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Green gardens sprouting from vacant lots. Urban farmers hope to grow city’s economy.

“Fox says he hopes the project can reframe urban farming as entrepreneurial and good for the local economy” writes Kyi Njadvancemedia Com for nj.com. Newark’s sustainability office is finding ways to support urban farming and healthy food access.That includes farmer’s markets that accept food stamps; delivering food on bikes and citywide garden tours.In 2012, when Fox first started farming in Newark, the land was a drug den, overgrown with weeds and a dead dog. Source: nj.com

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China’s potential growth below 6% over next five years: central bank adviser

“BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s potential economic growth will be below 6% over the next five years, an adviser to China’s central bank said on Saturday” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. China’s monetary policy is already quite loose, and attempting to stimulate the economy to grow faster than its potential could cause it to fall off a cliff, said Liu. China central bank governor Yi Gang reiterated in an article published last week that China will not resort to quantitative easing and is committed to maintaining a prudent monetary policy.China’s…

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Evart dispensary with 12,000-plant grow to begin selling recreational marijuana Friday

“Lit Provisions, 600 W. 7th St., 231-515-1600, will join four other businesses, three in Ann Arbor and one in Morenci near the Ohio border, that have already begun selling recreational marijuana and marijuana products” writes Gus Burns for mlive.com. EVART, MI — A marijuana dispensary in Osceola County’s Evart plans to open its doors to recreational customers Friday, Dec. 6.Recreational marijuana sales to begin after 10 a.m.Read more from MLive about medical and recreational marijuana. Source: mlive.com

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$4M grant to grow job opportunities for people with mental illness in Kalamazoo County

“Integrated Services of Kalamazoo, formerly known as Kalamazoo Community Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services, has served individuals with mental health challenges and substance use disorders in Kalamazoo County for more than 30 years” writes Mlive Com for mlive.com. KALAMAZOO, MI — Employment opportunities in Kalamazoo County for people with mental illness are getting a boost with the help of a $4 million federal grant.ISK will implement an evidence-based strategy called “Individual Placement and Support,” which promotes an integrated mental health and supported employment system.Integrated Services of Kalamazoo was awarded…

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Why ESG investing is starting to grow on your financial adviser

“These funds largely aim to produce similar risk and returns to standard indexes while investing in companies with high ESG ratings” writes unknown author for marketwatch.com. ESG funds raked in a record $13.5 billion of net new money from investors during the first three quarters of 2019, according to investment researcher Morningstar.Read: Sustainable funds set to see a ‘tsunami’ of new capital Plus: Are ESG mutual funds good for retirees?. As more investors express interest in socially responsible investing, investment advisers are turning to exchange-traded funds and mutual funds focused…

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SAIC Earnings Expected to Grow: What to Know Ahead of Next Week’s Release

“The Zacks Earnings ESP compares the Most Accurate Estimate to the Zacks Consensus Estimate for the quarter; the Most Accurate Estimate is a more recent version of the Zacks Consensus EPS estimate” writes Zacks Equity Research for nasdaq.com. Thus, a positive or negative Earnings ESP reading theoretically indicates the likely deviation of the actual earnings from the consensus estimate.This is why it’s worth checking a company’s Earnings ESP and Zacks Rank ahead of its quarterly release.Make sure to utilize our Earnings ESP Filter to uncover the best stocks to buy…

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Ezcorp Earnings Expected to Grow: Should You Buy?

“A positive Earnings ESP is a strong predictor of an earnings beat, particularly when combined with a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), 2 (Buy) or 3 (Hold)” writes Zacks Equity Research for nasdaq.com. Thus, a positive or negative Earnings ESP reading theoretically indicates the likely deviation of the actual earnings from the consensus estimate.The Zacks Earnings ESP compares the Most Accurate Estimate to the Zacks Consensus Estimate for the quarter; the Most Accurate Estimate is a more recent version of the Zacks Consensus EPS estimate.Make sure to utilize our Earnings…

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Fears of violence grow as Lebanese crisis deepens

“If there is not a quick, political containment of the crisis, we are facing the danger of armed clashes,” he said” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. The incidents have taken the crisis into a more dangerous phase, said Nabil Boumonsef, a columnist at an-Nahar newspaper.Trouble flared in several areas of Lebanon on Tuesday night, including the Beirut district of Ain el-Remmaneh, where the civil war began.With tension among party supporters running high, the security source warned that “playing with the street is very dangerous”. Source: 95kqds.com

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Why immigration is really what makes America great — again and again

“The reality is that the only way the U.S. workforce and economy can grow is by adding more workers, and that means stimulating immigration” writes Sol Trujillo for marketwatch.com. And without a growing labor force, jobs can’t be filled and the U.S. economy can’t grow.In fact, more than 80% of the growth in the U.S. workforce has been because of U.S. Latinos. Source: marketwatch.com

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