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Alveo Technologies Expands Scientific Advisory Board with Appointment of Esteemed Healthcare Business Executive, Fran Soistman

Cutting-Edge Infectious Disease Diagnostics Company Brings on Former Aetna EVP to Drive Business Strategy and Support Widespread Adoption of Diagnostic Platform

Alveo Technologies, a leader in developing novel technologies that enable real-time, low-cost, at-home molecular detection of infectious disease, today announced that Fran Soistman has joined the company’s Scientific Advisory Board (SAB). Soistman is an accomplished business executive who has decades of experience driving profitable growth for healthcare entities. As a member of Alveo’s SAB Soistman will leverage his proven track record leading and governing healthcare businesses to provide strategic support in Alveo’s efforts to bring to market the company’s be.well™ platform, a point-of-care and at-home diagnostic tool currently under development.

“Fran has a longstanding history of successfully leading healthcare companies of all sizes – from startups to well-established entities – and driving results,” said Ron Chiarello, PhD, Chairman, CEO and Founder of Alveo. “With the current global need for

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Bind expands health plan business to Florida, eyes other states

Bind Benefits is moving into the market for fully-insured health plans, with products already approved for employers in Florida and plans to sell the coverage in dozens of other states by the end of next year.

The Minneapolis-based company announced this week approval from Florida regulators to sell coverage to employers with 50 or more workers seeking “fully-insured” coverage, meaning Bind takes the financial risk for paying medical claims.

Previously, Bind Benefits wasn’t a health insurer, but provided administrative services to “self-insured” employers that are at-risk for excess medical costs in worker health plans.

Now, Bind says it’s filed for approval to sell fully-insured health plans to employers in Ohio, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin. The company also plans to file with regulators in Minnesota and other states in 2020 and early 2021.

“Bind innovation changes the cost curve for both employers and employees — something the fully-insured market urgently

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Stacy’s Rise Project Expands Commitment to Female Founders; Partners with Hello Alice to Fund $150,000 in Grants to Black Women Business Owners

PLANO, Texas, Sept. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Earlier this year, the Stacy’s Rise Project expanded its annual grant and mentorship program to support more women with more services than ever before – but the continued disparity among Black female business founders persists, with women of color receiving only 0.2 percent of venture capitalist funding1. In a continued quest to “help women rise,” the Stacy’s Rise Project has now further expanded its program together with longtime partner Hello Alice to support an additional 15 Black female founders with a total of $150,000 in business grants, professional advertising services – including a prominent spotlight on the Stacy’s Amazon e-commerce hub – and executive coaching/mentorship.


The 15 remarkable Black female founders selected by Stacy's Pita Chips and Hello Alice to receive a total of $150,000 in business grants, professional advertising service and executive coaching/mentorship

As small business owners nationwide have been impacted significantly by the events of the last year, a recent survey by Stacy’s found that Black female founders are facing their own unique challenges:

  • 70 percent say
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Nova Leap Health Corp. Expands in South Central U.S. with the Acquisition of Arkansas Home Care Business

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3 “Strong Buy” Stocks That Are Flirting With a Bottom

In the investing game, it’s not only about what you buy; it’s about when you buy it. One of the most common pieces of advice thrown around the Street, “buy low” is touted as a tried-and-true tactic.Sure, the strategy seems simple. Stock prices naturally fluctuate on the basis of several factors like earnings results and the macro environment, amongst others, with investors trying to time the market and determine when stocks have hit a bottom. In practice, however, executing on this strategy is no easy task.On top of this, given the volatility that has ruled the markets over the last few weeks, how are investors supposed to gauge when a name is flirting with a bottom? That’s where the Wall Street pros come in.These expert stock pickers have identified three compelling tickers whose current share prices land close to

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Age of Learning Expands Leadership Team with Addition of Veteran Executives in Strategy, Data Analytics, Brand Growth, and Legal

Former Disney executive Mia Rondinella appointed Chief Strategy Officer & Executive Vice President, bringing extensive experience scaling global children’s media and technology businesses

Lacey Plache joins Age of Learning as VP, Data & Analytics; Amy Castillo as VP, Brand Growth; Cristine Reynaert as Deputy General Counsel

Age of Learning, Inc., the education innovator behind ABCmouse Early Learning Academy and Adventure Academy, today announced the latest expansion of its leadership team with the addition of Mia Rondinella as Chief Strategy Officer, Lacey Plache as VP, Data & Analytics; Amy Castillo as VP, Brand Growth; and Cristine Reynaert as Deputy General Counsel.

