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Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Lori Hoberman.
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Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Lori Hoberman.

Our expert this month is a lawyer, and she is looking to take your questions on entity formation, employee compensation, funding and more.
Andrea Huspeni
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Uber Hits Roadblocks in Taiwan, China
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Uber Hits Roadblocks in Taiwan, China

Questions have been raised about the licensing standards for Uber drivers in Taiwan and the Chinese mainland mega city of Chongqing.
Unilever Drops Mayonnaise Suit Against Startup Hampton Creek
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Unilever Drops Mayonnaise Suit Against Startup Hampton Creek

The case alleged false advertising and unfair competition related to its Just Mayo product.
Google Looks to Head Off U.S. Antitrust Lawsuit Over Android
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Google Looks to Head Off U.S. Antitrust Lawsuit Over Android

The lawsuit comes as the Internet search company faces increased regulatory pressure from European authorities.
Ban on Cuban Cigars Goes Up in a Puff of Smoke
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Ban on Cuban Cigars Goes Up in a Puff of Smoke

A new policy by President Obama means that importing up to $100 worth of Cuban tobacco products will be legal.
Seattle Artist Says She Lost Millions of Dollars, Sues 'Angry Birds' Maker
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Seattle Artist Says She Lost Millions of Dollars, Sues 'Angry Birds' Maker

A U.S. judge approved the lawsuit, which claims that an artist was cheated out of possibly millions of dollars from the sale of the brand's pet toys she designed.
Apple Wins Digital Music Antitrust Trial
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Apple Wins Digital Music Antitrust Trial

A U.S. jury decided the company did not act improperly when it restricted music purchases for iPod users to Apple's iTunes digital store.
Google, YouTube Sued Over a Video-Streaming Patent
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Google, YouTube Sued Over a Video-Streaming Patent

A German technology company is arguing that Google is infringing on one of its patents.
Harvard Professor Wages War Against Chinese Restaurant Over Outdated Menu
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Harvard Professor Wages War Against Chinese Restaurant Over Outdated Menu

Business professor Benjamin Edelman notified 'the applicable authorities' after he was reportedly overcharged $4 on an order.
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Congress Expected to Reboot Internet Tax Issues in 2015
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Congress Expected to Reboot Internet Tax Issues in 2015

We will wait until next year for any conclusive action on a tangle of Internet tax issues, including online access taxes and online state sales taxes.
Avoid These 3 Employment Compliance Mistakes or Risk Fines
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Avoid These 3 Employment Compliance Mistakes or Risk Fines

With the multitude of federal and state employment laws and regulations that exist, it is easy to make costly errors.
Andre Lavoie
How Dumb Is This Apple iPod Antitrust Suit?
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How Dumb Is This Apple iPod Antitrust Suit?

The trial proceeds without a plaintiff because most class action suits are for the benefit of lawyers, not customers.
Philip Elmer-DeWitt
This Surprising Trick Can Simplify Payroll
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This Surprising Trick Can Simplify Payroll

Learn the Kohler Payroll Matrix to make salaries easy to calculate.
Carly Okyle
States Sue Obama Administration on Immigration
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States Sue Obama Administration on Immigration

Seventeen states say the Obama administration acted illegally by issuing an executive order to ease the threat of deportation for millions of immigrants.