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New Report Uncovers How Modern Finance Leaders Manage Risk

Monday August 13 th 2018

SHORT HILLS, N.J., Aug. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ – Dun Bradstreet (NYSE: DNB) today announced results of a global study that examines how today’s finance leaders are managing risk in a function awash with data and technology. The Risk Revolution found that while finance chiefs remain tasked with business profitability, their remit has expanded to efficiently share data across organizations and lead adoption of emerging tools that manage burgeoning global risk.  

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“With economic and political uncertainty across so much of the world, we found that finance leaders are struggling to manage risk effectively,” said Eric Dowdell, global head of Dun Bradstreet’s Trade Credit business. “Finance leaders report they are aware of and encouraged by the possibilities of modern, data-driven tools to drive better business outcomes, yet sophistication and adoption remain alarmingly low.”

Among the Risk Revolution’s key findings:

Risky Business
Monitoring risks within a business’ customer, supplier, or partner base ranked as the top challenge facing finance leaders today, with 38 percent of respondents classifying this as their chief concern. Overall, most finance leaders believe their own efforts to manage, monitor, and predict customer, supplier or partner viability pose a moderate to high risk to their businesses. Forecasting or predicting risk was the number two concern of finance leaders, while the third was growing profitability. External influences, specifically geopolitical risks, technological disruption, NAFTA renegotiations, and the pace of innovation were considered the top four factors that increased business risk over the past year.

Data Data Everywhere, Nor Not a Byte to Eat
Most finance leaders are not effectively managing data to help mitigate business risk. Over 60 percent of respondents report that their data currently exists in organizational silos, with over half reporting difficulty sharing, linking and using data to drive their risk management strategies.

The Future is Here, But Where?
Many finance leaders see promise in automation, yet tools such as blockchain, artificial intelligence, or machine learning are not being leveraged by most of the respondents today.  Less than 20 percent of finance leaders indicated that their company is “advanced” in the sophistication of their teams’ use of modern risk management tools. Self-created analytics and credit reports rank as the most common tools finance leaders use to manage risk.

Finance leaders have an opportunity to make sense of data and lead cross-departmental collaboration and strategic decision-making. Those who leverage technology and modern tools can implement a cross-functional data strategy to help their organizations better share insights, navigate uncertainties in the market, and manage global risks to grow profitability.

To view Dun Bradstreet’s Risk Revolution report in its entirety, please visit:

Additionally, a joint webinar, The (R)evolution of Risk Management: Discovering Opportunity in a Universe of Risk, will be hosted by and Dun Bradstreet on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 2 p.m. EST. Led by Dun Bradstreet’s Dowdell, the webinar will further explore how finance leaders are applying technology and data to their organizations’ risk management efforts. Register at:

Note about methodology:
In April 2018, Dun Bradstreet conducted a study of finance professionals using an online survey tool to collect and evaluate the results. The study targeted thousands of finance professionals in roles ranging from end user to executive within companies of all sizes within the US, UK, and Canada. A total of approximately 1,100 responses were received.

About Dun Bradstreet® 
Dun Bradstreet helps companies around the world improve their business performance. The global leader in commercial data and analytics, we glean insight from data to enable our customers to connect with the prospects, suppliers, clients and partners that matter most. Since 1841, companies of every size rely on Dun Bradstreet to help them manage risk and reveal opportunity. For more about Dun Bradstreet, visit Twitter: @DnBUS

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InventHelp Inventor Develops Stay-Cold Beverage Accessory (POO-366)

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — “I needed a way to keep my drinks colder for longer,” said an inventor from Gresham, Ore. “I also wanted to keep water from condensing on the outside of the beverage container. I came up with my idea to accomplish both of these tasks while also featuring a stylish look.”

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He developed the patent pending COLD FOOT to keep a beverage cold for a longer period of time. This allows the beverage to be enjoyed at a comfortable pace before it gets lukewarm. The accessory also prevents condensation from forming on the exterior of the beverage container. The unit makes it easier to identify one’s own beverage. It features a fashionable appearance. Additionally, the invention is producible in an array of colors, styles and designs.

The original design was submitted to the Portland office of InventHelp. It is currently available for licensing or sale to manufacturers or marketers. For more information, write Dept. 17-POO-366, InventHelp, 217 Ninth Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, or call (412) 288-1300 ext. 1368. Learn more about InventHelp’s Invention Submission Services at

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Global Guidewires Market 2016-2018 & 2023

DUBLIN, Aug. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ –

The “Guidewires Market by Material Type, by Product, by Application, by End User, by Geography – Global Market Size, Share, Development, Growth and Demand Forecast, 2016 – 2023″ report has been added to’s offering.

