Blog — Topical News

Monday, March 28, 2011

Like many business professionals, your laptop and cell phone have become a corporate archive of important and confidential business information about your company. Smart phones have allowed sensitive data to be available at your fingertips that can be carried most anywhere. Identity thieves can have an easy time of accessing data that is legally protected if you don't address security issues in your overall Information Technology plan. Many businesses find it more cost-effective to secure the information they have rather than try to repair the damage and rebuild consumer...

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Sunday, March 13, 2011

More and more checking account owners are using their debit cards or online bill paying methods. With these rising trends, checkbooks are left unaccounted for, for periods of time. Check fraud can occur in one of many ways, such as (1) the victim writes a check but it is intercepted by a third party who fraudulently alters the check, (2) a third party creates an entirely new fraudulent check from the information on the real check, or (3) checks are stolen from the victim and the third party writes fraudulent checks, forging the victim's signature. For purposes of this article, the victim is...

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Budget Proposal Includes Anticipated Proposals to Change Both Tax and Spending Policies

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder called the consideration of his proposed Executive Budget a "defining moment" for the state this week as the Executive Budget was submitted to state legislators for the 2011-2012 fiscal year. Snyder commented on his budget as an opportunity to "stop living in the past and start looking to the future."

As expected, the lynch pins of Snyder's plan call for the reduction of business taxes by in excess of 1.8 billion and a significant...

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Monday, January 3, 2011

New Year - New (Extended) Tax Laws

The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act of 2010. (The "Act")

After great speculation and debate, Congress has now passed and President Obama has signed a tax package which gives individuals and businesses some predictability for the next two years through December 31, 2012. The Act extends the Bush-era tax cuts, provides estate tax relief, an "AMT" patch, a reduction in employee paid payroll taxes and provides businesses with new incentives to make capital investments...

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Monday, December 20, 2010

"Christmas reminds us we are not alone. We are not unrelated atoms, bouncing and ricocheting amid aliens, but are a part of something, which holds and sustains us. As we struggle with shopping lists and invitations, compounded by December's bad weather, it is good to be reminded that there are people in our lives who are worth this aggravation, and people to whom we are worth the same. Christmas shows us the ties that bind us together, threads of love and caring, woven in the simplest and strongest way within the family." -Donald Westlake

As many of us prepare to spend the...

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