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  • 1/27   News Photos Slideshows
    PEOPLE TOPIC NEWS

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  • 2/27   Press Review #voip #hearingloss
    TECHNOLOGY TOPIC NEWS

    

 - Users call for ban on PTA as internet services disrupted countrywide - Profit by Pakistan Today   More Information - New 'LE Audio' Standard Will Be a Game Changer for Hearing Aids - PCMag.com   More Information - Helping those who can't hear over the phone - Sandusky Register   More Information - Olive Smart Ear Review - PCMag   More Information - Worldwide Hearing Aids Industry to 2026 - Featuring Sonova Holding, GN Store Nord & Widex Among Others - PRNewswire   More Information - New online tool available to check hearing aid performance, help support those who may benefit from a cochlear implant - PRNewswire   More Information - Global Hearing Aids Market: Consumer Behavior Analysis by Countries, Buying Pattern Analysis, Demographics, Trends Analysis, Survey Findings and Results, Leading Companies and their Market Strategies - PRNewswire   More Information - Oblato Biotech Company Acquires Hearing Loss Drug Discovered by Hough Ear Institute Scientists - PRNewswire   More Information - Analog Phones: No Plans for Extinction - No Jitter   More Information - WIDEX MOMENT™ Hearing Aid is Now Available - PRNewswire   More Information - Take the Styletto X Challenge: Signia to Give Away 10 Pairs of Styletto X Hearing Aids Amid Covid-19 - PRNewswire   More Information - Auditory Insight Finds Online Hearing Tests Are at 33% of Patient Engagement Potential - PRNewswire   More Information - Eargo Dials Up Service & Support For All Those With Hearing Loss During Coronavirus (COVID-19) Emergency - PRNewswire   More Information - Hearing Aids Market to Garner $11.73 Bn, Globally, by 2025 at 6.6% CAGR, Says Infinium Global Research - PRNewswire   More Information - 2022 Forecasts on Hearing Aid Devices (Equipment) Market Overview & Analysis by TBRC - PRNewswire   More Information - Eargo Announces the Neo HiFi, Revolutionary New Hearing Loss Solution - PRNewswire   More Information - Eargo Announces $71 Million Series E Financing - PRNewswire   More Information - On World Hearing Day, Find Out if Hearing Loss Affects You - PRNewswire   More Information - LUXATO HEARING CORP. Steps Up to Overcome the Obstacles of Social Distancing and High Pricing - PRNewswire   More Information - Sound Pharma advances pivotal Phase 3 clinical trials in Meniere's Disease - PRNewswire   More Information


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    - Users call for ban on PTA as internet services disrupted countrywide - Profit by Pakistan Today
       More Information

    - New 'LE Audio' Standard Will Be a Game Changer for Hearing Aids - PCMag.com
       More Information

    - Helping those who can't hear over the phone - Sandusky Register
       More Information

    - Olive Smart Ear Review - PCMag
       More Information

    - Worldwide Hearing Aids Industry to 2026 - Featuring Sonova Holding, GN Store Nord & Widex Among Others - PRNewswire
       More Information

    - New online tool available to check hearing aid performance, help support those who may benefit from a cochlear implant - PRNewswire
       More Information

    - Global Hearing Aids Market: Consumer Behavior Analysis by Countries, Buying Pattern Analysis, Demographics, Trends Analysis, Survey Findings and Results, Leading Companies and their Market Strategies - PRNewswire
       More Information

    - Oblato Biotech Company Acquires Hearing Loss Drug Discovered by Hough Ear Institute Scientists - PRNewswire
       More Information

    - Analog Phones: No Plans for Extinction - No Jitter
       More Information

    - WIDEX MOMENT™ Hearing Aid is Now Available - PRNewswire
       More Information

    - Take the Styletto X Challenge: Signia to Give Away 10 Pairs of Styletto X Hearing Aids Amid Covid-19 - PRNewswire
       More Information

    - Auditory Insight Finds Online Hearing Tests Are at 33% of Patient Engagement Potential - PRNewswire
       More Information

    - Eargo Dials Up Service & Support For All Those With Hearing Loss During Coronavirus (COVID-19) Emergency - PRNewswire
       More Information

    - Hearing Aids Market to Garner $11.73 Bn, Globally, by 2025 at 6.6% CAGR, Says Infinium Global Research - PRNewswire
       More Information

