Mobile sports betting money tempts cash-strapped states | Business

Desy Papper

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — States around the country are realizing what gamblers figured out long ago: The future of sports betting — and tax money to be made from it — is online.

But they’re also realizing that extra tax money isn’t nearly enough to turn seas of red ink into black. That was the case even before the coronavirus pandemic blew huge holes in state budgets.

Currently, 15 states plus Washington, D.C., offer mobile sports betting, and several others are considering adopting it. New York is poised to become one of the largest markets in the U.S., passing

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Star Tribune names Kim to lead business news coverage

Desy Papper

Courtnay Kim, a 20-year veteran of the Star Tribune newsroom, has been named assistant managing editor of business news, taking leadership of coverage of the Minnesota business community digitally and in print.

With 17 reporters and editors, the department is one of the largest business-news operations at a newspaper in the country. Kim is the first woman of color to be appointed to the role at the Star Tribune.

“Courtnay is a thoughtful, aspirational editor who knows our community well and wants to serve it with the best journalism,” said Rene Sanchez, editor and senior vice president of the Star

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How a local doctor is bringing big savings to patients

Desy Papper

(WXYZ) — The high cost of prescription drugs is a national problem, but it is also a Michigan problem. Prices for the most commonly prescribed drugs for older patients have increased at more than 10 times the rate of inflation within five years, and the average cost of prescription drugs increased nearly 60% between 2012 and 2017, according to Michigan’s Prescription Drug Task Force report. Meanwhile, Michiganders’ incomes have increased only 11%.

It’s a bitter pill millions of Michiganders are forced to swallow.

“It can be really damaging to someone’s budget,” said Michelle DiMercurio, who has asthma and allergies.

DiMercurio

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The decision to conclude the contract with the supplier for the procurement of smart metering infrastructure London Stock Exchange:IGN

Desy Papper

After the successful proof of concept, the decision was made by ESO, a subsidiary company of AB “Ignitis grupė”, to conclude the contract with the supplier for the procurement of smart metering infrastructure

AB “Ignitis grupė” (hereinafter – the Parent Company) informs that its subsidiary AB “Energijos skirstymo operatorius” (hereinafter – ESO) on 14 April made a decision to conclude the contract with the supplier Sagemcom Energy & Telecom SAS (hereinafter – the Supplier) after the participant completed the proof of concept (hereinafter – POC) for the procurement of smart metering infrastructure.

The Parent Company announced about the completed tender

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Company can deliver 10% more doses to U.S. by end of May

Desy Papper

Bottles for the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine are ready to be prepared before the opening of a mass vaccination site in the Queens borough of New York, February 24, 2021.

Seth Wenig | Pool | Reuters

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said Tuesday that his company has ramped up production of its two-shot coronavirus vaccine and will be able to deliver a total of 300 million doses to the U.S. ahead of schedule.

Bourla said on Twitter that Pfizer can deliver 10% more doses to the U.S. by the end of May than it had previously agreed to produce — up

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