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AmeriLife’s The Senior Resource Group Partners with Bobby Brock Insurance and Camas Prairie Insurance to Transform Medicare Choice

AmeriLife

The Senior Resource Group, (SRG), a leading, national field marketing organization (FMO) for the industry’s leading insurance carriers and an affiliate of AmeriLife Group, LLC (“AmeriLife”), announced today that it has entered into a partnership with Bobby Brock Insurance (BBI), a leading national health insurance agency and founding sponsor of MedicareCon, a highly regarded annual Medicare and health insurance conference for licensed and entrepreneurial health insurance agents. In a separate but related deal, SRG also welcomed Camas Prairie Insurance (CPI), a central Idaho-based, family owned and operated health insurance agency and downline partner of Bobby Brock Insurance (which will continue to operate as such). Per both agreements, terms were not disclosed. “We are so excited to partner with the Bobby Brock Insurance and Camas Prairie Insurance teams,” said Shane Souders, co-founder of The Senior Resource Group. “[BBI CEO] Justin is a trusted voice for the Medicare broker community and an incredible business leader, while [CPI owner] Josh Lustig is a great young leader and one of the best sales trainers and motivators in the business today. SRG, BBI and CPI, with the support of AmeriLife, are aligned with complementary skillsets that will make us one of the most dynamic Medicare agency partnerships in the country.” Founded by Bobby Brock in 1992, Bobby Brock Insurance operates as a national brokerage firm and call center that specializes in ACA plans for the under-65 market, Medicare Supplement plans, Medicare Part D plans, and Medicare Advantage. In 2014, Bobby Brock’s son and the company’s current CEO, Justin Brock, left the Marine Corps to pursue a career as a licensed Medicare agent. The younger Brock saw a need to breathe fresh air into the marketing, service, and team building aspect of the industry, and quickly established a thriving culture and expanded value proposition for both agents and consumers with the concepts he learned as an Operator in the Marine Corps. Soon thereafter, he acquired his father’s book of business along with a number of other agencies, consolidating them under the Bobby Brock name in honor of his father. Today, Bobby Brock Insurance is setting the industry standard. In 2023, it was named to the prestigious Inc. 5000 list as one of the fastest-growing private companies by revenue in the United States. The company has also won multiple industry awards for its one-stop insurance agency solution, GoGuru, and has become prolific in its use of social media to promote and foster the sharing of information between agents and brokers. “Our industry needs agents and brokers to focus on consumers’ needs first,” said Justin Brock. “If we can work towards an environment that rewards quality outcomes while creating efficiencies that allow our sales representatives to replicate the process often and with ease, we can prove that there is no better distribution model than through licensed life and health insurance agents. We are confident that our synergies with AmeriLife, SRG, and CPI will amplify our ability to achieve that goal.” Camas Prairie Insurance, a family-run, health brokerage established in 1996 by Dominic and Gina Lustig, primarily focuses on the Medicare and health insurance market. The company has experienced rapid growth over the past several years under the leadership of owner and CEO Josh Lustig, building upon a foundation centered on its “just do the next right thing” approach and an intense focus on educating clients on their health care needs. “This partnership is a watershed moment in Camas Prairie Insurance’s history,” said Josh Lustig, who is also the founder of Thrive, a personal and business development seminar program focused on helping agents grow their business. “I truly believe that, together, we are building something incomparable in our space for today’s individual agent and agency owner, and I couldn’t ask for better partners on this journey than Shane, Justin, Bobby Bache and the entire team at AmeriLife.” Now, as part of the AmeriLife family of companies, Bobby Brock Insurance and Camas Prairie Insurance will gain access to one of the industry’s largest independent health distribution platforms and a growing suite of products and solutions that is setting a standard for excellence in the industry. “Today is an incredible day for The Senior Resource Group and AmeriLife,” said Scotty Elliott, Chief Distribution Officer of Health for AmeriLife. “I couldn’t be more excited to welcome two companies of their reputation and caliber to our growing distribution network. Together, our opportunities for growth are limitless.” “One of the reasons I partnered with AmeriLife as an affiliate back in 2020 was for this very reason: to get to work with not only the best people in the industry, but people that have been my friends for years,” added Bobby Bache, vice president of Health Distribution for AmeriLife. “I’m thrilled to welcome Justin and Josh to AmeriLife and look forward to helping grow their respective businesses in new and exciting ways.” Bobby Brock Insurance and Camas Prairie Insurance will continue to operate as stand-alone businesses out of their Tupelo, Miss., and Grangeville, Idaho offices, respectively, under the leadership of Brock and Lustig, who will be supported by Souders. ### About The Senior Resource Group The Senior Resource Group was founded in 2008 by insurance brokers who understand the needs of agents in the field. Today, The Senior Resource Group is a premier field marketing organization for an array of national insurance carriers providing Medicare Supplement policies, Medicare Advantage plans, life insurance, final expanse plans and financial products in 25 states. The team at The Senior Resource Group provides the tools, support, and training necessary for success in the insurance industry. For more information, visit TheSeniorResourceGroup.com. About Bobby Brock Insurance Bobby Brock Insurance is a family-owned and operated insurance agency located in the heart of Tupelo, Mississippi. Founded by Bobby Brock in 1992, BBI has always been dedicated to providing top-quality insurance services in the community. The BBI team is made up of experienced, knowledgeable professionals who are passionate about helping clients find the coverage they need at a price they can afford with a personalized approach and commitment to customer service. For more information, visit BobbyBrockInsurance.com. About Camas Prairie Insurance Camas Prairie Insurance is an independent insurance agency that has been and is still devoted to overseeing the insurance needs of Grangeville, Idaho, for over 25 years. Camas Prairie Insurance is connected to a wide selection of carriers offering insurance programs and financial services which are readily available to residents of Grangeville. Camas Prairie is proud to provide insurance producers services to wade through paperwork, clarify policy options, design personalized plans, and supply the best coverage for our members’ needs. For more information, visit CamasPrairieInsurance.com. About AmeriLife AmeriLife’s strength is its mission: to provide insurance and retirement solutions to help people live longer, healthier lives. In doing so, AmeriLife has become recognized as the leader in developing, marketing, and distributing life and health insurance, annuities, and retirement planning solutions to enhance the lives of pre-retirees and retirees across the United States. For more than 50 years, AmeriLife has partnered with top insurance carriers to provide value and quality to customers served through a distribution network of over 300,000 insurance agents and financial professionals and more than 100 marketing organizations and insurance agency locations nationwide. For more information, visit AmeriLife.com, and follow AmeriLife on Facebook and LinkedIn. Contact Details Media Jeff Maldonado media@amerilife.com Partnership Inquiries Patrick Nichols corporatedevelopment@amerilife.com Company Website https://amerilife.com/