Global guidewires market is forecasted to attain revenue of $1,126.5 million by 2023

The growth is led by favorable reimbursement scenario, increasing prevalence of chronic and lifestyle associated disorders, and growing demand for minimally invasive surgeries (MISs).

Insights on market segments

On the basis of material type, the market has been categorized into nitinol, stainless steel and hybrid type. Nitinol material is predicted to lead the guidewires market, in terms of size and as well as growth. The category held an estimated contribution of 47.2% in the global market in 2017 and is expected to progress at a CAGR of 5.9% during the forecast period. This leading position is mainly attributable to various features of these products such as high elastic property that provides kink resistance, better trackability and offers reduced prolapse, when compared to stainless steel and other materials.

On the basis of product, the guidewires market is categorized as surgical and diagnostic guidewires. Surgical product category is expected to showcase faster growth in demand, witnessing a CAGR of 5.7% during the forecast period. According to a report, Global Surgery 2030, published by Lancet Commission on Global Surgery, 143 million additional surgical procedures are needed each year to save lives and prevent disability, globally.

These products find application in coronary, peripheral, urology, neurovascular, gastroenterology and other health related disorders. Among these the neurovascular application category is expected to witness fastest growth in demand, growing at a CAGR of 6.7% during the forecast period, owing to the increasing number of neurovascular disorders globally.

Hospitals and diagnostic clinics, and ASCs are the key end users in the guidewires market. Hospitals and diagnostic clinics are the largest end user, with an estimated share of 86.9% in 2017. This end user category is also expected to showcase fastest growth in demand, witnessing a CAGR of 5.7% during the forecast period, mainly due to the increasing number of hospitals globally.

Key Topics Covered:

Chapter 1. Research Background

Chapter 2. Research Methodology

Chapter 3. Executive Summary

Chapter 4. Introduction

Chapter 5. Global Market Size And Forecast

Chapter 6. North America Market Size And Forecast

Chapter 7. Europe Market Size And Forecast

Chapter 8. Apac Market Size And Forecast

Chapter 9. Latam Market Size And Forecast

Chapter 10. Mea Market Size And Forecast

Chapter 11. Competitive Landscape

Chapter 12. Company Profiles

  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Cardinal Health Inc.
  • Boston Scientific Corporation
  • Stryker Corporation
  • B. Braun Melsungen Ag
  • Cook Medical Llc
  • Conmed Corporation
  • Medtronic Plc
  • Asahi Intecc Co. Ltd.
  • Terumo Corporation

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National Car Rental and Deem Announce Innovative Partnership to Offer New "National Car and Driver" Service in China

Sunday August 12 th 2018

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ – The National Car Rental brand is partnering with Deem – a leading mobile and cloud software technology provider – to make business travel in China even more innovative, efficient and convenient. Business travelers to China can now book their reservations directly through the Deem Work Fource application, or their travel management partner, and have their reservations fulfilled by National Car Rental’s new “National Car and Driver” service.

“Our mission is to make business travelers’ time more productive and more hassle-free through the world’s best transportation options,” said John F. Rizzo, CEO, president and chief operating officer for Deem. “For example, Deem’s new and innovative Ground Work platform, coupled with the integration of Enterprise Holdings and eHi Car Services, enables corporate travelers to make better choices for their business trips in China.”

The National Car Rental brand is owned by Enterprise Holdings, which also is a strategic investor in eHi Car Services, the leading provider of car-plus-driver rentals in China with locations in more than 200 cities. Starting Oct. 1, eHi will begin providing cars and professional drivers under the National brand.

Resident Drivers

Enterprise Holdings’ integrated global network of independent regional subsidiaries and franchises – operating a fleet of nearly 1.9 million vehicles – provides a comprehensive portfolio of transportation solutions, including car rental, carsharing, vanpooling, car sales, truck rental, online ride-matching, affiliated fleet management services, and now car-and-driver services. Enterprise Holdings not only is the world’s largest car rental operator, but also an industry leader in mobility and technology as well as one of the top global travel companies in terms of revenue, ranking ahead of many airlines and most cruise lines, hotels, tour operators and online travel agencies.

“Booking a rental car can be tricky for business travelers when they travel in China,” said Don Moore,  vice president of Business Rental Sales and Global Corporate Accounts for Enterprise Holdings. “Visitors can’t just book a car rental and drive themselves around. They need a resident driver, whether it’s point-to-point, hourly or a multi-day trip.”

Deem’s technology allows travelers to book car-and-driver services in hundreds of locations in China through multiple platforms, including Deem Work Fource, GetThere, Egencia, Sabre Red App and Apollo.

