Last week open for ArtBag, only Black-owned business on

NEW YORK – The first and only Black-owned business along the Madison Avenue shopping corridor is closing shop. This is the final week in the storefront for ArtBag Creations, but the owners will continue to serve the community with craftsmanship.

ArtBag Creations president Chris Moore said the decision did not come lightly.

“The rents in New York are just too high,” Moore said.

After more than 60 years stitching and painting handbags on Madison Avenue, the Moore family is flocking south.

“We needed to find something with less taxes and that we would still be near our core customers,” said Moore. “Luckily enough, many of our customers live in Florida and New York.”

Moore started working with his dad, Donald, at ArtBag Creations when he was 6 years old. The family has grown alongside the neighbors who are closer than just clients. The elder Moore said he will miss his customers the most.

“I’ve seen little kids grow up to be mothers, and they have their children and their children,” added his son. “It’s been amazing. But I didn’t realize how much we meant to the community until we decided that we were going to make going to make this

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US bond market flashes warning signal of economic slowdown

The Treasury bond market flashed a warning signal on Tuesday and investors piled into haven assets, evidence of the fears of potential recession that have gripped global markets.

Yields on 10-year US government bonds slumped below those on two-year notes for the third time this year. So-called inversions of the yield curve have preceded every US recession in the past 50 years — not immediately, but within the subsequent two years.

Investor sentiment has weakened in recent days on signs that the persistent inflation that has elevated prices of products from fuel to food, along with rising borrowing costs as the Federal Reserve raises interest rates, are taking a heavier toll on businesses and households.

A survey late last week from the Institute for Supply Management on the US manufacturing sector pointed to declines last month in new orders and employment, intensifying concerns about the state of the world’s largest economy.

Line chart of forecast annualised quarterly change in gross domestic product (%) showing outlook for second-quarter US economic growth declines

A forecast by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta that takes into account incoming economic data now points to an annualised decline of 2.1 per cent in US economic output in the second quarter, following a drop in the first quarter. A recession is typically defined as two consecutive

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Indonesia Embedded Finance Market Growth Opportunities: A

Dublin, July 05, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The “Indonesia Embedded Finance Business and Investment Opportunities Databook – 50+ KPIs on Embedded Lending, Insurance, Payment, and Wealth Segments – Q1 2022 Update” report has been added to’s offering.

The Indonesian embedded insurance industry posted significant growth over the last few quarters, and is expected to record strong growth over the next four to eight quarters. The market growth is expected to be driven primarily by product innovation and rising partnerships.

  • The Indonesian Embedded Finance industry is expected to grow by 44.6% on annual basis to reach US$1,821.1 million in 2022.
  • The embedded finance industry is expected to grow steadily over the forecast period, recording a CAGR of 28.8% during 2022-2029.
  • The embedded finance revenues in Indonesia will increase from US$1,821.1 million in 2022 to reach US$7,402.1 million by 2029.

Additionally, amid the growing demand for insurance services in the country, insurtech start-ups are raising funds to enhance their services and platform to meet the increasing demand. For instance, in September 2020, insurtech start-up PasarPolis announced that the firm had raised US$54 million in its Series B funding round from investors, including LeapFrog and SBI Investments. Notably, the firm is planning

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Fiala ‘excited’ to start next step in NHL career with L.A.

Kevin Fiala didn’t concentrate on his future with the Wild last season while he was playing.

“I just tried to have fun with the guys,” Fiala said. “Just tried to win some games. That was my main focus.”

But in the back of his mind, he did wonder what would happen and ultimately realized the team wouldn’t be keeping him, a split that was finalized last week when the Wild traded Fiala to Los Angeles.

“It is what it is right now,” Fiala said Tuesday during a video call with reporters. “To be honest, I’m really excited right now for this new chapter.”

This fresh start with the Kings comes with a seven-year, $55.125 million contract, a lucrative commitment indicative of Fiala’s rise with the Wild.

After arriving from Nashville in 2019 in exchange for Mikael Granlund, the winger was a dynamic scorer during back-to-back 20-goal campaigns before notching a career-high 33 last season. His 52 assists and 85 points were also personal bests, but the surge in production wasn’t the only change. Fiala, who struggled with turnovers at times during his Wild tenure, was also sharper defensively and even helped out on the penalty kill.

“I thought it was

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5 Marketing Strategies Accountants Should Know

Whether you own an accounting company or work as a self-employed accountant, providing your services is only half the battle – you also need to market them. The marketing process is far more complicated than it used to be, and this rate of change is accelerating, so keeping up with it can be a job in itself. To attract clients and expand your organisation, startup accountants must use effective marketing strategies. 

The following five tips for accountants are practical, powerful, and simple to implement at any point in a marketing campaign.

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5 Marketing Strategies Accountants Should Know

  • Create a marketing plan
  • Improve your online presence 
  • Nurture existing client relationships
  • Start networking effectively
  • Ask client for reviews

Final thoughts

Create a marketing plan

Although it may seem obvious, your marketing efforts will probably go in vain if you don’t have a marketing plan. Your marketing plan should align with your business targets.

For instance, if you want to market to clients who need tax assistance, or you want to contact small businesses with fewer than 20 employees, include it in your plan. Also, set up short-term and long-term goals to evaluate your progress.

Setting time aside to assess

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Senior Business Systems Analyst job with The Graduate School

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The Graduate School (TGS) at Duke University is seeking a Senior Business Systems Analyst (SBSA) to provide comprehensive data management services for internal school offices and student support campus partners. This position will work under supervision of the CFO, interacting with a diverse group of individuals in an active, fast-paced, and challenging environment.

TGS is dedicated to excellence in the oversight of graduate admissions, academic, financial support, and student support services. TGS is a dynamic, stimulating place to work and because we are focused on growth and improved excellence, our staff have particularly challenging and rewarding roles. Our school provides services to 3,500 Ph.D. and research master’s students and more than 80 graduate programs each year.

The Senior Business Systems Analyst will serve as the Power User of the student records system (SISS) for The Graduate School, including development of software functionality, formation of processes, automation of data input, monitoring of data entry, processing of security and access requests for staff in school units, and supervise the Data Team within the Office of Finance and Administration. The ideal candidate will have a positive record and extensive knowledge of data and project management, experience with SAS and

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