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Apple's $450 Million eBook Settlement Gets Final Court Approval
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Apple's $450 Million eBook Settlement Gets Final Court Approval

The deal resolves claims it harmed consumers by conspiring with five publishers to raise e-book prices.
The Pros and Cons of Sole Proprietorships
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The Pros and Cons of Sole Proprietorships

CPA Mark Kohler explains the advantages and disadvantages with this simple business structure.
Carly Okyle
Keystone XL Pipeline Bill Dies in U.S. Senate
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Keystone XL Pipeline Bill Dies in U.S. Senate

The massive project -- which could have benefited businesses large and small and created thousands of jobs -- faced mounting opposition from environmentalists and politicians.
Move Over DNA, Your Wearable Data Could Soon Be Used in the Courtroom
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Move Over DNA, Your Wearable Data Could Soon Be Used in the Courtroom

A Canadian personal injury case making use of a plaintiff's Fitbit data could set a global precedent.
Nina Zipkin
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Court Says Zynga Co-Founder to Face Lawsuit
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Court Says Zynga Co-Founder to Face Lawsuit

Allegations say the creator of FarmVille breached his duty of loyalty to shareholders.
Startups Can Now Buy Insurance to Protect Themselves Against Patent Trolls
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Startups Can Now Buy Insurance to Protect Themselves Against Patent Trolls

Which is good, but further proof that our patent system is broken.
Laura Entis
S-Corps and Money Savings: What to Know
Business Structures

S-Corps and Money Savings: What to Know

CPA Mark Kohler explains the connection between business structures and tax savings.
Carly Okyle
Apple Must Face U.S. Lawsuit Over Vanishing iPhone Text Messages
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Apple Must Face U.S. Lawsuit Over Vanishing iPhone Text Messages

Lawsuit alleges that Apple failed to disclose that it would obstruct the delivery of 'countless' messages.
Supreme Court to Hear Obamacare Subsidies Case
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Supreme Court to Hear Obamacare Subsidies Case

The challenge is to a key part of the Obamacare health law that, if successful, would limit the availability of federal health insurance subsidies for millions of Americans.
U.S. Charges Texas Man With Running Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme
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U.S. Charges Texas Man With Running Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme

The man allegedly gained control of as much as 7 percent of the bitcoin market by promising investors up to 7 percent weekly interest.
U.S. Shuts Down Silk Road 2.0 Website
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U.S. Shuts Down Silk Road 2.0 Website

Charges against the site's alleged owner carry a maximum sentence of life in prison.
Get Business Agreements in Writing
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Get Business Agreements in Writing

You might be friends first, but keep things documented when entering a business arrangement.
Carly Okyle
Entrepreneurs: Protect Your Home and Your Business
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Entrepreneurs: Protect Your Home and Your Business

CPA Mark Kohler offers a simple way to think about protecting your assets.
Carly Okyle
Tinder Co-Founder Sean Rad Out as CEO
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Tinder Co-Founder Sean Rad Out as CEO

Investor IAC will keep Rad on until it finds an 'Eric Schmidt-like' replacement.
Jason Fell