Posts made in October, 2011

Small Businesses Use “Ideal Marketing Mix” to Reach Customers

A survey conducted earlier this year by Pitney Bowes tracked the attitudes of small and medium-sized businesses towards the use of several marketing tactics, including social media, email, direct mail, advertising, QR codes and mobile. Of the 500 business owners
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Illegal Immigration Law of South Carolina Could have a Negative Impact on Businesses

10/31/2011   The ACLU has filed a lawsuit to stop the illegal immigration law of South Carolina. The law requires authorities to check the immigration status of a certain suspect and mandates that businesses should check their new workers through
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Medical Marijuana Industry Rattled By the Moves of Federal Prosecutors

10/30/2011   Steve Berg, a venture capitalist believed he had an unquestionable business model. His San Francisco firm, the ArcView Group, vowed to find “angel investors” for business startups that offer products and sevices for the $1.5 billion medical marijuana
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Plaintiffs Attorneys in Preemption Dispute Finds Favor with Feds

10/29/2011   A case before the U.S. Supreme Court that is getting the interest of a number of groups will determine if plaintiffs attorneys have a new industry to take on in asbestos lawsuits. The issue revolves around the federal
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Hispanics Miss Work In Protest Of Immigration Law

10/29/2011   The Mexican restaurant along Main Street in the small town of Albertville in Alabama was closed. Lights were out at a Hispanic-owned grocery store and it was also dark at a bank that caters to Spanish speakers. A
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Threats to Change Dodd-Frank Downplayed by Gensler

10/28/2011   The head of the futures regulator in the U.S. on Tuesday defended the extensive new measures to watch over the swaps market and dismissed efforts in Congress to introduce changes to the sweeping financial reform that regulators are
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Blogging Help Law Firms Share Expertise

10/28/2011   One of the biggest law firms in Portland, Verrill Dana, recently launched its latest blog, Banking Law Update, with plans to follow it through with a maritime blog and another blog for human resources professionals. These legal blogs
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Obama Increases Pressure on Legal Marijuana

10/27/2011   The top prosecutors of the Obama administration are implementing a combined drive to go after the biggest medical marijuana operations in the state of California. The prosecutors claim that these businesses are breaking the law and making an
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Industries in Southwest Alabama are Losing Migrant Workers Due to Immigration Law

10/27/2011   A Mobile roofing company owner recently saw 7 of his former employees cleaning up at a Florida convention center. Although they are in the country legally and possessed proper documentation, they fled Alabama because of the tough immigration
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Litera Welcomes Microsoft Veteran Norm Thomas as Business Development Vice President

10/26/2011   Litera recently announced that Norm Thomas, who has served as director of Microsoft Corporation’s industry market development for legal and professional services for the past eight years, has joined the firm as its new vice president of business
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