Category: business strategies

What business leaders think about the U.S. election

With only three weeks left before the U.S. presidential election, business leaders are anticipating new policy risks regardless of the outcome. According to the latest PwC US Pulse Survey, which polled 537 U.S. C-suite and other executives between September 30 and October 6, respondents are most concerned about changes in tax policy, followed by the federal government’s response to the global pandemic. In some respects, the two issues are interrelated, as the question of how to fund recovery efforts looms.

The survey also revealed that executives are significantly more likely to be concerned about tax policy changes under a Biden administration (62 percent) than under a second Trump administration (39 percent). However, most respondents (76 percent) agree that business tax rates will rise to pay for COVID-19 relief regardless of which party controls Congress, up from 70 percent who expressed the same sentiment in early September.

Meanwhile, tax directors are

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What the state’s new COVID-19 strategy means for Utahns

Utah’s leaders on Tuesday rolled out a new strategy for curbing the spread of COVID-19 across the state, announcing that county-level restrictions going forward will be tied to local data on how the virus is being transmitted.



(Trent Nelson | Tribune file photo) Daniel Salas working at a COVID-19 testing station at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020.


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(Trent Nelson | Tribune file photo) Daniel Salas working at a COVID-19 testing station at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020.

The system is replacing the color-coded guidelines that state officials have previously used as they’ve imposed economic restrictions across Utah. Under this new framework, most of the state will fall under a mask mandate as a “jump start” for at least the next two weeks, while a swath of detailed industry guidelines will disappear.

And state officials made clear that their plan won’t work unless individuals and business owners take personal responsibility for stopping the spread of the disease.

“Our announcement of this

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An Interview With Qualcomm’s Alex Rogers, EVP And President Of Its Technologies Licensing Business, On 5G IP

I’ve been following the Qualcomm 5G IP legal saga since the FTC filed an antitrust case against the company way back in 2017. Frankly, an entire screenplay could be written about the proceedings—in a dramatic turn of events, a district court in northern California ruled against Qualcomm in May of 2019. Now, despite the earlier loss, it’s looking like Qualcomm will get the last laugh. Qualcomm appealed the decision with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, who, after holding a three judge hearing on the case this past February, have finally decided to reverse the decision, throw out the injunction and partial grant of summary judgment—a total win for Qualcomm on every issue. I was happy with this result, having long maintained the case was

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Global 3D Printing Market 2020 Industry Analysis, Key Drivers, Business Strategy, Opportunities and Forecast to 2025

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Oct 11, 2020 (CDN Newswire via Comtex) —
Global 3D Printing Market 2020 by Manufacturers, Type and Application, Forecast to 2025 focuses on encompassing major statistical aspects of the market as it offers our readers a value addition on guiding them in encountering the barriers surrounding the market. The report thoroughly scrutinizes the effects of different factors impacting market drivers and development. The report contains a comprehensive addition of several factors such as global distribution, manufacturers, market size, and market factors that affect global contributions. The research also inspects the global 3D Printing market deals channels, difficulties, openings, drivers, future patterns, development rate, market share, rivalry scene, and status.

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This report offers market forecasts (2020 to 2025) on the industry, including total sales, a number of companies, attractive investment opportunities, and others. It

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Informa Markets Fashion Elevates Talent and New Teams, Taking the Next Step Forward in Business … | Money

The group has also added roles and elevated talent in other key areas including brand development, content and industry insights, and digital marketing to help bolster strategy as they further diversify their physical and digital product offer. A new Experience and Education division, dedicated to providing on-going educational opportunities, both on and offline, will cater to the varied needs of each brand vertical. Additionally, the group will continue with its expanded production of marketplace-exclusive content, highlighting and identifying timely industry insights and fashion resources also further driving differentiation and distinction in its event offering to the community.

