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Money Management: Rule number one – not all ETFs are created equal

An exchange traded fund is a cross between stock and indexed mutual funds. You can purchase them through brokers and they are traded on exchanges just like stocks. They represent a basket of holdings that are designed to track a ...

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When technology and law enforcement collide

Law enforcement officers have no problem using the latest and greatest technologies to police the people, whether it’s using facial recognition tools, cellphone geolocation data, or recordings obtained from smartphone technologies such as Amazon’s Alexa. But it seems that when ...

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Beyond social media: Businesses find other ways to advertise

Ryan Knoll thought social media sites like Facebook would be the best places to advertise his brand-new home cleaning service. Then he had an epiphany. “Put yourself in the customer’s shoes. How would that customer go about trying to find ...

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Lateral moves can be a good bet for attorneys (access required)

Sometimes it’s simply about the money. More than one-third (36 percent) of lawyers in a recent survey said they would be most enticed to make a lateral job change to another law firm by higher earnings potential. Work-life balance ranked ...

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Money Management: Don’t overlook the benefits of closed-end funds (access required)

Closed-end funds tend to be a misunderstood investment. Unfortunately, when something is misunderstood, it is often pushed to the side and something else takes its place. For long-term investors, though, I believe closed-end funds are investments worth taking the time ...

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Time management tips to succeed in new year

Your time — whether it is billable or not — is important to manage because the work still needs to get done and preferably in a well-organized fashion. Over time, I have learned that when I start my day with ...

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Money Management: Economic indicators for the savvy investor (access required)

The U.S. economy goes through cycles of growth and recessions. Once growth sustains a consistent pattern the Fed often intervenes by raising rates to thwart off potential inflation threats above 2 percent. This restrictive policy ultimately curbs growth in large ...

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Federal judge on whether biometric access to phones requires a warrant

A decade ago, smartphones were in their infancy. The iPhone was not even a year old and widespread adoption had not yet occurred. Many were suspicious of the touch screen interface, and lawyers in particular clung to the idea that ...

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The patent pendulum swings

The start of a new year provides the opportunity for a highly subjective retrospective on 35 years of patent law — where we’ve been and where we might be going. Supreme Court Justice Abe Fortas (1965-1969) was reputed to have ...

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