ETrade’s ‘better mousetrap’ is its stock plan business, analyst says

It’s little wonder Morgan Stanley CEO James Gorman is singing the praises of ETrade Financial’s corporate stock plan business, which focuses on moving restricted equity shares that vest for senior company executives onto the home firm’s platform.

Unlike ETrade’s custody group for registered investment advisers, its stock plan conversion business is an industry leader, profitable and ready to plug into Morgan Stanley’s technology and platform.

“We’re seeing opportunities to grow through the stock plan business and conversion with ETrade,” Gorman told a group of investors during an online conference in June.

In the last year, Morgan Stanley pushed its way into the corporate stock plan conversion business when it bought the Canadian company Solium Capital Inc. for a price tag of about $900 million. The investment bank and wirehouse clearly has an opportunity to build that business once it closes its acquisition of ETrade, which is scheduled to occur before

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Why The H1B Visa Program Needs An Overhaul

Nothing’s perfect. The same can be said for the H1B foreign worker visa program. I love it because I see it as one of America’s best programs for recruiting the best and the brightest foreign workers. But whenever I look at how it works, I am reminded of the days when I traveled to the former Soviet Union and tried to use their telephones. The phones looked like ours, but when you tried to use them, they operated like children’s toys and you could hardly get through to anyone on the other line. The H1B visa program is like that, in theory it is serving a useful purpose, but in practice the program could do better. The way it is, it has America entering an international fist fight for the best foreign

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Walmart has the ‘secret sauce’ to turn profits online, ex-CEO says

Walmart’s soon-to-launch subscription service may lay the path for the company’s online business to turn a profit, former CEO Bill Simon told CNBC on Tuesday.

Walmart, the largest U.S. grocer, announced earlier its membership program Walmart+ will launch Sept. 15. The program is a byproduct of many subscription plans the company toyed with last decade and takes inspiration from each, said Simon, who led the retail giant from 2010 to 2014.

“It’s something they’ve coveted for a long time,” he said in an interview on “Closing Bell.” “What Walmart’s trying to do — and it’s been their secret sauce for many years, in particular with the supercenters — is to try to take the traffic, in this case clicks, that’s generated from their really robust food business and sell general merchandise, in this case to try to help make their digital online business profitable.”

Walmart has seen sales surge amid

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COVID’s suffocating grasp is choking businesses in Cambridge’s Central Square

“I’m wondering whether or not I can survive,” he said last week. “Right now I’m just hoping and praying.”

Adelson has a lot of company in his worries. Central Square, home to an eclectic array of shops, and before the pandemic, a bustling restaurant and nightlife scene, is in many ways emblematic of the devastation the coronavirus has wrought on small businesses across the region and country — and of the way the virus’s suffocating grasp has spread into the most vibrant neighborhoods.

“We’re all worried,” said Cambridge Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui recently of what kind of Central Square will emerge from the pandemic.

Date spot Cuchi Cuchi called it quits in May after 19 years. The Field, a popular, no-frills Irish pub on Prospect Street, made it 25 years before closing in July.

Customers browse at Rodney's Book Store, which has been in the square for 20 years and will close on Oct. 31.
Customers browse at Rodney’s Book Store, which has been in the square for 20 years and will
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Best online learning platforms in 2020: LinkedIn Learning, Coursera, MasterClass, and more

It’s a very strange time. On the one hand, we have the pandemic and extreme political and societal unrest. In many ways (I’m looking at you, Facebook), the internet hasn’t helped and has instead fanned the flames. But the internet is also making it possible for many of us to make it through this dumpster fire of a year with a degree of moderate success.

One area where the internet is enabling and empowering is education. Last week, we showed some of the best learning management systems that allow universities, colleges, businesses, and organizations to manage the process of learning, from attendance to grading to interacting with students. That was essentially about how to manage the process of learning.