“Adaptation, innovation, and evolution will be key as we move forward and the industry’s business needs are at the core of our strategic path ahead,” said Kelly Helfman, Commercial President for Informa Markets Fashion. “We’re fully focused on our customers’ commercial success and, by virtue, advancing our product offering to match their changing

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Opinion | We need a serious conversation on reopening strategies, not arguments based in fantasy

Sadly, the Roosevelt will not be the first hotel to be closed by the pandemic when it shutters at the end of this month. But it will become part of another historic trend, as covid-19 scythes through entire sectors, and not just commercial ones.

Kids are losing out on a year of education, and the biggest losers are the vulnerable ones whose parents can’t step in as substitute teachers. The arts are withering, along with restaurants and hotels and commercial office buildings: New York’s Metropolitan Opera canceled its 2020-21 schedule, and Broadway will remain closed at least through May. Expect other cities to follow suit, and big arts complexes that were already struggling with changing tastes may not recover from the revenue drought.

Many of the businesses that are closing will never come back, and some of the lives that are being upended will probably stay upside down forever. But

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The 5 ‘Frontier CMO’ strategies to lead brands to economic recovery

With brands around the world disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic, and marketing budgets being squeezed, a major new study has identified a new group of Chief Marketing Officers who are pioneering the fight for recovery.

The study from Dentsu International, which incorporates data from 1,361 CMOs across 12 markets, concludes that the number one challenge for brands is to understand and respond to the ways the pandemic will have long-term effects on consumers’ behaviour.

This challenge is compounded by the fact that two-thirds, or 62%, of those surveyed say their budgets will be cut or flat over the next year; that figure increases to 82% for smaller brands. And despite the unparalleled challenges brands face, half of CMOs say they plan to employ recovery strategies taken in previous recessions, with only one in ten saying they expect to adopt entirely new strategies.

Six out of ten CMOs surveyed say their

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ETF Strategies That Capitalize on the Post-Coronavirus Economy

Investors can consider targeted exchange traded funds strategies to take advantage of how COVID-19 is accelerating changing behaviors.

In the recent webcast, Accelerating Natural Selection. Investing in a Post-COVID World Economy, David Mazza, Managing Director, Product, Direxion, pointed out that working at home has already been occurring over the years, but the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent Great Shutdown only accelerated the trend. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, 5.7% of US employees worked entirely from home. About 43% of employed Americans already spend at least some time working remotely, and 8 million U.S. workers already work at home full-time. Looking ahead, 75% of Fortune 500 CEOs say they plan to accelerate the technological transformation of their companies, and about 54% of companies plan to make a remote work option permanent.

The remote work theme may also be an excellent way to recruit workers moving forward. According to a recent Deloitte

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Domo Experts From Citrus Ad and DHL to Present at the Forrester Data Strategy & Insights Virtual Trade Show

Data and Technology Leaders will Share How They Are Leveraging Data and Domo to Solve Today’s Complex Business Challenges

Domo (Nasdaq: DOMO), provider of the Domo Business Cloud, today announced that two customers – Citrus Ad and DHL – will be hosting separate sessions at the Forrester Data Strategy & Insights Virtual Trade Show to share how they are leveraging data and Domo to solve today’s complex business challenges. The event is being held from October 13 – 15 and Domo is a premium sponsor.

“Domo empowers organizations of all sizes to unlock the value of their business data. Join our customer sessions led by data and technology leaders at Citrus Ad and DHL, as they share how Domo has empowered them to help their organizations be more agile, and create a data-driven culture through well-governed, self-service BI and analytics,” said John Mellor, chief strategy officer, Domo.

Details on the

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Retirement Strategy: AT&T Is More Than Just About The Dividend (NYSE:T)

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While I will be offering my personal opinion, I hope that some of the current facts will support my thesis. Of course we all know about how AT&T (T) has made so many mistakes in the last few years, and the debt level is greater than we want, but let me ask this question: Is AT&T going out of business anytime soon?

Needless to say I believe that T will be around for a long time. While I have no idea what years from now will look like, and I am not 100% certain about the lofty dividend going forward, I do believe that given the business that T is in, and the cash flow generated by ongoing operations, my gut says that T will keep paying and growing its dividend and eventually become a dividend king.

While that is my opinion, I realize that anything can happen

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