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Investor Alerts and Bulletins: The Escheatment Process

Keep your contact information updated. Financial institutions must attempt to notify you before escheating your account. Make sure financial institutions at which you have accounts have your accurate contact information (telephone, e-mail and physical address) to help ensure you receive any notices related to your accounts. If your financial institution sends you mail that is returned as undeliverable, or it cannot reach you through your other contact information, your account may be declared abandoned and end up in escheatment.

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SEC Announces March 28 Meeting of Investor Advisory Committee

Members of the committee represent a wide variety of investor interests, including those of individual and institutional investors, senior citizens, and state securities commissions. For a full list of committee members, see the committee’s webpage.

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China Payments Landscape 2018-2022: Card-based, E-commerce, Mobile Proximity, P2P, Bill, Alternative Payments, Payment Innovations, Infrastructure & Regulation

In an attempt to reduce fraud and promote the healthy and sustainable development of mobile payment services, China's central bank the People's Bank of China (PBOC) issued the Bar Code Payment Service Specification to regulate QR and barcode payments in December 2017. The regulation caps payments made by traditional QR codes to CNY500 ($76.86) per day; this can be extended up to CNY5,000 ($768.55) if the payment transaction is verified by two or more authenticating parties such as digital certificates and digital signatures. If a third-party payment institution provides payment services with this technology, it must obtain a network payment service license.

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The PepsiCo Foundation Partners with CARE to Tackle Gender Inequality in Agriculture with an $18.2 Million Investment in She Feeds the World Grant will provide resources and training to 5 million women farmers and their families worldwide to help them increase crop yields and income

News Provided By PepsiCo FoundationMar 04, 2019, 16:05 ET PURCHASE, N.Y., March 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ …

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US Economy Starts to Slow Entering 2019, but Headwinds Ease

The Federal Reserve has signaled that it will postpone further interest rate hikes until signs of rising inflation emerge and cease balance sheet normalization activities towards the end of this year. Stock price gains since the announcement of these policy shifts illustrate that if they are executed, business confidence is likely to rise.

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Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on forceful new actions focused on retailers, manufacturers to combat youth access to e-cigarettes as part of FDA’s Youth Tobacco Prevention Plan

Today, we’re also announcing that we’ve sent letters to more than 40 companies seeking information about whether more than 50 products – including a variety of flavored e-cigarette products – are being illegally marketed and outside the agency’s current compliance policy. Some of these companies may be attempting to capitalize on the troubling popularity of products like JUUL among kids by illegally selling similar products and outside of the compliance policy. We also need to determine if any of these products may be counterfeit knockoffs. If tobacco products are being unlawfully marketed and sold outside the FDA’s compliance policy, we’ll take action. We simply cannot tolerate this behavior and will take additional action as needed.

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Horizon Technology Finance Provides Investment Portfolio Update Increases Portfolio Size with $24 Million in Loan Originations; Grows Committed Backlog to $47 Million

"During the third quarter, we experienced solid investment activity, increasing the size of our portfolio and expanding our committed backlog for the second consecutive quarter," said Gerald A. Michaud, President of Horizon. "Our success funding seven loans, totaling more than $24 million, and growing our committed backlog to $47 million underscores the strong demand for our venture debt products to growing life science and technology companies. We believe Horizon will continue to benefit from a robust pipeline of investment opportunities and is well positioned to deliver long-term, disciplined portfolio growth, while ensuring credit quality remains strong."

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