April 25, 2024 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Shareholder to Return to Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting One Year After Arrest in Omaha

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As the annual meeting for Berkshire Hathaway Inc. on May 4 in Omaha approaches, National Legal and Policy Center Chairman Peter Flaherty plans a return to the same stage where last year, while presenting NLPC’s shareholder proposal, Warren Buffett cut off his speech and Flaherty was arrested. Trumped-up charges against Flaherty were later dropped. NLPC has another proposal on Berkshire’s 2024 proxy statement and Flaherty is scheduled to speak on the measure for his allotted five minutes. The nonprofit corporate watchdog released a short video that briefly recounts last year’s incident and points out Mr. Buffett’s contradictory positions on how he manages shareholder meetings. The video may be found on NLPC’s website: https://nlpc.org/corporate-integrity-project/video-nlpc-returns-to-berkshire-hathaway-annual-meeting-one-year-after-chairmans-arrest/ The video highlights a past statement Mr. Buffett made to CNBC. Responding to an interviewer’s question about Berkshire allowing investors who attend the popular annual meeting to ask any question they want, Mr. Buffett responded, “We’ve got a partnership feeling toward the people who have given us their money, and we don’t screen ‘em, and they can ask whatever’s on their mind.” However, last year Mr. Buffett made an exception to that principle when Peter Flaherty – during his official remarks presenting NLPC’s shareholder proposal, which was on the meeting agenda – brought up Mr. Buffett’s relationship with billionaire Bill Gates, their shared philanthropic efforts, and Mr. Gates’s troubling relationship with deceased pedophile Jeffrey Epstein. At that point, Flaherty’s microphone was silenced, and security and Omaha law enforcement forcibly walked him out of the arena and to a local police precinct, where he was arrested, booked, fingerprinted and held for about three hours. As NLPC argued last year in a report to the Securities and Exchange Commission, Berkshire’s identity is inextricably linked with Mr. Buffett’s. As such, his philanthropic activities and personal associations are fair targets for criticism, unlike those of nearly any other corporate Chairman/CEO. NLPC also filed a complaint with the SEC late last year over Berkshire’s inappropriate treatment of Flaherty at the meeting. “Warren Buffett boasts that shareholders can ask questions on any topic they desire, but I guess that doesn’t include questions about Bill Gates or Jeffrey Epstein,” Flaherty said. This year’s shareholder proposal addresses concerns about Berkshire’s risk vulnerabilities over the amount its sales and supply chain depend on China. Subsidiaries such as Duracell and Fruit of the Loom, and significant investments such as Apple and Coca-Cola, substantially depend on access to the communist nation. NLPC also filed a proxy memo with the SEC in support of this year’s proposal. The video released by NLPC concludes by wondering if Mr. Buffett will keep his word, and let all Berkshire investors say “whatever is on their mind.” For more information or to schedule an interview with Paul Chesser, contact Dan Rene at 202-329-8357 or drene@nlpc.org. Please visit http://www.nlpc.org. Founded in 1991, the National Legal and Policy Center promotes ethics in public life through research, investigation, education and legal action. Contact Details National Legal and Policy Center Dan Rene +1 202-329-8357 drene@nlpc.org Company Website http://www.nlpc.org

