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Wednesday, November 26, 2014


Now Unhappy, Happy's Pizza Founder Is Convicted Of Tax Fraud

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As Detroit emerges from Bankruptcy, a Detroit based pizza chain is decidedly unhappy: the Happy's Pizza founder was convicted of 32 tax crimes and could go away for a long time. by Robert W. Wood

China Promises Permanent APEC Blue In 2030

Blue Skies are ephemeral in China. Bouts of intense smog returned to Beijing as Chinese regulators relaxed the strict pollution-control measures they implemented before the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum. The effort to impress visiting foreign dignitaries gave the city a rare breath of clean air - nicknamed APEC Blue to describe something that is beautiful but short-lived. by Yue Wang

The New World of Assisted Living

Assisted living facilities (ALFs) may be going the way of cable TV.  Still around, but with a limited future. by Howard Gleckman

The President's Immigration Reform: Good for Entrepreneurs?

Phillip Curtis, managing partner of Boston-based immigration attorneys, Chin & Curtis outlines what the President's recent Executive Action might mean for highly skilled and entrepreneurial immigrants. by Dan Simon

How to Select the Perfect Wine and Champagne This Holiday Season

Image by Loic Venance/AFP/Getty by Alicia Adamczyk

Digital Marketing Is A Great Equalizer For Startups

Most technical entrepreneurs cringe when they finally realize that marketing is still king, despite the power of technology, and they are up against competitors who have a hundred times their spending power. Luckily, the digital revolution has been a great equalizer in the marketing world, if used effectively to target the audience, engage the customer, and measure results. by Martin Zwilling

Amazon Quietly Reveals Local Services Push With New Web Page

Amid the holiday season and the busiest time of its year, has chosen to explore a new line of business that has little to do with hawking physical items like books or electronics. by Ryan Mac

#NotOneDime: Black Friday Boycotts Planned To Protest Ferguson Decision

It is the week of Thanksgiving, with all its associated holiday cheer and family togetherness. It is also the week a Grand Jury decided white policeman Darren Wilson will not face criminal charges for the shooting death of unarmed black teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. by Clare O'Connor

Motocross Racing With Tax Deductible Dollars Works This Time

The Tax Court decision in the case of Willam D. Evans had the look of a hobby loss case, which was kind of neat coming on top of a really good horse case.  Well, it was about racing - motorcycles not horses - but it was not a hobby loss case. Ever since I showed my utter ignorance of the sport, if you can call it that, of dressage, prematurely calling Mitt Romney's dancing horse Rafalca out of the Olympics, I get nervous when I encounter a tax case about a sport that I am totally unfamiliar with.  Such is the case with ... by Peter J Reilly

Exclusive - 'Justice League: Dark' Script In Studio Hands Today

Fans have been wondering about the future of Guillermo del Toro's cinematic adaptation of the DC Comics series Justice League: Dark, since the project wasn't included in Warner Bros.' announcement last month of their upcoming slate of superhero movies. The movie, tentatively titled Dark Universe, has been confirmed as a work in progress since the director confirmed it back in early 2013. Since then, however, we've have had to make do with only occasional updates, including word that the movie would exist in its own universe and likely not cross over with the other unified DC cinematic world of Superman, ... by Mark Hughes

Why Leaders Need To Learn How To Fail Better

These days, we hear a lot about the importance of failure to innovation. Since everyone wants to innovate, it follows that everybody must learn to fail. On this basis, it would appear to make sense to fail a lot. Indeed, “fail early, fail often” has become something of a mantra in Silicon Valley and other centres of creativity. by Roger Trapp

How America's Top CEOs Motivate Employees--And Get Results

We asked the leaders of the 2013 FORBES Best Small Companies list what mechanisms they have in place to keep employees focused and engaged. What works and what doesn't? Read their solutions... in their own words. by Cheryl Conner

Gratitude In Business: The Appreciation That Inspires Employees

Of every kind of gratitude that matters in business, one of the most vital is a company’s appreciation for its great employees. Even more than money, an environment of gratitude, the opportunity to serve with great leaders and genuine appreciation inspires employees to engage fully and to produce stellar work. by Cheryl Conner

How Do You Determine If A Company Is 'Socially Responsible'?

Most of us want to work for organizations that we feel good about and can be proud of. Unfortunately, the reality is that few companies are completely pure, either in what they do or how they do it. by Ron Ashkenas

As Durant And Westbrook Return To Practice, Secondary Market Thunder Tickets Could Start To Rebound

With just three wins to their name this season, the Oklahoma City Thunder have inadvertently relied on their bench in the absence of injured superstars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. Losses continue to pile up as ticket prices to home games waver on the secondary market, a testament to the allure and leadership Durant and Westbrook bring to the team. The next six games on the Thunder schedule (three at home, three on the road) will be against losing teams, but don’t expect the team to cruise through its next two weeks. by Jesse Lawrence

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