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THE COUNSELOR'S CORNER: Silent listening

April 28, 2017

By Fred Cavaiani In the word listen is contained the word silent. To listen to someone else I must first become silent. Silence can be difficult. The mind seems to be racing rapidly. The need to be in control is a mind malady. When does the mind ...

COMMENTARY: Forgotten empathy and diminished hope--A viewpoint on immigration in America

April 28, 2017

By Henry E. Ibe Immigration is one of the fundamental issues in America in which a great divide exists, as evidenced by the different stands taken by the candidates in the 2016 presidential election. This divide has only been compounded by the attempted ...

ADR SPOTLIGHT: Consensus decision-making--A new way of making public policy choices

April 28, 2017

By Phillip Schaedler Many people are familiar with the concept of interest based negotiation which is widely used in public school, postal service and manufacturing negotiations. Consensus decision making, which is particularly powerful in the public ...

TAKING STOCK: Investing in Stein Mart

April 28, 2017

Dear Mr. Berko: Why has Stein Mart done so badly in the past 10 years? What is wrong with the company? Does it really yield 11 percent? My stockbroker suggested I buy 5,000 shares "because it's a good gamble!" -PE, Oklahoma City Dear PE: The company's ...

NERDWALLET: When a tax refund means bankruptcy

April 28, 2017

By Sean Pyles NerdWallet For many people, a tax refund means a chance to fund a vacation or splurge on a big purchase. For some, though, it’s a way to wipe out crushing debt — not by paying it off, but by giving them enough money to pay for bankruptcy. A ...

MAY IT PLEASE THE PALATE: Ten rules of life

April 28, 2017

You do not need to go to the mountaintop. This wise, bearded cave-dwelling yogi lives right here at the Legal News. Yes my friends: my life's experience, and the considerable tuition I've paid in the school of hard knocks, have taught me the following valuable ...