Monthly Archive: February 2011

Feb 28

Convergence of factors are making judgeships harder to come by

In today’s economy, many high profile and high paying jobs are facing a unpleasant outlook.  In many scenarios, this occurs because technological advances render the position obsolete or there is an opportunity to outsource the work to lower cost labor overseas.  These are the costs of progress and international trade.  However, there are also some …

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Feb 26

Apple's Thunderbolt and the Competition for the Next Port.

Apple recently updated its MacBook Pro models. While users of the line will certainly be pleased with the new processors and video options, these were mostly catching up to the components already available on other laptop brands. The one genuinely unique feature of the laptops was the new Thunderbolt port. This is a new connector …

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Feb 26

Apple’s Thunderbolt and the Competition for the Next Port.

Apple recently updated its MacBook Pro models. While users of the line will certainly be pleased with the new processors and video options, these were mostly catching up to the components already available on other laptop brands. The one genuinely unique feature of the laptops was the new Thunderbolt port. This is a new connector …

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Feb 25

A Cheer for the Ineligible

With our fair city ramping up for its annual lovefest of its favorite industry, also known as the Oscars(R),  I would like to give a tribute to the people who deserve to be recognized by The Academy but for one reason or another there is nothing available to them.

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Feb 25

Federal health care fraud enforcement efforts recover record amounts

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a required annual Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Program report.  The report showed that the government’s health care fraud prevention and enforcement efforts recovered more than $4 billion in taxpayer dollars in fiscal year 2010. This is the highest annual amount ever recovered.

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Feb 24

Some Surprises in Verizon/AT&T iPhone Sales

The geniuses at Boy Genius Reports have some real insider contacts with Apple.  They leaked the side-by-side sales data from five Apple retail stores, including a couple of their most significant locations, on the very first days that the Verizon capable iPhone 4 was available. 

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Feb 24

Some Surprises in Verizon/AT&T iPhone Sales

The geniuses at Boy Genius Reports have some real insider contacts with Apple.  They leaked the side-by-side sales data from five Apple retail stores, including a couple of their most significant locations, on the very first days that the Verizon capable iPhone 4 was available. 

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Feb 23

Is Apple the Most Valuable Company on Earth? Maybe Not!

It has been three weeks since Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) announced its financial results for its fiscal 2011 quarter ended December 25, 2010. Apple announced it had record breaking revenues of $26.74 billion and net quarterly profits of $6 billion, or 6.43 per diluted share.  As summary of the prior release and some additional comments are at …

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Feb 22

'Job Killing' Not Always a Black and White Matter

If political pundit’s slogans come in and out of fashion, clearly this season ‘Job Killing’ is the favorite.   The Job Killing label is the perfect accessory to every ensemble, particularly if the topic is business regulation. 

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Feb 19

Update on SEC Whistleblower Program under Dodd-Frank

Section 922 of the Dodd-Frank Act contains a whistleblower program sponsored by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). This law (i) makes significant changes in the existing whistleblower provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, and (ii) authorizes the SEC to pay between 10 and 30 percent of a recovery over $1 million to anyone …

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