    - 2022 Forecasts on Hearing Aid Devices (Equipment) Market Overview & Analysis by TBRC - PRNewswire
       More Information

    - Eargo Announces the Neo HiFi, Revolutionary New Hearing Loss Solution - PRNewswire
       More Information

    - Eargo Announces $71 Million Series E Financing - PRNewswire
       More Information

    - On World Hearing Day, Find Out if Hearing Loss Affects You - PRNewswire
       More Information

    - LUXATO HEARING CORP. Steps Up to Overcome the Obstacles of Social Distancing and High Pricing - PRNewswire
       More Information

    - Sound Pharma advances pivotal Phase 3 clinical trials in Meniere's Disease - PRNewswire
       More Information


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  • 3/27   PHOTOS: Fluorescent turtle embryo wins forty-fifth annual Nikon Small World Competition

    The winners of the 45th annual competition showcase a spectacular blend of science and artistry under the microscope.

    The winners of the 45th annual competition showcase a spectacular blend of science and artistry under the microscope.


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  • 4/27   7 tax scams to watch out for this year

    In case wringing your hands over the tax man weren’t enough, criminals are out there trying to swipe your hard-earned cash and personal information from right under your nose.

    In case wringing your hands over the tax man weren’t enough, criminals are out there trying to swipe your hard-earned cash and personal information from right under your nose.


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  • 5/27   Mother Angry After School's Robocall Keeps Mispronouncing Daughter's Name As A Racial Slur

    The daughter's name is Nicarri.

    The daughter's name is Nicarri.


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  • 6/27   What the CIA thinks of your anti-virus program

    PARIS (AP) — Peppering the 8,000 pages of purported Central Intelligence Agency hacking data released Tuesday by WikiLeaks are reviews of some of the world's most popular anti-virus products.

    PARIS (AP) — Peppering the 8,000 pages of purported Central Intelligence Agency hacking data released Tuesday by WikiLeaks are reviews of some of the world's most popular anti-virus products.


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  • 7/27   Google Patents Sticky Car Hood to Trap Pedestrians in a Collision

    The patent calls for a giant sticker to be placed on the front end of a vehicle, with a special coating over the layer that is only broken when something collides with the vehicle, exposing the adhesive and helping the colliding object to remain on the vehicle.  The idea is to prevent a pedestrian from being thrown after the impact and potentially sustaining even more injuries.

    The patent calls for a giant sticker to be placed on the front end of a vehicle, with a special coating over the layer that is only broken when something collides with the vehicle, exposing the adhesive and helping the colliding object to remain on the vehicle. The idea is to prevent a pedestrian from being thrown after the impact and potentially sustaining even more injuries.


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  • 8/27   Relax, Your Instagram Feed Likely Won't Change Tomorrow

    Relax, your Instagram feed likely isn't changing tomorrow.The great "Insta-freakout" of 2016 was unleashed this morning by a slew of celebrities, bloggers and social media aficionados after they alerted followers to turn on post notifications for future access to their photos, videos and messages. ...

    Relax, your Instagram feed likely isn't changing tomorrow.The great "Insta-freakout" of 2016 was unleashed this morning by a slew of celebrities, bloggers and social media aficionados after they alerted followers to turn on post notifications for future access to their photos, videos and messages. ...


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  • 9/27   'Hack the Pentagon' and get paid legally in new program

    Attention hackers: Time to re-watch “WarGames” and crack your knuckles, the Pentagon is about to pay you to break into some government systems.

    Attention hackers: Time to re-watch “WarGames” and crack your knuckles, the Pentagon is about to pay you to break into some government systems.


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  • 10/27   Elon Musk's Hyperloop Vision Could Be Ready for Passengers by 2018

    The Hyperloop, Elon Musk's vision of launching humans through pods inside a high-speed transportation system, could be ready for passengers by 2018, according to a company building a transportation track in California.  One company working to make Musk's vision a reality, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, said it has filed for construction permits in Quay Valley, California, for a 5-mile track.  'We are announcing the filing of the first building permit to Kings County to the building of the first full-scale hyperloop, not a test track,' Bibop Gresta, the chief operating officer of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, said today at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, during a CNBC/TradeShift event.

