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It’s time for Major League Baseball to play games in Cooperstown again

I think it’s marvelous that Major League Baseball has taken its show on the road, playing regular-season games in places such as Williamsport, Pa.—the birthplace of Little League—and Dyersville, Iowa, where the classic movie “Field of Dreams” was filmed. I’ve ...

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Why the Fed decreased interest rates and what it means (access required)

  For the first time since 2008, the Federal Open Market Committee (The Fed) announced on July 31 that it would be cutting interest rates by 0.25 percent. Thanks to a healthy and expanding economy, the Fed started increasing rates ...

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Governor needs to make Seneca Nation pay up (access required)

It’s no secret Gov. Andrew Cuomo seems to enjoy taking federal officials to task for policies he believes to be detrimental to New Yorkers. In fact, the governor has gone as far as creating an agenda titled “New York’s Declaration ...

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IRS revises offshore voluntary compliance protocol (access required)

The IRS has issued new guidance on how taxpayers with hidden money offshore can come clean. The new procedures replace the nearly 10-year old offshore voluntary disclosure program, which the IRS terminated last fall. Certain taxpayer can still receive the ...

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A peculiar time for additional stimulus (access required)

In hindsight, it seems that last December might have been a reasonable time to consider additional economic stimulus in the form of a Federal Reserve Bank interest rate cut. By Christmas of 2018, the U.S. government was in the midst ...

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Make a point to engage your employees regularly (access required)

The other day, I got a call from a friend asking me to be a reference for a new job. I was surprised because I always knew this person to be the definition of an engaged employee. They had even ...

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Cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology: the future of business? (access required)

On June 24, 2019, The U.S. House Financial Services Committee announced a second Senate hearing for Facebook’s Libra would be held on July 17. Since Facebook announced their decision to make Libra, a cryptocurrency, more central to their business model, ...

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