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Swamped With New Apps, London Business School Delays MBA Interview Decisions

London Business School

The rich are getting richer, but the choices aren’t getting easier. Having just seated an MBA class chosen from a school-record trove of applications, the UK’s premier business school now is looking at an even bigger admissions cycle for next fall’s Class of 2023. But with next fall’s instruction more likely to be in-person, that means the time for discernment — and rejection of top-tier talent — is nigh at hand.

London Business School received such an “unprecedented volume” of applications in the round that ended September 11 that it was forced to push back by more than a week its initial decision on who would receive interviews, from October 8 to October 16, according to an email to round-one applicants obtained by Poets&Quants. The interviews themselves will be conducted from mid-October to mid-November; LBS also moved back its Admissions Committee’s decision on round-one admits to

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Kioxia Delays Plan for IPO, Sending Toshiba Shares Lower

(Bloomberg) — Kioxia Holdings Corp., the memory chipmaker spun out of Toshiba Corp. in 2018, said it will postpone its plans for an initial public offering on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Toshiba shares tumbled.



a circuit board: A Toshiba Corp. logo is seen on a controller chip in an arranged photograph in Tokyo, Japan, on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017. Under pressure from its banks,Toshiba is racing to resolve several final disagreements withWestern Digital Corp.before it can complete a deal to sell its chips business to the U.S. company and other investorsby the end of August, according to people familiar with the matter.


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A Toshiba Corp. logo is seen on a controller chip in an arranged photograph in Tokyo, Japan, on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017. Under pressure from its banks,Toshiba is racing to resolve several final disagreements withWestern Digital Corp.before it can complete a deal to sell its chips business to the U.S. company and other investorsby the end of August, according to people familiar with the matter.

Kioxia had been scheduled to set its final pricing on Monday before a listing next month. Kioxia estimated earlier this month its IPO would raise as much as 306.7 billion yen ($2.9 billion).

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But the company had to moderate its fundraising expectations because of a market buffeted

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Battle Creek downtown development looks to regain momentum after COVID-19 delays

The Milton is seen by many Battle Creek residents as the centerpiece of downtown redevelopment on Michigan Avenue.



a person standing on a city street: Two men paint the outside of Café Rica on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020 in Battle Creek, Mich.


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Two men paint the outside of Café Rica on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020 in Battle Creek, Mich.

The first tenants moved into the renovated historic building’s apartments in January. The long-anticipated project was on track to be finished by June.  

Then, in March, everything came to a screeching halt due to COVID-19. 

“I had to actually stop construction,” developer Mark Harmsen said. “And then, once the governor allowed construction to start again, it took a while to get guys back to the site, so probably four months we got hurt.”  

Construction delays weren’t the only problem. People who had planned to move into the new apartments started calling to cancel. Harmsen said many had been hired by Kellogg or other businesses in town and

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EBay activates plan to shift more business to UPS and away from Postal Service because of mail delays

The company said that by the end of September, eBay sellers will be able to print out discounted UPS shipping labels, at a cost up to 62 percent cheaper than typical UPS rates.

For the Postal Service, the loss of eBay revenue could be substantial: A spreadsheet of the Postal Service’s largest customers prepared last spring showed the e-commerce site was agency’s second-largest retail customer, shipping more than 130 million items up to that point in the fiscal year. The USPS generated more than $743 million in revenue from eBay packages in that fiscal year while grappling with a $160.9 billion deficit.

EBay is second only to Amazon, which generated more than $2.3 billion in revenue for USPS during the same time frame, and whose business top Postal Service managers were fearful of losing, The Washington Post reported this week.

EBay facilitates online sales by private individuals and businesses across

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