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January 14, 2013
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  • Tax reform? Don't hold your breath, lawmakers say
    Lawmakers say there's little reason to think major tax-code reforms will take place anytime soon, as Congress remains divided on the debt ceiling and spending cuts. "They have this object out there -- this kind of mythical goal -- but there's no basis in fact of people actually working together," said Rep. Jim McDermott, D-Wash. Politico (Washington, D.C.) (1/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Medical portion of BP's oil-spill settlement gets court approval
    BP has lauded a decision by a federal court in New Orleans to approve the medical-benefits portion of the firm's $7.8 billion claims settlement for the Gulf of Mexico oil spill in 2010. The court decision was "another critical step forward for BP in meeting its commitment to economic and environmental restoration efforts in the Gulf and in eliminating legal risk facing the company," said company spokesman Geoff Morrell. The Wall Street Journal/Dow Jones Newswires (1/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • How hiring managers get you to say the wrong things
    Interview questions that can often trip up job candidates include "What's something you didn't like about your last boss?" Anita Bruzzese writes. "The interviewer doesn't really care if you liked your last boss or not. What she's trying to determine is whether you're going to badmouth a manager. Don't fall into that trap," she writes. The Fast Track (1/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Can workplace virtues become vices?
    Striving for balance, collaboration and creativity are often thought of as worthy efforts, but they also should be questioned or they can become dangerous, explains Jake Breeden in "Tipping Sacred Cows." For example, while creating something might feel good, it might also be unnecessary and accomplish little. The Fast Track (1/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Web 2.0 Has Introduced a New Breed of Assets to the 21st Century
    The audio briefing Art of the Deal 2.0 -- Web 2.0 Issues in Technology Acquisitions, at PLI Online on Jan. 23, will outline the latest issues in M&A that arise from the growth of social media and electronic business -- how to buy that business with its social media assets, domain names and account credentials intact. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Patent Law Institute (7th Annual)
    This Feb. 4 to 5 program, taking place in New York, is designed to be of ultimate practice value to all three subgroups in the patent law community: patent prosecutors, patent litigators and strategic/transactional lawyers. The two-day schedule includes seven plenary sessions of interest to all patent lawyers and five breakout sessions in each of the three subgroups. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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