    The Hyperloop, Elon Musk's vision of launching humans through pods inside a high-speed transportation system, could be ready for passengers by 2018, according to a company building a transportation track in California. One company working to make Musk's vision a reality, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, said it has filed for construction permits in Quay Valley, California, for a 5-mile track. 'We are announcing the filing of the first building permit to Kings County to the building of the first full-scale hyperloop, not a test track,' Bibop Gresta, the chief operating officer of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, said today at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, during a CNBC/TradeShift event.


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  • 11/27   Avowed Apple Fan Jeb Bush Realizes His Apple Watch Can Take Phone Calls

    Jeb Bush's love of Apple products has been widely documented, and the Republican presidential candidate continues to wear his Apple Watch on the campaign trail. Yesterday, in a meeting with The Des Moines Register editorial board documented by USA Today, Bush stumbled upon a feature he didn’t realize his smartwatch was capable of: taking phone calls. Somehow Bush managed to take a call without picking up his iPhone, and the sound of a person’s voice saying hello breaks through the meeting noise, to which Bush responds, “My watch can’t be talking.”

    Jeb Bush's love of Apple products has been widely documented, and the Republican presidential candidate continues to wear his Apple Watch on the campaign trail. Yesterday, in a meeting with The Des Moines Register editorial board documented by USA Today, Bush stumbled upon a feature he didn’t realize his smartwatch was capable of: taking phone calls. Somehow Bush managed to take a call without picking up his iPhone, and the sound of a person’s voice saying hello breaks through the meeting noise, to which Bush responds, “My watch can’t be talking.”


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  • 12/27   Man Proposes by Text Message While Stranded at Chicago's O’Hare Airport

    An Arizona man waiting to fly home to propose to his girlfriend was forced to propose to her via text message after spending 50 hours stranded at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.  Danny Roderique, of Phoenix, had the diamond engagement ring in his pocket but the delay got in the way of the proposal he’d planned.  “I’ve been stranded now in the airport for 50 hours,” Roderique told a reporter from ABC affiliate WLS-TV while still waiting at O’Hare on Monday.

    An Arizona man waiting to fly home to propose to his girlfriend was forced to propose to her via text message after spending 50 hours stranded at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. Danny Roderique, of Phoenix, had the diamond engagement ring in his pocket but the delay got in the way of the proposal he’d planned. “I’ve been stranded now in the airport for 50 hours,” Roderique told a reporter from ABC affiliate WLS-TV while still waiting at O’Hare on Monday.


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  • 13/27   Twitter Warns Some Users Over Possible Government Hacking

    It's unclear how many people received a letter from Twitter.  In October, Facebook said it would begin issuing alerts to users who the social network believes are being targeted by state-sponsored hackers, according to a message posted by Alex Stamos, Facebook's chief security officer.

    It's unclear how many people received a letter from Twitter. In October, Facebook said it would begin issuing alerts to users who the social network believes are being targeted by state-sponsored hackers, according to a message posted by Alex Stamos, Facebook's chief security officer.


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  • 14/27   Facebook Notifications Get Even More Personal

    Facebook notifications may now be your first stop in the morning to catch up on everything from friends' news to weather, sports scores and what to expect later in the day.  The social network announced this week it will be rolling out expanded, personalized notifications in the Facebook across iOS and Android devices for users in the United States.  The mobile update is bringing a set of new card-like notifications that will include information such as sports scores for teams you have liked, TV shows, weather information and friends' life events, among other updates.

    Facebook notifications may now be your first stop in the morning to catch up on everything from friends' news to weather, sports scores and what to expect later in the day. The social network announced this week it will be rolling out expanded, personalized notifications in the Facebook across iOS and Android devices for users in the United States. The mobile update is bringing a set of new card-like notifications that will include information such as sports scores for teams you have liked, TV shows, weather information and friends' life events, among other updates.


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  • 15/27   How to Tell Which Apps Are Draining Your iPhone Battery

    Some iOS 9 users have complained Facebook's app has been excessively eating away at their battery life, even when the background app refresh setting is disabled.  It's unclear what possible issue may be causing the battery drain.  Tapping the list will show how much of the battery drain was spent when the app was running in the background.

    Some iOS 9 users have complained Facebook's app has been excessively eating away at their battery life, even when the background app refresh setting is disabled. It's unclear what possible issue may be causing the battery drain. Tapping the list will show how much of the battery drain was spent when the app was running in the background.


