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7 Ways the Future of Business in an Existing and Post-COVID-19 World Will Change

In a period of ninety days, the world and business of commerce have been shocked by its foundations. Executives from all industries are faced with uncertainties that could not have been anticipated at the start of 2020. Causing senior leaders to scrap plans, accelerate plans, or seek alternative plans to help them chart a new course in troubled waters.

This period has allowed for trends to begin to emerge. Trends that will impact decision-making and buying for at least the next five years. And, affect how businesses and people work as well as participate in commerce.

What can we expect in the future of business in a post COVID-19 world?

Working From Home Is Here To Stay

Many non-consumer facing organizations are finding that large-scale “work from home” can work. Discovering new scales of economies and little impact on productivity. In fact, organizations are finding increases in productivity. What remains

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Foreign physicians should be exempt from visa policy change, med groups say

Six major medical groups are calling on the Department of Homeland Security to exclude foreign national physicians from a proposed change in immigration policy.

The American Hospital Association, American Medical Association, Association of American Medical Colleges, National Resident Matching Program, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, and Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research on Oct. 9 sent a joint letter to Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf requesting that J-1 physicians—those participating in graduate medical education programs or training at schools of medicine in the U.S.—be excluded from a proposed rule that would limit how long foreign nationals can remain in the country.

Under the proposed rule, foreign nationals who are non-immigrant academic students or exchange visitors would only be allowed to stay in the U.S. for a fixed time. Currently, people who fall under those categories can remain in the country for what is known

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Latinx leaders championing diversity and driving change in business

  • For Hispanic Heritage month, Business Insider partnered with We Are All Human, a nonprofit championing diversity, equity, and inclusion, and the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to identify 10 Latinx business leaders driving change within their communities. 
  • From entrepreneurs making personal finance more accessible to Spanish speakers, to nonprofit founders helping young Latinx women achieve career success, these 10 leaders are working for change.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

For Hispanic Heritage Month, Business Insider wanted to spotlight Latinx business leaders driving change not only through their work, but within their communities.

The Black Lives matter protests and the ongoing pandemic have led to louder and more effective calls for racial and ethnic equality in the US. The demand for action has spilled into the business world, where leaders across industries are starting to push for change and actionable reform. 

To help us find Latinx leaders whose impact

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A Trump-Pence Strategy on the Virus: Interrupt, Distract, Change the Subject

For much of the summer, President Trump argued that Joseph R. Biden Jr. was scared to debate him, reliant on performance-enhancing drugs and barely able to remain upright for 90 minutes because of his purportedly failing health.

That was then.

Now, Mr. Trump is receiving medication to treat a case of a virus he has failed to control, and he has become the candidate casting doubt on his participation in the next debate. After the Commission on Presidential Debates announced plans to hold next week’s town hall virtually, Mr. Trump threatened to skip the event entirely, plunging the two campaigns into a daylong debate over debates.

The president’s central concern: the possibility of a mute button.

“I’m not going to waste my time on a virtual debate,” he told Fox News. “You sit behind a computer and do a debate — it’s ridiculous, and then they cut you off whenever

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Will remote work change central business districts?

This article is part of The Bond Buyer’s multi-platform, four-part series on the Future of Cities, each segment focusing on a different aspect of how life in and the finances of America’s cities could be altered in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

We explore how cities of all sizes are being impacted by outmigration, and where the greatest long-term risks lie; the hard realities and intangibles of the so-called gathering economy – conventions, conferences, theater, sports and arts; how many businesses are at an inflection point with urban office space; and problems that lie ahead and how resilience has taken on a new meaning.

For each, we dig in on the problems and discuss potential solutions with a written story and a companion podcast. Additionally, the series features a video discussion spanning all four topics. To see all of our Future of Cities content, please click here.

