• Business News

    Chip and Joanna Gaines’ Magnolia Network pulls ‘Home Work’ from lineup amid accusations of shoddy work

    Check out what’s clicking on FoxBusiness.com. The launch of Chip and Joanna Gaines’ Magnolia Network was marred by controversy after the stars of one of its original shows were criticized for performing shoddy home improvement work. “Home Work” follows Utah-based couple, Andy and Candis Meredith, and their blended family of nine as the two tackle renovation projects for clients’ homes and rental properties. The duo previously hosted “Old Home Love” on HGTV. But on Saturday, a spokesperson at the Magnolia Network confirmed to FOX Business the show has been removed from its lineup after some of the clients of the  

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  • Business Marketing

    Six small business marketing strategies that work

    You have so many options when it comes to small business marketing strategies that it’s hard to know where to start. You need some solid and proven plans, from understanding your customers to sharing the benefits of your products and services, and to utilize services such as the best CRM software to manage your plans. Fortunately, when it comes to getting your message across, there are several reliable strategies that will bring everything into focus. Whether you’re new to marketing and creating your approach for the first time, or you want to refine your messaging and tactics, we’ll share some  

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  • Health Insurance

    Health plans need to address health inequities as part of their core work

    Health care companies and organizations across the country are grappling with health inequities, spurred by devastating disparities in the pandemic’s toll as well as the overdue reckoning with racial injustice that has followed the murder of George Floyd. Some have been at this for a while. Others are just beginning. But all have a lot of work to do. We work for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA), a not-for-profit private health plan that has long made diversity, equity, and inclusion a priority in its business, hiring and corporate culture, and community work. But directly addressing the racial  

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  • Health Insurance

    Health insurance costs: Premiums for family coverage at work tops $22,000 a year

    Employees foot about $6,000 of the tab, while companies pick up the rest, according to the 2021 Kaiser Family Foundation Employer Health Benefits Survey. The report, released Wednesday, found that the average annual premium rose 4% this year to $22,221. The average annual premium for a single staffer in 2021 hit $7,739, also up 4%. Workers pay about $1,300, and employers cover the remaining tab. About 155 million Americans rely on employer-sponsored coverage — and they are paying a lot more for that benefit than they were a decade ago. The average family premium has increased 47%, more than wages  

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  • Loans With Collateral

    Portfolio loans can be one way to make debt work in your favor

    Anchiy | E+ | Getty Images Debt often seems like a bad thing. Yet there may be ways for you to use it to your advantage. If you need money for, say, a one-time expense and you have a brokerage account, it’s possible that you could access a portfolio loan or line of credit — which uses a portion of your investments as collateral. Although this means of borrowing money comes with risks, it also may result in tax savings and other financial benefits, depending on the specifics of your situation. These securities-based lines of credit are called different things  

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  • Business Management

    Atlassian launches Jira Work Management, opening its Jira platform to all business teams

    Atlassian has launched a new platform, Jira Work Management, bringing Jira capabilities to all enterprise business teams and enabling departments like marketing, HR, finance, and design to easily connect their work with that of their technical counterparts. Over the past year, organizations have had to compress multi-year digital transformation plans into weeks and months, with many scrambling to find the right tools to support their workers and allow collaborative work to continue. Cameron Deatsch, chief revenue officer at Atlassian, said that although the company had seen a lot of organizations use platforms like Jira to track work while offices  

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  • Vehicle Insurance

    How Personal Injury Protection Benefits Work in Kentucky

    When purchasing your auto insurance policy, be very wary of the deductible and if you’ve unintentionally opted-out of the Personal Injury Protection coverage. To completely understand PIP insurance in Kentucky, you must understand the state of Kentucky’s no-fault system for insurance. This means that regardless of who might’ve been at fault in an accident, one’s own insurance company will pay a certain amount of their damages. According to the Kentucky Motor Vehicle Reparations Act, insurance companies throughout the state are required to offer Personal Injury Protection with any motor vehicle insurance policy sold. These policies typically offer $10,000 worth  

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  • Business Management

    How to apply Agile project management principles to your work

    You’ve created a great work plan, all the parts are in place, and you’re ready to go. The only problem? Things hardly ever go as planned. That’s why Agile project management doesn’t try to plan them, or, at least, not exactly. Project management is a vital skill for everyone in the workplace, and Agile project management is a great tool to add to your kit. Agile project management is perfect for projects with many variables, or with end results that are hard to identify from the start. This strategy recognizes that things are likely to change, and sometimes having one  

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