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Élisabeth Brière announces $285,000 in Government of Canada support for Omnifab

The Louiseville business will thereby continue to expand, helping to increase its production capacity and leading to the creation of 10 jobs.

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Elkton Resident Claims $40,000 VaxCash Prize

Elkton resident Virginia Woerner claimed a $40,000 prize as the June 2 winner in the $2 Million VaxCash Promotion. Retiree looking forward to spending time with family again A Cecil County woman is the latest winner to claim a $40,000…

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FINRA Foundation Announces 2021 Research Award Recipients

Studies Advance Understanding of Financial Capability in the United States WASHINGTON – The FINRA Investor Education Foundation (FINRA Foundation), in partnership with the American Council on Consumer Interests (ACCI), announced today the recipients of its higher-education awards to recognize early-career…

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FINRA Publishes 2021 Industry Snapshot

Statistical Overview of Brokerage Firms, Registered Representatives and Trading Activity WASHINGTON—FINRA today published the 2021 FINRA Industry Snapshot, its annual statistical report on the brokerage firms, registered representatives and market activity that FINRA regulates.

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Read regulations and safety tips for your Independence Day celebration. Fireworks may only be discharged from 8 AM to Midnight on July 1 through July 4.

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Report from FINRA Board of Governors Meeting – May 2021

Board Approves 2020 Annual Financial Report; Adopts Advisory Committee Term Limits in Support of Greater Diversity and Inclusion WASHINGTON – FINRA’s Board of Governors met on May 18-19, 2021. During the meeting, the Board approved FINRA’s 2020 Annual Financial Report,…

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National Air and Space Museum’s 2021 Michael Collins Trophy Awarded to Gene Kranz and the SpaceX Crew Dragon Team

The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum awards its Michael Collins Trophy annually for Lifetime and Current Achievements. The 2021 recipients are Gene Kranz for Lifetime Achievement and the SpaceX Crew Dragon Team for Current Achievement; they will receive their…

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DHS Announces Expanded Criteria for MPP-Enrolled Individuals Who Are Eligible for Processing into the United States

As part of our continued effort to restore safe, orderly, and humane processing at the Southwest Border, DHS will expand the pool of MPP-enrolled individuals who are eligible for processing into the United States. Beginning June 23, 2021, DHS will…

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Current Employment Statistics Latest Numbers

Change in Total Nonfarm Payroll Employment: +559,000(p) in May 2021 Historical Data Change in Total Private Average Hourly Earnings for All Employees: +$0.15(p) in May 2021 Historical Data Change in Total Private Average Weekly Hours for All Employees: unchanged in…

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New Research: Repeated Exposure to Fraud Awareness Education Reduces Susceptibility to Investment Scams

WASHINGTON, D.C.— While the economic fallout caused by COVID-19 has led to a significant rise in tips, complaints and referrals involving investment scams, new research from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation (FINRA Foundation) and the Center for Economic and Social…

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Court Issues Administrative Order (2021-7) COVID-19 Pandemic Order Update

Chief Judge Julie Robinson issued Administrative Order 2021-07, COVID-19 Pandemic Order Update.  As authorized by the CARES Act, the Court finds that emergency conditions continue to exist throughout the district and it will continue to authorize the use of video…

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Greece: EUR 330 million EIB backing to PPC to upgrade electricity distribution, roll-out smart meters and increase renewable energy

New investment to upgrade thousands of kilometres of power distribution lines and increase use of smart meters essential for future expansion of renewable energy use in Greece will be supported by EUR 330 million of new financing from the European…

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Italy: Post-COVID recovery – EIB and Intesa Sanpaolo join forces to unlock liquidity of €18 billion supporting the industrial supply chains

This agreement will help to unlock more than €18 billion in new funding for small and medium-sized Italian businesses to meet the challenge of recovery post-COVID-19. That is the impact of the agreement signed between the European Investment Bank (EIB)…

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New Research: Lonely Older Adults with Low Cognition at Greater Risk for Poor Financial And Healthcare Decision Making

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The harmful consequences of Americans’ prolonged social isolation due to the coronavirus pandemic may be even greater for lonely older adults with low cognition. These individuals are at high risk for poor financial and healthcare decision making, according…

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FINRA Statement Regarding Confirmation of Gary Gensler as SEC Chairman

We congratulate Gary Gensler on his confirmation as Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Chairman Gensler brings to the Commission an outstanding record of public service, deep expertise in the functioning of our capital markets, and consistent advocacy for…

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FINRA Bars Research Analyst for Insider Trading

WASHINGTON – The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) announced today that it has barred former Goldman Sachs & Co. research analyst Brian Maguire for twice purchasing securities after he learned a fellow analyst was upgrading his recommendation in impending research…

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Texas Attorney and Client Sentenced for Conspiracy to Defraud the United States and Income Tax Evasion

Texas attorney and former member of the Idaho legislature, John O. Green, and his client, Texas inventor Thomas Selgas, were sentenced yesterday for conspiracy to defraud the United States and tax evasion. Selgas was sentenced to 18 months in prison…

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Report from FINRA Board of Governors Meeting – March 2021

Board Approves Rulemaking Item and Use of 2020 Fine Monies; Moves Forward With Advanced Analytics Strategic Initiative WASHINGTON – FINRA’s Board of Governors met on March 3 and 4 for the first time in 2021. During the meeting, the Board…

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