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Business leaders call for ‘patience and civility’ ahead of US election, tying economic health to democracy

Business leaders call for ‘patience and civility’ ahead of US election, tying economic health to democracy

Business leaders are calling on Americans to be patient and civil ahead of the 2020 presidential election, citing the importance of maintaining confidence in democracy during the coronavirus pandemic.



Michael E. Porter wearing a suit and tie: Harvard Business School professor Michael Porter.


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Harvard Business School professor Michael Porter.

More than 50 executives across the fields of tech, finance, retail, and real estate signed onto a statement released Wednesday by the Leadership Now Project, a group founded by Harvard Business School alumni focused on protecting democracy.

“America has successfully held elections through previous challenges, like the Civil War, World Wars l and ll, and the 1918 flu pandemic… we can and must do so again,” the group said in the statement. “As business leaders, we know firsthand that the health of America’s economy and markets rests on the founding principle of our democracy: elections where everyone’s vote is counted.”

The statement was backed by big names in business, including LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman, Harvard Business School professor Michael Porter, former Yahoo chief executive Marissa Mayer, and General Assembly chief executive Lisa Lewin. Massachusetts executives on the list include Seth Klarman of Baupost Group, Tricia Glynn of Advent International, Trinidad Grange-Kyner from Tufts Health Plan, and Eric Spindt from Commonwealth Financial Group.

The group emphasized that it could take weeks or more until election results are confirmed because of the number of citizens voting by mail this year. They asked Americans to stay calm, “making it clear that they will refuse to accept any results called too early or based on insufficient data.”

The statement also called on journalists to “avoid calling the election before sufficient data are available,” and asked business leaders to “promote patience and civility among employees, communities, and the American people.”

LinkedIn’s Hoffman wrote that “election results inaccurately or prematurely reported by journalists, elected officials

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FBL Financial Group Schedules Third Quarter 2020 Earnings Release Date, Conference Call and Webcast

FBL Financial Group Schedules Third Quarter 2020 Earnings Release Date, Conference Call and Webcast


FBL Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: FFG) will announce its third quarter 2020 earnings approximately 15 minutes after the close of the market on Thursday, November 5, 2020. The third quarter earnings release and financial supplement will be posted on the FBL Financial Group website (www.fblfinancial.com) at that time.


FBL Financial Group will hold a conference call to discuss third quarter 2020 earnings on Friday, November 6, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. ET. The call will consist only of prepared comments by management; there will not be a question and answer session. The conference call will be webcast live on the Internet. Investors and interested parties who wish to listen to the call on the Internet may do so at www.fblfinancial.com.


The call may also be accessed by telephone at (866) 218-2403. A transcript of the prepared comments from the call, as well as an audio replay, will be available shortly after the call on FBL Financial Group’s website. An audio replay will be available via telephone through November 20, 2020 by calling (877) 344-7529 and entering code 10137330 when prompted.


FBL Financial Group is a holding company with the purpose to protect livelihoods and futures. Operating under the consumer brand name Farm Bureau Financial Services, its affiliates offer a broad range of life insurance, annuity and investment products distributed by multiline exclusive Farm Bureau agents. Helping complete the financial services offering, advisors offer wealth management and financial planning services. In addition, FBL Financial Group manages all aspects of two Farm Bureau affiliated property-casualty insurance companies for a management fee. Headquartered in West Des Moines, Iowa, FBL Financial Group is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol FFG. For more information, please visit www.fblfinancial.com and www.fbfs.com.

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Universal Insurance Holdings Announces Third Quarter 2020 Earnings Release and Conference Call Date

Universal Insurance Holdings Announces Third Quarter 2020 Earnings Release and Conference Call Date


Universal Insurance Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: UVE) will issue a press release reporting its third quarter results after the close of trading on the NYSE on Tuesday, October 27, 2020. The company will host a conference call on Wednesday, October 28, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) to discuss its third quarter 2020 financial results.


