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Recent statistics underscore economic recovery’s weakness (access required)

The gross domestic product numbers just posted show U.S economic growth at 1.2 percent for the second quarter of 2016, and when added to the numbers for the first quarter, they show anemic 0.9 percent growth for the year to ...

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Now is the time to solarize the Treasure Valley

Installation of grid-connected solar power in the United States is at an all-time high as solar costs continue their unprecedented decline. In 2015, solar PV comprised nearly 30 percent of all new electric generation, while in April the nation saw ...

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On diversity, GCs look beyond law firm accolades

In order to compete effectively, companies recognize that a commitment to diversity and inclusion is imperative. They realize that, in addition to creating better products, ideas and solutions, a focus on diversity and inclusion is necessary to expand and maintain ...

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The meteoric growth of Hispanic businesses (access required)

Across the U.S., there are more than 4 million Hispanic businesses, 23 percent more than the last count, per the Hispanic Business Study, a recent collaboration from Geoscape and the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. This growth is more than ...

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Flextime is a draw for older workers, too

Employers talk a lot about how to adapt to younger workers, especially the millennials. But how about the older workers, the baby boomers and the middle-aged, who are going to be occupying key jobs in our workplaces for the next ...

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Why they’re moving to the cities (access required)

The Golden Arches are moving. Well, actually, it’s the corporate headquarters of McDonald’s, the iconic fast food chain, that is picking up stakes from its current location in suburban Chicago and settling into a new home just west of the ...

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Managing partners: Learn to manage your stress

Shakespeare’s King Henry aptly said, “Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.” Despite the perceived glamour of power, the stress that it accompanies can disrupt the entire enterprise if it is not well managed. Whether you’re a lawyer running ...

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Break those bad cellphone habits (access required)

I have been checking my cellphone more than usual these days. I am busy at work. There doesn’t seem to be enough time during normal business hours to get everything done. And collaborating with folks in different time zones means ...

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With industrial real estate, due diligence is key (access required)

Industrial real estate is ripe for potential environmental liability due to historical uses leaving traces of chemicals in soil and groundwater both on and around the property. Uses both on-site or on adjacent properties can result in contamination that is ...

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