Mastercard Incorporated Publishes Updated Fourth-Quarter 2020 Operating Metrics on Company’s Website

Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) today published updated operating metrics for its fourth quarter through the week ending November 21, 2020. The metrics are available on the company’s Investor Relations website at and have also been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on a Form 8-K.

About Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA),

Mastercard is a global technology company in the payments industry. Our mission is to connect and power an inclusive, digital economy that benefits everyone, everywhere by making transactions safe, simple, smart and accessible. Using secure data and networks, partnerships and passion, our innovations and solutions help individuals, financial institutions, governments and businesses realize their greatest potential. Our decency quotient, or DQ, drives our culture and everything we do inside and outside of our company. With connections across more than 210 countries and territories, we are building a sustainable world that unlocks priceless possibilities for all.

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Small Business Saturday: Shops you can support this holiday season

There are still plenty of ways you can support businesses throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area while shopping for gifts this year.

Nov. 28 is Small Business Saturday and, although the holiday shopping season may look different this year due to the ongoing pandemic, there are still plenty of ways to support local shops. 

Some businesses are getting creative with offering private shopping appointments for those who would like to avoid the crowd. 

Other local businesses are offering free shipping and new items just for the holiday season.

Below is a list of some small businesses you can support by shopping in person and online: 

Abi Salami is a visual artist who is offering free shipping on all orders and 20% off Giclee Prints with the code BLKFRIYAY.

All Good Things is offering private shopping appointments where one can browse before the shop opens for the day. Appointments can be made

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Global On-line Purity Analyzer Market 2020 Key Business Opportunities, Impressive Growth Rate and Development Analysis to 2025

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Nov 24, 2020 (CDN Newswire via Comtex) —
The latest extensive, professional market study titled Global On-line Purity Analyzer Market 2020 by Manufacturers, Regions, Type and Application, Forecast to 2025 firstly enfolds a comprehensive analysis and assessment of the global market, allowing everyone to understand different things without difficulties. The report contains all-inclusive information associated with the latest market data such as new ideas, market size, opportunity, growth path, and trends for the forecast period of 2020-2025. The report divides the global On-line Purity Analyzer market into different segments of the global market based on product types, applications, key players, and leading regions. The research focuses on an in-depth competitive landscape, growth opportunities, market share coupled with product type and applications, key companies responsible for the production.

Market Thorough Assessment:

The report encompasses crucial market dynamics, pricing

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Global Face Mask Market 2020 Key Business Strategies, Technology Innovation and Regional Data Analysis to 2025

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Nov 24, 2020 (CDN Newswire via Comtex) —
Global Face Mask Market 2020 by Manufacturers, Regions, Type and Application, Forecast to 2025 offers a clear view of the current proceeding within the market. The report analyzes the key factors impacting the growth of the global Face Mask market. The report thoroughly studies and evaluates various aspects, such as production chain, manufacturing capacity, and industry policies affecting the global market. The report analyzes the competitive landscape of this market and examined geographical distribution. It also focuses on current trends, growth opportunities, and restraining factors. This report has also been taken into consideration while estimating the market’s future scenario for 2020 to 2025 time period.

Further, the report measures strategies that can drive the growth of the market are highlighted along with the expected growth forecast for 2020 to

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Why Financial Planning is So Important in a Covid-19 World

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Oklahoma City, OK – (
NewMediaWire ) – November 24, 2020 – Jude Offiah has been in financial planning for 29 years. He provides a high level of financial planning services for his customers. Jude Offiah takes great pride in helping people reach their financial goals.

Jude Offiah is the owner of Woodmen Financial Resources, LLC. He has a highly trained staff of professionals. Jude Offiah also has satisfaction guaranteed if you’re not satisfied there is no cost for the financial plan that was created.

Covid-19 is a global pandemic that the world has been dealing with for nine long months. Jude Offiah has assisted several people with financial planning during the pandemic. What some people fail to realize is how important financial planning is during this turbulent time.