April 24, 2024 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Ukrainian-American Organization Demands Immediate FCC Investigation into SpaceX; Citing Musk’s Meddling in Ukraine, Erratic Behavior, and Illegal Drug Use

Ukrainian Congress Committee of America

The Ukrainian Congress Committee of America, Inc. (UCCA) has filed in opposition to the allocation of additional spectrum to SpaceX, and called for an immediate investigation into the behavior of the company’s largest shareholder Elon Musk in the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rulemaking to open the 1.6/2.4 GHz band to new entrants. The non-profit, non-partisan organization called on the FCC to determine if it should place restrictions on Elon Musk’s control, management, or involvement in Starlink, or revoke the company’s license entirely, following erratic behavior and chronic use of illegal drugs that place Musk’s qualifications to operate FCC licensed facilities into question. “At the heart of the matter is the Commission’s responsibility to ensure that any company which is granted the privilege of operating on public airwaves meets certain qualifications and serves the public interest,” said Arthur Belendiuk, UCCA’s lead regulatory attorney. “Musk has used the company’s FCC licenses to support the military of a foreign power that is actively engaged in an illegal war and who has committed countless war crimes. Offering military aid to Russia is just the tip of the iceberg in a pattern of repeated abuse of the Starlink system—behavior which demands an immediate FCC investigation.” As an FCC licensee, SpaceX has the basic statutory duty to conduct its operations in the public interest. As UCCA’s filing outlines, numerous examples show that the company has not met that standard. In Musk’s role as chief apologist for indicted war criminal Vladimir Putin, he has used the Starlink network to illegally meddle in U.S. Foreign Policy: According to reports, Elon Musk refused a Ukrainian Armed Forces request to activate his Starlink satellite network in Crimea's port city of Sevastopol to aid an attack on Russia's fleet (page 3). Disabling the Starlink service and allowing Ukrainian civilians to be murdered by Russian missiles is unconscionable. However, Musk was not done. Despite warnings from U.S. Senators to stop interfering on the side of Russia, Musk has now made the Starlink system available to the Russian military (page 4). This begs the question, why does Musk believe that he has the authority to engage in U.S. foreign policy? Not only is Musk making decisions concerning Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine, but he is also engaging with China, often in ways that violate U.S. foreign policy. For example, Musk was recently accused of withholding internet service in Taiwan (page 6). Musk’s chronic use of illegal drugs also places his qualifications as an FCC licensee in jeopardy. Illegal drug use by FCC licensees, “either on or off-station premises,” is historically a matter of grave concern to the Commission. In prior proceedings, if the FCC found that a licensee “continued to deliberately flout Commission rules or was irremediably incompetent,” the regulator has acted to revoke licenses. The filing outlines reports of Musk’s use of mind-altering LSD, cocaine, ecstasy, ketamine, and psychedelic mushrooms. The group goes on to say, “[w]hen the controlling shareholder is acting erratically, believes he has the authority to set U.S. foreign policy and admits to taking drugs including taking drugs with board members and officers, it is reasonable to conclude that Musk and his management team lack the basic competence to remain FCC licensees.” UCCA’s landmark filing seeks to hold licensees like SpaceX accountable by calling for an immediate FCC investigation into multiple accusations of disqualifying conduct. Until an investigation can be completed, UCCA calls on the FCC to stop processing all Starlink applications and require Musk to step down from any management, control, or decision-making authority concerning the Starlink system. “Why is Musk shilling for Russia? More importantly, why is critical communications and defense infrastructure in the hands of a drug addled conspiracy theorist who thinks he has the power to dictate U.S. foreign policy,” UCCA’s filing concludes. A copy of UCCA’s comment is available here. The Ukrainian Congress Committee of America, Inc., is an umbrella organization that unites nearly 30 Ukrainian-American organizations and represents the interests of approximately two million Americans of Ukrainian descent. UCCA is a non-profit, nonpartisan community-based organization with local all-volunteer chapters across the United States. Contact Details Raynor Ave. Aaron Alberico +1 202-744-0786 aalberico@raynoravenue.com Company Website https://ucca.org/

