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How Scalia’s Death Could Impact Your Company in 5 Pending Cases

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Justice Antonin Scalia’s death will likely reshape the U.S. Supreme Court for decades to come, and the political jockeying to find a successor has already reached a fevered pitch.  But his sudden death likely affects at least five cases currently being deliberated by the Court that have important implications for your business and economic liberty.

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September 2015 CEO Confidence Index: CEOs Are Angry at Washington; but Their Outlook Depends on Their Industry

CEOs’ outlook on the future diverges significantly by industry, with Pharmaceutical/Medical Device leaders having the most confident outlook on future prospects. while energy/utility companies, not surprisingly, have the least positive outlook, and feel that economic conditions, for them, will get worse by next year.

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4 Lessons from the CIA for CEO Decision-Making

Intelligence failures by the CIA leading up to the Iraq war forced a thorough overhaul of agency decision-making processes, says The New York Times. There are valuable lessons for CEOs from that review in the way we evaluate employees, understand customers and anticipate competitors.

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Best & Worst States for Business Rankings Prominent in National Political Debates

Chief Executive’s annual Best & Worst States for Business Rankings has become an important element this election year around the country, with successful governors touting their “executive” performance. Likewise, news outlet editorial boards and opposition candidates highlight weak ratings. The survey’s 2011 results are still causing controversy in Wisconsin, as Big Labor attempts to stem its long national decline.

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