Is the Bird Really Freed or Just Flying the Coop?

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When Elon Musk took over Twitter on Oct. 27, he declared the “bird” being freed. What a difference less than a month makes! Questions: What are some of the important organizational changes that have happened within the Musk takeover of Twitter over the last three weeks? How much did the acquisition of Twitter cost? With… Read more »

Interesting New Study on Drone Readiness

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According to the Mercatus Center, a nonprofit think tank at George Mason University, a new research study was released on how prepared each state is for commercial drone services.  Questions Arkansas is tied for second with what state as the most drone-friendly state? What were the six drone readiness factors looked at by the study?… Read more »

Where’s the World’s First Bikable Six-Story Building?

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Opening soon, is the world’s first bikable six-story building. Questions: Where is it located? What’s the name of the building and what is its purpose? Who is the artist that created the mosaics in and around the bike ramps? What is he known for? What large corporation is housed in the same city? Source: Hall,… Read more »

401(k) Contribution Limits are Jumping

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According to the New York Times, the I.R.S. announced one of its largest increases in decades to caps on retirement contributions, allowing workers with access to the plans to save more. Questions: How much will employees be able to contribute in 2023 to 401 (k) plans? How much are the catch-up contributions for 2023 and… Read more »

Ye Burns Bridges

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According to the New York Times, Kanye West’s offensive behavior has been burning music industries now for awhile. Now his remarks are “putting off” corporate America. Questions: How was his last album released? What happen to Kanye with respect to the Grammy’s? What is going on with Ye’s collaboration with Adidas? What happened to the… Read more »

Nikola Fraud Update

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Trevor Milton convicted of securities fraud after 6-year successful stock market run. His company and concept car was all a lie! Questions: Why do, as the article says, “corporate executives tend to portray activist short sellers as vigilantes?”  Related to the first question, what has Nathan Anderson’s firm done in the past several years? Why… Read more »

In Simplicity We Trust: But Not in America

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According to The New York Times, if you want higher education to cost less, then it should be cheaper to enroll. But in America – that’s not how we ROLL! Questions: Besides student loans, what other examples of complexity does author Ron Lieber present? What did the author list as the two administrative burdens for… Read more »

Closet cleaning? Did you sell something online for over $600 this year? Watch out for your IRS Form 1099.

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According to the New York Times, a new change in tax law may result in Form 1099s to be sent to some small time sellers for online sales. Questions: What was the aim of this new tax law? When did the law take effect? The law is part of which congressional action? Which online marketplaces… Read more »

Watch out Walmart, Here they Come!

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According to the Washington Post, Kroger and Albertsons are putting together a merger deal that could pose a competitive threat to Walmart and other grocery chains, as a major industry consolidation.  Questions: Do you think that the merger will result in lower or higher prices for consumers? What types of issues is the FTC concerned… Read more »

Unionization Cost Raises at Starbucks?

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According to the Washington Post, Starbucks illegally withheld wages and benefits from thousands of unionized baristas, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) alleged in a complaint Wednesday. Questions: How many Starbucks locations have voted to join the union? What does the NLRB seek as a result of the complaint? Explain the disparity in wages between… Read more »