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Legal People

April 19, 2019

Plunkett Cooney Attorney Alan Shamoun of Plunkett Cooney has been appointed to serve as a member of Michigan’s Adult-Use Marijuana Stakeholder Workgroups. Shamoun volunteered to serve on the attorney workgroup as part of his practice, which includes ...

Fakers are not just applying to college

April 19, 2019

Richard Randall, BridgeTower Media Newswires The recent bribery scandal involving admission to elite universities is just the latest data point reminding us how careful we must be when we hire people. Credentials don’t tell the whole story. In case ...

The 'burial benefit' that won't bury you

April 19, 2019

Tom Margenau About a month ago, I wrote a column explaining what family members need to do when a loved one who was getting Social Security benefits dies. I primarily discussed what might need to be done about returning the last Social Security check (depending ...

Gas tax hike of 45 cents may kill more than 22,500 private sector jobs

April 19, 2019

Michael LaFaive, Mackinac Center for Public Policy Gov. Gretchen Whitmer wants to increase the state gas tax by 45 cents per gallon to finance road infrastructure repairs and upgrades. The Mackinac Center ran this scenario through a software package called ...

Journalism's Assange problem

April 19, 2019

Kathy Kiely, University of Missouri-Columbia and Laurel Leff, Northeastern University (THE CONVERSATION) — These days, anybody with an internet connection can be a publisher. That doesn’t make everybody a journalist. This distinction has become ...

Sorting through the ­alphabet soup of investment credentials

April 19, 2019

David Peartree, BridgeTower Media Newswires Because the financial services industry is fragmented, the requirements to become an investment professional vary depending on which part of the financial services sector the professional operates. In a previous ...