This article is about the learning itself. Below, we spotlight a baker’s dozen of online learning platforms. There are literally hundreds of these things out there — online services with large

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The New Regular: Your Post-Pandemic Business Plan

This is the fourteenth edition of my New Regular series devoted to helping small business owners have the maximum opportunity to open their businesses on January 1, 2021. Normal was caught stalking Dr. Fauci and arrested for not wearing a mask. 

Every Main Street business owner had a business plan when they opened for business in January 2020, from a fancy, multi-page model, to thoughts printed on the owner’s brain. Regardless, these two operators have one thing in common: They’re both going to need a new one. A post-pandemic, New Regular business plan. Stay with me – you’ll thank me later.

Emerging out of a government-mandated shutdown, we’re finding a marketplace shrouded in a fog of uncertainty. But the good news

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Mastercard Is at a Peak and Is Too Expensive to Buy Now

Mastercard (NYSE:MA) is up over 19% year-to-date and most of that gain came in the last month which showed a 16%+ rise. The bottom line now is that MA stock is simply too expensive.

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Most investors should probably wait for a pullback in the stock before taking a position in this fine company. At that point, there might at least be a notion of a margin of safety in buying it.

The stock’s rise in August came after Mastercard reported its second-quarter earnings on July 30. Analysts were expecting adjusted earnings per share (EPS) of $1.18, but the company outperformed with adjusted EPS of $1.36. However, this was still down 28% from last year.

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Looking at the Valuation Carefully

The company indicated in its presentation and its conference call that it would not

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Business Intelligence (BI) Vendors Market Projected to Grow at a CAGR of 12.1% by 2027|Microsoft Corporation, Cisco Systems Inc., Tableau Software

The MarketWatch News Department was not involved in the creation of this content.

Sep 03, 2020 (AmericaNewsHour) —
Research Nester released a report titled “Business Intelligence (BI) Vendors Market – Global Demand Analysis & Opportunity Outlook 2027” which also includes some of the prominent market analyzing parameters such as industry growth drivers, restraints, supply and demand risk, market attractiveness, year-on-year (Y-O-Y) growth comparisons, market share comparisons, BPS analysis, SWOT analysis and Porter’s five force model.

The term “Business Intelligence” is defined as a superset of software as a service (SaaS) enterprise applications,which converts unstructured raw data and structured data into meaningful data insights. With the large amount of data generated worldwide at each and every moment, there is a rising need amongst enterprises to utilize these datasets so as to benefit themselves with these insights, as analyzing these data can help businesses make precise decisions, formulate strategies against plans,

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How One Entrepreneur Trusted His Gut And Disrupted The Toilet Paper Business

Do your research, trust your gut, it’s going to be a lot of hard work, but in the end, it will be worth it. – Derin Oyekan

Derin Oyekan is co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Reel, an eco-friendly paper brand, offering bamboo toilet paper with a portion of the business supporting SOIL, a sanitation R&D non-profit in Haiti. Reel, co-founded with Livio Bisterzo, officially launched in the US in March 2019 and has sold over a million rolls of toilet paper, growing almost 1,000% year over year since launch.

At age 40, Oyekan has already made three career pivots: engineering to marketing to entrepreneurship. Oyekan has a Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, but never worked as an engineer, opting to start his career in Internet marketing. Oyekan held multiple growth marketing roles, taking brands from pre-revenue concepts to multimillion-dollar businesses. He then

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4 Ideas to Start a Digital Business Without the High Cost

The world is currently going through tough times and no one is immune. However, like other pandemics, COVID-19 will see its end. But before then, a lot is going to change, including the way we do business.

Unprecedented mass layoffs, furloughs, and job cuts triggered by the Coronavirus outbreak have immeasurable consequences affecting all layers of human existence. Social distancing obliges people to maintain a non-productive distance between partners. Lockdown keeps colleagues and staff away from office sites. In all this chaos and confusion, the Internet brings good news.

As the world struggles to eliminate or put the disease under control, how do you create a business online without the high cost?

I have put together four ideas for you to examine. This post is not meant to elaborate on these ideas and give you step-by-step instructions. I just want you to know that there is something you can do

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