On the Street

Protecting Employee Data from Hackers – and Why You Need It

Companies are learning the hard way that consumers do not appreciate personal data or financial information being stolen by hackers. While consumer data protection seems to be the focus now, there is a lack of HR professionals seeing the need to protect employee data. More than 40 percent of companies are not training their HR personnel to safeguard this data, ...

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Is It Time to Invest in Bitcoin Again?

There is little doubt that you have heard about cryptocurrency – the major one being Bitcoin. Predictions are abounding that Bitcoin value may be over $20,000 per coin sometime this year. Of course, that remains to be seen, but it is also an investment opportunity that you may not want to miss. If it holds up, this may be the ...

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HORIST: Is CNN still an American news agency?

The headline question is not meant to be provocative or to make scurrilous political accusations. It is a serious question which, of course, requires some explanation. It is a matter of fact that CNN – of all the American television news services – has the greatest presence overseas. It is seen in airports and waiting rooms around the world. It ...

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Survey Shows Biggest Concerns of CEOs for 2020

The U.S. Conference Board recently released the results of its CEO survey and the results showed that U.S. CEOs are most worried about a recession. In the survey for 2019, cybersecurity was the top concern for domestic leaders with recession fears ranking third. The thoughts of a recession were very low on the list as we headed in t0 2018. ...

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Chinese Government to Stop Using Foreign Hardware, Software

The Chinese Government has ordered all government offices and public institutions to stop using foreign-made hardware and software within three years (a decision that will require the replacement of up to 30 million pieces of equipment). The order is not public, but was described to American reporters by employees from cybersecurity firms who heard about it from clients. The directive, ...

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Shortest Holiday Shopping Season Possible – Will it Matter?

The day after Thanksgiving through Christmas Eve is the traditional definition of the holiday shopping season. With Thanksgiving falling on November 28 this year, it means that this year’s shopping season is the shortest one possible. The question is, will it even matter? In the past when we had a short shopping season, it could hurt retail sales considerably as ...

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A Middle-Class Tax Cut is just what the Doctor Ordered

How prescient of Donald Trump to again use the expertise of Larry Kudlow at a time where both he and the country could use a shot in the arm of economic adrenaline to keep the economy rolling. This is the divide that will either bring the U.S. into a greater place of prosperity or it will roll back the seasons ...

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How Inequality will affect the future of Capitalism

It’s interesting when the cream rises to the top of an economic society it is questioned, and rightly so in a republic, for its virtues. It is easy to look in the rearview mirror and point fingers at the billionaires who changed the way the bourgeoisie lives. Liz Warren (friends call her Liz) believes that you only need a modicum ...

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