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You’re not a pot roast (access required)

An old story often used in psychology lectures to illustrate the power of habits goes something like this: One evening a young mother and her daughter are making a pot roast dinner. After they season the meat, the mother cuts ...

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President offered amnesty and path forward with DACA

A recent opinion piece appeared in the Idaho Business Review where the author made many claims regarding Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (commonly known as DACA), immigration, and naturally, President Trump. The piece was written by Detroit-based immigration attorney Henry ...

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Sharing, mining patient data in digital health and telemedicine (access required)

The use of new technologies such as digital health applications, telemedicine and information exchanges can provide game-changing benefits for providers and patients alike. But with increased sharing comes increased risks to both the security and the privacy of patient information. ...

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Contract drafting tools to protect contractors amid uncertainty (access required)

President Trump dealt a major blow to the construction industry when he signed an order imposing stiff tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, at 25 percent and 10 percent, respectively. While imports from Canada and Mexico are specifically exempted from ...

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ABA survey shows lawyers are more mobile than ever in 2018 (access required)

The iPhone, released in 2007, revolutionized the way that we communicate and access information. Once a novelty, smartphones are now commonplace in the legal profession. Lawyers jumped on the mobile bandwagon fairly quickly, unlike with other types of technology. As ...

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Some need-to-know Small Business Administration rules (access required)

For small businesses owned by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals, the U.S. Small Business Administration offers several opportunities to expand into the field of federal government contracting. The SBA administers the 8(a) Business Development Program in order to help businesses ...

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Negotiation strength comes from recognizing its existence (access required)

Significantly more than 90 percent of disputes are resolved by a negotiated settlement rather than a court decision. Also, 100 percent of contracts are entered following some sort of negotiation process. Likewise, every change order or contractual adjustment follows a ...

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On the construction workforce: What can we do? (access required)

Every year 1.2 million students drop out of high school. That equates to 7,000 students each day. That’s one student every 26 seconds. About 25 percent of freshmen do not graduate from high school with their class. Think about that ...

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Unique obstacles for brokerage owners, contractors (access required)

It is no secret that planning to sell or transition a business, regardless of its type or size, can involve significant work. Some businesses, including brokerages and construction firms, face unique challenges in exit planning due to their structure and ...

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Design reflected Coach Pete’s philosophy in football and in life

Introducing a new coaching regime at a university leaves an indelible mark on sporting and recreational facilities. The incoming coach brings in a team of people, often to affect change: to shake up a program and establish a new philosophy ...

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