Business Costs & Regulation

A New Chapter for This Bookstore
Coronavirus and Your Money

A New Chapter for This Bookstore

Katrina and COVID haven’t deterred the owner of a used bookstore from catering to his clientele.
January 24, 2021
Stephanie Creary: Making the Case for Diversity on Corporate Boards
Business Costs & Regulation

Stephanie Creary: Making the Case for Diversity on Corporate Boards

Adding underrepresented voices can improve a company’s bottom line.
January 23, 2021
SEC Dings Robinhood for Trading Charges
Business Costs & Regulation

SEC Dings Robinhood for Trading Charges

The complaints are a reminder to investors who pay low or no commissions to investigate more-opaque costs.
January 21, 2021
Rapper Moves From Music to Merchandise
Making Your Money Last

Rapper Moves From Music to Merchandise

This rapper has pivoted from putting on live shows to selling T-shirts and tote bags.
December 24, 2020
Growing the Family Business
Business Costs & Regulation

Growing the Family Business

This Alabama farmer navigates the uncertainties of tariffs, COVID and unpredictable weather.
November 24, 2020

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How We Lose When We Overlook Black Talent
Business Executives

How We Lose When We Overlook Black Talent

Comments from Wells Fargo CEO Charles Scharf (pictured) reflect a culture that tramples on clients’ trust and limits opportunities for people of color…
October 21, 2020
A Tasty Break From the Pandemic
Business Costs & Regulation

A Tasty Break From the Pandemic

This Ohio bakery has found creative ways to stay in business—and even thrive.
October 1, 2020
Retirees, Create An Emergency Fund for Rental Property
Business Costs & Regulation

Retirees, Create An Emergency Fund for Rental Property

Build a cushion to protect your income from an unforeseen crisis.
September 15, 2020
Digesting Corporate Profits
stocks

Digesting Corporate Profits

You need to go beyond the headlines to interpret a company’s earnings.
August 22, 2020
Thinking of Relocating Your Business to California? Don't!
business

Thinking of Relocating Your Business to California? Don't!

Let me tell you: California is La La Lawsuit Land. It can be a very expensive place to conduct business, so my advice is to steer clear.
November 7, 2019
The New Uber Law’s Ripple Effect
business

The New Uber Law’s Ripple Effect

Independent contractors across the U.S. could become eligible for employee benefits.
November 1, 2019
Nothing Getting Done at Work? Blame Fantasy Sports
business

Nothing Getting Done at Work? Blame Fantasy Sports

Today's forecast for management decisionmaking.
August 30, 2019
4 Myths about the ADA that Could Cost You a Lot of Money
investing

4 Myths about the ADA that Could Cost You a Lot of Money

You probably didn't open your business or become a landlord because you love rules and regulations, so you might not grasp the intricacies of the Amer…
February 27, 2019
Putting the Brakes on Fuel Efficiency
spending

Putting the Brakes on Fuel Efficiency

The White House plan to freeze fuel economy standards faces a rough ride.
November 1, 2018
The Nation's Crumbling Infrastructure: 6 Examples in Need of Upgrades Right Away
business

The Nation's Crumbling Infrastructure: 6 Examples in Need of Upgrades Right Away

In his State of the Union address, President Obama once again stressed the need to spend more federal funds on crumbling infrastructure in coming year…
August 14, 2018
Should Nondisclosure Agreements Be Banned in Sexual Harassment Settlements?
business

Should Nondisclosure Agreements Be Banned in Sexual Harassment Settlements?

Knight Kiplinger offers his advice on how companies can improve their handling of harassment problems.
April 4, 2018
5 Questions About Net Neutrality
business

5 Questions About Net Neutrality

New rules could change the way you use the internet, and you may pay more.
January 9, 2018
Are Incentives to Lure New Businesses Fair to Current Employers?
business

Are Incentives to Lure New Businesses Fair to Current Employers?

Job growth and spending at an existing firm should be worth just as much in incentives as new jobs and capital investment brought in from outside.
November 28, 2017
How the GOP Tax Bill May Affect Businesses
business

How the GOP Tax Bill May Affect Businesses

Corporations would enjoy a lower flat tax rate while individual owners of pass-throughs would also see a lower rate, but with more complex terms.
November 6, 2017
Hold Soda Makers to Account for Health Woes?
spending

Hold Soda Makers to Account for Health Woes?

A strong case can be made that it’s unethical for companies to target the very customers who shouldn’t be heavy consumers of a given product.
August 24, 2017
How a Border Tax Would Affect You
business

How a Border Tax Would Affect You

A plan to limit imports could raise prices but also create more jobs.
April 12, 2017
Why You Should Plan To Sell Your Business Now
business

Why You Should Plan To Sell Your Business Now

No matter when you actually expect to let go of your business, you need to be prepared for the move.
December 13, 2016
Should Congress Dictate How Colleges Spend Their Endowments?
college

Should Congress Dictate How Colleges Spend Their Endowments?

Charitable institutions with endowments—whether colleges, museums or hospitals—have a legal and moral obligation to honor the wishes of past donors.
October 4, 2016
New Overtime Rules Will Hit Businesses This Year
business

New Overtime Rules Will Hit Businesses This Year

A change in salary threshold will make more workers eligible for extra pay.
August 26, 2016
Should Rich Immigrants Be Able to "Buy" Permanent Visas?
investing

Should Rich Immigrants Be Able to "Buy" Permanent Visas?

U.S. immigration policy should tilt toward admitting people who actually want to work in this country. An immigrant's wealth shouldn't by itself confe…
July 18, 2016