LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SpendEdge, a global procurement market intelligence firm, has announced the release of their Global Aluminum Market - Procurement Intelligence Report.
NEW YORK, July 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Phreesia, Inc. (NYSE: PHR) ("Phreesia"), a leading patient intake management platform, today announced the closing of its initial public offering of 10,681,423 shares of common stock (the "Shares"), consisting of 7,812,500 Shares issued and sold by Phreesia and 2,868,923 shares sold by certain of Phreesia's existing stockholders (the "Selling Stockholders"), which includes the full exercise of the underwriters' option to purchase 1,393,229 additional Shares from the Selling Stockholders, at a public offering price of $18.00 per share. The total gross proceeds to Phreesia were approximately $140.6 million, and the total gross proceeds to the Selling Stockholders were approximately $51.6 million, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and expenses payable by Phreesia. The Shares commenced trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "PHR" on Thursday, July 18, 2019.
Vantagepoint AI Named Top 30 Most Innovative Companies
WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla., July 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Since its inception, Vantagepoint AI has been delivering the most innovative use of artificial intelligence to retail traders and investors. This year the company is recognized by CIO Bulletin for their continued groundbreaking functionality in their software. Vantagepoint AI (www.vantagepointsoftware.com), is the software company that developed the first artificial intelligence trading software in the world available to retail investors and traders. With a mission to empower traders daily in the financial markets, Vantagepoint provides trend forecasts up to 3 days in advance with up to 86% accuracy. "It is so nice to be recognized by CIO Bulletin again this year. It's also gratifying to be acknowledged for our ongoing commitment to provide independent traders with a tool that can help them change their lives and create financial freedom for themselves, their families, and generations to come. We are constantly working to harness the power of our patented Intermarket Analysis and machine learning to deliver the latest, most advanced version of our technology that we can to our traders. Our traders' success determines our success – we are also dedicated to listening to their input and working to provide the best, white glove service in the industry! Innovation backed by old school style customer service is our recipe for ongoing success." See It For Yourself. Vantagepoint's predictive forecasting is unlike any other retail software in the marketplace for traders. Most people consider the power of artificial intelligence to be out of their reach, but Vantagepoint puts this extreme level of trading information right at the user's fingertips. The overwhelming crush of data, reports, and charts is consolidated into one daily check-in of about 15 minutes for traders. Visit www.vantagepointsoftware.com/demo for a free lesson and complimentary market forecast. Or call us directly to speak to an Artificial Intelligence specialist at 800-732-5407. About Vantagepoint AI, LLC. Headquartered in Wesley Chapel, Fla., Vantagepoint AI, creators of Vantagepoint Software, is a leader in trading software research and software development. Vantagepoint forecasts Stocks, Futures, Forex, and ETFs with proven accuracy of up to 86%. Using artificial intelligence, Vantagepoint's patented Neural Network processes predict changes in market trend direction up to three days in advance, enabling traders to get in and out of trades at optimal times with confidence. Vantagepoint is a multi-generational family business actively committed to giving back in its headquarters' Tampa Bay community and to Shriners Hospitals for Children.  Vantagepoint has donated more than $650,000 since 2007 to its community. Media Contact: Lane Mendelsohn 218515@email4pr.com  813-973-0496 View original content to download multimedia:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/vantagepoint-ai-named-top-30-most-innovative-companies-300888603.html SOURCE Vantagepoint AI

CLEVELAND, July 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- While the bulk of demand for live plants, shrubs, and trees is generated by rural and suburban homeowners with large yards and high incomes, a new Freedonia Group analysis of the $10.7 billion US market for these goods identifies a number of rising environmental trends among urban dwellers that are expanding sales opportunities in cities - including:
MILWAUKEE, July 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- HSA Bank, a division of Webster Bank, N.A., will be hosting a free webinar in conjunction with Employee Benefit News and Employee Benefit Adviser on July 31 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. ET.
BOSTON, July 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Fastmarkets RISI, the definitive source of commodity data and insights for the forest products industry, has announced that Brad Southern, Chief Executive Officer of Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (LP), has been named the 2019 North American CEO of the Year. The award will be presented to Mr. Southern at the North American Conference on October 29, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts.
