Day: September 5, 2020

Is the Marriott Bonvoy Business AmEx Card Worth Its Annual Fee?

With so many Marriott credit cards to choose from, finding the right one can seem overwhelming. For business owners, the main option is the Marriott Bonvoy Business™ American Express® Card, which comes with an annual fee of $125. While that yearly cost might turn some people off, the question is: Does the card provide value above and beyond the $125 fee? Terms apply.

Here’s a look at the benefits and earning potential that, for some users, could make this card a good choice.

Rack up bonus points

Earn 6x points for each dollar spent on eligible purchases at Marriott Bonvoy properties and 4x points for every dollar of eligible purchases at U.S. restaurants, at U.S. gas stations, on wireless telephone services purchased directly from U.S. service providers and on U.S. purchases for shipping. Plus earn 2x points per dollar on all other purchases. Terms apply.

Those points can

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The Week in Business: Where Are the $300 Checks?

The French call it la rentrée — the ramp-up period after summer holidays end, when school starts and that buzzy September energy hits the air. To call this season different is an understatement, but rentrée we shall, as best we can. Here’s what you need to know in business and tech for the week ahead.

New unemployment claims remain stubbornly high, hovering over 1 million for the second week in a row. (The number briefly dipped below that level earlier this month for the first time since the pandemic began, but then the trend reversed.) What’s particularly worrisome is that federal aid to the unemployed all but disappeared at the end of July. Earlier this month, President Trump promised an additional $300 in jobless pay, but those checks may not show up until mid-September in many states.

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Business Analytics Market: Industry Development Scenario and Forecast to 2024 | Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic

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Sep 03, 2020 (AmericaNewsHour) —
Global Business Analytics Market Research Report, By Software (Predictive Analytics, Content Analytics, Data Discovery and Visualization Software), Industry (BFSI, Education, Government), Organisation size (Large-Scale Enterprise) — Forecast till 2023

Business analytics encompasses methodologies from applied mathematics, applied probability, applied statistics, computer science, and signal processing for using data to gain insights into business performance and drive business planning. Globalization is encouraging businesses to use similar technologies and resources which is causing business processes to converge to similar standards. This convergence has left the businesses with only quality of decision making as their means for outperforming their competitors. Business analytics provides tools to companies that makes the task of decision making easier. Business analytics is provided in terms of software and services. Data generated by businesses is analyzed and converted into forms that

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Vocational training school in Charlotte

“I see the poverty and lack of education and I believe that trade is the quickest way to bring a community and an individual out of poverty,” Norman said.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Micheal Norman, founder and president of the Global Vocational Training Center is doing his part to help uplift his own community that he says is broken. His solution to begin fixing the issues is to educate, empower and employ.

“I see the poverty and lack of education and I believe that trade is the quickest way to bring a community and an individual out of poverty,” Norman said.

After serving some jail time and falling down on his luck many years ago, he decided to take control of his destiny and start his own electrical business. The success of that business later led him to open the Global Vocational Training Center in East Charlotte. The school is free

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7 Cheap Stocks for the Cash-Strapped Investor

The U.S. Federal Reserve’s commitment to ease liquidity in the stock market since March did too good a job. The S&P 500 traded at all-time highs in recent sessions. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index trades at new highs almost daily. There are, however, cheap stocks to buy from a standard price-to-earnings metric. When asked about what metric to use to find undervalued metrics, we turned to Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. The professor said in an email to InvestorPlace, “I would focus on the PEG ratio, or P/E ratio divided by the projected growth rate of earnings per share. The lower the PEG ratio, the more attractive (or undervalued) a stock is.” James Angel, associate professor of finance at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business said: … potential bargains can be found in stocks with low institutional
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How to Keep Your Business Flexible in a Post-Covid Reopening

How to Keep Your Business Flexible in a Post-Covid Reopening

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How to Keep Your Business Flexible in a Post-Covid Reopening

Four ways to prepare your business for reopening.


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Businesses all over the country are beginning to reopen, but that doesn’t mean the pandemic is no longer a threat. If you’re thinking about reopening, you should be prepared to instate changes to keep your employees and your customers safe. Doing so will improve the health of your local community, allow your business to remain open, and even improve your business’s reputation–attracting more customers and warmer interactions in the meantime.

But more than that, you’ll need to remain flexible and adaptable; as we learn more about the coronavirus and as we adapt culturally, your business will need to “roll with the punches” to remain relevant, respected, healthy, and safe.

1. Write and Keep Updating

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How a compliance mindset undermines antitrust reform proposals

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks via video conference during an Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law Subcommittee hearing, on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Wednesday, July 29, 2020, on "Online platforms and market power. Examining the dominance of Amazon, Facebook, Google and Apple" No Use UK. No Use Germany.

The CEOs of America’s most powerful technology companies went before Congress recently to answer questions about their growing role in the U.S. economy. Lawmakers grilled the CEOs on their business practices and whether it is time to curb their companies’ market power. But for antitrust to work in the digital era, it must go beyond its traditional focus on market power to consider questions of public interest.

For years, technology ethicists have considered how to square the interests of major companies with the interests of society as a whole, and recent approaches to ethics in the technology industry provide a cautionary tale for antitrust policy. Our data ethics research shows that Big Tech companies tend to approach challenges from the perspective of compliance: that as long as a company ticks the boxes on a checklist, it is in the clear. While checklists can highlight concerns, they do not necessarily lead

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Former business manager charged with stealing from North Versailles Fire Department

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Tips For Starting A New Business During The Pandemic

Jessica is a digital expert & founder of Valux, LLC, a digital marketing company that helps businesses complete the digital transformation.

“Last night, I had a difficult conversation with my husband. I broke down crying because starting a business, in the middle of a pandemic, with a toddler, is hard. …”

This is from a group post I saw on Facebook the other day. As a single mom of two toddlers and the founder of a digital marketing agency, not only can I totally relate to this post emotionally, it’s also similar to what I’ve heard from clients: “Starting a business now is so hard.”

Yes, it is extremely hard to start a business during an economic crisis, but many still want to do it. Perhaps starting your own business could be a way out of unemployment. However, many of our startup clients don’t know where to begin,

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Insights From B Corp TMI Consulting’s Tiffany Jana

For many years, businesses shied from taking a stance on societal issues. But as more people look to align their careers and purchases with their values, companies are stepping up to address pressing issues. That’s especially apparent now, as calls for a more equitable society have become rally cries for racial justice in the wake of shootings and other violent attacks on People of Color — Jacob Blake, George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor — in just the last few months.

After Floyd’s murder, many businesses made public statements in support of Black Lives Matter and their desire for an economy and society that work for all people. But moving from words to actions to create that economy requires a commitment to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion — a field known as JEDI. 

One leader in that field is Dr.

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