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Federal Government is Puffing Marijuana Profits & Cashing Their Tax Base

Federal Government is Puffing Marijuana Profits & Cashing Their Tax Base

April 25, 2019

As published in Forefront By Matthew Rizzo The marijuana industry is experiencing profitability issues due to many factors that will no doubt also affect business in Michigan. Federal income taxes are higher for businesses in the marijuana industry due to… Continue Reading  

Banking for the Future

Banking for the Future

April 25, 2019

As published in Forefront By Patrick O’Keefe Technology will play a big part for consumers on how they get loans, pay their bills, and transact. Many new entries into the world of technology are not Banks providing these services in… Continue Reading  

Sorry We’re Closed

Sorry We’re Closed

April 25, 2019

As published in Forefront By Patrick O’Keefe During the unprecedented government shutdown this year, 800,000 government workers were showing up for work and not getting paid. For an interim period, nobody really noticed except the workers who did not get… Continue Reading  

Autonomous Vehicles

Autonomous Vehicles

April 25, 2019

As published in Forefront By Carolyn Riegler Autonomous Vehicles (AVs) have moved from science fiction fantasy to reality on the roads today. Every significant automaker and most suppliers are pursuing AV technology. Some project that driverless technology will add $7… Continue Reading  

The Auto Industry’s Electrifying Ride into the Future

The Auto Industry’s Electrifying Ride into the Future

April 25, 2019

As published in Forefront By Susan Koss GM recently announced it is cutting 15% of its salaried workforce and shutting down five plants in North America including two in Michigan. The company’s current vision of “Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions, Zero… Continue Reading  

Is the US Passenger Car Market Headed for Extinction?

Is the US Passenger Car Market Headed for Extinction?

April 25, 2019

As published in Forefront By Andrew Malec, Ph.D. The U.S. consumer’s appetite for trucks and sport utility vehicles (SUVs) is undeniable, leaving industry experts to ponder if the U.S. passenger car market is coming to an end. In 2018, almost… Continue Reading  

Is the Next Recession Around the Corner?

Is the Next Recession Around the Corner?

April 25, 2019

As published in Forefront By Anson Smuts You may have heard people fretting over the possibility of an inverted yield curve and how this inversion may indicate a coming recession. The yield curve is not a magical crystal ball to… Continue Reading  

The (still) Uncertain Fate of Trademark Licenses in Bankruptcy

The (still) Uncertain Fate of Trademark Licenses in Bankruptcy

March 19, 2019

As published in Michigan Lawyers Weekly By Anson Smuts On Feb. 20, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in Mission Product Holdings (“Mission”) v. Tempnology, LLC (“Tempnology”), a case centered on the unresolved fate of rejected trademark licenses in bankruptcy… Continue Reading  

FTC Must Step Up Policies On False ‘Made In USA’ Claims

FTC Must Step Up Policies On False ‘Made In USA’ Claims

March 14, 2019

As published in Law360 By Anson Smuts If you saw two identical products sitting on a shelf — one labeled “Made in USA,” the other not — which one would you buy? A 2015 survey by Consumer Reports found that 8 in… Continue Reading  

Are Your Borrowers Prepared for the Unknown?

Are Your Borrowers Prepared for the Unknown?

February 21, 2019

As published in ABL Advisor and Equipment Finance Advisor By Keith Chulumovich Depending on where you get your economic news, you will find varying opinions on the timing and severity of an upcoming economic downturn. For the last eight and… Continue Reading