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Sunday, January 21, 2018

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Credit card surcharges and the First Amendment

Published on February 6th, 2017 | by

Embed from Getty Images Credit card surcharges are synonymous with cash discounts. However, eleven states, including Texas, prohibit passing credit card surcharges onto consumers as a way to cover the merchant fees associated with credit card payments. …
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Columns

Performance-based pay tax credit needs work

Published on December 20th, 2016 | by

Embed from Getty Images Since the credit crisis in 2008, several bills have been passed to modify the financial system and instill safeguards like the Dodd-Frank Act. But despite persistent pushback from academics, an aspect of …
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Columns

Beware of AT&T, Time Warner Inc. megadeal

Published on October 31st, 2016 | by

Embed from Getty Images The Federal Communications Commission levied the largest civil penalty ever on a cable company, Comcast, no less than a month ago for their “negative option billing” practices. Comcast blamed the negative option billing …
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Opinion

Automated journalism is entering newsrooms

Published on October 26th, 2016 | by

Embed from Getty Images While machine-oriented journalism is still young in development, it will undoubtedly become common in the near future. The idea behind automated journalism is that an algorithm could effectively peruse a large amount …
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Columns

Telecommunications Act broadcasts goodness

Published on October 17th, 2016 | by

It’s been two decades since the passage of the Telecommunications Act of 1996. It’s an act that received bipartisan support, relaxed regulations from the Federal Communications Commission and gave rise to the prevalence of cross-media ownership. It …
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