Apple, US Developers Agree to App Store Updates That Will Support Businesses and Maintain a Great Experience for Users

CUPERTINO, Calif.–()–Apple® today announced a number of changes coming to the App Store® that, pending court approval, will resolve a class-action suit from US developers. The terms of the agreement will help make the App Store an even better business opportunity for developers, while maintaining the safe and trusted marketplace users love. Apple appreciates the developer feedback and ideas that helped inform the agreement, and respects the ongoing judicial review process.

The agreement clarifies that developers can share purchase options with users outside of their iOS app; expands the price points developers can offer for subscriptions, in-app purchases, and paid apps; and establishes a new fund to assist qualifying US developers. The updates constitute the latest chapter of Apple’s longstanding efforts to evolve the App Store into an even better marketplace for users and developers alike.

“From the beginning, the App Store has been an economic miracle;

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NWI Business Ins and Outs: Furniture store, Domino’s, wellness center, mortgage lender and opioid recover center opening; Taco John’s coming? | Northwest Indiana Business Headlines

Could Taco John’s double-decker tacos be coming to Northwest Indiana, or at least Southwest Michigan?

Meritage Hospitality Group, a Grand Rapids, Michigan-based restaurant development chain that owns several Wendy’s in the Region, signed an area development agreement to build Taco John’s in the United States.

The company, which owns Wendy’s restaurants in Merrillville, Portage, Chesterton, Valparaiso and LaPorte, reached a deal to build 50 Taco John’s by 2026 with an option to develop 150 restaurants. Meritage Hospitality Group plans to invest at least $100 million in building Taco John’s now that it has exclusive development rights in several states.

“We are excited about this new partnership with Taco John’s and look forward to launching development in our home market of west Michigan with new store openings beginning in 2022. We were initially attracted to the brand by the made-to-order quality food, drive-thru service and significant new development opportunities, all of

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Deere lifts earnings forecast, but sees no let-up in inflationary pressure

Aug 20 (Reuters) – Deere & Co (DE.N) on Friday raised its full-year earnings forecast after quarterly profit topped Wall Street estimates on the back of strong demand for farm and construction equipment.

The world’s largest farm equipment manufacturer, however, said it continues to grapple with inflationary pressure and supply chain challenges, which are set to intensify and expected to persist beyond this year.

The company expects soaring raw material prices and freight rates to cost it about $675 million in its fourth quarter to end-October. Overall, it expects to spend $1.5 billion on raw material and freight in the 2021 fiscal year compared with $500 million estimated in February.

In response, it has raised prices for planters, sprayers, combines and large tractors in North America by about 8%, saying price increases would more than offset higher input costs.

However, worries about the potential impact of inflationary pressure on profits

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Global corporate profits to fall 8% in Q3 after record Q2 – data

People walk through the financial and business district of La Defense in Puteaux near Paris, France, August 23, 2021. REUTERS/Sarah Meyssonnier

Aug 25 (Reuters) – Global corporate profits in the third quarter are likely to fall for the first time in 18 months after record earnings in April-June, Reuters calculations showed, as the spreading COVID-19 Delta variant squeezes supply chains and raises labour costs.

Massive fiscal stimulus to support economic recovery and loosened pandemic curbs generated high consumer demand in the second quarter, and companies contending with disrupted supplies and falling inventories raised prices to offset rising input costs.

This helped boost the combined net profits of 2,542 global companies with market capitalisation of at least $1 billion to a record $734 billion in the quarter ended June, according to a Reuters analysis of Refinitiv data.

But profits are estimated to fall 8% on average to $678.2 billion in

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