April 24, 2024 08:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Prime Minister Skerrit Reinforces Collaboration in Dubai Visit

Dominica Citizenship by Investment Unit

During his most recent visit to Dubai, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit of Dominica delivered a powerful speech, and shed light on the significant role played by the Citizenship by Investment Programme in shaping the island’s socioeconomic landscape. Speaking passionately, Prime Minister Skerrit underscored how the CBI Programme has been a cornerstone of Dominica's economic strategy, propelling the nation towards prosperity by fostering economic growth, job creation and strengthening health and educational infrastructure. He also reiterated Dominica’s steadfast commitment to maintaining the highest standard of openness and integrity and called for unity amongst Caribbean nations that offer CBI programmes in his address. Embracing OECS Countries Collaboration Prime Minister Skerrit explained how the recent Memorandum of Agreement among OECS countries emphasises the importance of harmonised legislation, standardised application procedures, uniform due diligence processes, and information sharing among member states. “It is my view that these actions are important, and they are necessary, and these are actions that we will follow through with, because there are some things that we need to do together.” He expressed optimism about the collaborative efforts and emphasised the significance of prioritising good governance and ethical practices in the CBI sector. The memorandum signifies a shift towards a more integrated and cohesive framework that unites diverse stakeholders under a common vision of excellence, accountability, and transparency. Honouring Dominica’s CBI Programme Prime Minister Skerrit warmly acknowledged the significance of the CBI programme as a key aspect of Dominica's post-disaster recovery after the devastating Hurricane Maria in 2017. “We were able to continue generating revenues from the programme, literally 48 to 72 hours after the hurricane hit us. While all other aspects of our economy came to a halt.” Recognising its pivotal role in saving the nation after Hurricane Maria, he affirmed the programme's enduring value as a catalyst for progress, prosperity, and sustainable development in Dominica. He further reaffirmed Dominica's commitment as a nation to the core principles of the CBI programme. He highlighted the importance in providing opportunities for citizens to access both mobility and economic empowerment and the programme's role in fostering a sense of citizenship and belonging, beyond economic benefits. “We understand the importance of the programme to many people, and to our country, but we want to ensure that the programme maintains its integrity.” Acknowledging economic citizens, developers, and agents During his visit, Prime Minister Skerrit engaged in productive discussions with key stakeholders in the industry, exploring opportunities for collaboration and growth. In his address, Prime Minister Skerrit expressed his gratitude to the economic citizens, developers, and agents who have contributed to the strength and resilience of the Dominica CBI Programme. He acknowledged their unwavering support and dedication, emphasising their pivotal role in shaping the programme's success. “…you as agents and developers and promoters, you have one of the most sacred responsibilities where the programme is concerned. What you do can ensure the continued success of the programme, and that's why the programme has been successful.” Marie-Therese Johnson, Director of the Citizenship by Investment Unit (CBIU), also highlighted the pivotal role that agents and developers play in guiding potential investors towards the possibilities that the Dominica CBI Programme offers. “Your role as agents is not just about transactions; it is about shaping destinies, forging connections, and building bridges to a brighter tomorrow.” Prime Minister Skerrit Emphasises Legal Compliance and Integrity in CBI Programme In a resolute statement, Prime Minister Skerrit underscored the critical role of laws and regulations in governing the Citizenship by Investment (CBI) programme. He highlighted the authority vested in him by the Constitution and laws enacted by the Parliament, emphasising the importance of adherence to legal frameworks. Prime Minister Skerrit emphasised the need for stakeholders and agents to familiarise themselves with and abide by existing laws. Addressing a key concern, Prime Minister Skerrit reiterated that applicants must contribute the full amount as legislated in the regulations, emphasising that citizenship is not a commodity subject to sales promotions, emphasising the sanctity of citizenship as defined by the Constitution. By emphasising compliance with regulations and laws, Prime Minister Skerrit reaffirmed the Government's commitment to ethical conduct in the programme. Dominica Drives Responsible Investment Practices At the core of the CBIU's operations is a dedication to transparency in every aspect of its processes. From application procedures to due diligence protocols, the CBIU prioritises clear communication, thorough documentation, and adherence to regulatory guidelines. By fostering a culture of openness, accessibility, and accountability, the CBIU aims to enhance the overall experience for stakeholders, providing clarity, guidance, and assurance throughout the citizenship acquisition journey. As Prime Minister Skerrit concluded his visit to Dubai, he expressed optimism for the future of the Dominica CBI programme, reiterating his commitment to upholding the highest standards of excellence. Through continued collaboration and partnership, Prime Minister Skerrit envisions a prosperous and sustainable future for Dominica and its stakeholders in the global citizenship landscape. Contact Details Secretary of the Dominica Citizenship by Investment Unit Commonwealth of Dominica +1 767-266-3919 info@cbiu.gov.dm