Deem Work Fource is a business travel booking and management platform used by millions of travelers and major travel management companies around the world. Deem’s suite of tools is designed for the entire business travel ecosystem using machine learning, AI and predictive analytics – so travel managers, delegates, agents and travelers can focus on their business and not on the hassle of managing trips.

“We are continually expanding the Deem platform across the globe,” said Rizzo. “Now, with expanded options in China, travelers have more choices in more locations that will save them time, money and hassle.”

About DEEM
The most difficult part of any business trip is too often the trip itself. It shouldn’t be. Deem makes it painless for the traveler to get down to business without distraction, simpler for the travel manager and management company to keep track of all the moving parts, and easier for partners to get the information they need to stay competitive.

The Deem Work Fource platform is designed for the entire business travel ecosystem using machine learning, AI and predictive analytics. Deem’s suite of tools range from a dynamic traveler booking platform, travel manager cost controls, travel agency service technology and supplier revenue opportunities, including the world’s largest car service affiliate network and operator solutions.

Deem’s Work Fource Platform services more than 50,000 corporate customers in 61 countries, speaking 14 languages – including the world’s largest travel management companies. The company, headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., with offices in Bangalore, India, is backed by leading venture capital funds, as well as corporate and private equity investors.

About Enterprise Holdings
In addition to the National Car Rental brand, Enterprise Holdings owns the Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Alamo Rent A Car brands. The company currently ranks as one of America’s Largest Private Companies, and if it were publicly traded, the company would rank on Fortune’s list of the 500 largest American public companies. The company operates a network of 10,000 fully staffed neighborhood and airport locations in more than 90 countries throughout the world, and along with its affiliate Enterprise Fleet Management, reported $22.3 billion in revenues in fiscal year 2017. Other transportation services marketed under the Enterprise brand name include Enterprise CarShare, Enterprise Rideshare, Enterprise Car Sales, Enterprise Truck Rental, Exotic Car Collection by Enterprise, Zimride by Enterprise, Enterprise Flex-E Rent and Enterprise Car Club.


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"Runs for Ted" Family Visits Chicago Cubs Game in Support of GiGi’s Playhouse, Advocating Acceptance for the Down syndrome Community

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Aug. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ – A family of four from Arizona is taking a cross country road trip to all 30 major league baseball stadiums in three months to raise awareness and acceptance for Down syndrome. The “Runs for Ted” fundraiser benefits GiGi’s Playhouse, a nationwide non-profit and the only Down syndrome achievement center of its kind.

Ted’s parents explained, “Runs for Ted” started as a little league rallying cheer after our two-year-old son, Ted, was diagnosed with Trisomy 21, or Down syndrome, at his birth in the Spring of 2016. That simple cheer motivated his big brother Roy’s team and filled our hearts with so much encouragement that it has since morphed into a fundraising campaign that unites our family’s love of baseball with our love of the Down syndrome community.”

“Runs for Ted” goal is to introduce people to Ted, to advocate for him and all his friends with Down syndrome in hopes of raising $50,000 to support GiGi’s Playhouse and the many FREE therapeutic, educational, and career development programs that are offered to individuals with Down syndrome. GiGi’S Playhouse breaks down barriers and changes the way the world sees individuals with Down syndrome by fostering acceptance and hope for everyone through the #GenerationG campaign.

GiGi’s Playhouse Chicago is hosting an Open House from 10-11 AM welcoming Ted and his family to Chicago. GiGi’s Playhouse Founder and Chief Belief Officer, Nancy Gianni, and her daughter GiGi, will make a special guest appearance and escort the “Runs for Ted” team in the GiGi’s Playhouse Jeep to Wrigley Field. All Chicago neighbors and friends who are looking to learn more about #GenerationG and the mission of GiGi’s Playhouse are welcome to attend.

Each team or stadium the “Runs for Ted” family visited has graciously offered tickets and autographed baseballs for raffle. All funds raised are donated to GiGi’s Playhouse. You can follow the adventures of Ted and his family as they trek 18,000 miles in a minivan to watch some baseball, see the beautiful country and spread awareness about Down syndrome and GiGi’s Playhouse on their “Runs for Ted” Facebook page or on their website at

About GiGi’s Playhouse: The ONLY network of Down syndrome Achievement Centers, GiGi’s Playhouse is an inspirational and dedicated place for families to celebrate their child and benefit from FREE life-changing therapeutic, educational and career training programs that unleash joy, confidence and continuous improvement. Playhouses empower children and adults to achieve their “Best of All” and to pursue their dreams. Founded by GiGi’s Mom, CNN Hero Nancy Gianni, in Hoffman Estates, IL, the organization now includes 37 community Playhouses and mobile locations, including the first global Playhouse location in Mexico. For more information about free programs, volunteerism, impact partnerships, events and the many ways to support our families: visit


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