The Big Business of Pot

Legal cannabis is already big business, and projections call for massive growth (pun intended).

According to data from Arcview Market Research via FinancialBuzz.com, legal cannabis sales in North America totaled $6.7 billion in 2016 and are projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 25 percent…

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Companies Struggle to Comply with Regulations

Complying with regulations can be an enormous drain on company resources. Just how much this is true was recently highlighted in research from staffing firm Robert Half Legal.

Robert Half Legal surveyed lawyers across the country on how they’re coping with the growing number of corporate regulations and transactions…

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Consumer Confidence Dips, But Remains in Record Territory

One of the truest measures of economic health in the U.S. is consumer confidence. A key reading of confidence dropped a bit in December.

That measure — The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index –decline in December, following a modest improvement in November.

The Index now stands at 122.1 (1985…

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How Will the Tax Bill Impact Homeownership?

As tax professionals scramble to fully understand the impacts created by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed by Congress on December 20, many industry players are busy trying to gauge consumer reactions to the legislation in an effort to predict how the law will effect consumer and investor behavior…

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Unemployment Rate Remains Stable, State by State

Unemployment rates were lower in November in 8 states, higher in 2 states, and stable in 40 states and the District of Columbia, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Twenty-three states had jobless rate decreases from a year earlier, 2 states had increases, and 25 states…

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