MAZON Opposes Trump Administration's Most Recent Attack on SNAP
WASHINGTON, July 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announcement to eliminate "Broad-Based Categorical Eligibility" for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger expressed grave concern at the Administration's plan to eliminate vital nutrition benefits for people working hard to break the cycle of poverty and put food on the table.   MAZON President & CEO Abby J. Leibman explained, "This proposed elimination of the Broad-Based Categorical Eligibility state option would mean the loss of critically needed SNAP benefits for an estimated 3 million individuals nationwide. It is unconscionable for USDA to propose this change that would increase hunger and hardship in America. This change takes us in exactly the wrong direction at a time when we should be doing more to ensure that all those who struggle are able to put food on the table." Categorical eligibility has proven to be a successful flexibility utilized by the vast majority of states over the past 20 years. It simplifies the SNAP application process for both applicants and program administrators.  MAZON Vice President of Public Policy Josh Protas underscored that the USDA proposal is "a brazen attempt to undermine Congressional intent, as clearly expressed in the bipartisan 2018 Farm Bill that rejected a move to eliminate the categorical eligibility state option. Today's proposed action by the Trump administration would infringe yet again on states' rights by denying a broadly-utilized and effective flexibility." Categorical eligibility gives states the flexibility to provide SNAP benefits to families in need who have already met the stringent qualifications necessary to receive another type of government assistance. The program provides key benefits for working families by mitigating the "benefit cliff," an obstacle faced by many Americans who struggle to find sufficient employment.  Leibman concluded, "It is unfair and unjust to deny life-sustaining nutrition benefits to families working hard to make ends meet. As an organization founded on Jewish values and teachings, we honor a fundamental value to take care of the most vulnerable among us out of a collective responsibility for each other. Despite the harsh rhetoric, demonization of the poor, and lack of empathy that marks this administration, we are steadfast in cultivating the political will to uplift those whose hunger is often ignored, and to harness the power of our community to fight on behalf of those who are struggling. We recognize that hunger is as prevalent as it is pernicious, and that food insecurity is not restricted to third world countries or people who are experiencing homelessness. We believe that the nearly 40 million Americans who struggle with hunger—including military families, single mothers, college students, Native Americans, and seniors—should have access to healthy and nutritious meals. Government should work to expand, not limit, access to nutritious food for those in need." About MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger: Inspired by Jewish values and ideals, MAZON is a national advocacy organization working to end hunger among people of all faiths and backgrounds in the United States and Israel. For more information on MAZON, please visit mazon.org. Contact:Julia Natasha Watthey, MBADirector of Communicationsjwatthey@mazon.org | (424) 208-7203                     View original content to download multimedia:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/mazon-opposes-trump-administrations-most-recent-attack-on-snap-300889566.html SOURCE MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger
MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- While few can fill Shaquille O’Neal’s size 22 shoes, Skechers is giving kids a chance to try through a new collaboration with the basketb
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE: AEO) announced today that the American Eagle (AE) brand will debut a collaboration with Grammy® Award-winning and
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., July 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Black Knight, Inc. (NYSE: BKI) reports the following "first look" at June 2019 month-end mortgage performance statistics derived from its loan-level database representing the majority of the national mortgage market.
aPure: 5 Incredibly Easy Ways to Always Smell Great
July 23, 2019 13:15 UTC aPure’s Healthy & Innovative Idea TAIPEI, Taiwan--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Body smell great can make you look different, boosting confidence, bringing you charisma as well as attractiveness. There are actually some incredibly easy ways to make this happen, small tricks will make big difference! Exciting, right? This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190723005372/en/ aPure Pure5.5 pH Balancing Underwear could be your perfume. (Photo: Business Wire) Avoid eating spices A meal full of spice, onions, and garlic is tasty, and warms our soul. But they come out through your pores. Avoiding those foods for up to 48 hours if you don't want to have any residual odor. Apply perfume to your "Hot Spots" Applying perfume on your collarbone, inside your elbows, behind your knees ankles, and little bit of your back. These places emanate heat which will activate the scent. Stay fully hydrated Staying hydrated keeps your skin moisturized, which actually allows pleasant scents from lotions or fragrances to adhere better to your skin Keep scent pouches in your closet Scent pouches are a great and efficient way for good-smelling scents to permeate your clothes. Just throw them in your closet, and let them do the work. Important - Right Underwear! It’s an innovative idea to wear underwear in good cut, style, and fabric that will keep you far away from odor. That maintenance of the private regions starts with perfect balance. The Pure5.5 brand contains no antibacterial agents that may be harmful to your skin. Instead, it adopts a new generation of Japanese textile technology by TENCEL™ to maintain sub-acidity for 24-hours, an weakly acidic environment is created that protect good bacteria. They also help to maintain a healthy balance of good and bad bacteria and get rid of the most offensive and embarrassing odors. Pure5.5 pH Balancing Underwear come in 7 collections with 31 vibrant colors are available now @ http://bit.ly/2M9mK0p Order today! About Pure5.5 pH