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Capital & Credit Watch: The “Historic” Shift at the Fed

by Raymond J. Keating- The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) announced its long-awaited end to quantitative easing, or QE III, on October 29. Of course, there was a great deal of chatter about this being a “historic” declaration and shift in policy, along with much speculation about what it would mean for the stock and […]

Halloween & Small Business: More Treats than Tricks

As Halloween approaches, many of us think about fun involving candy, costumes and scary decorations. It’s also a fun time for many small businesses. According to the Halloween Consumer Spending Survey from the National Retail Federation: “More than two-thirds (67.4%) of celebrants will buy Halloween costumes for the holiday, the most in the survey’s 11-year […]

Ireland’s Most Recent Move on Tax Reform and IP

by Raymond J. Keating- It’s no secret that the U.S. desperately needs to reform its tax system. The question is, of course: What should be the specifics of such reform? President Obama has acknowledged the need to reform our corporate tax code. After all, the U.S. has the highest corporate income tax rate among industrialized […]


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