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Potential impacts of autonomous vehicles on real estate (access required)

Over the last few years, autonomous vehicles (AVs) have gone from science fiction to near reality. Already, prototype vehicles zip through cities like Pittsburgh and Miami; autonomous trucks travel long-haul routes in multiple Western states and deliver freight in Atlanta. ...

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New tax law revolutionizes international finance for U.S. companies (access required)

The importance of the changes to the U.S. international tax system and their impact on business are hard to overstate. Historically, the United States has had a worldwide tax system under which U.S. companies were taxed on profits earned overseas ...

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How businesses are reacting to 2017 changes in tax policy (access required)

When the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 passed, reactions were mixed. Many economists and business leaders took a “wait-and-see” stance, with the most optimistic believing that slashing the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to a flat 21 ...

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Click-through rate outdated as the best metric for judging ad success (access required)

Since its inception, digital advertising has been graded and evaluated by a metric known as click-through rate (CTR). This metric is calculated by the number of times your ad is clicked divided by the number of times your ad is ...

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A new era of delegated design: more risk, less certainty (access required)

It is old news that construction is all about time and managing risk. The contracting parties have always used contracts to allocate the risks of unexpected costs associated with construction. Historically, an owner would hire a design professional who furnished ...

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C-suite employment contract clauses in the wake of Weinstein (access required)

The Harvey Weinstein scandal has struck a nerve in American society and empowered individuals to speak out about sexual harassment and retaliation in the workplace. The nation appears to be at a tipping point, with revelations of sexual harassment allegations ...

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Employers can address opioid crisis in workplace (access required)

As an employer and human resource professional, I see the difficulties of running a business from many perspectives. Challenges seem never-ending and come from every direction, including employees’ personal lives. Drug abuse, especially opioid addiction, is a rapidly growing challenge ...

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When workplace diversity is missing, productivity suffers (access required)

I am a white woman who grew up in a variety of poor and working class multicultural communities, and whose family, in several iterations, has been interracial (e.g., black stepfather, black/Puerto Rican step-siblings; Cuban ex-husband; Latin children). As a 4-year-old, ...

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How promotions are handled can make or break company culture (access required)

A promotion presents a public reward and affirmation for the person promoted, of course—and it’s a powerful opportunity to promote workplace values and culture. When done right and granted to deserving team members, promotions can motivate your entire team and ...

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