COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — As the COVID-19 pandemic puts immense pressure on American business, driving record levels of unemployment and an increasing number of closures, advisors and financial professionals say their practices are not immune to the impact. Nationwide’s sixth annual Advisor Authority Study, powered by the Nationwide Retirement Institute, surveyed more than 1,800 advisors, financial professionals and individual investors to examine these pressures and reveal how advisors and financial professionals are using technology to adapt their firms and preserve profitability.

“When advisors and financial professionals think about the success of their practice over the next 12 months, they think about the impact of COVID-19—and we understand their concerns,” said Craig Hawley, Head of Nationwide’s Annuity Distribution. “However, by re-tooling with the right technology, advisors and financial professionals can continue delivering an exceptional client experience, retain current clients and attract new ones, ensuring their practice

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COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — As the COVID-19 pandemic puts immense pressure on American business, driving record levels of unemployment and an increasing number of closures, advisors and financial professionals say their practices are not immune to the impact. Nationwide’s sixth annual Advisor Authority Study, powered by the Nationwide Retirement Institute, surveyed more than 1,800 advisors, financial professionals and individual investors to examine these pressures and reveal how advisors and financial professionals are using technology to adapt their firms and preserve profitability.

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“When advisors and financial professionals think about the success of their practice over the next 12 months, they think about the impact of COVID-19—and we understand their concerns,” said Craig Hawley, Head of Nationwide’s Annuity Distribution. “However, by re-tooling with the right technology, advisors and financial professionals can continue delivering an exceptional client experience, retain current clients and attract new ones, ensuring their practice

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Cancer patients who belong to the Black and Hispanic communities are more likely to be infected with coronavirus disease 2019, than white patients, according to findings from a study presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO) Quality Care Symposium, which took place virtually on October 9-10, 2020.

Robert S Miller, Medical Director for CancerLinQ, said in an official release: “Patients with cancer are, unfortunately, faced with balancing cancer treatments with the risk of developing Covid-19. This research, while preliminary, will hopefully help patients and providers understand who’s most at risk of Covid-19 and plan cancer treatment accordingly.”

For the study, the researchers used data from ASCO’s CancerLinQ (CLQ) Discovery database.

Also read: Pfizer modifies protocol for virus vaccine study

The researchers identified cancer patients, who had either a positive test for SARs-CoV-2 or a diagnosis code of Covid-19, from the electronic health records data of the CancerLinQ Discovery

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The world of The Boys is getting larger thanks to the announcement that a spin-off focusing on young Supes-in-training is coming to Amazon Prime Video. But we can’t imagine the series will stop there – with several spin-offs probably filling fans’ dreams as we speak. Maybe a peek at Vought’s PR? Or a window into what goes on with the making of Dawn of the Seven? How about a Black Noir spin-off?



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Yeah, how about a Black Noir spin-off? It’s an idea so tantalising and rich and shrouded in mystery, that we even put the premise to Nathan Mitchell, the actor who portrays the enigmatic member of the Seven. He has some serious ideas and even a title.

“I would call it ‘The Secret Life of Black Noir,’” Mitchell says. 

“A funny thing or a cool thing to play with Noir is to have him

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  • IBM surged on Thursday after it announced plans to spin off its legacy managed infrastructure business so it can solely focus on building up its cloud division.
  • The spinoff is expected to be tax-free for IBM shareholders and will be completed by the end of 2021, the company said.
  • “IBM is laser-focused on the $1 trillion hybrid cloud opportunity,” IBM CEO Arvind Krishna said.
  • IBM also released preliminary third quarter earnings results.
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IBM is shedding its legacy business to focus on growing its cloud unit, according to a release on Thursday.

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IBM will spin off its managed infrastructure business as a new publicly traded company in a tax-free deal for IBM shareholders. The spinoff is expected to be completed by the end of 2021.

The spinoff of IBM’s legacy networking business will allow the company to become “laser-focused”

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The coronavirus pandemic will open more career opportunities for freelance work. Here’s how you can build a successful freelancing career, according to the CEO of Upwork, one of largest job platforms for gig workers.



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This week, we have details on Elon Musk’s management style, tips for getting hired at Google, innovators in the childcare industry, how to pitch a startup over Zoom, and more. 

Elon Musk’s management style is a case study in why micromanagers are a big risk for business — and especially talent retention



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Elon Musk’s approach to leadership has made him the third-richest man on earth, with a net

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  • President Trump is being treated for the coronavirus at Walter Reed Medical Center after announcing his diagnosis on Friday.
  • Trump received an IV infusion of the antiviral drug remdesivir on Friday.
  • A White House official told CBS News that Trump also received an experimental antibody cocktail on Thursday evening, but Trump’s medical team has suggested that he received the drug either earlier or later than that.
  • Regardless of the timing, a remdesivir treatment suggests Trump’s illness could be serious, doctors say.
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President Donald Trump is “doing very well” at Walter Reed Medical Center, the president’s doctors said on Saturday morning. After his Friday announcement that he’d tested positive for the coronavirus, Trump was reportedly experiencing a low-grade fever, cough, lethargy, and nasal congestion. 

“At this time, the team and I are extremely happy with the progress the president has made,” White House physician

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Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot has issued a lengthy statement to employees regarding the allegations of a toxic workplace and the next steps the company is taking to address the issues.

In a letter, which Ubisoft shared with GameSpot, Guillemot references an independent survey that garnered nearly 14,000 replies from staff, and said that an audit consisted of 100 interviews and 40 focus groups. The findings suggested that roughly 25% of employees experienced or witnessed some form of workplace misconduct over the last two years. Minority groups were disproportionately affected; women experienced harassment 30% more than men, and non-binary employees experienced it 43% more than men. Finally, only 66% of respondents who reported an incident said they felt they received support from management.

As a result of the audit, the company has concluded it needs to focus on four key areas of improvement going forward:

  1. Guarantee a working environment where everyone
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Integra LifeSciences (IART) announced a small divestment. This transaction and the fact that this stock is undercovered on this platform are enough of a reason to create an investment thesis on the stock. This reveals quite modest valuations given the activities of the underlying business, organic growth and valuation multiples. A drawback is the large and consistent gap between reported and adjusted earnings.

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Integra claims to be a leader in neurosurgery, holding leading positions in plastics and reconstructive surgery, including regenerative and wound care markets. The company generated $1.5 billion in sales from these markets, split across a roughly 2/3 of revenue contribution from Codman Specialty Surgical and the remainder from the Orthopedics & Tissue Technologies.

The company’s largest Codman unit generated just shy of $1 billion in sales in 2019, with the vast majority coming from neurosurgery, complemented by precision tools and instruments. Growth is driven by

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KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sep 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) —
A majority of small business owners say in the wake of the pandemic, they need one-to-one business advice. This is just one of the main findings in the first of a four-part study, “Small Business Recovery Series,” by H&R Block (NYSE: HRB) tracking the trends of pandemic-related impacts, attitudes, and issues surrounding small business recovery and reopening.

“H&R Block has a long history of helping small business owners manage their tax and financial needs,” said Jeff Jones, president and CEO of H&R Block. “The pandemic has had a devastating effect on small businesses, and we want small business owners to know they don’t have to navigate these challenges alone. We’re committed to providing the resources and guidance they need for their businesses to survive and ultimately

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