Balancing Underwear aPure's Pure5.5 pH Balancing Underwear might be the Most Elaborate Undies. As per our spirit "Enjoy a Pure Life", to surround your intimate skin with the natural material and provide best care, aPure use up to 50% of Austria TENCEL™ and high percentage of Acrylate from Japan. Features Skin pH Balancing, Quick-Dry, Excellent Color Retention, Thermal Regulation and Unfavorable for bacterial growth. Full series are designed for long-lasting softness, which also boasts of intense durability. To learn more, visit http://bit.ly/2M9mK0p View source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190723005372/en/ Contacts aPure Technology Co., Ltd Marketing : Victoria Tseng victoriatseng@apuremail.com Sales/Distribution: Jeannie Yeh jeannieyeh@apuremail.com Source: aPure Technology Co., Ltd Smart Multimedia Gallery Photo aPure Pure5.5 pH Balancing Underwear could be your perfume. (Photo: Business Wire) Logo View this news release and multimedia online at: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190723005372/en
Finance Attitude - 5 Ideal Reasons for Investing in Utility Stocks
Utility stocks are stocks of companies that deliver essential services such as water, gas, and electricity among others. Utility stock is an ideal conservative option for investors looking for steady higher dividends. You can invest in utility stocks companies through a brokerage firm by buying individual utility stocks, mutual funds that are specialized in the utilities sector or as ETFs that include the select sector SPDR-utilities.
Finance Attitude - 8 Best Stock Investment Apps for Beginners
Investing is a daunting task and sometimes could be confusing especially for a beginner. In the past, an investment process began by making a call to a brokerage firm to obtain an advisor who would advise the investor throughout the process. However, the technological advancement has made it easier for beginners who want to start trading. Now, they can just download an app on their PC or Smartphone and use it to trade securities. Different apps offer automation, low cost and high-security measures to make investing easy and exciting for all.  
Finance Attitude - 5 common types of financial swaps
A swap is an act of exchanging one thing for another. In finance, swaps are derivatives wherein two counterparties exchange financial instruments. The swaps can involve an exchange of a series of cash flows of one party’s financial instrument for those of the other party’s financial instrument over a specific period of time. Swaps are mutual agreements that are easy to design and customize over the counter. They offer great flexibility that leads to many swap variations with each serving a given purpose.  
Finance Attitude - Top 5 Forex Risks Traders Should Consider Before they Invest
Top 5 Forex Risks Traders Should Consider Before they Invest
Forex exchange market is a global decentralized or over the counter market that facilitates the trading of currencies. Just like in a stock exchange, the traders’ goal is to make a profit by buying low and selling high. Forex markets are highly liquid assets due to the high trading volumes. Some of the most common forex exchange trades include spot transactions, currency swaps, and options, forwards, and foreign exchange swaps. Forex trades face plenty of risks that can result in substantial losses. Here are the top 5 forex risks that every trader should consider before they dive into forex trading: 1.    Leverage Risks In forex trading, traders require a small initial investment called a margin which is used as leverage in forex trading to gain access to substantial trades. Price volatility can result in margin calls where the investor is required to commit an additional margin. In highly volatile market conditions, aggressive use of leverage by traders can result in massive losses over initial investments made. 2.    Interest Rate Risks Interest rate affects countries exchange rates.  If a country’s interest rates rise, the currency strengthens. Investors flood the country as they invest in the country’s assets. In essence, a stronger currency means better returns. On the other hand, if a country interest rates fall, the currency weakens as investors begin to withdraw their investments. Interest rate changes can thus have a dramatic effect on forex prices. 3.    Transaction Risks The difference or gap between when a contract is initiated and when it settles poses a transaction risk which is an exchange rate risk. Forex trading usually takes 24 hours, and exchange rates can drastically change any time before a trade settle. Currencies also trade at different prices at different times during the trading process. The greater the gap, the higher the transaction risk. The exchange risk that traders face during the trading hours increase the transaction costs. 4.    Counterparty Risk The company that provides the asset to an investor in a financial transaction is called the counterparty. There is a risk of default from the dealer or broker in any particular transaction which refers to the counterparty risk. Spot and forward contracts on currencies do not get a guarantee by an exchange or a clearing house and thus pose a counterparty risk to an investor. The counterparty risk can occur in spot currency trading in the event the market maker end up insolvency. The counterparty can refuse or can be unable to oblige to contracts in highly volatile market conditions. 5.    Country Risk An investor must assess the structure and the stability of the issuing country before they invest in currencies. In a majority of developing countries, the exchange rates are pegged to a particular world leader currency such as the US dollar. Central Banks in those countries must sustain sufficient reserves to help maintain good exchange rates. A balance of payments deficit can lead to devaluation of the currency and result in a currency crisis. It can consequently have massive effects on forex prices and trading. Investors can also begin to withdraw their assets if they suspect the currency is likely to decrease in value. It results in further devaluing of the currency. Currency crisis aggravates liquidity and credit risks as the currency devalues the assets become illiquid. The Bottom Line An investor should consider the various risks and losses associated with foreign exchange trading before they invest. While forex assets have the highest trading volume, the risks can lead to massive losses.
