• Biden will join the WHO-backed vaccine scheme, COVAX, which Trump claimed was 'China-centric' and refused to be a part of

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Summary List Placement President-elect Joe Biden will rejoin the World Health Organisation and its COVAX scheme, a global initiative that ensures equal distribution of COVID-19 vaccines.
    Anthony Blinken, Biden's nominee for secretary of state, made the announcement Tuesday.
    "We believe strongly that we can ensure that every American gets the vaccine, but also help make sure that others around the world who want it have access to it," Blinken told lawmakers Tuesday at his confirmation hearing.
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  • UnitedHealth Fourth-Quarter Net Earnings Fall 36%

    UnitedHealth Fourth-Quarter Net Earnings Fall 36%

    1 month ago - By A.M. Best

    UnitedHealth Group Inc.'s fourth-quarter net earnings fell to $2.35 billion as customers returned to seek services, and the company absorbed rising costs related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the company ...
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  • Buy This Hawaiian Utility Stock For 50% Gains?

    1 month ago - By Forbes

    There could be a sizeable upside to Hawaiian Electric Industries stock post the Covid-19 pandemic. Hawaiian Electric provides electricity to about 95% of the population of the state of Hawaii and also runs a banking subsidiary, American Savings Bank. The stock trades at about $34 currently and...
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  • Why Bill Gates is Wrong and Business Travel Won't Die in 2021 - PhocusWire

    Why Bill Gates is Wrong and Business Travel Won't Die in 2021 - PhocusWire

    1 month ago - By Hotel News Resource

    The COVID‐19 pandemic will no doubt drastically change the way business gets done moving forward, especially when it comes to travel. Microsoft co‐founder Bill Gates has even predicted that over 50% of business travel will go away permanently now that remote work and virtual meetings have become the norm.
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  • Corporate donations shouldn't be Band-Aids. Big bets on social enterprises will make more change

    1 month ago - By Fast Company

    Companies should think beyond charities when making their donations.
    When the COVID-19 pandemic first hit, many business leaders started rethinking how their companies could serve the needs of society as a whole. And for many, that meant donating to relief organizations and charities: Seven in 10 U.S. corporate funders increased their charitable contributions in response to the pandemic.
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  • DTC furniture company Article saw 70% revenue growth in 2020 despite the pandemic. Its CEO says that owning its fulfillment and logistics operations was key

    DTC furniture company Article saw 70% revenue growth in 2020 despite the pandemic. Its CEO says that owning its fulfillment and logistics operations was key

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Summary List Placement People have generally been spending a lot more time at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. And, some have looked around their space and decided it's time for a refresh.
    For Canadian direct-to-consumer furniture company Article and its competitors, the pandemic refresh has been an opportunity.
    Article is a private company and does not share specific sales figures. But in 2020, a year marred by the pandemic and its related logistics challenges , Article grew its revenue by 70% year over year and added more than 220,000 new customers across the US and Canada, the company...
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  • Del Taco targets Georgia growth, opening drive-thru-only restaurants

    Del Taco targets Georgia growth, opening drive-thru-only restaurants

    1 month ago - By Biz Journals

    With Del Taco trending in a positive direction and an end to the COVID-19 in sight. The company is focusing on growing its footprint and updating its operational model for a post-pandemic world.
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  • China attracts flood of foreign direct investment amid Covid-19 pandemic

    China attracts flood of foreign direct investment amid Covid-19 pandemic

    1 month ago - By RT

    Foreign direct investment in China hit a record $144.37 billion in 2020, as the world's second-largest economy keeps on recovering from the Covid-19 pandemic, according to China's Ministry of Commerce.
    The latest data released by the ministry shows that FDI saw a 4.5-percent year-on-year growth in dollar terms, and a 6.2-percent increase when expressed in yuan.
    Foreign inflows into the country's service industry advanced 13.9 percent year on year, totaling $112 billion and accounting for nearly 80 percent of the entire FDI portfolio. Meanwhile, foreign investment in the advanced-technology...
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