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How to Protect Yourself from the Equifax Data Breach

The massive Equifax breach means consumers need to be on guard against data thieves. The credit-rating company hack earlier this year left approximately 143 million people’s personal information exposed and vulnerable. Here are the steps you take to help protect yourself in the wake of this event. Determine the exposure of your information: Go to […]

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Sanctions on Foreign Adversaries, Breakthrough DNA Technology, and Fast-Tracked Approval for Generic Drugs

Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (H.R. 3364) – This Act expands U.S. sanctions against Russia (for annexing Ukraine’s Crimea and meddling in last year’s U.S. presidential election), Iran and North Korea (for weapons activities). It also establishes a congressional review process to authorize any changes to existing sanctions against Russia, prohibits U.S. persons from […]

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Healthcare Reform Update

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) – also known as Obamacare – was not the perfect solution to the nation’s need for affordable healthcare, but it did increase the availability of quality, affordable healthcare for small businesses. Companies that had struggled for years – not only to find affordable health insurance for their workers but also […]

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Benefits of Delaying Retirement Number Many

Traditionally, retirement was short and peaceful. People worked jobs that were hard on the body – such as farming, manufacturing, tradesmen or railroad workers. If you made it to retirement, you were relieved to have the chance to wind down your days in restful repose. That all changed in the latter part of the 20th […]

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The Clock is Ticking

Some investment commentators have been predicting that the bull market is about to plunge and turn bearish ever since this long-running bull market launched back in March 2009. At some juncture, the naysayers will be right. Perhaps what’s most significant is the way stock prices have remained so steady throughout 2017. Despite a few short […]

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Strategies to Run a Localized and Location-Based Marketing Campaign

The potential for localized and location-based marketing is high – especially with estimates of retail sales from “beacon-triggered messages”, which grew from $4.1 billion to $44.4 billion between 2015 and 2016, according to Statista. Coupled with 77 percent of U.S. citizens having a smartphone, based on a November 2016 Pew Research Center survey, the ability […]

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Avoid IRS Trouble by Reporting Bitcoin Cash

IRS guidance on the tax treatment of cryptocurrencies already exists. Right now, the IRS considers cryptocurrencies to be “intangible assets.” As a result, they are subject to capital asset treatment. However, recent developments complicate matters. On Aug. 1, Bitcoin split into two separate cryptocurrencies – Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash. The currently issued guidance does not […]

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Companies Are Tracking Employees to Nab Traitors

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Bank Customers May Get Their Day in Court

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