Radian Reinforces Strategic Focus on Core Real Estate Business


Radian Group Inc. (NYSE: RDN), today reinforced its strategic focus on its core mortgage and real estate businesses, driven by digital products and services. Consistent with increased market demand for technology-driven solutions, Radian announced the wind down of its traditional appraisal business, which offers residential real estate appraisal services through a panel of independent contractor appraisers. Radian will support existing customers using these traditional appraisal products over the coming months in order to assist in an orderly transition.

Radian continues to invest in and offer its market-leading digital valuation services through its family of real estate companies. The company’s automated valuation products and services are delivered through its proprietary technology platforms to lenders, servicers, investors, and real estate agents. Utilizing Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning and computer vision skills, Radian draws on a database of nearly two billion real estate images to develop micro market insights,

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Marion City Council passes $100,000 small business grant proposal

After two city council meetings and three special meetings, a proposal asking for the creation of a grant program for small businesses in Marion was approved. 

a group of people standing in front of a crowd posing for the camera: Joshua Feliciano, front row, second from left, is the first Hispanic person ever elected to Marion City Council. Feliciano said Republican Party officials encouraged him to run for public office.

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Joshua Feliciano, front row, second from left, is the first Hispanic person ever elected to Marion City Council. Feliciano said Republican Party officials encouraged him to run for public office.

Members of the Marion City Council voted 6-2 on the ordinance during a special meeting Wednesday. In addition, they unanimously passed another ordinance that appropriates $100,000 from the city’s Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act fund specifically for the program. 

Originally introduced by member Mike Neff, R-At Large, the document states that grants would be distributed to Marion businesses that were impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Businesses could receive up to $2,500 in assistance, with the money going towards operating costs such as rent, mortgages, salaries and

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ATIF Holdings Limited Secures Consulting Agreement with Qudrant Creation Inc., Aggregated Agreements Signed Totaled to $4 Million in October 2020

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — ATIF Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: ATIF, the “Company” or “ATIF”), a company providing business consulting and multimedia services in Asia and North America, today announced that it has signed a $1 million consulting agreement with locally based firm Qudrant Creation Inc. (“Qudrant Creation”). With this new agreement, notably the Company has secured contracts worth $4 million in total in October this year.

Pursuant to the Agreement, the Company will serve as financial advisor for Qudrant Creation’s IPO plan, to help design and plan its strategies, connect it to financing channels, and manage its public and investor relations.

Since the Company set up its subsidiary in the US, it has realized the strong demand in the local corporations for exchange listing consulting services. The NASDAQ market had over 20 companies listed in October, evidencing the market is very active. Via market surveys the

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A new line of laptops designed for “business elites”

MSI—the computer manufacturer best known for its highly regarded gaming PCs—recently unveiled a line of laptops designed for use in the classroom and office (which, as we know all too well, will continue in a place that bears an uncanny resemblance to our home). It’s a development that David Chou, vice president of sales for MSI North America, says customers have long been clamoring for: “Along with processing power and the latest features, they wanted these devices to have MSI’s build and design qualities.”

The Summit series—released alongside the foundational Prestige and Modern series—was created with specific users in mind, what Chou calls “business elites.” “They are high-performing executives who are looking for a machine with enough muscle to tackle the most challenging problems while eliminating the friction points that slow productivity,” he says. The four models in the series—Summit B14, Summit B15, Summit E14, and Summit E15—all come with

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Free tools for business owners | Dollars and Sense

Business owners in the Sacramento area have access to dozens of free tools to help them during the coronavirus pandemic.

SACRAMENTO, Calif — When the coronavirus pandemic hit, many businesses had to figure out how to survive.

“I think every sensible business owner thinks how do we stay liquid and how do we make sure to meet all our obligations as quickly and as best as we can,” Jason Leung of Avvento Consulting said.

Leung said they had to cut back on expenses like many businesses are doing during the pandemic.

But, there are free tools for business owners in Sacramento even for those still in the planning stages. About 15 organizations including several chambers of commerce are working together to provide free help for businesses.

