October 8, 2018

Foreclosed homes are appreciating faster than the typical U.S. home – Homes that were foreclosed on during the recession are rising in value at a breakneck pace, much faster than the typical U.S. home.

How to Invest in Real Estate: Buying vs. Not Buying Property – Investments are inherently risky - real estate in particular. The subprime mortgage crisis was barely a decade ago and it played a large role in a devastating recession.

August 3, 2018

The importance of design in healthcare packaging – In the healthcare market, packaging is no longer merely a vessel to contain and transport a medical device from point A to point B. Packaging has become a critical and integral part of the surgical landscape. Optimised packaging can maintain a product’s efficacy, prolong its shelf-life, and even play an active role in the operating room. On the other hand, packaging that does not perform as anticipated during final validation can result in an OEM’s entire product failing to get to market, or malfunctioning packaging in the field can compromise patient safety.

Bitcoin is off the wagon, but one crypto expert says it’s only temporary – The cryptocurrency has plunged more than 7 percent in the last week, now trading just above $7,500. Despite the latest drop, one crypto trader says the sell-off is only temporary.

June 22, 2018

Despite Dip, Mortgage Rates Move Above 5% For Many Americans – The average 30-year fixed mortgage rate has dipped to 4.57%, from 4.62% a week ago. Although rates have been inching upwards over the last few months, they are still near historic lows. The time series from the St. Louis Fed reminds us that rates were closer to 6% in 2005 and 8% in 2000.

Arbitration Beats Class Actions for Workers – Mandatory arbitration—especially when it is not binding—seems to yield more dollars for the plaintiff and very little money for the arbitrator. A good example is in the financial industry where awards are higher using arbitration. You get dispute resolution faster than if you were to “take a number” and wait in line for a court date and a final determination of damages by a judge. Our courts already have full dockets in most jurisdictions.

June 4, 2018

Restorative Justice Could Be the Key to Preventing Violence in Schools – And Bammel is not an anomaly. Over the past decade, many American schools have looked to restorative justice to help improve their disciplinary practices, an especially important move as educators continue to disproportionately suspend and expel students of color.

Bitcoin’s Low Volume Breakout Could Be a Bull Trap – The cryptocurrency broke through a key descending trendline (drawn through the May 6 high to the May 21 high) on Sunday, adding credence to last Tuesday’s bullish outside-day candle and signaling a short-term bearish-to-bullish trend change.

May 28, 2018

Buying A Foreclosure Property? Six Ways To Assess The Risk Versus Reward – As a real estate investor or potential homebuyer, it’s easy to see the appeal of a foreclosure sale. The property is likely priced well below market value in the interest of moving it, and the money you save on the purchase can be used to fix it up and eventually sell it for a huge profit.

Malpractice: The Perils of One-Way Communications – When a patient’s medical news and circumstances appear critical, everyone involved in the patient’s care should discuss the case and report their findings in order to formulate an appropriate treatment plan in a timely manner.

May 21, 2018

Supreme Court Upholds Workplace Arbitration Contracts – WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that companies can use arbitration clauses in employment contracts to prohibit workers from banding together to take legal action over workplace issues.

Family Offices Need Real Estate Due Diligence That’s Real – Direct investing by family offices in real estate is something that you hear about a lot. But the question that hardly ever comes up is, “Are we really investing in a solid real estate deal?”

February 16, 2018

US health-care spending to climb 5.3% in 2018 – United States health spending is projected to rise 5.3 percent in 2018, reflecting rising prices of medical goods and services and higher Medicaid costs, a U.S. government health agency said on Wednesday, an upward trend it forecasts for the next decade.

Bitcoin’s Price Surges Above $10,000 – But Investors Still Down $60 Billion in 2018 – After slipping below $6,000 nine days earlier, the price of Bitcoin briefly shot above $10,200 on Thursday.