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Businesses Cheer Enactment of Defend Trade Secrets Act

The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016, passed almost unanimously by a fiercely-partisan legislature and signed into law Wednesday by President Obama, will strengthen the legal hand of U.S. innovators seeking to protect their trade secrets.

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CEOs Speak Out in Support of Free Trade

Donald Trump blames our trade partners, especially China, Japan and Mexico, for America’s economic weakness. Bernie Sanders complains that free trade agreements hurt American workers. Hilary Clinton has flip-flopped on the Trans Pacific Partnership, which she supported as Secretary of State. CEOs, many of whom feel that expanding free trade is essential to economic growth, are speaking out publicly to ...

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Could Dodd-Frank Legislation Soon Be a Thing of the Past?

If America’s CEOs wrote political and economic history, textbooks already would say that Dodd-Frank, the financial overhaul enacted by President Obama and Congress in 2010, had failed.

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Additional Effects of the Tax Inversion Rule Business Leaders Should Be Aware Of

Okay, so it's no longer attractive to merge two large companies, then set sail for cheaper shores. You probably weren’t planning to anyway. But what most CEOs don’t realize is that the Tax Inversion Rule has additional ramifications that could affect all companies.

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Schulman, Benioff Lead CEO Chorus Opposing Anti-Gay Laws

Paypal announced yesterday it is abandoning its plan to set up a $3.6 million global operations center in Charlotte, N.C., in reaction to the state’s passing legislation that limits legal protection for transgender, gay and bisexual people. PayPal CEO Dan Schulman pivoted on the project two weeks after North Carolina passed a law requiring transgender people to use public bathrooms ...

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Delaware to Authorize Virtual Currency for Corp. Use

Delaware, where more than half of publicly-traded U.S. companies are incorporated, could become the first state to authorize routine use of blockchain technology, the decentralized record-keeping, smart-contract platform behind Internet-traded cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin.

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Rivals Attack Trump’s Business Credentials as Establishment Coalesces Against Front-Runner

They were in a perfect setting to talk about America’s economic challenges and what they would do about it, but the four remaining GOP presidential candidates took up most of their debate in Detroit on Thursday in mano-a-mano criticism and even juvenile antics that had to depress old and new Republicans alike about the future of their party.

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