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Serve country by launching startup

By   /  Friday, December 18th, 2015  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Serve country by launching startup

By Michael Panesis Launching a startup in this country is an act of patriotism. I am certain of this, more so every day. That confidence starts with who I am. I am the grandchild of immigrants. That self-identification comes naturally because my parents and grandparents issued constant reminders throughout my childhood. My bedtime stories were Read More →

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Corporate tax inversions unethical

By   /  Friday, December 11th, 2015  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Corporate tax inversions unethical

You say you have a U.S. corporation and want to reduce corporate income taxes? Agree to be acquired by an Irish company and re-incorporate in Ireland. You’ll only pay 12.5 percent corporate income taxes rather than the 35 percent rate in the U.S. But wait. There’s more. Ireland recently announced that it reduced the rate Read More →

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State impact would be significant but TTIP not all it’s cracked up to be

By   /  Friday, December 4th, 2015  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on State impact would be significant but TTIP not all it’s cracked up to be

If the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership is finalized, the free trade agreement would be unprecedented. It aims to reduce or eliminate trade barriers and harmonize standards and regulations in the United States and the European Union for the mutual economic gains of the partners. TTIP would create a free trade area representing nearly Read More →

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Employers must find ways to plug national talent drain

By   /  Friday, November 20th, 2015  /  Op/Eds  /  Comments Off on Employers must find ways to plug national talent drain

The talent challenge — finding, engaging and keeping qualified employees for skilled positions — remains the No. 1 priority for U.S. employers, according to a recent Harris Poll. Problems in this area can cause organizations to miss market opportunities, delay or cancel key strategic initiatives and fail to meet growth goals and innovate effectively. There Read More →

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Corporate social responsibility on hold when it comes to outrageous drug prices

By   /  Thursday, November 19th, 2015  /  Health Care, Op/Eds  /  Comments Off on Corporate social responsibility on hold when it comes to outrageous drug prices

Imagine you just went to your local pharmacy and were told that the cost of a life-saving drug was $22,500 for 30 tablets to treat AIDS or another infectious disease. Well, if you need the drug Daraprim, that is what you would have to pay. Turing Pharmaceuticals purchased the right to Darprim this past August Read More →

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Crowdfunding great alternative to bank loan

By   /  Friday, November 13th, 2015  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Crowdfunding great alternative to bank loan

The concept of “crowdfunding” was conceived in 2003 and has been gaining traction ever since. Essentially, it is an alternative way for companies and start-ups to raise money without going to a traditional bank. Money is raised through an Internet platform which allows companies, startups, entrepreneurs and various projects to seek monetary contributions from a Read More →

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Reducing development costs, licensing and startup fees will create more jobs

By   /  Thursday, November 12th, 2015  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Reducing development costs, licensing and startup fees will create more jobs

Labor markets have been weak since the Great Recession. Job creation has been slow and labor force participation has been falling. While the Tri-Counties region has performed similarly to the nation on aggregate, its largest county, Ventura County, has underperformed the nation and its northern neighbors. The recession brought significant contractions in non-farm jobs for Read More →

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