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TAKING STOCK: Investing in Stein Mart

April 27, 2017

Dear Mr. Berko: Why has Stein Mart done so badly in the past 10 years? What is wrong with the company? Does it really yield 11 percent? My stockbroker suggested I buy 5,000 shares "because it's a good gamble!" -PE, Oklahoma City Dear PE: ...

NERDWALLET: When a tax refund means bankruptcy

April 27, 2017

By Sean Pyles NerdWallet For many people, a tax refund means a chance to fund a vacation or splurge on a big purchase. For some, though, it’s a way to wipe out crushing debt — not by paying it off, but by giving them enough money to pay for bankruptcy. A ...

MAY IT PLEASE THE PALATE: Ten rules of life

April 27, 2017

You do not need to go to the mountaintop. This wise, bearded cave-dwelling yogi lives right here at the Legal News. Yes my friends: my life's experience, and the considerable tuition I've paid in the school of hard knocks, have taught me the following valuable ...

OFF THE PRESS

April 27, 2017

The American Bar Association Law Practice Division has published a new book, "Trust Accounting in One Hour for Lawyers," which is tailored to provide lawyers with the tips and tricks to make managing lawyer trust accounts understandable, accurate ...

TAKING STOCK: The unfriendly skies

April 27, 2017

Dear Mr. Berko: I bought 200 shares of United Continental Holdings last year at $76, and I've been behind the eight ball since. My broker wants me to keep the stock. I'm disappointed with it and inclined to sell. What is your thinking on this stock? -TL, Detroit Dear ...

LEGAL PEOPLE

April 27, 2017

Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC is pleased to announce that Matthew P. Breuer has joined the firm. He will practice out of the firm’s Royal Oak office. Breuer concentrates his practice in the area of business transactions and corporate matters, including ...