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Age of Learning expands leadership team with the addition of former Disney executive Mia Rondinella as Chief Strategy Officer & Executive Vice President along with veteran executives in data analytics, brand growth, and legal. (Photo: Business Wire)

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Samsung expands online smartphone range in India to woo holiday shoppers

By Sankalp Phartiyal

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is expanding its online-only smartphone range, a senior company executive said on Thursday, as the South Korean tech giant hopes to win over new customers in India’s festive season sales.

Samsung will launch the new India-made Galaxy F range of smartphones at Walmart Inc-controlled online retailer Flipkart on Oct. 8, Asim Warsi, a Senior Vice President and Head of e-commerce Business at Samsung India, told Reuters in an interview on Thursday.

“The series is aimed to address the burgeoning demand among the young online shoppers in India,” Warsi said.

Indian customers make big-ticket purchases of everything from gold to cars and electronics in the holiday season, which typically begins around October and lasts until the end of the year.

“We are building up for a very buoyant and a very strong festive sales period this year and by virtue

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Mastercard expands digital first card programme in North America


Directly addressing today’s generation, who does everything – from ordering meals to scheduling doctor’s appointments – on their mobile phones or online, Mastercard today announced the expansion of its Digital First Card Program in North America.

Mastercard is partnering with payment processors including CoreCard, FIS, Fiserv, Galileo, i2c, Marqeta, PTS and TSYS, a Global Payments Company, to provide them with the foundational digital guidelines that will enable consumers to experience a best-in-class digital banking experience, including near-instant access to card information, the flexibility to shop with ease, and the peace-of-mind to securely transact, among other benefits.

Together with Mastercard, these players will work with issuing banks to ensure the foundational requirements of the Digital First Card Program are met, which has been built to deliver an optimal and secure consumer experience by focusing on four key areas:

  • Online Application: Enables consumers to apply online and receive card information
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Trump expands ban on anti-racism training to federal contractors

Trump has denounced training that includes any reference to ‘white privilege’ or ‘systemic racism.’ 

President Donald Trump tweeted yesterday that he had expanded his “ban” on racial sensitivity training to federal contractors. 

“A few weeks ago, I BANNED efforts to indoctrinate government employees with divisive and harmful sex and race-based ideologies,” he wrote. “Today, I’ve expanded that ban to people and companies that do business with our Country, the United States Military, Government Contractors, and Grantees.” 

President Donald Trump answers questions from reporters Tuesday before traveling to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for a campaign event. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
President Donald Trump answers questions from reporters Tuesday before traveling to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for a campaign event. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

He wrote that “Americans should be taught to take PRIDE in our Great Country, and if you don’t, there’s nothing in it for you!”

Trump has denounced training that includes any reference to “white privilege” or “systemic racism.” 

His executive order announced last week was called “Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping.” 

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White House Expands Crackdown on Certain Diversity and Inclusion Training

President Trump signed an executive order on Tuesday evening that extends his crackdown on certain employee diversity and inclusion training for federal agencies, contractors, grant recipients and the military.

This order comes a few weeks after the Office of Management and Budget ordered federal agencies to redirect funding for certain diversity training for employees, which the administration deemed “un-American propaganda.” The new directive targets training for all those involved with the federal government that is “rooted in the pernicious and false belief that America is an irredeemably racist and sexist country.” It raised questions and concerns among experts and former government officials.

“Executive departments and agencies, our uniformed services, federal contractors and federal grant recipients should, of course, continue to foster environments devoid of hostility grounded in race, sex, and other federally protected characteristics,” said the executive order. “But training like that discussed above perpetuates racial stereotypes and division and

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Mastercard Expands its Digital First Card Program Amid Growing Demand for Digitally Driven Money Management Solutions

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Directly addressing today’s generation, who does everything – from ordering meals to scheduling doctor’s appointments – on their mobile phones or online, Mastercard today announced the expansion of its Digital First Card Program in North America. Mastercard is partnering with payment processors including CoreCard, FIS, Fiserv, Galileo, i2c, Marqeta, PTS and TSYS, a Global Payments Company, to provide them with the foundational digital guidelines that will enable consumers to experience a best-in-class digital banking experience, including near-instant access to card information, the flexibility to shop with ease, and the peace-of-mind to securely transact, among other benefits.

Together with Mastercard, these players will work with issuing banks to ensure the foundational requirements of the Digital First Card Program are met, which has been built to deliver an optimal and secure consumer experience by focusing on four key areas:

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