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Four steps to developing a winning succession plan

December 6, 2019

Susan Letterman White, BridgeTower Media Newswires For some people, succession planning means retirement, closing a practice, or advancing into and out of leadership and client relationship roles. For others, it means leaving the practice of law and finding ...

Meticulous administrative rules can make criminals of the well-intended

December 6, 2019

Michael Van Beek, Mackinac Center for Public Policy Last week, the Mackinac Center published a study about the problem of letting administrative agencies define criminal behavior. This happens when the state Legislature empowers a state department to write ...

'The Mandela Effect' is the perfect film for our age of ­distrust and doubt

December 6, 2019

Aaron French, University of California, Davis (THE CONVERSATION) — You’ve likely used the internet to help you remember something, like a quote from a movie, only to discover the answer differed from what you had anticipated. Maybe you shrugged, ...

Investment alpha and beta: What does it mean?

December 6, 2019

David P. Angeline, BridgeTower Media Newswires In every investment there is always some form of risk. It can range from interest rate risk, business risk, liquidity risk or market risk. To measure the amount of risk in an investment there are five key risk ...

What constitutes patentable subject matter, again

December 6, 2019

Aleksandar Nikolic, BridgeTower Media Newswires The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the courts have had difficulty determining whether computer, software and diagnostic method inventions qualify as patentable subject matter. Now, the ...

Give back without busting your budget

December 6, 2019

Amrita Jayakumar, NerdWallet It may not come as a surprise that millennials are passionate about giving back. Millennials as a generation believe in supporting causes more than individual organizations, are likely to be influenced by peer networks when it ...