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Cortera to be acquired by Moody’s, the leading global risk assessment and data solutions provider

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Moody’s Corporation (NYSE:MCO) announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Cortera, a leading provider of North American credit data and workflow

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Business spending data shows there could be possible upside surprise in retail sales

KEY POINTS • Consumers continued to shop a lot, driving online sales sharply higher, and spending dollars at home remodeling stores, general merchandise retailers and grocery stores. • September retail sales are expected

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Georgia job recovery continues, slower pace in July

Although unemployment remained at recession levels, Georgia added 43,800 jobs in July as the state struggles back from the economic blow of the pandemic. The gains were uneven — restaurants are still trying to get by with

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New Cortera Podcast with Supply Chain Brain is now live!

Listen to the latest SupplyChainBrain Podcast | How Transportation Spend Signals the Health of the Economy with our CEO Jim Swift, discussing how the spend patterns in transportation can vary widely, depending on the

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Cortera Community Podcast is now live – Welcome to Community Vibes with Jim Swift

Welcome to Cortera Community Vibes, where each week Jim Swift, Cortera’s CEO gives you insight into today’s changing business climate. In this episode, we discuss how data is essential for every small and

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Ga. to start disbursing $1,800 in federal aid to jobless next week

Many of Georgia’s more than half a million unemployed workers will start receiving $1,800 in federal aid by early next week, state officials said Thursday. For those who are fully qualified, there will be two payments of

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CNBC – As states reopen, it’s a race against the clock for small businesses to pay bills and stay solvent

As state shutdowns are lifted, the focus has turned to whether small to mid-sized businesses are strong enough to reopen and can find enough business to survive. The concern about solvency was clearly on the mind of Fed

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RIT Rallies: Finding a financial heartbeat during COVID-19

As businesses look to reopen and jumpstart the COVID-19 stalled economy, RIT alumnus Jim Swift finds himself a much sought-after adviser. Swift ’88 (mechanical engineering) is president and chief executive officer of

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CNBC – After big sell-off, stock market will be wary of virus and Fed testimony in week ahead

Stocks could be caught in a tug-of-war in the week ahead, as investors weigh the potential positives of a reopening economy against worry that the coronavirus continues to spread. In the past week, the S&P 500′s sharp

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New York Post – Retail sales surge record 18 percent as coronavirus lockdowns ease

US retail sales roared back from record losses last month as states eased coronavirus lockdowns and stores reopened, new data show. Retail and food service sales surged a record 17.7 percent to $485.5 billion in May after

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