Jude Offiah

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Claremont Lincoln University Launches Socially Conscious Master in Public Administration Program

CLAREMONT, Calif., Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Claremont Lincoln University (CLU), a non-profit online university offering master’s degrees through a Socially Conscious Education®, is launching a new Master in Public Administration (MPA) program. The program leverages a partnership with the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, and is designed to equip students with the skills required to facilitate leadership in public policy, governance and resource stewardship, with an end-goal of achieving equitable, cross-sector solutions to complex societal problems.

“Our society is facing immense issues that dramatically impact the quality of life for so many. There’s never been a better time to be an agent for social change,” said Tony Digiovanni, president and CEO of CLU. “We designed our MPA program to teach students how to uncover the patterns of exclusion that have become U.S. and global policy, to discover solutions in a collaborative environment, and to lead program and

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JSSI appoints Pascale Barhouch Business Development Director for Middle East and India


Jet Support Services, Inc.

Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI), the leading independent provider of maintenance support and financial services to the business aviation industry, has appointed Pascale Barhouch as director of business development for the Middle East and India.

Barhouch brings more than 13 years of experience to JSSI from across the aviation and aerospace industries. At JSSI, she will be based in Dubai and responsible for managing strategic sales and support plans in the region.

“For the past nine years, Gregory Olympios and our Dubai office have been instrumental in establishing JSSI’s position across the Middle East and we are thrilled to now welcome Pascale to continue this development following Gregory’s recent retirement,” said Mark Winzar, JSSI’s senior vice president of business development for EMEAA and APAC. “Her experience across the region will be an incredibly valuable addition to the team and we look forward to working together.”


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NZ central bank intends to resume LVR restrictions from March

By Praveen Menon

WELLINGTON, Nov 25 (Reuters)New Zealand’s central bank said on Wednesday it intends to re-impose mortgage lending curbs next year amid growing concerns of a housing bubble in the country.

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand had removed the loan-to-value ratio (LVR) restrictions on mortgage lending for 12 months until May to spur credit flow and boost the economy hit by the coronavirus pandemic.

But historically low interest rates, no LVR restriction, and chronic shortages have pushed up home prices in an already booming housing market.

“The Reserve Bank intends to re-impose LVR restrictions at their previous settings from March 2021 to guard against continued growth in high-risk lending so that banks remain resilient to a potential future housing market downturn,” the bank said in its financial stability report released on Wednesday.

RBNZ will be closely monitoring trends in higher-risk lending and plans to consult

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Organizational Change Can Successfully Transform Your Business

By Anna Baird, Chief Revenue Officer at Outreach

Organizational change has, historically, required meticulous planning across teams. As executives, we like to have all the moving parts in place before a major shift.

This year, though, there was no planful progression toward change. The global pandemic catapulted us into a world we did not recognize, and we had to find our way in the dark. Somehow, we did (and continue to) navigate it all. Instead of awaiting a return to “normalcy,” we adapted, controlling what we could control. There was no choice: The options were bend or break.

Leaders who oversee go-to-market teams understand that better than anyone. You have transitioned from working with an in-house team of reps to managing people remotely. The events and in-person meetings your teams relied on for leads or relationship-building were canceled. Instead, your reps have to rely on technology to make those connections.

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Gores Metropoulos, Inc. Reminds Stockholders to Vote in Favor of the Business Combination With Luminar Technologies, Inc.

Gores Metropoulos, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMHI, GMHIU and GMHIW) (the “Company”), a special purpose acquisition company sponsored by an affiliate of The Gores Group, LLC, a global investment firm founded in 1987 by Alec Gores, and by an affiliate of Dean Metropoulos, Metropoulos & Co., reminds stockholders to vote in favor of the approval of the Company’s proposed business combination with Luminar Technologies, Inc. (“Luminar”), the global leader in automotive lidar hardware and software technology, and the related proposals to be voted upon at the Company’s Special Meeting in Lieu of the Company’s 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “Special Meeting”). In light of public health concerns regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Special Meeting will be held via live webcast at, on December 1, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time as described in the Company’s

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