April 23, 2024 08:59 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Electric Guitar prepares to disrupt digital marketing sector through RTO of 3radical and AIM listing

Electric Guitar PLC

Electric Guitar PLC (LSE:ELEG) CEO John Regan joins Proactive's Stephen Gunnion with details of the company's pending a quotation on London's AIM through a reverse takeover over (RTO) of 3radical Limited. Regan discussed how the company aims to capitalise on structural disruption in the marketing industry driven by privacy laws, AI, and consumer expectations for personalization. He elaborated on the RTO of 3radical and how it aligns with Electric Guitar's vision of leveraging first-party data for more effective marketing. 3radical has created and proven a Software as a Service platform, 3radical Voco, which enables organisations to engage individuals and request their data directly using progressive and interactive digital experiences, at scale. This data can be critical for marketing and for providing a compelling customer experience, optimising communications, designing products and services and, ultimately, driving revenues. Regan said the company's strategy will continue to be to capitalise on structural disruption in the marketing industry through additional acquisitions. Contact Details Proactive UK Proactive UK +44 20 7989 0813 UKEditorial@proactiveinvestors.com

April 22, 2024 08:02 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Comcast Completes Major Fiber Network Expansion in Spring Hill, Kansas

Comcast Greater Kansas City

Comcast announced today the completed expansion of its next-generation Xfinity network to homes and businesses in the City of Spring Hill. The media and technology company invested more than $13 million to install more than 90 miles of new fiber-rich highways that will offer residential broadband speeds faster than 1 gigabit per second (Gbps) and business speeds up to 100 Gbps. The completion is part of Comcast’s ongoing expansion in the Midwest where Comcast is also expanding into Paola/Hillsdale. “The Kelly-Toland Administration recognizes that building reliable broadband services is essential for healthy communities throughout the state,” Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of Commerce David Toland said. “With the completion of this project, the Spring Hill community now has the resources needed to stay connected and engaged – and help drive economic development.” "The City of Spring Hill joins Comcast in celebrating the completion of this investment in our community. It will support workforce development, education and greater access to high-speed internet for our residents. This was a big priority of this administration from the start, and I’m glad to see it through to becoming a reality. It also improves our internet infrastructure in a way that is attractive to businesses interested in growing here," said Mayor Joe Berkey, City of Spring Hill. “I am grateful for Comcast’s commitment to expanding broadband access to Spring Hill and also their continued commitment to sponsoring other Spring Hill community events throughout the year.” To celebrate the expansion of Xfinity services to the City of Spring Hill, Comcast will donate $5,000 to the Spring Hill Education Foundation and will host an ‘Xfinity On Tour’ event during the Spring Hill Recreation Center Daffodil Days on April 20 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. CST at the Spring Hill Learning Academy at 300 E. Street. This free, family-oriented community event provides residents the opportunity to learn more about Comcast services, answer questions, and take advantage of exclusive offers. You can also stop into the nearest Xfinity store to learn more. For Spring Hill residents, this expansion means access to all Xfinity Internet service offerings with speeds faster than 1 Gig and advanced WiFi technology from powerful gateways capable of delivering reliable and consistent connections for real-time activities like gaming, live streaming, and video conferencing with ultra-low lag. Residents will also have access to the Xfinity X1 video platform, Xfinity Home, Comcast’s professionally installed home security solution, and Xfinity Mobile, one of the nation’s fastest growing mobile services that can save customers hundreds of dollars a year on their mobile bills, and is top ranked in customer satisfaction. “Reliable high-speed internet is essential in today’s digital economy, which is why Comcast continues its commitment to connect more Johnson County region families and businesses to the moments that matter most,” said Kalyn Hove, Comcast Midwest Regional Senior Vice President. “By establishing the best broadband infrastructure today, we are securing the economic prosperity of these communities for tomorrow.” For local businesses, Comcast Business offers a suite of connectivity, cybersecurity, managed solutions and Comcast Business Mobile products designed specifically for their employee’s needs. Powered by the nation’s largest Gig-speed broadband network, and backed by 24/7 customer