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It’s déjà vu for investment bankers

By   /  Friday, January 8th, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds  /  Comments Off on It’s déjà vu for investment bankers

We’ve been there before. The movie “The Big Short” explains how and why the financial services industry helped to bring down our economy during 2007-08. Banks took home mortgage loans that were made based on shaky credit and pooled them into a basket of mortgage-backed securities (MBS) that were backed by the homes. These were Read More →

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Workplace stress: use it or lose it

By   /  Friday, January 1st, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Workplace stress: use it or lose it

Workplace stress is a very individual phenomenon. It can kill through hypertension and mismanaged emotions. On the other hand, it can be a very valuable tool for leaders at every level to use to motivate their folks. Let’s take a look at the phenomenon of stress. Unmanaged stress is likely the single most important and Read More →

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Be honest and realize that it’s OK to say no to your business — really

By   /  Friday, December 18th, 2015  /  Op/Eds, Opinion, Small Business  /  Comments Off on Be honest and realize that it’s OK to say no to your business — really

By Ray Bowman I am often asked, “What does it take to grow a thriving business?” However, some of the more critical questions people should be asking — and often don’t — are, “How do I decide whether or not to grow or start a business?” and “Should I even start one in the first Read More →

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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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