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    Microbeads Ban May Heighten Competition

    Microbeads Ban May Heighten Competition

    Overview In a new-year effort to support the environment, President Obama passed the Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2015. The act was signed into law on December 28th and bans rinse-off cosmetics containing plastic microbeads. Manufacturers have until July 2017 to shift production, and the full ban will come into place beginning January 2018. Sizing in […]

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    Six Industries Primed for M&A Activity in 2016

    Six Industries Primed for M&A Activity in 2016

    At a nominal level, the dollar value of merger and acquisition (M&A) deals in 2015 is set to be the highest ever recorded globally. In the United States, amidst an improving economy, the easy access to low-cost debt and a general push toward more efficient, and hence, more profitable operations have been cited as contributors […]

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    Landmark Climate-Change Agreement and the Public Sector

    Landmark Climate-Change Agreement and the Public Sector

    Depending on whom you ask, December 12, 2015 was either one of the most important days in history, or the beginning of endless headaches and woe. On this day in Paris, a gathering of representatives from 195 nations adopted the Paris Agreement, one of the most comprehensive agreements regarding climate change ever passed. Though environmentalists […]

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    Client Q&A with Mica Johnson, Senior Business Intelligence and Library Manager at Holland & Knight LLP

    Client Q&A with Mica Johnson, Senior Business Intelligence and Library Manager at Holland & Knight LLP

    This month, we caught up with Mica Johnson, Senior Business Intelligence and Library Manager at Holland & Knight LLP, to find out what’s going on in the legal world. IBISWorld: What challenge(s) do you and your company or department face right now? Mica Johnson: The major challenge that our lawyers face right now is understanding […]

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    Guarding Employees and Budgets Against Cold-Weather Conditions

    Guarding Employees and Budgets Against Cold-Weather Conditions

    El Niño continues to create an inordinate amount of storm activity across North America, forcing businesses to reevaluate the priority and required functionality of their safety gear. Cold weather increases hazards related to rain, snow and ice, exposing workers to dangerous fall and slipping risks and making it important for employers to equip their workers […]

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    Purchases to Better Plan for the New Year

    Purchases to Better Plan for the New Year

    In the wake of the new year, businesses across the country are searching for ways to improve their operations. Like individuals, companies often make New Year’s resolutions to meet certain goals, such as building stronger relationships with clients, promoting a healthier workplace environment and recruiting new talent. Businesses that invest more in employees can lower […]