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Finance

A Simple 3-Step Method To Protect Your Portfolio In Q4

The benchmark S&P 500 has risen by a whopping 24% since November 2016. The higher it goes, the more vulnerable it is to a correction. With that in mind, here are three easy steps that can help protect your portfolio from an unexpected, and potentially nasty, decline between now and the New Year.Read More

Giving Away Billions as Fast as They Can

Step aside, Rockefeller. Move over, Carnegie. Out of the way, Ford.For the better part of a century, a few Gilded Age names dominated the ranks of big philanthropy.No longer.In a matter of years, a new crop of ultra-wealthy Americans has eclipsed the old guard of philanthropic titans. With names like Soros, Gates, Bloomberg, Mercer, Koch and Zuckerberg,...

The Finger-Pointing at the Finance Firm TIAA

In the treacherous world of finance, where investors confront biased advice, hidden costs and onerous fees, one investment giant seems to stand apart — the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association, also known as TIAA. Calling itself a “mission-based organization” with a “nonprofit heritage,” TIAA has enjoyed a reputation as a selfless steward...

O’Reilly Settled New Harassment Claims, Then Fox Renewed His Contract

Last January, six months after Fox News ousted its chairman amid a sexual harassment scandal, the network’s top-rated host at the time, Bill O’Reilly, struck a $32 million agreement with a longtime network analyst to settle new sexual harassment allegations, according to two people briefed on the matter — an extraordinarily large amount for such...

Il ritorno dell'Italia

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Legal

Litigation 2017: Discussion

Litigation 2017: DiscussionWho’s Who Legal brings together Martin Bernet and Colette Wilkins to discuss issues facing litigation lawyers and their clients today, including recent legislative developments, the increase in arbitration-related litigation work and what the future holds for the practice area.       What...

Targeting Failure to Repay As a False Claim

Contractors and providers may face false claims damages when they fail to return overpayments even though no fraud is involved. A recent civil settlement demonstrates that the government is targeting failure to repay, and it can be as costly as fraudulent billing. Fair Warning Given A medical practice paid nearly $450,000 to resolve an investigation,...

The SEC Announces Another Seven-Figure Whistleblower Award

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) last week announced a payout of more than $1 million to a whistleblower who provided information that resulted in a successful SEC enforcement action against a “registered entity” (e.g., a broker-dealer) that “impacted retail customers.” The SEC announced the award, while keeping the details of the...

Expanding Your Brand Through Franchising? It's All About Doing Your Homework

Expanding Your Brand Through Franchising? It's All About Doing Your HomeworkLuiz Henrique O do Amaral and Mariana Reis Abenza, Dannemann Siemsen AdvogadosIn this article, Luiz Henrique O do Amaral and Mariana Reis Abenza at Dannemann Siemsen Advogados assess the franchising challenges faced when dealing with international brand expansion. In...

The Joint-Employer Problem for Franchising - A Report from the Front Lines

The Joint-Employer Problem for Franchising - A Report from the Front LinesLarry Weinberg, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLPLarry Weinberg at Cassels Brock & Blackwell discusses different approaches to the franchise business model around the world as well as recent developments in the Canadian franchise market.For those who follow the franchise...

Deals

Share prices of global acquirers continue to underperform World Index in the third quarter

New research reveals global trend for successful M&A deals becoming increasingly difficult to deliver as market reacts to new political winds The global M&A market continues to struggle to add value, underperforming the Index in 2017 for the second quarter this year, which is a trend not seen since 2012, according to Willis Towers Watson’s latest...

Equiteq advises GNC Group on their merger with Grant Thornton

Equiteq, a global consulting and IT services sector M&A specialist, is pleased to announce the merger of its client, GNC Group Consulting (“GNC Group”), with Grant Thornton Australia (“Grant Thornton”).  The transaction completed on September 1, 2017. GNC Group is a Melbourne-based retail and consumer product focused management consulting...

M&A insurance buyout as premiums and retentions fall, and new insurers enter market

Premium rates fall as demand increases – 2017 sees a 12% drop on 2016 levels and a 25% drop on 2015 levelsWidening consumer choice and increased competition - average retention rates fall by 44% from 2016 level In its most recent Global M&A Insurance Index, JLT Specialty (JLT), reported a 76% increase in the number of M&A insurance policies they...

International cooperation dominating cross-border M&A tax landscape

New M&A guide shows shake-up in global economic environment is forcing change US tax policy proposals threaten many aspects of global M&A Taxand, the global tax advisor, today releases its 2017 Global Guide to M&A Tax, providing guidance on the M&A tax climate across 37 jurisdictions and an overview of continuing and emerging trends that reflect...

​Political uncertainty drives consumer goods M&A to lowest level since 2011

Consumer goods M&A plummeted in 2016, down $176bn on the previous year, as political uncertainty depressed deal-making in the sectorGrowth conditions worsened for the Global 50, with overall revenue growth turning negative for the first time (-0.7%) Mergers and acquisitions among the top 50 consumer goods giants have fallen sharply from $226bn in 2015...

Acq Lite

Boy Gives Away Lemonade and 100 Free Donuts to Police “Superheroes”

Oliver Davis wanted to say thank you to all the Kansas City police officers for their hard work, calling them the only superheroes he needs. The post Boy Gives Away Lemonade and 100 Free Donuts to Police “Superheroes” appeared first on Good News Network. Read More

We Tried 5 Pumpkin Preservation Hacks To See Which One Keeps Jack-O’-Lanterns Fresh Longest

Did you know there was a way to help your jack-o’-lantern carvings last longer, thanks to pumpkin preservation hacks? The post We Tried 5 Pumpkin Preservation Hacks To See Which One Keeps Jack-O’-Lanterns Fresh Longest appeared first on Good News Network. Read More

Watch Groom’s Emotional Response to Seeing Bride Finally Walk Down The Aisle

This kickboxing instructor may be tough in the ring, but his emotional response to seeing his bride is contagiously overwhelming. The post Watch Groom’s Emotional Response to Seeing Bride Finally Walk Down The Aisle appeared first on Good News Network. Read More

Netherlands to Build Roads With Recycled Plastic From the Ocean

The PlasticRoad project won't just be clearing ocean pollution with their recycled roads. The roads will be more durable and easier to maintain. The post Netherlands to Build Roads With Recycled Plastic From the Ocean appeared first on Good News Network. Read More

WWII Ship Transformed into Giant Artificial Coral Reef – and it’s Magnificent

The Kodiak Queen was destined for scrap metal – until it was rescued and transformed into a thriving coral reef and art sculpture. The post WWII Ship Transformed into Giant Artificial Coral Reef – and it’s Magnificent appeared first on Good News Network. Read More