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  1. Are fringe benefits direct or indirect costs?

    Learn how to allocate costs associated with fringe benefits provided to employees and how to determine when a cost is either ...
  2. Should You File an Early Tax Return?

    Filing an early tax return makes sense if you are receiving a refund, but what if you owe tax? There are more reasons to ...
  3. Trumpcare

    Trumpcare refers to the Trump administration's efforts to roll back the Affordable Care Act through legislation and executive ...
  4. China's Cryptocurrencies Have Gone Underground

    Cryptocurrency sales in China haven't disappeared after being banned; they just went underground.
  5. Principal-Protected Investments: Risks, Fees And Regulations

    Discover if these investment instruments hit the right note for you.
  6. Nonfreehold Estates In Real Property

    If you have an interest in real estate, read on to find out which type of property you have.
  7. Tesla's Third Biggest Market Considering an EV Tax

    The days of Tesla achieving bumper electric auto sales in Norway could be coming to a close.
  8. Gift Tax

    A federal tax applied to people giving anything of value to another person. Exclusions generally limit the tax to gifts worth ...
  9. Trump Admin Says War on Coal Is Over

    The head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has vowed to repeal an Obama-era rule that was to limit greenhouse ...
  10. How To Become A Corporate Board Member

    We look at how corporate boards are constructed, and how investors can get involved.
  11. New Payday Loan Regs: Pros and Cons

    New regulations for payday lenders from the CFPB have both sides of the issue up in arms.
  12. How long should you hold on to a short?

    Explore the reasons for short selling and the various factors that influence how long an investor may wish to maintain a ...
  13. SEC Now Working on Fiduciary Rule With DOL

    The SEC has begun to work with the DOL on a fiduciary rule proposal for advisors and broker-dealers.
  14. Oct. 16 Tax Extension Alert: Don’t Get Stuck Unable to File

    New IRS procedures for filing your tax return could complicate your ability to meet the Oct. 16 filing deadline for 2016 ...
  15. 5 Ways Tax Reform May Boost Stocks

    Goldman Sachs outlines how Trump's proposed tax reforms may boost corporate earnings overall, while being particularly beneficial ...
  16. Mylan Shares Surge After MS Treatment Gets FDA Approval

    News that Mylan’s generic version of Teva’s MS drug won FDA approval sent its shares, and those of its Indian manufacturing ...
  17. The Jones Act

    The Jones Act is a federal law that regulates maritime commerce in the United States.
  18. IRS Gives a Whole Lotta Tax Relief to Hurricane Victims

    The IRS is providing several types of tax relief for those affected by hurricanes hitting Texas, Florida, Georgia, Puerto ...
  19. Are catch-up contributions included in the 415 limit?

    Learn about IRC section 415 limit and why catch-up contributions are not included. Learn about current 401(k) contribution ...
  20. Power of Attorney

    Power of attorney is a legal document giving a person broad or limited legal authority to make decisions about the principal's ...
  21. Petition

    A petition is a legal document formally requesting a court order. Petitions, along with complaints, are considered pleadings ...
  22. Probable Cause

    Probable Cause is a requirement in criminal law that must be met for police to make an arrest, conduct a search, seize property, ...
  23. Amnesty

    Amnesty is pardon granted by an authority such as a government to a group or class of people as a whole.
  24. Immunity

    Immunity is an exemption from a legal duty, prosecution or penalty, granted by statute or government authority.
  25. Impeachment

    Impeachment is the formal process of bringing charges against a high-ranking government official, in a bid to remove him ...
  26. Arraignment

    Arraignment is a court proceeding in which the defendant is read the charges in the indictment, and is asked to enter a plea.
  27. Hearsay

    Hearsay is testimony given during a trial that is not based on what the witness has directly seen, but instead on what the ...
  28. Omission

    Omission is a failure to act that causes harm.
  29. Is United Utilities Environmentally Friendly?

    United Utilities, the largest publicly-traded water company in the U.K., is still working to meet its own environmental goals. ...
  30. Price Fixing

    Price fixing is setting the price of a product or service, rather than allowing it to be determined naturally through free-market ...
  31. Felony

    A felony is the most serious type of criminal offense.
  32. Reasonable Doubt

    Reasonable Doubt is the standard of proof that must be exceeded to secure a conviction in a criminal case.
  33. Redacted

    Redaction is the process of blanking out confidential or sensitive information from a document before disclosure or publication. ...
  34. Deposition

    A deposition is testimony made under oath and taken down in writing by an authorized officer of the court, typically in an ...
  35. Graham-Cassidy Healthcare Bill

    The Graham-Cassidy bill is the last chance Congressional Republicans may have to repeal and replace Obamacare for some time.
  36. Tech Giants Lobby Hard Under Intense Scrutiny

    Big Tech is spending record amounts on lobbying as dark clouds hang over its future.
  37. Subpoena

    Subpoena is a formal written order issued by a court that requires a person to appear in court and testify, or produce document.
  38. Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis and Retrieval - EDGAR

    The electronic filing system created by the Securities and Exchange Commission for the purpose of increasing efficiency and ...
  39. Perjury

    Perjury is the act of lying under oath or intentionally signing or certifying a false or misleading document.
  40. Mediation

    Mediation is an alternative dispute resolution method that allows parties to negotiate a settlement without going to trial.
  41. Indictment

    Indictment is a document that formally charges a person with a criminal act and lists the charges faced by that individual.
  42. Martial Law

    Martial law is a law administered by the military rather than a civilian government. Martial law may be declared in an emergency ...
  43. Due Process

    Due process is a requirement that legal matters be resolved according to established rules and principles, and that individuals ...
  44. Plaintiff

    A plaintiff is the party that brings a lawsuit to court. Plaintiffs exist in civil cases, not criminal cases.
  45. Contempt of Court

    Contempt of Court is an act of disrespect or disobedience towards a court, or interference with its orderly process.
  46. Prima Facie

    Prima Facie is a legal claim that has sufficient evidence to proceed to trial or judgment. In Latin, prima facie means “at ...
  47. First Amendment

    The First Amendment protects a number of fundamental rights for Americans – freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly ...
  48. Extortion

    Extortion is the wrongful use of actual or threatened force, violence or intimidation to gain money or property from an individual ...
  49. When are Beneficiaries of a Will Notified?

    Learn when the beneficiaries of a will must be notified, and understand how this requirement varies depending on whether ...
  50. China Moves Forward on Bitcoin Exchange Closures

    The Chinese government has detailed how and when they will shut down bitcoin exchanges.
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