise business intelligence (BI) SaaS platform built to enable all users within an organization to explore data and find intelligence. And combining natural search and AI-powered recommendations and interactive audio-visuals, MachEye offers a complete analytics platform to replace a staid market of tools limited largely to data analysts and IT. The company also announced it raised $4.6 million in seed funding led by Canaan Partners and with participation from WestWave Capital.

Compared to other traditional BI solutions — which require expensive implementations and rely on rigorous training to properly use —MachEye has drastically simplified the user experience in order to increase the speed, quality and ubiquity of

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Wait for Visa Stock to Fall Below $200 Before Buying It

Visa (NYSE:V) stock has quickly remade the ground it lost due to the novel-coronavirus pandemic. Shares of the multinational financial-services firm are now up almost 9% in 2020, despite the shares falling to as low as $133.93 per share in March. Bulls who bought Visa stock at that point are now laughing their way to the bank.

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Considering the stock is still trading at a discount to its 52-week high of $217.35, many are wondering if the shares can climb further.

Visa Is Still Facing Adversity

Covid-19 is still very much a reality. This crisis is not expected to end until early next year. And Visa’s transaction volumes will probably not recover to pre-pandemic levels for awhile.

So the fact that the shares are now trading north of $200 per share will confuse many investors. But the owners of Visa stock have  good reasons

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Club news: Master Naturalists training set

Civil War

The Bella Vista Civil War Roundtable will meet at 7 p.m. Nov. 5 at the American Legion building, 1889 Bella Vista Way, next to the Bella Vista Historical Museum.

The program will be presented by Tom Dillard on “Infrastructure Of Civil War Arkansas.” Dillard is a native of Arkansas and is a retired archivist and historian. He served as director of Special Collections at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and created the Richard Butler Center For Arkansas Studies. For 15 years, he has written a column on Arkansas history for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

The program is open to the public, but covid-19 protocols will be in place with properly distanced seating and masks being required. Attendance will be limited to 40 persons.

Information: Email [email protected]


The Rotary Club of Fayetteville will meet at noon Nov. 5 via Zoom. The program will be given by University of

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Visa, Mastercard Find Road Trips, Holiday Spending Not Enough

(Bloomberg) — Extra spending on road trips and holiday shopping hasn’t been enough for Visa Inc. and Mastercard Inc.


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Consumers continue to avoid travel and spending overseas, limiting transactions that are among the most lucrative on the firms’ networks. Cross-border volume slid 48% in the quarter ended Sept. 30 at Mastercard and 29% for Visa, the companies announced Wednesday

“Travel remains impacted,” Mastercard Chief Financial Officer Sachin Mehra said in an interview. “We expect over the longer term, travel will come back. We think personal travel will come back before business travel does.”

Mastercard and Visa stocks have both declined this year amid the coronavirus pandemic, which prompted economies around the world to shutter and stifled global travel. Both stocks were among the worst performers in the 73-company S&P 500 Information Technology Index on Wednesday.

“The recovery is being led by lower-yielding areas of the business — domestic

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I’d buy cheap UK shares in November to get rich and retire early

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The stock market crash has left a wide range of UK shares trading at relatively low prices. In some cases, they may be deserved, due to their weak financial positions or challenging outlooks.

However, increased risk aversion among investors could mean some high-quality companies offer wide margins of safety. Over time, they could deliver impressive returns that help an investor improve their prospects of retiring early.

As such, now could be the right time to build a diverse portfolio of FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 shares for the long run.


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Weak investor sentiment after the stock market crash

The stock market crash may have taken place in the first quarter of the year, but investor sentiment continues to be relatively weak. For example, the FTSE 100 trades around 27% down in 2020. Meanwhile, the FTSE 250 is currently priced 22% lower than

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