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The Last Straw for Starbucks? Company Pledges to Ditch Plastic Straws by 2020 Starbucks announced on July 9 that it plans to phase out plastic straws from its 28,000 stores worldwide by 2020. This move follows the city of Seattle’s recent ban on plastic straws, where...

Ending an employment relationship can often be ugly and result in ongoing conflicts between the ex-employer and ex-employee. One of the biggest issues occurs when ex-employees decide to compete with their former employers by bringing existing clients to their new places of business or using...

For those who own or manage residential properties in California, you should be aware of these upcoming changes to landlord-tenant law. There are at least two new laws in California that can affect landlord and tenant rights and duties.The first law, passed as a bill...

California Feed Supply Company Defends Captive Insurance DeductionsKings River Commodities, LLC, a livestock feed business, was denied $2.83 million in deductions for captive insurance expenses. In a U.S. Tax Court petition, dated May 11, 2017, the company argues that these expenses were necessary to...

Thanks to the growing popularity of smartphones and communications technologies, it is not uncommon to conduct the bulk of your business over e-mail, including contract negotiation. While corresponding by e-mail can help close a deal more quickly, it can also lead to unintended consequences. How is...

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