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BI Prime Finance 2020-05-23T15:41:00Z
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Investors are clamoring for pandemic bonds. Here's how Wall Street banks are responding.

Wall Street is betting the enthusiasm for bonds that finance social projects will increase over the long haul as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.
BI Prime Finance 2020-05-23T14:29:00Z
FILE PHOTO: People walk past a branch office of Swiss bank UBS in Zurich, Switzerland January 27, 2017. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo

UBS is pitching more 'blank-check' companies to rich clients and family offices —?and it's a big shift from how SPACs traditionally raise money

Jeff Mortara, head of ECM origination at UBS, told Business Insider why the Swiss bank is so bullish on blank-check companies being a good investment.
BI Prime Finance 2020-05-23T14:01:42Z
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Pay rifts, a partner divide, and a threat at the Ritz Carlton: 50 insiders reveal all on a massive shakeup at elite law firm Boies Schiller

Pay rifts, a partner divide, and transparency are key issues behind some partners leaving elite law firm Boies Schiller. Now BSF is re-making itself.
BI Prime Strategy 2020-05-23T13:30:00Z

The SBA released the application to have your PPP loan forgiven. Here's a breakdown of the long and complicated requirements.

The loan forgiveness application provides flexibility on the spending deadline, but emphasizes tracking what payments go to business owners.
BI Prime Strategy 2020-05-23T13:30:00Z

Soft skills will help you find a new job, according to one of the top staffing execs in the US

Workers laid off from the hospitality sector possess soft skills needed for new jobs opening up. Here's what those jobs are and how you can get one.
BI Prime Executive Lifestyle 2020-05-23T13:15:00Z

Has the housing market reached the bottom? New data suggests the market has already started to recover.

A report by Bank of America points to early data, including the level of mortgage purchase applications and measures of buyer and builder confidence.
BI Prime Tech 2020-05-23T13:15:00Z

The coronavirus crisis is force-feeding 2 big changes into the stodgy enterprise software market. Here's why some startups are already benefiting.

Interest in cloud computing is surging, thanks to the coronavirus crisis, said Sapphire Ventures Jai Das. So too is a new pricing model.
BI Prime Retail 2020-05-23T13:10:00Z

The historically male-focused sneaker industry is being challenged by designers like Aleali May and new platforms to encourage female sneakerheads

Aleali May was the first woman to design unisex sneaker for the Jordan brand, and the second to have an official Air Jordan collaboration.
BI Prime Enterprise 2020-05-23T13:00:00Z

Microsoft's acquisition of RPA firm Softomotive prompts sector leaders including UiPath and Automation Anywhere to brace for war

After Microsoft announced it would purchase robotic process automation firm Softomotive, UiPath said it would be hiring for 100 new R&D positions.
BI Prime Finance 2020-05-23T13:00:00Z

Wall Street poured billions into campus housing —?thinking it was an easy win. With colleges sitting empty, here are the bets that could get hit the hardest.

Analysts and execs lay out how student housing providers' pre-leasing, rental payments, and occupancy rates are shaping up ahead of the fall semester.
BI Prime Finance 2020-05-23T12:52:00Z

POWER BROKERS OF DISTRESSED CREDIT: Meet 11 Wall Street stars trading busted bonds, bankruptcy claims, and other fire-sale securities

Wall Street distressed desks have unique styles and strategies. They're all poised to surge thanks to a wave of corporate defaults and bankruptcies.
BI Prime BI Prime 2020-05-23T12:50:00Z

Here's how an antitrust case against Google could play out, and why it might not stick, according to a lawyer who worked on the famous Microsoft case

An antitrust case against Google is gaining traction, but it won't be an easy road ahead. Here's what it might look like.
BI Prime Enterprise 2020-05-23T12:45:00Z

Here's how note-taking app Evernote, once a high-flying unicorn startup, is 'going back to basics' by completely rebuilding its app to win back the skeptical users it lost

Users had complained about how Evernote's glitches and how it worked differently on iOS and Android. Evernote CEO Ian Small wants to change all that.
BI Prime Tech 2020-05-23T12:32:00Z

A YC-backed hourly home rental startup says demand is booming amid city-wide shutdowns, but its future depends on quarantine-weary workers staying put

Cofounder and CEO Manny Bamfo told Business Insider that the startup almost went under in mid-February and early March.
BI Prime Transportation 2020-05-23T12:13:00Z

Car dealerships are taking Tesla's lead by embracing online sales in the wake of COVID-19. Now industry insiders say salespeople will have less power over customers because of it.

"Customers will welcome the power shifting back in their direction, and they deserve that" said Aston Martin executive Laura Schwab.
BI Prime Tech 2020-05-23T12:00:00Z

The remote work boom will make it harder for big tech companies like Facebook and Google to recruit top talent. That's a good thing.

