How to set yourself up for success when starting a new job remotely

For all the ways office workers have adjusted to working remotely during the pandemic, the arrangement can be tougher for those starting a new job remotely. Getting to know the company, colleagues and even the lay of office politics is all the more difficult without the experience of being able to connect with others in person.



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And months after workers were sent home en masse in the spring, many are still connecting with colleagues both new and old completely digitally. Roughly 42% of the U.S. labor force is working remotely full-time, according to research from Stanford economist Nicholas Bloom, and the number of companies announcing long-term remote work are continuing to stack up with time.

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For those starting a new job remotely, CNBC Make It spoke with workplace experts on how you can set yourself up for success.

First off, celebrate your new job

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Cigna Set to Grab a Bigger Pie of Medicare Advantage Business

Cigna Corp. CI will expand its Medicare Advantage (MA) health plan offerings to seniors in 67 new counties next year in what is quickly becoming a competitive business proposition for health insurance giants.

The MA health plan will be extended by increasing the company’s MA policy offerings for the 2021 MA enrollment season, which begins Oct 15 and runs through Dec 7. Plans selected during that time will be effective Jan 1, 2021.

Cigna has a relatively smaller share of the Medicare Advantage market, dominated by Humana Inc. HUM and Centene Corp. CNC followed by UnitedHealth Group Inc. UNH.

However, the growing opportunities in this market are attracting Cigna to grab a greater slice of the MA market. An aging U.S. population and bipartisan support from the government made the MA market a prospective place to be which are the private version of the government sponsored Medicare plans. The company

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Disney is set to overhaul its entertainment business with focus on streaming

If there was any question that Disney+ is the center of Disney’s media empire, the company took away all doubt on Monday.



a screen shot of a video game remote control: Disney Plus launch in India has been delayed.


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Disney Plus launch in India has been delayed.

Disney announced a major reorganization of its media and entertainment business on Monday to “further accelerate” its streaming strategy.

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The company’s stock was up about 5% in after hours trading following the news.

“This is further proof that the direct to consumer model is not only well received, but more critical than ever to Disney’s future,” said Trip Miller, a Disney investor and managing partner at hedge fund Gullane Capital Partners. “These moves will not only result in higher quality content, and focused distribution, but allow the company to streamline corporate complexity and hopefully lower expenses.”

Miller also said that this move will allow Disney to further monetize in demand content and possibly “make up

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Business Development Fund set to reform financing policy for SMEs | The New Times

Reforms in the provision of credit guarantees by the Business Development Fund (BDF) are likely after the Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) poked holes in the funding extended to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).

During two virtual public hearings with BDF on the public finance mismanagement cases exposed by the Office of the Auditor General’s report for the 2018/19 financial year, PAC concurred with the AG that the Fund was not doing enough to support the growth of SMEs.

 

Yet, they said, large enterprises that are not eligible for BDF financing received support they did not deserve.

 

In the first hearing held on September 17, PAC was not satisfied with the explanations given by BDF officials for the mismanagement cases, prompting the committee to adjourn the session.

 

The hearing resumed on October 7 and lasted more than eight hours, during which more holes were poked in the way the

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Game, Set And Match. The Business Masters Where European Are The World Champions

With his 13th French Open tennis title at Roland Garros this weekend, Spain’s Rafael Nadal has equalled Roger Federer’s record of 20 Grand Slam men’s titles. Croatia’s Novak Djokovic, with 17 Grand Slams to his name will need at least another year if he is to catch up on his rivals.

Nadal won his first French Open tennis title in 2005. In the past 15 years, few things in the world of sport have been as sure. When it comes to men’s tennis, Europeans are the Masters of the Court.

There is a similar pattern of European domination in the Masters of Management (MiM). This pre-experience business degree has seen tremendous growth in the last decade, as college

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Global USB Card Reader Market Set to Make Rapid Strides in 2020-2027

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7 North America USB Card Reader Landscape Analysis
8 Europe USB Card Reader Landscape Analysis
9 Asia Pacific USB Card Reader Landscape Analysis
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US STOCKS-S&P 500 set for second straight weekly gain on stimulus hopes

By Devik Jain

Oct 9 (Reuters)Wall Street’s main indexes were set to rise on Friday, setting up the S&P 500 and the Dow for their second straight weekly gain on hopes of more fiscal aid and growing expectations of a Democratic victory in next month’s presidential election.

After stalling talks on a comprehensive aid package earlier this week, U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday called for a “skinny” relief bill that would include elements such as direct payments and a bailout to the struggling airline sector.

Shares of JetBlue Airways Corp JBLU.O, Delta Air Lines Inc DAL.N, American Airlines Group Inc AAL.O and United Airlines Holdings Inc UAL.O edged higher in premarket trading.

“The market is continuing to rise on hopes of some sort of a conclusion (on stimulus), not only to the airlines, but to the rest of the country,” said

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Shaq, Foxx set for online Black entrepreneurship special

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Shark Tank” veteran Daymond John will host a live-streamed special aimed at bolstering Black entrepreneurship, with Shaquille O’Neal, Gabrielle Union and Jamie Foxx set to participate.

“Black Entrepreneurs Day” is aimed at providing “guidance and inspiration to the next generation of rising entrepreneurs,” according to Monday’s announcement. It’s scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. EDT Saturday, Oct. 24, on platforms including Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

While the year has been challenging for many, it’s “also created tremendous opportunities for people throughout this country to rise up to be heard,” John, the CEO and founder of the lifestyle brand FUBU, said in a statement.

Black entrepreneurs and small business owners are eligible to seek a share of $175,000 in grant money contributed by the special’s business sponsors. Applications for the seven NAACP-administered grants can be filed through Oct. 12 at BlackEntrepreneursDay.com, with recipients to be announced during

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Shaq, Jamie Foxx and Gabrielle Union set for online Black entrepreneurship special

LOS ANGELES — “Shark Tank” veteran Daymond John will host a live-streamed special aimed at bolstering Black entrepreneurship, with Shaquille O’Neal, Gabrielle Union and Jamie Foxx set to participate.

“Black Entrepreneur Day” is aimed at providing “guidance and inspiration to the next generation of rising entrepreneurs,” according to Monday’s announcement. It’s scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. Oct. 24, on platforms including Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

While the year has been challenging for many, it’s “also created tremendous opportunities for people throughout this country to rise up to be heard,” John, the CEO and founder of the lifestyle brand FUBU, said in a statement.

Black entrepreneurs and small business owners are eligible to seek a share of $175,000 in grant money contributed by the special’s business sponsors. Applications for the seven NAACP-administered grants can be filed through Oct. 12 at BlackEntreprenuersDay.com, with recipients to be announced during the live stream.

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Venmo’s new credit card is set to garner spend among core audience

  • Venmo’s new Synchrony-issued credit card is beginning a limited rollout.
  • The card is likely set to garner spend among Venmo’s core audience, in turn driving engagement for the firm and volume for Synchrony.

The card, which will be issued by Synchrony Financial and Visa-branded, will be made available to a targeted group of users who can apply within the Venmo app this year, before a broader rollout in 2021.

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Venmo’s new Synchrony-issued credit card is beginning a limited rollout.

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Approved users will receive both a virtual card number and physical companion card that is contactless-enabled and printed with their unique Venmo QR code. The card most notably boosts a tiered cash-back system that offers customers between 1% and 3% in eight categories. Customers’ 3% category will be determined in real time based on where they spend most, with the 2% being their second-top category, and 1% for

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