“Anywhere you go there’s gonna be an offering for your business right now that’s gonna be accessible to you,” Cathy Rodriguez of Sacramento Hispanic

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Accepting a Helping Hand: How to Fund Your Business with Government Grants

Funding isn’t a one-size-fits-all process. Traditional routes for raising money — venture capitalists, angel investors or crowdfunding — aren’t the only options, and for many entrepreneurs, they may be the wrong options. Often, founders forget that there is potential funding support right under their nose; funding that you don’t have to pay back or sacrifice equity for.

Government grants offer more than money — they come with access to a wide network of resources like incubators, research organizations, and useful public information. For a startup in any industry, that access is invaluable for innovation and growth. Some founders have noted how R&D collaborations that were the result of a government grant, actually led to more disruptive inventions than those made

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AMC Entertainment Bankruptcy Is ‘Likely,’ Analyst Says

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AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc (NYSE: AMC) investors are hoping the movie business gets back to normal sooner rather than later. However, Empire Financial Research editor and research analyst Berna Barshay said things have likely gotten too desperate for AMC to avoid bankruptcy.

No New Content: Walt Disney Co (NYSE: DIS) was the latest studio to postpone a major theatrical release last month when it bumped the “Black Widow” release date from November 2020 to May 2021. At the same time, other studios are opting to skip the theater altogether and release new movies on streaming services like Netflix Inc (NASDAQ: NFLX).


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Barshay said a widely available coronavirus vaccine would go a long way in convincing people to return to the theaters, but it’s unlikely AMC will be able to survive that long without bankruptcy.

“The company is running out of money, which means it’s

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Huobi Expands Visa and Mastercard Support to Enable Seamless Cryptocurrency Transactions

LONDON, Nov. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Huobi Group today announced expanded support for Visa and Mastercard transactions on its digital asset exchange Huobi Global. The new payment service is being provided by Huobi Technology (Gibraltar) Co., Ltd (“Huobi Gibraltar”), a regulated DLT firm by the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission, and enables users to use their credit or debit cards to purchase cryptocurrencies directly through the Huobi Global user interface—without being redirected to a third-party portal. 

Huobi Global previously supported Visa and Mastercard transactions through other payment service providers but the onboarding process required users to complete Know Your Customer (KYC) from a separate interface. User onboarding, including KYC, is conducted by Huobi Gibraltar but the new integration allows users to register and transact from a single interface, creating a seamless user experience and making it quicker and simpler to start trading digital assets.

“We’re always looking for

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American Public University System Enables U.S. Service Members to Pursue Undergraduate and Master’s Degrees for Zero Out-of-Pocket Tuition

Launched January 1, 2020 to empower military members to start the next chapter of their lives without the burden of college debt, the Freedom Grant provides eligible students the opportunity to complete their undergraduate or master’s-level education for zero out-of-pocket tuition. This applies to active-duty U.S. military, National Guard members, and Reservists using military tuition assistance (TA).

“We are proud to help so many of our country’s service members learn while they protect our freedom day in and day out,” said APUS President Dr. Wade Dyke. “We have a strong, thirty-year track record of making higher education more accessible to our military. The Freedom Grant builds on that commitment.”

Through the grant, APUS covers tuition above the military TA cap of $250 per credit hour for active-duty members of the U.S. Armed Forces, National Guard members, and Reservists enrolled in undergraduate and master’s-level programs. Students receive course textbooks and

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This new online bookshop is helping independent businesses to take on Amazon

Monday, 2nd November 2020, 4:27 pm

Updated Monday, 2nd November 2020, 4:27 pm

A new online bookshop has launched today in the UK, looking to take on Amazon, and support local independent bookstores in the process.

Bookshop.org has been described as a “revolutionary moment in the history of bookselling” as more than 120 bookshops have signed up to the initiative in the first two weeks.

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The website allows each individual bookshop to create a virtual store, and curate personalised book tables to emulate the experience and feel of a bricks and mortar bookshop.

Retailers are not charged to host their stores and will receive the full profit margin from each sale, with customer service and shipping handled by Bookshop.org and its partners.

Andy Rossiter of Rossiter Books in Ross-on-Wye, said, “Being

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