• Business Management

    Hesston College Bachelor of Arts in Business Management approved

    Debbie McAlister, director of Hesston College’s School of Management, shares plans for the new bachelor’s degree with students. After years of planning and preparation, Hesston College’s Bachelor of Arts in Business Management has gained approval from the Higher Learning Commission of Chicago, Ill. Hesston was notified on March 12 that the Institutional Actions Counsel of the Higher Learning Commission had voted to grant approval to the new program. With approval, Hesston College can begin promoting the program and enrolling students in upper-level courses. “The BA in Business Management program is designed to prepare students for leadership roles and management positions  

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  • Business Analysts

    ASG Technologies Advances Mobius Content Services Platform to Improve Governance and Automation of Content-Rich Processes

    Bloomberg Big Oil’s Secret World of Trading (Bloomberg Markets) — It was a bleak moment for the oil industry. U.S. shale companies were failing by the dozen. Petrostates were on the brink of bankruptcy. Texas roughnecks and Kuwaiti princes alike had watched helplessly for months as the commodity that was their lifeblood tumbled to prices that had until recently seemed unthinkable. Below $50 a barrel, then below $40, then below $30.But inside the central London headquarters of one of the world’s largest oil companies, there was an air of calm. It was January 2016. Bob Dudley had been at the  

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  • Business Accounting

    Ingrooves launches new global royalty accounting tools for independent artists and labels

    Ingrooves Music Group has launched a new suite of royalty accounting tools for independent artists and labels. The new suite offers three levels of service, including ‘Register Splits,’ which offers small labels a way to automatically split income,and ‘Register Pro’, a royalty accounting service for larger labels “with more complex artist deals”. The third tool, ‘Register Full-Service’ gives labels access to Ingrooves’ team of royalty accounting professionals. Each of these tools are product extensions of Ingrooves’ Register financial portal. Ingrooves says that royalty support, including US tax support to labels and their payees, including 1099 and 1042 reporting, is accessible  

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  • Home Insurance

    AM Best to Host Webinar on Assessing Roof Risk for the Home Insurance Industry

    OLDWICK, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AM Best will host a complimentary webinar, sponsored by LexisNexis® Risk Solutions, on Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at 2 p.m. (EDT). Roof losses are close to half of all home insurance loss claims and are growing. The home insurance industry has struggled for years to adopt a better approach to managing this critical area of exposure. In fact, according to the most recent LexisNexis Risk Solutions Home Trends Report, hail losses increased by 20{de3fc13d4eb210e6ea91a63b91641ad51ecf4a1f1306988bf846a537e7024eeb} in a single year. Traditional methods of managing roof risk based on age and on-site inspections are no longer good  

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  • Health Insurance

    Democrats Gave Americans a Big Boost Buying Health Insurance. It Didn’t Come Cheap.

    When Democrats pushed through a two-year expansion of the Affordable Care Act in the covid-relief bill this month, many people celebrated the part that will make health insurance more affordable for more Americans. But health care researchers consider this move a short-term fix for a long-term crisis, one that avoids confronting an uncomfortable truth: The only clear path to expanding health insurance remains yet more government subsidies for commercial health plans, which are the most costly form of coverage. The reliance on private plans — a hard-fought compromise in the 2010 health law that was designed to win over industry  

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  • Finance

    Buttonwood – The Fed and the bond markets | Finance & economics

    Mar 27th 2021 JEROME POWELL does not want you to misunderstand him. The Chair of the Federal Reserve knows that communication is a big part of how monetary policy works. Mr Powell speaks plainly. He is not an economist, but that probably helps, because he is less likely to resort to confusing jargon. His messages at the Fed’s press conference on March 17th were admirably clear: no change in the main policy settings; no change in Fed guidance about future shifts in policy; and no real concerns about jumpy government bond markets. Listen to this story Your browser does  

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  • Business News

    Hiltzik: USPS 10-year plan wrongly treats agency as business

    The 10-year master plan for the U.S. Postal Service unveiled Tuesday by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy looks as though it will achieve his objective of placing the service on a sound business footing for a decade. The plan would do everything that comes naturally to a hard-nosed business executive. That’s the bad news. The plan would stretch out mail delivery deadlines, raise postal rates (perhaps steeply), cut back on post office hours and close branches. The worse news is inherent in these changes, taken all together. It’s that they reflect the notion that the USPS should be “run like a  

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  • Insurance

    2020’s P/C Insurance Industry Results and What They Mean for 2021

    The most recent tallies of financial results by rating agency analysts reveal that the property/casualty insurance industry weathered the storms of catastrophe losses and COVID, with one segment actually reporting better combined ratios and higher income than in 2019. A Mar. 16 report from Moody’s Investors Service, “Rising commercial pricing and economic recovery support earnings in 2021,” reveals that catastrophe losses had a bigger impact than COVID on industry financial results. Analyzing the results for 22 rated U.S. P/C insurers, Moody’s estimates that the group posted $5 billion in coronavirus-related claims and $12.8 billion in weather-related catastrophe losses. The $12.8  

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