Conference Call and Webcast


  • Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. ET

  • U.S Dial-in Number: (855) 752-6647

  • International: (503) 343-6667

  • Participant code: 5317328

  • Listen to live webcast and view presentation: UniversalInsuranceHoldings.com

  • Replay of the call will be available on the UVE website and by phone at (855) 859-2056 or internationally at (404) 537-3406 using the participant code: 5317328 through November 12, 2020


About Universal Insurance Holdings, Inc.


Universal Insurance Holdings (UVE) is a holding company offering property and casualty insurance and value-added insurance services. We develop, market, and write insurance products for consumers predominantly in the personal residential homeowners lines of business and perform substantially all other insurance-related services for our primary insurance entities, including risk management, claims management and distribution. We sell insurance products through both our appointed independent agents and through our direct online distribution channels in the United States across 18 states (primarily Florida). Learn more at UniversalInsuranceHoldings.com.

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Enterprise Financial Services Corp Announces Third Quarter 2020 Earnings Release and Conference Call

Enterprise Financial Services Corp Announces Third Quarter 2020 Earnings Release and Conference Call

ST. LOUIS, Mo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–
Enterprise Financial Services Corp (Nasdaq: EFSC) (“the Company” or “EFSC”) will release its third quarter 2020 financial results on Monday, October 19, 2020. The Company will host a conference call and webcast at 10:00 a.m. CT on Tuesday, October 20, 2020. The conference call will be accessible by telephone at 1-800-353-6461 (Conference ID #6978860). The webcast will be accessible via the “Investor Relations” page of the Company’s website, www.enterprisebank.com. The press release and related presentation slides will be accessible via the same website page prior to the scheduled call. A recorded replay of the conference call will be available on the website beginning two hours after the call’s completion. To access the audio replay, please visit http://bit.ly/EFSC3Q2020earnings. The replay will be available for approximately two weeks following the conference call.

Enterprise Financial Services Corp (Nasdaq: EFSC), with approximately $8 billion in assets, is a financial holding company headquartered in Clayton, Missouri. Enterprise Bank & Trust, a Missouri state-chartered trust company with banking powers and a wholly-owned subsidiary of EFSC, operates 34 branch offices in Arizona, Kansas, Missouri, and New Mexico. Enterprise Bank & Trust offers a range of business and personal banking services, and wealth management services. Enterprise Trust, a division of Enterprise Bank & Trust, provides financial planning, estate planning, investment management, and trust services to businesses, individuals, institutions, retirement plans and non-profit organizations. Additional information is available at www.enterprisebank.com.

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For Investor Relations Contact:
Keene Turner, Executive Vice President and CFO (314) 512-7233
For Media Inquiries Contact:
Karen Loiterstein, Senior Vice President, Marketing (314) 512-7141

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Northern England mayors call for bigger financial support ahead of new COVID-19 rules

Northern England mayors call for bigger financial support ahead of new COVID-19 rules

LONDON (Reuters) – Leaders of major cities in northern England on Saturday asked for more generous economic support for workers and businesses facing local lockdown, saying the government’s current proposals would wreak economic hardship on their citizens.



a group of people walking on a sidewalk: FILE PHOTO: Outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Manchester


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FILE PHOTO: Outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Manchester

British finance minister Rishi Sunak on Friday offered extra help for businesses and people who are forced to stop work during local coronavirus lockdowns.

But Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester, said that the support package was unacceptable ahead of the expected introduction of new restrictions in large parts of northern England.

He called for an increase to the proposed two-thirds of wages for furloughed workers, while government needed to recognise a broader array of businesses that would be impacted.

To accept the package would be “to surrender our residents to hardship in the run up to Christmas, and our businesses to potential failure or collapse,” Burnham told reporters.

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Burnham said that he and other mayors were writing to lawmakers to call for a vote on the package, with a view to getting it rejected and replacing it with new support measures.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will make a statement to parliament on Monday about potential new lockdown restrictions, after lawmakers have been handed more say over COVID-19 rules.

“The rising incidence in parts of the country mean that it is very likely that certain local areas will face further restrictions,” Edward Lister, a senior aide to the prime minister, said in a letter to lawmakers on Friday.

An Office for National Statistics survey

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