BELIZE CITY, Belize, July 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Blockmason, a leading developer of foundational, base-layer blockchain technologies, and CryptoChicks, an international educational hub with a mission to grow the professional potential of women and youth in Blockchain and AI, today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding ("MOU") and collaboration to advance the blockchain-based software development industry. Per the terms of the MOU, the companies are aiming to collaborate on blockchain technology advancement and adoption.
SLIEMA, Malta, July 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Bitcoin Hyper ("BHY"), an innovative new cryptocurrency that provides consumers with the ability to conduct every day transactions with unprecedented speed, launched today on Alterdice.com, a virtual exchange.
SINGAPORE, July 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- KICKICO, one of the largest crypto crowdfunding platforms is finalising the launch of its own ecosystem. Named KICK ECOSYSTEM, it will serve as a one-stop solution for the crypto community, based on two fundamental functionalities - fundraising and an exchange ecosystem. It aims to make cryptocurrency fundraising fair and trading clear, transparent and comprehensive for the public and securities regulators in various countries. The ecosystem will introduce an innovative auction-based AIO fundraising model, the next step up from ICOs and IEOs. There will also be an STO token sale option along with the new KICKEX exchange starting in the third quarter of 2019, with more services to come.
TokenMarket Successfully Concludes its Security Token Offering with 158% Funding
LONDON, July 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- TokenMarket, the investment platform powered by blockchain, announces today it's Security Token Offering (STO) has successfully concluded, achieving 158% of its funding goal. The STO, which took place across a two-week period, saw TokenMarket surpass its funding goal and raised over £240,000. The funding goal of £150,000 was set in order for TokenMarket to complete its UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) sandbox test. In under 24 hours, the business had already secured 76% of its funding goal and, in under 48 hours, the offering became oversubscribed, reaching 136% funding. TokenMarket is now one step closer to exiting the FCA Sandbox which it has been included in since 2018. Upon the announcement, TokenMarket's CEO, Ransu Salovaara and CTO, Mikko Ohtamaa stated: "We would like to thank all of those who have participated in our STO. The reaction from our peers has been incredible and, for us, it reinforces the belief that our work in the tokenisation and blockchain space has all been worth it. With a growing pipeline of upcoming STOs, we look forward to showing the wider community just what TokenMarket and our clients have installed." TokenMarket's aim, within the sandbox, was to show that tokenised equity could be written to the blockchain and democratise investment opportunities for all investor types, starting with its own STO. Mikko Ohtamaa, TokenMarket CTO, added that: "Our goal has always been to give equal access to all investor types. With our work in the FCA sandbox now almost over, and our demonstration of placing tokenised equity on the blockchain, we are one step closer to bringing the next generation of disruptive businesses to our investment community." TokenMarket now aims to successfully exit the FCA sandbox and begin to issue tokenised equity for other businesses. In doing so, it intends to become the all in one platform for users to access, invest and eventually trade the next generation of cutting-edge companies. For more information visit https://tokenmarket.net. About TokenMarket TokenMarket is a global investment platform that utilises its blockchain-based technology to enable rapid growth companies to raise capital faster. The platform has assisted over 30 of the most innovative blockchain companies raise over £240 million in total, issuing digital tokens to over 250,000 investors. TokenMarket has achieved this by providing global, everyday investors access to early-stage opportunities alongside VCs and Angel investors. Further powering the platform are the upcoming securities exchanges in Malta and Dubai (regulatory approval pending), encouraging faster liquidity in the market for Security Token Offerings. For more information contact: Lawrence Chiu, TokenMarket lawrence@tokenmarket.net James Isola, Maitland jisola@maitland.co.uk Tel: +44-(0)-207-379-5151 Logo: https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/823769/TokenMarket_Logo.jpg Photo: https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/941575/TokenMarket_STO_Launch.jpg