Trump and Small Businesses

Yesterday, Trump issued an executive order aimed at significantly reducing regulation for businesses.  While navigating regulations are a large part of any businesses, they can be both cumbersome and costly for smaller businesses where resources are more often than not scarce.  A 2017 Small Business Regulations Survey found that the average small business owner spends […]

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Words To Avoid At Work

The kind of talk that’s now accepted at work has changed dramatically since I started work.  Nonetheless, it’s important to make sure you don’t get too caught up in the laid-back environment of the modern workplace. The wrong words can make you come across as unprofessional, hindering your chances of job advancement.  Here are five […]

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Bussmann Steps Down

Oliver Bussmann, chief information officer at UBS, is stepping down from the role, a move that was announced internally earlier today.  The memo didn’t say where Bussmann will be going, and he isn’t yet available for comment.  A spokesman for the bank said that the company should be okay, as “technology innovation…isn’t tied to a […]

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The Challenge Facing the GOP

Back in the spring, Marco Rubio’s pollster Whit Ayres laid out a potential harsh truth: for a Republican presidential nominee to win in 2016, they would need to capture 40% of the Latino vote.  That is, of course, unless a candidate would get Reagan-like numbers among white voters.  Although this seems somewhat shocking, it does […]

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The Decline in Retail

This week, retailers such as Macy’s, JC Penney and Kohl’s have reported mediocre results.  They’ve blamed this on a variety of factors, such as delayed inventory shipments, bad weather and fewer international tourists, although overall Americans are spending less and less on clothes and home furnishings.  Such a trend could hurt these companies’ businesses in […]

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