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  • 16/27   Armed Robbery Suspect Tries Using Uber as Getaway Car, Police Say

    A 23-year-old man suspected of armed robbery tried to take an Uber car to help him get away after he held up a store outside Baltimore, police said.  The suspect, Dashawn Terrell Cochran, was at a store in Parkville, Maryland, early Wednesday morning when he allegedly took a bottle of Tylenol cold medicine to the register, the Baltimore County Police Department said.  Cochran was seen getting into the back of a silver Lexus, and when officers pulled the car over, the driver said he was an Uber driver, police said.

    A 23-year-old man suspected of armed robbery tried to take an Uber car to help him get away after he held up a store outside Baltimore, police said. The suspect, Dashawn Terrell Cochran, was at a store in Parkville, Maryland, early Wednesday morning when he allegedly took a bottle of Tylenol cold medicine to the register, the Baltimore County Police Department said. Cochran was seen getting into the back of a silver Lexus, and when officers pulled the car over, the driver said he was an Uber driver, police said.


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  • 17/27   Drone Popularity Draws Concern From Pilots, Federal Officials

    Roughly 700,000 drones are expected to be sold in the United States this year, according to the Consumer Electronics Association.  The Federal Aviation Administration plans to meet with Walmart, which has 19 different kinds of drones for sale on its website, to teach salespeople about what it should tell its customers about safe drone operation.  The Consumer Electronics Association projects the U.S. drone market to climb above $100 million in revenue this year, an increase of more than 50 percent from last year’s total.

    Roughly 700,000 drones are expected to be sold in the United States this year, according to the Consumer Electronics Association. The Federal Aviation Administration plans to meet with Walmart, which has 19 different kinds of drones for sale on its website, to teach salespeople about what it should tell its customers about safe drone operation. The Consumer Electronics Association projects the U.S. drone market to climb above $100 million in revenue this year, an increase of more than 50 percent from last year’s total.


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  • 18/27   Carly Fiorina: Why She Wants Everyone to Throw Out Their Flip Phones

    Carly Fiorina is putting flip phone users on notice: You’re going to have to upgrade under a President Fiorina.  “How many of you have a flip phone?” Fiorina recently asked a town hall in South Carolina.  It’s all part of a vision the Republican presidential candidate has to give citizens a direct line of communication – literally – to the president.

    Carly Fiorina is putting flip phone users on notice: You’re going to have to upgrade under a President Fiorina. “How many of you have a flip phone?” Fiorina recently asked a town hall in South Carolina. It’s all part of a vision the Republican presidential candidate has to give citizens a direct line of communication – literally – to the president.


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  • 19/27   How a 'Programming Error' Led to an Oregon Couple's $2 Million Cell Phone Bill

    A couple in Oregon say they spent 10 months trying to clear up a whopping $2 million phone bill, which they say has prevented them from buying the home of their dreams.  Ken Slusher and his girlfriend, of Damascus, Oregon, have a balance of $2,156,593.64 on a Verizon Wireless bill that was for a wireless account that they opened in November.  'Yeah, it's been very stressful to say the least,' Slusher told KPTV.com.

    A couple in Oregon say they spent 10 months trying to clear up a whopping $2 million phone bill, which they say has prevented them from buying the home of their dreams. Ken Slusher and his girlfriend, of Damascus, Oregon, have a balance of $2,156,593.64 on a Verizon Wireless bill that was for a wireless account that they opened in November. 'Yeah, it's been very stressful to say the least,' Slusher told KPTV.com.


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  • 20/27   Social media welcomes Pope Francis to the United States

    Pope Francis gets the social media treatment upon arriving in the U.S. Tuesday.  As Pope Francis’s flight touched down in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, Twitter unveiled a new batch of emojis created for the highly anticipated papal visit.  Until his departure from the United States on Sunday, Twitter users chronicling the Catholic leader’s East Coast journey will be able to include a cartoon image of the Pope’s face in front of the American flag on all Pope-related tweets by using the hashtag #PopeinUS.

    Pope Francis gets the social media treatment upon arriving in the U.S. Tuesday. As Pope Francis’s flight touched down in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, Twitter unveiled a new batch of emojis created for the highly anticipated papal visit. Until his departure from the United States on Sunday, Twitter users chronicling the Catholic leader’s East Coast journey will be able to include a cartoon image of the Pope’s face in front of the American flag on all Pope-related tweets by using the hashtag #PopeinUS.


