Business analyst urges using friends, contacts to help look for work during pandemic

NORFOLK, Va. – It is all about who you know, that’s according to financial and business analyst Dominick Miserandino. He said that notion is more true now as many are still unemployed, due to layoffs and furloughs, because of the coronavirus pandemic.

He said those friends, contacts, or former colleagues you may know or worked with in the past could help you in your job search. That process is known as networking.

“I always love helping others and I like helping others because I do believe in business,” Miserandino said. “It’s smart business.”

Dominick Miserandino has worked at top positions for several companies. He’s done plenty of hiring and even referrals from people who have simply reached out.

“It is difficult and awkward at times to make that first call, but that’s one of the first tips I tell people is to not be scared, make that first call,” he

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IMF urges governments to maintain Covid-19 support, as restrictions tighten – business live | Business

Good morning, and welcome to our rolling coverage of the world economy, the financial markets, the eurozone and business.

Covid-19 fears are weighing on the financial markets again today, as rising infections put governments under pressure to consider fresh, tougher restrictions to combat the pandemic.

Overnight, the number of infections worldwide has passed 38 million, with cases still rising sharply. In France, president Emmanuel Macron, is expected to make a significant announcement about additional national lockdown measures later today.

Yesterday, the Netherlands government ordered a partial lockdown after seeing cases surge, with PM Mark Rutte warning “That hurts, but it’s the only way.”

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Rutte’s plan includes the closure of bars and restaurants, and limit on the size of social gatherings.

We’re also expecting Northern Ireland to announce wide-ranging

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Investor PrimeStone urges LivaNova to shake up business, says share price could double

BOSTON (Reuters) – Investment firm PrimeStone is pressing medical device maker LivaNova PLC LIVN.O to consider strategic options including selling parts of its business, refreshing its board and hiring a new finance chief, saying such steps could double its share price.

London-based PrimeStone said that years of underperformance required a new strategic direction and that the company should divest its Cardiopulmonary business, sell or close its Heart Valves business, and consider appointing a new board chairman and hiring a new chief financial officer, according to a letter the investment firm is sending to LivaNova’s board on Monday.

PrimeStone said in the letter, which was seen by Reuters, that LivaNova’s share price could “more than double to $100”, adding: “However, to get there, several changes need to take place.”

The investment firm is urging the company to focus on its Neuromodulation unit.

LivaNova did not immediately respond to a request for

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Business Secretary urges SMEs to prepare for the end of the transition period –

Businesses need to take action now to prepare for the UK’s new start on 1 January 2021, says Business Secretary Alok Sharma in a letter to over 600,000 firms across the UK.
  • With just 81 days to go until the end of the transition period, Business Secretary calls on companies to take action now to prepare
  • Government to host range of webinars to help businesses get ready for the UK’s new start
  • Sector-specific webinars will cover areas such as visas, work permits, and tariffs

In his letter, the Business Secretary calls on businesses to familiarise themselves with the actions they will need to take, by visiting gov.uk/transition and using the checker tool. When the transition period ends on 31 December 2020, there will be a guaranteed set of changes and opportunities for which businesses need to prepare as the UK leaves the customs union and single market, including changes to

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White House urges small business rescue plan

The White House on Sunday changed tactics yet again on boosting the pandemic-hit US economy, this time urging lawmakers to back a plan to help small businesses weeks ahead of the presidential election.

The change comes after President Donald Trump’s Republican Party and Democrats both rejected, for different reasons, a beefed-up $1.8 trillion economic rescue plan proposed Friday.

In a letter Sunday to Congress, White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin urged backing for a bill allowing some $130 billion in unused funds from a previous support plan to be redirected.

The money would be earmarked for businesses, particularly small and medium-sized companies, that are facing declining revenues while negotiations for more support drag on.

“Now is the time for us to come together and immediately vote on a bill to allow us to spend the unused Paycheck Protection Program funds while we continue to

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