• Class action lawsuit goes after hotels that fail to disclose resort fees

    (Hugo Martin of LA Times) – If you have ever glanced at your hotel receipt only to be...

  • Top 10 Biggest LinkedIn Mistakes – and What to Do About Them

    “Your network is the people who want to help you, and you want to help them, and...

  • Study Projects Substantial Damage from Proposed Nevada Business License Fee Increase

    Researchers anticipate revenue shortfalls, declines in entity filings if Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval’s proposed fee increase is implemented (Mass Media) – Las Vegas. The Nevada Registered Agent Association, an organization of commercial registered agents representing thousands of businesses across the state, released detailed information today from a study conducted by public policy...

  • Crony Socialism: Candy Crush Edition

    (Seton Motley) – Hershey’s – the candy man — is a BIG business. Its May 2014 market...

  • So What Happens if the U.S. Sugar Industry is Killed Off?

    Leslie Joseph of the Wall Street Journal reported this week that “Raw-sugar futures are up about 10% this year, even as most commodities continue to decline.” Joseph explains that “Sugar’s gains come amid dry weather in No. 1 producer Brazil, which is expected to result in the smallest global surplus of the...

  • U.S. Sugar Policy Doesn’t Cost Taxpayers a Dime

    (John R. Smith) – Let’s take an objective look at U.S. sugar policy. Based on Economics 101, supply should equal demand, to keep prices stable. America’s sugar policy, mandated by Congress, is designed to run at zero cost to taxpayers — not a dime. Sugar farmers do not receive subsidy checks. The...

  • Nevada Voters Faced with Burdensome Business Tax on Nov. Ballot

    (John Kartch) – Question 3: “The Education Initiative”– Despite the innocuous sounding name, Nevada’s Question 3 would implement a new 2% “margin tax” on businesses operating in the state of Nevada. The revenue from the new tax would be granted to the state’s public schools. The Question was placed on the ballot via...

  • OPEC of Sugar Election: Socialist vs. Socialist

    (Chuck Muth) – Americans insisting on ending the U.S. sugar program in an effort to lead us into a utopian free-market nirvana keep ignoring exactly who our dance partners are. Take Brazil, for example. The world’s leading sugar producer is preparing to either re-elect an avowed socialist as president next month…or elect...

  • Don’t Worry, America. Your Dum Dums are Safe!

    (Chuck Muth) – Luzi Ann Javier and Marvin G. Perez published an explosive column in Bloomberg.com on September 16 essentially declaring a national emergency because Spangler Candy Company allegedly couldn’t make its Dum Dum Pops and candy canes for a single day. “U.S. food companies can’t get enough sugar even as the...

  • Four Ways the GOP Can Become the Party of the Sharing Economy

    (John Kartch) – The sharing economy has released an entrepreneurial zeal in legions of Americans who haven’t run a business since their childhood lemonade stand. As it disrupts more industries and expands from hipster enclaves to suburbs and small towns, more Americans are coming to rely on sharing economy income to maintain...

  • Yahoo Stands up to Big Brother, Gets Slapped Down

    (Chuck Muth) – If you’re looking for bipartisanship in Washington, DC, look no further than government measures...

  • Fiore on Tesla: Business Flourishes when Taxes are Low and Predictable

    (Assemblywoman Michele Fiore) – Friends, I cannot tell you enough how much I appreciate your support during the Special Session. I have received many emails asking questions and giving suggestions as we prepared to vote on Tesla. I’m amazed at what has been accomplished and appreciate that Governor Sandoval has taken the...

  • Marijuana Regulators Tempting the Law of Unintended Consequences

    (Chuck Muth) – I don’t envy the folks over at the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH) who are charged with implementing Nevada’s new licensing process for Medical Marijuana Establishments (MMEs) and are presently evaluating over 500 applications. But first, for opponents, bear in mind that Nevadans overwhelmingly voted, not once...

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