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  • Cybersecurity: Are you prepared?

    Fall 2015
    Newsletter: Construction Industry Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 426

    Abstract: Increasing reliance on cloud computing and mobile devices has made the construction industry particularly vulnerable to data breaches. Fortunately, there are also many ways for contractors to prevent cyberattacks and mitigate the impact of any breaches. This article offers tips on how to keep a company safe.

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  • BANK Wire – Guidance issued on regulatory capital rules

    Fall 2015
    Newsletter: Community Banking Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 426

    Abstract: This issue’s “BANK Wire” reports on new guidance about the regulatory capital rules, the FASB’s new credit impairment model and auditor-independence requirements for banks.

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  • Sunk costs: Attorneys’ fees in Lanham Act cases

    April / May 2015
    Newsletter: Ideas on Intellectual Property Law

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 426

    Abstract: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has delivered some important news for any party that might contest attorneys’ fee claims in trademark infringement and other similar cases. As this article explains, the U.S. Supreme Court’s recently articulated standard for awarding attorneys’ fees in patent infringement decisions now also applies to Lanham Act cases. Fair Wind Sailing, Inc. v. Dempster, Nos. 13-3305 & 14-1572, Sept. 4, 2014 (3rd Cir.) Octane Fitness LLC v. Icon Health & Fitness Inc., No. 12-1184, April 29, 2014 (U.S. Supreme Court)

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  • News for Nonprofits – Voters support clear rules for political activities

    February / March 2015
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 426

    Abstract: In this issue, “News for Nonprofits” looks at a survey revealing substantial, bipartisan support for clear rules defining allowable political activities for nonprofits. It describes the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s support for an ambitious plan by GuideStar to update its database for broader use by not-for-profits. And it describes one city’s initiative to secure donations from its biggest nonprofits.

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  • Newsbits – Online giving jumped 14% in 2013

    Fall 2014
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 426

    Abstract: In this issue, “Newsbits” discusses a recent study showing that online giving is on the increase. It also notes how several states are testing the waters of Pay for Performance (PFP) contracts with social services nonprofits, and looks at the Silicon Valley’s “accelerator” Y Combinator, which is now helping launch nonprofits involved in areas such as public health, microlending and education. And the feature discusses a couple of studies that shed light on some of the problems experienced by nonprofits that receive government funding.

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  • Tax Tips – Business owners: Hire your kids to save taxes

    May / June 2014
    Newsletter: Tax Impact

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 426

    Abstract: This issue’s “Tax Tips” offers pointers about hiring one’s own kids to save taxes; rolling over amounts within certain employer-sponsored retirement plans — such as 401(k)s — from a traditional account into a designated Roth account; a Tax Court case that allows a gift’s value for gift tax purposes to be reduced if the recipient agrees to assume the donor’s potential estate tax liability; and meal and entertainment expenses that are 100% deductible.

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  • A job for professional skeptics – Auditor questions benefit companies — and their stakeholders

    February / March 2014
    Newsletter: Public Company Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 426

    Abstract: Public company executives often have long-standing and amicable relationships with their auditors. So it’s easy to forget that an auditor is a “public watchdog,” with ultimate allegiance to shareholders, creditors and the investing public. This article discusses the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board’s Staff Audit Practice Alert describing auditors’ obligation to exercise professional skepticism throughout the audit process.

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  • Construction Success Story – Ownership change leads to renewed customer service

    January / February 2014
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 426

    Abstract: In this issue, “Construction Success Story” looks at the case of a business that started going downhill after its founder retired and an investor group took over. The founder had been the primary point of contact for every client and performed virtually all of the account management. After the sale, the founder’s responsibilities were divided among three vice presidents, who also had other operational responsibilities. After they began losing accounts, their financial advisor suggested, among other things, improving their client management software and hiring an experienced account manager. These changes helped turn the company around.

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  • BANK Wire – OCC provides foreclosure guidance

    Spring 2012
    Newsletter: Community Banking Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 426

    Abstract: This issue’s “BANK Wire” discusses recent foreclosure guidance offered by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency; the FDIC’s increased scrutiny of bank insurance policies; FAQs on interest rate risk management that have been jointly adopted by the various federal banking agencies; and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s prototype monthly mortgage statement that is being offered for comments.

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  • Construction Success Story – Contractor gets specific with his accounting software

    November / December 2010
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 426

    Abstract: This issue’s “Construction Success Story” looks at the case of an excavation business owner who found himself constantly battling with his accounting system to get the information he needed. He visited his CPA to determine whether it was finally time to move to a construction-specific accounting application. The advisor discussed the benefits of available software programs, along with some disadvantages involved in implementing one.

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  • Google cries “Vive la différence!” in patent case

    October / November 2010
    Newsletter: Ideas on Intellectual Property Law

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 426

    Abstract: Consumers aren’t the only ones who depend on online auctions. Google, for example, uses them to determine the positions and prices of its display advertisements. But, in one case, the company faced accusations that its system infringed a patented method. This article explains why an appeals court decided that Google’s system did not do so.

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  • Ask the Advisor – How can I reduce the use of asphalt paving?

    March / April 2010
    Newsletter: Real Estate Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 426

    Abstract: While pavement is necessary for busy roads and the national highway system, there’s a growing awareness of the negative ecological impact triggered by too much asphalt. Developers can help curb the proliferation of asphalt paving. Not only can environmentally friendly paving projects enhance developers’ reputations, but they can also save money on materials and labor. But creative urban planning, which requires a unified effort by policy makers, citizens and developers alike, is key.

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