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  • 21/27   2020 election live updates: Pelosi says 48-hour deadline to get stimulus done by Nov. 3; Trump gives wad of $20s at church
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    Pelosi said it was up to the White House to get a stimulus deal done. In Vegas, Trump put a handful of $20 bills in a church collection bucket.

    Pelosi said it was up to the White House to get a stimulus deal done. In Vegas, Trump put a handful of $20 bills in a church collection bucket.


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  • 22/27   Turkish Cypriots elect Erdogan's candidate amid east Med tensions
    TECHNOLOGY TOPIC NEWS

    Turkish Cypriots in breakaway northern Cyprus on Sunday elected right-wing nationalist Ersin Tatar, backed by Ankara, in a run-off poll, at a time of heightened tensions in the eastern Mediterranean.

    Turkish Cypriots in breakaway northern Cyprus on Sunday elected right-wing nationalist Ersin Tatar, backed by Ankara, in a run-off poll, at a time of heightened tensions in the eastern Mediterranean.


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  • 23/27   Trump, Biden shower ad money on Phoenix, Philadelphia, Florida’s I-4 corridor in final stretch
    TECHNOLOGY TOPIC NEWS

    During September, Biden outspent Trump 2-to-1 on TV ads in North Carolina and Florida, 3-to-1 in Michigan and 4-to-1 in Pennsylvania.

    During September, Biden outspent Trump 2-to-1 on TV ads in North Carolina and Florida, 3-to-1 in Michigan and 4-to-1 in Pennsylvania.


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  • 24/27   What it takes for risky borrowers to get a car loan
    TECHNOLOGY TOPIC NEWS

    Subprime borrowers face new hurdles as the concerns about the economy build. Having a bigger down payment can save more money down the road.

    Subprime borrowers face new hurdles as the concerns about the economy build. Having a bigger down payment can save more money down the road.


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  • 25/27   American Equity Is Said to Opt for Brookfield Tie-Up Over Sale
    TECHNOLOGY TOPIC NEWS

    (Bloomberg) -- American Equity Investment Life Holding Co. is expected to strike a new partnership with Brookfield Asset Management Inc. as an alternative to a proposed $3 billion takeover from Athene Holding Ltd. and Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co., according to people familiar with the matter.As part of the partnership, which may be announced as early as Sunday, Brookfield is expected to take a 19.9% stake in American Equity at roughly $37 a share, or a 15% premium to where its shares closed Friday, the people said, who asked not to be identified because the matter isn’t public. Brookfield is also expected to receive a board seat under the deal, they said.American Equity is also expected to formally reject the $36-a-share takeover proposal from Athene and MassMutual on the grounds that it undervalues the company and is opportunistic, the people said. American Equity and Brookfield have been in talks about a possible transaction since the early part of the year, before they picked up in March, the people said.Representatives for American Equity and Brookfield declined to comment. Representatives for Athene and MassMutual weren’t immediately available for comment.Shares in American Equity closed Friday at $32.20 a share in New York, valuing the company at roughly $2.97 billion. The company’s shares have climbed almost 47% since the day before the proposed takeover from Athene and MassMutual was made public Oct. 1.Brookfield, one of the world’s largest alternative asset managers, will make the investment in two tranches, the second half of which would be completed in early 2021, the people said. The deal will also see Brookfield reinsure as much as $10 billion in existing and future annuity liabilities, they added.American Equity is also expected to launch a $500 million share buyback program from the proceeds of the investment to offset the dilution the deal will have on existing holders because of the issuance of common shares to Brookfield, the people said.Brookfield StrategyThe partnership will be Brookfield’s largest foray yet into insurance. Last month, Bruce Flatt, Brookfield’s chief executive officer, said at an investor day that he believed the time was right expand into the sector with interest rates at zero. Over time, he said, the insurance sector could be a $100 billion to $200 billion business for his firm.“There’s a lack of capital in insurance today in the general markets across the world, and, therefore, we think in the annuity long-tailed business, it could be very attractive to us,” Flatt said at the September event.Brookfield currently has roughly $550 billion in assets under management, according to its website.American Equity ExpansionThe partnership with Brookfield would be an expansion of American Equity’s AEL 2.0 strategy under new Chief Executive Officer Anant Bhalla. American Equity also announced an agreement with Varde Partners and Agam Capital Management last month as part of that strategy.American Equity disclosed on Oct. 1 it was reviewing the offer from Athene, which is backed by Apollo Global Management Inc., and MassMutual. As part of the proposed deal, MassMutual would get American Equity’s insurance units and employees and then reinsure the bulk of the business to Athene. In addition, Athene would acquire the holding company and assume all of American Equity’s debt.American Equity, which was among the top 20 sellers of fixed annuities in the U.S. during the second quarter, has been a frequent target of deal speculation. Athene had walked away from talks last year with the insurer, a person familiar with the matter previously said.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.

