• Art & Entertainment

    Mattie King Davis Art Gallery welcomes trio of artists and friends | Entertainment

    BEAUFORT — The Mattie King Davis Art Gallery will host a free show Friday, Dec. 3 from 4:30 until 6 p.m. featuring the work of longtime friends, Jimmy Craig Womble, Lisa Tuchek and Mandy Johnson. They will also be the gallery’s featured artists for the Beaufort Holiday Art Walk on Saturday, Dec. 11 from 1 until 5 p.m. and the gallery’s featured artists for the months of December and January. “We are extremely excited to welcome this fun trio back for a second holiday season!” Beaufort Historic Site Public Relations Director Hannah Taylor noted in a news release. “From Johnson’s  

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  • Car & Automotive

    Auto executives say more than half of U.S. car sales will be EVs by 2030, KPMG survey shows

    President Joe Biden speaks during a visit to the General Motors Factory ZERO electric vehicle assembly plant, Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021, in Detroit. Evan Vucci | AP Automotive executives think more than half of their sales will be electric vehicles by 2030, in line with President Joe Biden’s EV sales goal, according to a new survey released Tuesday by accounting and consulting firm KPMG. While estimates varied widely from more than 20% to about 90%, the survey on average that executives expect 52% of new vehicle sales to be all-electric by 2030. The same amount is expected for Japan and  

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  • Law & Legal

    Target Cuts Outside Firms With Diversity Lens, Legal Chief Says

    Target Corp. plans to lower the number of outside law firms it uses and will examine efficiency, diversity, and risk tolerance in deciding which ones to cut, said Don Liu, the company’s chief legal and risk officer. The retailer has begun multi-rounds of evaluating firms on their understanding of Target values and ability to help navigate legal “murky waters,” among other characteristics, Liu said in an interview. Eventually, he said he hopes to have deeper relationships with the pared-down panel of firms. “A lot of lawyers tend to believe that the most conservative legal position is the best position—I don’t  

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  • Business & Finance

    Legislative committee gives state finance authority the greenlight for cannabis business loans

    An interim legislative committee on Tuesday approved a state-run loan program for small cannabis businesses. The decision was approved by the New Mexico Finance Authority Oversight committee with a 9-2 vote.  The program will be overseen by the state’s finance authority and will be funded by the Economic Development Revolving Fund. According to a presentation from the authority’s CEO Marquita Russell, there will be about $5 million from the revolving fund made available for qualifying businesses. Each loan, Russell told lawmakers on Tuesday, would be limited to $250,000 and terms would be limited to five years. Applicants to the loan  

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  • Computer & Technology

    The growing benefits of computer-assisted coding technology

    Computer-assisted coding (CAC) has come a long way in a short time. What started as a way to help clinical coders manage ever increasing complexity in their workloads, has now grown into a technology solution that provide benefits across whole organisations. Drivers of the shift to CAC The shift away from paper-based to electronic data capture provides an opportunity to use new technologies, including artificial intelligence, to automate not only the assignment of codes, but also the many separate and disparate processes of coding and CDI workflow overall. Furthermore, with the growing adoption of EMRs, hospitals in the Asia-Pacific region  

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