Kristin Siebenaler Brings 20 Years of Leadership Experience to the Business Analytics Initiative

NC State Poole College of Management announced Kristin Siebenaler as the director of the Business Analytics Initiative (BAI). Siebenaler will be serving alongside Bill Rand, executive director of the BAI and associate professor of marketing. 

Siebenaler brings over 20 years of experience as a project and program leader at several organizations in the Triangle including RTI International, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and Duke Clinical Research Institute. In these roles she directed large, complex sponsored research collaborations with academic and community partners as well as foundation, government and business clients. 

“Kristin brings invaluable experience to NC State,” said Rand. “She has done fantastic work with globally preeminent groups at UNC and Duke, and now she is completing the Triangle trifecta at the best institution in the area. She will be the key to taking the Business Analytics Initiative to the next level.”

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Robinhood’s Unfinished Business – The New York Times

Though the class action names many other financial businesses, like Citadel Securities, Charles Schwab, Melvin Capital Management and SoFi Securities, Robinhood is the main antagonist. It is a defendant in nearly all of the dozens of original actions, is facing almost all the claims and appears on nearly every page of the filings. The complaint calls Robinhood “a true amateur among institutional brokers.”

Investors taking part in the class action argue that Robinhood’s business model has a built-in conflict of interest. The company generates about 80 percent of its revenue from payment for order flow, which allows it to offer commission-free trading to users. In this arrangement, the broker sells customer orders to market-making firms (primarily Citadel Securities in Robinhood’s case) that execute the trades. Robinhood makes more from this practice than other brokers because its traders are more active.

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Women’s Business Center South brings SBA resources to Memphis

Tucked away in a coworking space on the fourth floor of Crosstown Concourse, Vonesha Mitchell and Lamisa Hasan are at the forefront of a federal effort to increase the resources offered to women-owned businesses. 

Women’s Business Center South recently launched in Memphis, part of a historic expansion of Small Business Administration-funded centers to support women entrepreneurs across the country.

Mitchell, executive director of WBC South, said growing local economies requires supporting entrepreneurship of both men and women. Providing resources specifically for women entrepreneurs is essential, she said, in helping them vault over the unique barriers women face in the business world. 

“It’s definitely exciting to see energy, emphasis, attention, focus being put on women and women’s initiatives,” she said. 

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Forecast: Analysts Think MP Materials Corp.’s (NYSE:MP) Business Prospects Have Improved Drastically

MP Materials Corp. (NYSE:MP) shareholders will have a reason to smile today, with the analysts making substantial upgrades to this year’s forecasts. The analysts greatly increased their revenue estimates, suggesting a stark improvement in business fundamentals.

After the upgrade, the six analysts covering MP Materials are now predicting revenues of US$272m in 2021. If met, this would reflect a huge 26% improvement in sales compared to the last 12 months. Statutory earnings per share are anticipated to drop 19% to US$0.50 in the same period. Previously, the analysts had been modelling revenues of US$235m and earnings per share (EPS) of US$0.40 in 2021. There has definitely been an improvement in perception recently, with the analysts substantially increasing both their earnings and revenue estimates.

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NYSE:MP Earnings and Revenue Growth August 10th 2021

Despite these upgrades, the analysts have not made any major

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