    (Bloomberg) -- American Equity Investment Life Holding Co. is expected to strike a new partnership with Brookfield Asset Management Inc. as an alternative to a proposed $3 billion takeover from Athene Holding Ltd. and Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co., according to people familiar with the matter.As part of the partnership, which may be announced as early as Sunday, Brookfield is expected to take a 19.9% stake in American Equity at roughly $37 a share, or a 15% premium to where its shares closed Friday, the people said, who asked not to be identified because the matter isn’t public. Brookfield is also expected to receive a board seat under the deal, they said.American Equity is also expected to formally reject the $36-a-share takeover proposal from Athene and MassMutual on the grounds that it undervalues the company and is opportunistic, the people said. American Equity and Brookfield have been in talks about a possible transaction since the early part of the year, before they picked up in March, the people said.Representatives for American Equity and Brookfield declined to comment. Representatives for Athene and MassMutual weren’t immediately available for comment.Shares in American Equity closed Friday at $32.20 a share in New York, valuing the company at roughly $2.97 billion. The company’s shares have climbed almost 47% since the day before the proposed takeover from Athene and MassMutual was made public Oct. 1.Brookfield, one of the world’s largest alternative asset managers, will make the investment in two tranches, the second half of which would be completed in early 2021, the people said. The deal will also see Brookfield reinsure as much as $10 billion in existing and future annuity liabilities, they added.American Equity is also expected to launch a $500 million share buyback program from the proceeds of the investment to offset the dilution the deal will have on existing holders because of the issuance of common shares to Brookfield, the people said.Brookfield StrategyThe partnership will be Brookfield’s largest foray yet into insurance. Last month, Bruce Flatt, Brookfield’s chief executive officer, said at an investor day that he believed the time was right expand into the sector with interest rates at zero. Over time, he said, the insurance sector could be a $100 billion to $200 billion business for his firm.“There’s a lack of capital in insurance today in the general markets across the world, and, therefore, we think in the annuity long-tailed business, it could be very attractive to us,” Flatt said at the September event.Brookfield currently has roughly $550 billion in assets under management, according to its website.American Equity ExpansionThe partnership with Brookfield would be an expansion of American Equity’s AEL 2.0 strategy under new Chief Executive Officer Anant Bhalla. American Equity also announced an agreement with Varde Partners and Agam Capital Management last month as part of that strategy.American Equity disclosed on Oct. 1 it was reviewing the offer from Athene, which is backed by Apollo Global Management Inc., and MassMutual. As part of the proposed deal, MassMutual would get American Equity’s insurance units and employees and then reinsure the bulk of the business to Athene. In addition, Athene would acquire the holding company and assume all of American Equity’s debt.American Equity, which was among the top 20 sellers of fixed annuities in the U.S. during the second quarter, has been a frequent target of deal speculation. Athene had walked away from talks last year with the insurer, a person familiar with the matter previously said.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.


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  • 26/27   'I saw a big mushroom cloud': Clues sought in Virginia shopping center explosion that rattled residents for miles
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    Investigators hunted for clues behind a thunderous explosion that leveled a strip mall, injured five people and rattled residents in Harrisonburg, Va.

    Investigators hunted for clues behind a thunderous explosion that leveled a strip mall, injured five people and rattled residents in Harrisonburg, Va.


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  • 27/27   'It just exploded': Colorado's Cameron Peak, CalWood fires drive thousands from their homes
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    The CalWood fire began burning Saturday about 50 miles southeast of the Cameron Peak Fire that has burned more than 300 square miles since mid-August.

    The CalWood fire began burning Saturday about 50 miles southeast of the Cameron Peak Fire that has burned more than 300 square miles since mid-August.


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