NORTH OLMSTED, Ohio — After more than half a year of construction, Bob’s Discount Furniture in late summer opened the doors of its new North Olmsted location on Brookpark Road.

“I’d say all of Northern Ohio is just a great market for us and a natural extension from our current footprint with stores in the Detroit and Cincinnati,” Bob’s Discount Furniture Regional Manager Chris Levenberg said.

“The North Olmsted location is a great shopping area with a lot of customer traffic. We like to go in areas we call ‘furniture row,’ where there are other furniture stores. We generally do very well around competition.”

Previously the Remington College building, the new Bob’s Discount Furniture location is a 39,734-square-foot store and outlet located in the Great Northern Plaza.

“People have been very excited seeing us open up,” Levenberg said. “We’re happy to see that they’re responding very well. One of the biggest things about Bob’s that makes us different is we do what we call no gimmick pricing.

“We don’t run any sales, we don’t have any haggling. It’s just kind of honest and up-front pricing. Another thing that makes us very different in the entire market is that all of our furniture is branded as Bob’s. It’s been kind of a de-branded in order to provide the best value we can to our customers.”

In addition to the new North Olmsted locations, Bob’s Discount Furniture recently opened Northeast Ohio stores at Mayfield Heights’ Golden Gate Plaza and North Canton’s Strip Shopping Center.

Founded in 1991, Bob’s Discount Furniture is one of the fastest growing furniture retailers in the country offering customers discounts on a wide variety of stylish, quality furnishings, mattresses and home accents.

With 136 furniture stores across 21 states, the Manchester, Connecticut-based company holds an A+ rating from

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan Airlines <9201.T> wants to create a low-cost carrier network with three of its discount carriers to tap leisure travel that, unlike business travel, could rebound as the coronavirus wanes, the company president said on Wednesday.

“Aviation won’t return to what it was before and business travel demand could even shrink further. One of our targets is tourism,” Yuji Akasaka told a media briefing.

Japan Airlines’ three low-cost regional carriers include Jetstar, which it operates with Qantas Airlines,

, Spring Airlines Japan, a joint venture with China’s Spring Airlines <601021.SS>, and its wholly owned ZIPAIR unit.

Akasaka did not say whether Japan would seek to formally merge their operations through acquisitions.

Japan Airlines, like other carriers, has been hammered by a collapse in international air travel to about a tenth of what it was before the coronavirus outbreak, but has seen domestic flight demand rebound helped by a government campaign to promote tourism.

“The impact of that campaign has been significant and in late September going into October we are seeing traveler numbers increase to about 50% of what they were a year ago,” Akasaka said.

To survive the downturn in demand, which Japan Airlines expects to last until at least 2024 on international routes, Akasaka said the carrier would look to boost revenue from non-airline businesses such as drone parcel deliveries.

Japan Airlines last month announced a tie-up with Matternet, to launch the U.S. company’s urban drone logistics business in Japan. This year, it also invested in a German start up, Volocopter, that is developing air taxis.

(Reporting by Maki Shiraki; Writing by Tim Kelly; Editing by Jacqueline Wong, Robert Birsel)

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Chimera Investment Corporation (NYSE:CIM) remains a holding in my long-term dividend reinvestment income portfolios, but it’s also a name that can be traded on the swings. We have been telling members that this name is a stock to buy on any meaningful pullback. Well, friends, with the stock nearing the $8 mark, that time has come. I have mentioned this before, but back in February, I detailed why I sold half the position and was letting the house’s money run, and our team highlighted it as a pick in March when mREITs were getting obliterated. We have been following this company and the portfolio very closely for quite some time. This year of course the stock and portfolio holdings were decimated.

The prior quarter which was rocked by COVID was a complete disaster, and huge margin calls were seen in the sector in the spring. Management teams scrambled, and CIM stock was extremely volatile. Right now, our firm thinks the stock is a solid buy, especially at the $7-$8 level. When it was at $9, we thought you should wait for a dip again. Well, the dip is here, we think you can add a leg here just over $8, and fingers crossed it falls into the $7 range so you can add.

Make no mistake, this stock was once the gold-standard play in the mREIT space for years, but it like so many others has fallen on some hard times, but I suspect the future is bright. You see, once the economy normalizes and the chaos in rates/bond yields stabilizes, this stock and others in the sector will thrive. It will not happen tomorrow or next month (aside from possible trading profits) but give

DENHAM SPRINGS — Property owners in Denham Springs who subscribe to federal flood insurance policies will see a 10% discount in their insurance premiums after Oct. 1, following a recent positive verification of the city’s Community Rating System field verification.

Mayor Gerard Landry was notified Sept. 17 that the National Flood Insurance Program had reviewed its earlier findings based on a five-year verification system and that the results were the lowering of the flood insurance premiums.

The notification read in part, “Congratulations! The Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency, has determined that the City of Denham Springs will increase to a Class 8 in the National Flood Insurance Program Community Rating System. The floodplain management activities implemented by your community qualify it for a 10 percent discount on flood insurance premiums for NFIP policies issued or renewed in special Flood Hazard Areas on or after Oct. 1.”

The communication continued, “This savings is a tangible result of the flood mitigation activities your community implements to protect lives and reduce property damage.”

Landry said evaluations by the NFIP is an ongoing process, and the city has expended considerable effort to earn the Class 8 level of NFIP ratings.

“Our staff has to work with a huge manual of instructions on how to deal with the problems associated with potential flooding,” Landry said. “This is a complicated process that involves flood elevations, drainage systems, requirements in the building codes, flood remediation efforts and a host of other things that we do to mitigate the possible effects of flooding. It is a tribute to our staff that we have earned the Class 8 level of flood insurance premiums,” Landry said.

Landry said, after the flood of August 2016, Denham Springs was elevated to a Class 9 rating. But through the city’s

Regularly insurance companies are contacted after a claim has been processed by a client who feels their benefits had been improperly paid after they obtain Out-of-Network advantages for the diagnostic portion of their visit. Worldwide Health Insurance , on the other hand, goals to cowl those residing or working overseas for an prolonged period of time. In this category, there are each fixed prices (salaries of permanent salespersons) and non-manufacturing variable costs (commission to salesperson).

That is different to health insurance in that it would not pay for any medical care you may need, however it can offer you an income in case you are unable to work for a time as a consequence of accident or sickness. All of these national healthcare programs in different countries have their very own distinctive ways of undertaking the objective of common healthcare.

The issue is the additional cost for these receiving FREE healthcare is passed onto those paying which includes the wealthy and poor. My father did not pay a cent for his healthcare as a result of he was an illegal at the time. You ignored the truth that folks in France and the UK pay half, that’s right half of their paychecks into retirement and healthcare.

Of course, he nonetheless brought in revenue nicely above the six-determine mark some 35 years ago and will have been very financially safe if he had taken the time to manage the money fastidiously. Regardless that they live in a extra developed country, not everyone can afford or have entry to high quality health care.

Most people who find themselves eligible for Medicare appear to love it. The one downside is that it needs to do a better job of curbing cost will increase as Atul Gawande’s article in the New Yorker pointed out-Medicare’s …