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Steve Bannon, Back on the Outside, Prepares His Enemies List

Stephen K. Bannon has always been more comfortable when he was trying to tear down institutions — not work inside them.With his return to Breitbart News, Mr. Bannon will be free to lead the kind of ferocious assault on the political establishment that he relishes, even if sometimes that means turning his wrath on the White House itself.Hours after...

For Murdoch Empire, Perhaps a Decisive Point in Relationship to Trump

At 5:55 p.m. on Thursday, James Murdoch sent an email to a list of blind-copied recipients offering a striking repudiation of President Trump and a pledge to donate $1 million to the Anti-Defamation League. He addressed the note to “friends,” stating in the first line that he was writing it in a “personal capacity, as a concerned citizen and a...

Carl Icahn Quits as a Special Adviser to President Trump

Carl C. Icahn, the billionaire investor, is no longer advising President Trump on regulatory matters.In his first post on Twitter in three months, Mr. Icahn announced that “with President Trump’s blessing, I ceased to act as a special adviser to the president on issues relating to regulatory reform.”The post linked to a letter on his website,...

Bannon Returns to Breitbart News

The White House’s loss is Breitbart’s gain.Stephen K. Bannon, who left his post on Friday as President Trump’s chief strategist, has resumed his role as chairman of Breitbart News, the provocative right-wing website that propelled him to national fame.Hours after his departure from the White House was announced, Mr. Bannon led the evening editorial...

Your Money: Hard-Won Advice in Books on Aging and Elder Care

Your MoneyBy RON LIEBERLongevity is generally better than its alternative. But when the body or especially the mind wears out, caring for yourself or finding someone else to do it for you can impoverish you in short order.We fail to plan for it at our peril. So when it seemed that Republicans in Washington were close to passing legislation that could...

Legal

Government Contracts 2017: Discussion

Government Contracts 2017: DiscussionWho’s Who Legal brings together Robert Metzger at Rogers Joseph O’Donnell and Jenny Mellerick at McCann Fitzgerald to discuss the issues facing practitioners and clients in the industry today, including recent legislative developments, the increase in disputes work and the effects of evolving political agendas.         Have...

Brexit and UK Public Procurement Law

Brexit and UK Public Procurement LawBy Totis Kotsonis, Eversheds SutherlandTotis Kotsonis at Eversheds Sutherland explores the potential effects of Brexit on UK public procurement law. Following the June 2016 referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU, the UK government triggered article 50 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union...

Summary of U.S. Department of Justice’s Guidance, “Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs”

Summary of Compliance Guideline The Criminal Division’s Fraud Section of the U.S. Department of Justice (the “DOJ”) has released guidance on how the DOJ will determine the effectiveness of a company’s corporate compliance program.  The guidance, entitled Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs[1] (the “Compliance Guideline”), provides...

An Update on Corporate Governance Issues in Initial Public Offerings

An Update on Corporate Governance Issues in Initial Public OfferingsRichard Truesdell, Davis Polk & WardwellRichard Truesdell at Davis Polk & Wardwell discusses the various corporate governance issues that arise when it comes to initial public offerings, and their effects on market practice. Historically, large capitalisation companies, particularly...

Exclusion from Healthcare Programs for a Misdemeanor?

Even a misdemeanor guilty plea can have far reaching ramifications in the healthcare industry. The Sixth Circuit recently upheld a decision of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that a healthcare provider was subject to mandatory exclusion following a guilty plea to misdemeanor misbranding. As the court recognized, trial counsel had anticipated...

Deals

International cooperation dominating cross-border M&A tax landscape

New M&A guide shows shake-up in global economic environment is forcing change US tax policy proposals threaten many aspects of global M&A Taxand, the global tax advisor, today releases its 2017 Global Guide to M&A Tax, providing guidance on the M&A tax climate across 37 jurisdictions and an overview of continuing and emerging trends that reflect...

​Political uncertainty drives consumer goods M&A to lowest level since 2011

Consumer goods M&A plummeted in 2016, down $176bn on the previous year, as political uncertainty depressed deal-making in the sectorGrowth conditions worsened for the Global 50, with overall revenue growth turning negative for the first time (-0.7%) Mergers and acquisitions among the top 50 consumer goods giants have fallen sharply from $226bn in 2015...

New Isle of Man enterprise development scheme deals completed

Nimbus Medical Holdings Limited has been awarded funding to support its InterCare® integrated technology platform, relocating its premises and creating new jobs on the IslandNew start-up Scout4’s app for construction workers has also received EDS investmentMore than £1.2 million of funding has been committed to help bring new businesses to the Island...

Global M&A Activity Predicted to Increase in First Half of 2017

The Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor, an indicator of future mergers and acquisitions (M&A) announcements, with a proven track record for accuracy, forecasts a six percent increase in the total number of M&A deals announced globally in 1H 2017 compared to 1H 2016, setting a new record for annual first half global announced deal count.“The fact that...

Could protectionism stop your dealmaking? - Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor report released

The Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor forecasts the volume of future merger and acquisition (M&A) announcements by tracking early-stage M&A activity – sell-side M&A transactions across the world that are in the preparation stage or have reached the due diligence stage. These early-stage deals are, on average, six months away from their public announcement.Along...

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This Calf Bears an Uncanny Resemblance to Rock Star From KISS

This heavy metal heifer is becoming a rock star for having the same facial markings as Gene Simmons: the infamous bass player from the band KISS. The calf, which was fondly named Genie, was allegedly born at a Kerrville, Texas ranch while KISS music was playing on the radio. Hill The post This Calf Bears an Uncanny Resemblance to Rock Star From KISS...

Dance Company Includes People in Wheelchairs and Busts a Beautiful Move

These choreographers are on a mission to prove that anyone can dance – no matter their abilities. The nonprofit called Infinite Flow hosts classes, dances, and inclusive programs for kids and adults alike—and touts itself as the first professional wheelchair dance company in the world. The founder herself, Marisa Hamamoto, used The post Dance...

A Tale as Old as Time: Senior Couple Chooses ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Wedding

This sweet story is almost as beautiful as the beauty herself. The internet has been enchanted by photos of Arlene and Harvey’s Disney-themed Beauty and the Beast wedding ceremony last week—and the couple is 64 and 70 years-old. “I’m a widow and Harvey’s divorced. We’ve been together 10 years,” Ms. Sherman told ABC The post A Tale...

City Remembers Beloved Costco Co-founder Who Treated Employees With Dignity

The business pioneer who co-founded Costco is being remembered today around the country, but particularly in the Seattle area where he opened his first store in 1983. Well known as a philanthropist who treated his workers like family, Jeff Brotman died in his sleep at age 74, still the chairman The post City Remembers Beloved Costco Co-founder Who...

10 Foreign Words to Use – When Saying “I Love You” Isn’t Enough

None of these words can truly be translated to English – but these definitions certainly help us to understand their heartwarming nature. The post 10 Foreign Words to Use – When Saying “I Love You” Isn’t Enough appeared first on Good News Network. Read More