The COVID-19

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ADDING MULTIMEDIA Meggitt Training Systems Announces Company Name Change to InVeris Training Solutions – Press Release

SUWANEE, Ga.–(Business Wire)–Meggitt Training Systems (the “Company”), the global leader in integrated live-fire and virtual weapons training solutions for military and law enforcement clients, today announced its new name, InVeris Training Solutions, effective immediately. “InVeris” connotes insight and truth. The rebranding reflects the Company’s pride in standing behind the bravest, best-trained men and women around the world and to providing comprehensive training solutions that prepare them to act at a moment’s notice to protect the communities and countries they serve. The Company remains headquartered in Suwanee, GA and partners with clients in the US and around the world from facilities on five continents.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201007005137/en/

“Over the past few months, we have undertaken a very thorough and thoughtful exercise to more closely align our name and brand with our values in service of safety,” said Andrea Czop, Vice President

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New Tesco CEO Ken Murphy promises low prices and no strategy change

Tesco CEO Ken Murphy on his first day in the job. Photo: Tesco/Ben Stevens/Parsons Media
Tesco CEO Ken Murphy on his first day in the job. Photo: Tesco/Ben Stevens/Parsons Media

New Tesco (TSCO.L) chief executive Ken Murphy has parked his tanks on the lawn of Aldi and Lidl, promising to go toe-to-toe with the German discounters on low prices.

In his first media call with journalists since taking the top job, Murphy vowed to keep Tesco’s prices competitive with rivals as the UK faces a historic recession and the threat of a possible no deal Brexit.

“We are committed to providing value regardless of the circumstances,” Murphy said on Wednesday. “Particularly if we head into a recession — if times get tough — we will be even more focused on value.”

READ MORE: ‘Unknown’ new Tesco CEO must battle Brexit, German discounters, and changing tastes

Tesco launched an “Aldi Price Match” guarantee in March and said on Wednesday that it had begun to win customers

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Trump administration issues major rule change

The administration of President Donald Trump on Tuesday moved to impose major new limits on use of the controversial H-1B visa, intended for jobs requiring specialized skills and widely used by Silicon Valley technology firms.

The new rules are expected to reduce the pool of skilled labor and raise costs for tech companies and other employers. Critics say that could force companies to move some operations outside the U.S.

The push to limit foreign workers comes one month before the election and as the nation still reels from the coronavirus pandemic. Employment levels are 10.7 million jobs down from February, before the virus hit and many businesses were closed.

Department of Homeland Security acting deputy secretary Ken Cuccinelli said a third of applicants would be denied under the new rules.

The changes are expected to have a significant effect on the tech industry in the Bay Area, where federal government

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HGSU-UAW Urges Harvard to Oppose Trump Visa Rule Change | News

Organizers for Harvard Graduate Students Union-United Automobile Workers are circulating a petition that calls on Vice Provost for International Affairs Mark C. Elliott and the Harvard International Office to act in opposition to the Trump administration’s proposed visa policy change for international students.

Citing national security concerns, the United States Department of Homeland Security issued a “Notice of Proposed Rulemaking” on Sept. 25 that would reduce the amount of time international students can spend inside the country.

If the ruling comes into effect, international students on F and J nonimmigrant visas will be required to apply for a visa extension after staying for no more than four years. If a student were to come from a country with visa overstay rates of over 10 percent, they would be obligated to have their legal status re-evaluated after two years.

“In addition, as proposed, certain categories of aliens would be eligible for

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State-and-Local Bailouts, Central Bankers & Climate Change

Welcome to the Capital Note, a newsletter about business, finance and economics. On the menu today: state-and-local assistance, central bankers tackling climate change, and a look at New York’s near-bankruptcy in 1975.

a person standing in front of a large building: A man walks past the Bank of England in London, England, August 6, 2020.

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A man walks past the Bank of England in London, England, August 6, 2020.

State-and-Local Assistance


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State-and-local assistance has emerged as the main sticking point in Congress’s negotiations over another round of coronavirus relief. Democrats have requested $500 billion for states and cities as well as an additional $225 billion for public schools, roughly double the amount that Republicans are willing to provide.

Whatever its merits, the Democratic proposal effectively attempts to use pandemic relief as a backdoor bailout for states and cities with Democratic constituencies. Kevin Hassett — a senior advisor to National Review’s Capital Matters and former chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisors — says assistance on

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