Lavish perks are meaningless if you're not working in an office — so workers will look elsewhere for job satisfaction.
BI Prime Strategy 2020-05-23T12:00:00Z

3 entrepreneurs explain how they pivoted to cocktail kits and to-go spirits to take advantage of changing alcohol laws, serve customers, and keep workers employed

In some states, you can pour a drink into a cup with a lid and send it out the door, but others require tamper-seal containers and other caveats.
BI Prime Advertising 2020-05-23T12:00:00Z

WPP PR giant Hill + Knowlton Strategies was starting to revive its US business. Now the pandemic threatens to unwind those efforts.

The firm had cut billing rates, changed its business strategy, and restructured, but the pandemic's impact led it to lay off staff.
BI Prime Enterprise 2020-05-23T11:50:00Z
BI Prime Science 2020-05-23T11:45:00Z

The untold story of Moderna as the biotech's coronavirus vaccine faces a test that could make it one of the most consequential startups of all time

Moderna has broken fundraising records and moved with historic speed to lead the race for a coronavirus vaccine. Can it live up to the hype?
BI Prime Retail 2020-05-23T11:30:00Z

Retailers made a hard pivot to curbside pickup during the pandemic — and it's starting to look like it paid off

A recent analysis estimated that curbside pickup could be a $35 billion market by the end of 2020.
BI Prime Tech 2020-05-23T11:30:00Z

After years of free-flowing capital, Silicon Valley startups and VCs have a newfound obsession with cash

In the wake of the coronavirus crisis, venture investors are placing a newfound emphasis on the amount of cash their startups have on hand.
BI Prime Strategy 2020-05-23T11:11:00Z

How Sara Blakely is guiding Spanx through the pandemic from an RV 'somewhere in Florida'

Blakely launched Spanx with $5,000 and has weathered two major recessions in 20 years. Now she's balancing budgets and managing a team on the road.
BI Prime Markets 2020-05-23T10:05:00Z

'Likely to be excruciating': A notorious stock bear says investor reliance on Fed money-printing is misguided — and warns of more than 50% crash from current levels

"The Fed has encouraged a maladaptive confidence that risk does not exist," said renowned market bear John Hussman.
BI Prime Media 2020-05-23T02:20:00Z

Apple TV Plus' 'Defending Jacob' is a hit, but new data suggests subscriber growth is sluggish

Demand for Apple TV Plus originals is high during the coronavirus pandemic, but subscriber growth is slow compared to other services.
BI Prime Advertising 2020-05-22T19:36:23Z

PayPal parts ways with CMO and former Apple executive Allison Johnson after 18 months

The fintech company said her departure was part of an effort to restructure a marketing organization that was a series of regional hubs.
BI Prime Strategy 2020-05-22T19:25:00Z

4 entrepreneurs who won 'Shark Tank' deals from Barbara Corcoran share how they're staying successful during the pandemic — including one who's posting revenues 15 times higher than 2019

Founders share their pivot strategies for mobile ordering, take-home kits, new products, investing in advertising, and focusing on the core mission.
BI Prime BI Prime 2020-05-22T19:00:00Z

[SLIDE DECK] Six Figure Side Hustles 2020

Whether you're doing it to pay off student loans or pursue an unfulfilled passion, you may be able to turn your side hustle into a high-paying career.
BI Prime Finance 2020-05-22T18:52:52Z

A rumored $60 million trade of Airbnb shares signals reboot of secondary market for private securities

Aibnb's business plummeted amid the coronavirus crisis, pushing down private shares in the company. A recent fundraising deal could reboot trading.
BI Prime Enterprise 2020-05-22T18:52:03Z

Microsoft just revealed its first industry-specific cloud for healthcare and recent hires hint which industries could be next

Microsoft hired the face of its healthcare cloud a few months before it hired two other executives with industry-specific expertise.
BI Prime Markets 2020-05-22T18:36:00Z

Michael Gayed's fund relied on just one market signal to book a huge profit when the coronavirus crushed stocks — and his returns are still soaring. He breaks down his simple approach to crisis investing.

Fund manager Michael Gayed made two dramatic market calls in 2020, going from offense to defense and back at the right time to deliver huge returns.
BI Prime Tech 2020-05-22T18:32:00Z

A Sam Altman-backed housebuilding startup is trying to convince tech workers to abandon the high-priced Bay Area as remote work gains in popularity

Atmos wants to show people what their San Francisco rent checks could get them if they worked remotely elsewhere in the US.
BI Prime Enterprise 2020-05-22T18:31:45Z

IBM is cutting 'several thousand' jobs, a month after new CEO Arvind Krishna withdrew its financial outlook

IBM is laying off "several thousand" employees, joining other tech giants that have slashed jobs amid the crisis.
BI Prime Finance 2020-05-22T17:51:00Z

From virtual ice-breakers to weekly wellness surveys, PayPal's head of talent lays out what remote work will look like for interns and new hires

PayPal is hiring for full-time jobs and running summer internships remotely. Here's the payment giant's take on remote work and flexible arrangements.
BI Prime Strategy 2020-05-22T17:47:00Z

The next stimulus plan could include more checks for Americans. Here's what else DC power players want to cram into the bill — and who would benefit most.

Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats have passed a $3 trillion bill including checks up to $6,000 for Americans. Mitch McConnell swears it won't be law.
BI Prime Healthcare 2020-05-22T16:59:00Z

Giant companies like CVS, DaVita, Walmart, and Cigna are returning coronavirus stimulus cash. Here's why they're giving up millions.

Large companies are giving back coronavirus relief meant for doctors, clinics, and hospitals. In letters, some of them explain why.
BI Prime Retail 2020-05-22T16:33:44Z

The CEO of a major national fitness chain weighs in on why all gyms should be 'immediately opened' — despite 78% of Americans saying otherwise

"This is not a bum rush. I believe that gyms are actually in a far better position to provide health and safety than restaurants, bars, and retail."
BI Prime Advertising 2020-05-22T15:47:00Z

CEOs of the biggest ad holding companies including Omnicom and Dentsu say offices will reopen slowly and staffers won't be required to come back

WPP, Omnicom, Publicis, IPG, Dentsu, and MDC Partners plan to move slowly, with some taking a phased approach.
BI Prime BI Prime 2020-05-22T15:36:33Z

The corporate office as we know it is dead — long live the 'dynamic' workplace, says a CEO who's been experimenting with this new concept for a year

"The workplace we all know is a thing of the past," Okta's CEO said. He's been experimenting with a remote-friendly idea for nearly a year.
BI Prime Advertising 2020-05-22T15:35:00Z

How a consulting firm that's worked for Disney and Google repurposed its consumer research to help test people for COVID-19

LRW Group collaborated with LA County and USC to develop tests showing the virus was far more common — and less lethal — than thought.
BI Prime Finance 2020-05-22T15:00:00Z

A smart home startup that raised $41 million from Amazon and Bain just launched an app that lets landlords and residents give remote access for deliveries, guests, and self-guided tours

SmartRent provides keyless entry, smart lights, and other software for apartment units and was launched by former Invitation Homes and Starwood Waypoint executives.
BI Prime Strategy 2020-05-22T14:18:18Z

Amazon sellers share the 3 strategies they used to ramp up shipping and customer service during the pandemic

When Amazon halted fulfillment for nonessential products, entrepreneurs had to quickly learn how to ship products and deal with delays to meet demand.
BI Prime Finance 2020-05-22T13:36:16Z

How a startup that works with Toyota and Walmart is repurposing smart devices to track social distancing and contract-tracing for industrial workers

StrongArm Technologies traditionally focuses on helping large corporations keep their industrial workers safe by analyzing data from smart devices.
BI Prime Tech 2020-05-22T13:30:00Z

Enterprise software companies aren't immune to COVID, and experts warn investors are underestimating how many customers might demand price cuts or peel away

Some investors think the coronavirus downturn will leave enterprise software companies relatively unscathed. That won't be the case, some experts say.
BI Prime Retail 2020-05-22T13:05:57Z

How brands can survive a downturn, according to a millionaire entrepreneur who runs multiple DTC brands that bring in 7 figures each

Entrepreneur Kevin Gould recently shared his top tips for how brands can survive a downturn, from preserving cash flow to cutting costs.
BI Prime Tech 2020-05-22T13:00:00Z

Startups are willing to do whatever it takes to keep their top engineering talent happy, including massive cuts to executive salaries

An analysis of late-stage tech companies from Thomvest Ventures found that many were in favor of slashing executives' salaries to avoid layoffs.
BI Prime Advertising 2020-05-22T12:41:00Z

The Atlantic is seeing surging subscriptions and has a billionaire backer, yet it's still cutting 17% of staff. Here's what it means, and what it doesn't.

Its recent subscription gains weren't enough to offset declines in advertising and live events revenue, but not all media outlets are doomed.
BI Prime Tech 2020-05-22T12:32:00Z

A veteran Silicon Valley investor says SoftBank's $100 billion Vision Fund had a fatal flaw that doomed many of the startups it bet on

SoftBank's huge Vision Fund was supposed to disrupt the way startups are funded. But its size was its downfall, Menlo Ventures' Matt Murphy said.
BI Prime Markets 2020-05-22T12:20:00Z
BI Prime Finance 2020-05-22T12:08:00Z
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