support, Comcast Business is the nation’s largest cable and Internet provider to small and mid-size businesses and one of the leading providers to larger organizations in the Enterprise market. Comcast Business has been consistently recognized by industry analysts and associations as a leader and innovator, and one of the fastest growing providers of Ethernet services. “We purchased The Bean in Spring Hill nearly three years ago. The most difficult part of doing business was little to no access to internet and proper speeds needed to run our business,” stated Brad Killen, CEO of The Bean. “When I spoke with Comcast Business it was a quick YES to help us. Before switching to Comcast, our WiFi went out every other day and we were running on the slowest speeds. We are now finally getting normal speeds and could not be happier with the service. Everyday dozens of people work, take meetings, or calls at The Bean and this upgrade keeps people coming back for more.” Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company. From the connectivity and platforms we provide, to the content and experiences we create, our businesses reach hundreds of millions of customers, viewers, and guests worldwide. We deliver world-class broadband, wireless, and video through Xfinity, Comcast Business, and Sky; produce, distribute, and stream leading entertainment, sports, and news through brands including NBC, Telemundo, Universal, Peacock, and Sky; and bring incredible theme parks and attractions to life through Universal Destinations & Experiences. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information. Contact Details Comcast Corporation Jill Hornbacher +1 651-425-1695 jill_hornbacher@comcast.com Company Website https://midwest.comcast.com

April 19, 2024 08:30 AM Central Daylight Time

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April 18, 2024 07:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Comtex Launches Omnia: A Cutting-Edge News API Platform leveraging NLP and AI

Comtex

Comtex News Network, Inc (Comtex), a leading provider of news aggregation and distribution services to top firms in financial services, news publishing, syndication, and analytics, proudly announces the launch of its innovative API platform, Omnia. Omnia is a state-of-the-art API platform designed to revolutionize the way businesses access and utilize news content. Omnia empowers users with instant access to real-time streaming news, AI-generated article summaries, enhanced tagging and categorization based on NLP, advanced filtering, and access to an extensive catalog of curated news sources. Key Features of Omnia Include: Real-time Streaming News: Omnia provides real-time streaming news via websockets push and REST API for seamless integration into existing systems. Enhanced Tagging and Categorization: Leveraging AI and proprietary NLP-based algorithms, Omnia offers enhanced tagging and categorization of content, including press releases, earnings releases, product categories, and more. AI-Generated Article Summaries: Omnia utilizes AI to generate concise and searchable article summaries, enabling users to quickly grasp an article before reading it. Advanced Filtering: Omnia's advanced filtering capabilities allow users to customize their news feeds based on specific criteria, ensuring they receive only the most relevant content. Access to an extensive collection of curated, high-quality sources used by top companies in financial services, analytics, research and a broad range of industries. Omnia is designed for rapid integration and serves a variety of use cases, including training of LLMs, financial platforms, asset management, trading, academic research, legal research, market research, and much more. Commenting on the launch, Comtex CEO Kan Devnani said, "We are pleased to bring a flexible, state-of-the-art news platform with access to curated, premium news sources to market. Omnia is an extendable platform, combining AI with our rich experience applying NLP to news content. This will allow clients to derive more intelligence and insights from the news content we offer and help clients curate and identify the content most relevant to them. Comtex will use Omnia to deliver evolving analytics and insight to its users." Access to Omnia can be trialed by visiting https://www.comtex.com/api. Comtex encourages users to explore its features and capabilities. To learn more about Omnia and request a demo, please contact sales@comtex.com or visit https://www.comtex.com/api. About Comtex News Network, Inc (Comtex): Comtex News Network Inc (Comtex) is a leading provider of news aggregation services to top firms in financial services, news publishing, syndication, and analytics. With a wealth of experience and expertise, Comtex delivers comprehensive news solutions that empower businesses to make informed decisions and stay ahead of the competition. Comtex also offers syndication services to content providers and platforms to generate traffic to online content. Contact Details Comtex News Network Media Relations sales@comtex.com

April 12, 2024 02:01 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Select Sector SPDR ETFs: A Strategic Approach to Precision Investing and Customized Portfolios

Select Sector SPDR

In the dynamic world of investing, Exchange-Traded Funds ( ETFs ) have proved to be a powerful tool for investors seeking diversification, flexibility, and potentially a more sector-driven approach. Select Sector SPDR ETFs offer a focused approach to sector investing, enabling investors to specifically target sectors within the broader market. This method of investment strategy is designed to arm investors with greater control and flexibility over their portfolios. Select Sector SPDR ETFs segment the S&P 500 into 11 investable sectors, covering all broad market segments. They provide access to various industries, allowing investors to craft a diversified portfolio that aligns with their unique investment goals. This approach presents an excellent opportunity for both individual and institutional investors to effectively navigate the financial markets. Each ETF comprises well-known, large-cap companies from the S&P 500, ensuring broad exposure and diversification. The transparent nature of ETFs allows for daily disclosure of portfolio holdings and weightings, providing investors with visibility into their investments. The full lineup of Select Sector SPDR ETFs includes: Communication Services Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLC) Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLY) Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLP) Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLE) Financials Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLF) Health Care Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLV) Industrials Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLI) Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLB) Real Estate Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLRE) Technology Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLK) Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLU) These ETFs provide flexible, transparent, and low-cost investment options to both retail and institutional investors. The flexibility offered by these ETFs empowers investors to make strategic adjustments in their portfolios as market conditions change. This flexibility, combined with the transparency of daily disclosure of portfolio holdings, allows investors to always be aware of where their money is invested. Select Sector SPDR ETFs offer a unique opportunity to invest in various sectors with precision and flexibility. They provide a simplified approach to sector investing, allowing investors to customize their portfolios to meet their specific investment objectives. DISCLAIMER: This is a work of research and should not be taken as investment or financial advice. Therefore, Select Sector SPDRs or the publisher is not liable for any decision made based on the publication. About the Company: Select Sector SPDR ETFs offer flexibility and customization opportunities. Many investors have similar outlooks, but no two are exactly alike. Select Sector SPDR ETFs let investors select the sectors that best meet their investment goals. DISCLOSURES The S&P 500 Index is an unmanaged index of 500 common stocks that is generally considered representative of the U.S. stock market. The index is heavily weighted toward stocks with large market capitalizations and represents approximately two-thirds of the total market value of all domestic common stocks. The S&P 500 Index figures do not reflect any fees, expenses or taxes. An investor should consider investment objectives, risks, fees and expenses before investing. One may not invest directly in an index. Transparent ETFs provide daily disclosure of portfolio holdings and weightings All ETFs are subject to risk, including loss of principal. Sector ETF products are also subject to sector risk and nondiversification risk, which generally will result in greater price fluctuations than the overall market. Diversification does not eliminate risk. An investor should consider investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses carefully before investing. To obtain a prospectus, which contains this and other information, call 1-866-SECTOR-ETF (732-8673) or visit www.sectorspdrs.com. Read the prospectus carefully before investing. ALPS Portfolio Solutions Distributor, Inc., a registered broker-dealer, is distributor for the Select Sector SPDR Trust. Media Contact: Company: Select Sector SPDRs Contact: Dan Dolan* Address: 1290 Broadway, Suite 1000, Denver, CO 80203 Country: United States Email: dan.dolan@sectorspdrs.com Website: https://www.sectorspdrs.com/ *Dan Dolan is a Registered Representative of ALPS Portfolio Solutions Distributor, Inc. ALPS Portfolio Solutions Distributor, Inc., a registered broker-dealer, is the distributor for the Select Sector SPDR Trust. SEL007439 EXP 5/31/24 Contact Details Dan Dolan +1 203-935-8103 dan.dolan@sectorspdrs.com Company Website https://www.sectorspdrs.com/

April 12, 2024 05:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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