How To Renew Your Passport and Get One For The First Time

August 25, 2021

  How To Renew Your Passport and Get One For The First Time Many Americans are making plans to travel internationally as countries begin to relax their border policies. Because there was little ability to travel since the beginning of 2020, lots of people haven’t taken a look at the expiration date of their passport…

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The U.S. Will Continue to Keep Travel Restrictions in Place

August 25, 2021

The U.S. Will Continue to Keep Travel Restrictions in Place Because of growing COVID-19 cases in the United States and throughout the world caused by the delta variant, the United States will not lift travel restrictions just yet. Countries affected by the travel restrictions are: China Iran The European Schengen Area* The United Kingdom** The…

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Important NIE Update – NIEs Automatically Extended For 12 Months

July 8, 2021

  IMPORTANT NIE UPDATE – Covid-19 Travel Ban-related NIEs Auto-extended for 12 Months from Approval   On July 6, 2021, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) announced that travel ban-related National Interest Exceptions (NIEs) issued in the last 12 months will be automatically extended for 12 months from the date of approval, and for multiple…

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Update Regarding International Travel

June 17, 2021

  Update Regarding International Travel            As the United States moves closer to lifting the travel ban and with many individuals hoping to begin traveling in and out of the country, it is crucial to remain up-to-date with the newest policies and regulations regarding visas. Staying informed about this ever-changing information…

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Is it vegan meat possible?

April 20, 2020

Is it vegan meat possible? A whopper? Watchdog bans ads for Burger King ‘vegan-suitable’ Rebel ASA says campaign implied burger did not contain beef or other animal products An ad campaign for Burger King’s first plant-based burger has been banned by the advertising watchdog for implying it is suitable for vegans and vegetarians when it…

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SEC and Investigations

April 15, 2020

SEC Enforcement Expected To Surge On COVID Volatility Following the erratic stock market swings fueled by the COVID-19 crisis, attorneys expect a surge in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission investigations tackling a broad range of potential violations, from outright fraud to disclosure issues. The SEC will put investment firms, broker-dealers and public companies under the…

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Innovation and Science in Germany in light of CoVID

March 24, 2020

 Coronavirus: anger in Germany at report Trump seeking exclusive vaccine dealMPs and ministers criticize display of ‘self-interest’ and accuse US president of electioneering German ministers have reacted angrily following reports US President Donald Trump offered a German medical company “large sums of money” for exclusive rights to a Covid-19 vaccine. “Germany is not for sale,”…

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Secretaries of State Warn Businesses about Misleading Requests for Corporate Filings

February 1, 2019

As we begin the annual reporting season for 2019, multiple Secretaries of State have notified businesses to be wary of third-party requests for corporate filings and fees. The Secretary of State in West Virginia discovered that one such mailing was sent to all 103,000 businesses registered in the state. The solicitation requested that the application…

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Understanding Ballparks – Our Guide to American Idioms for the Business World

June 12, 2017

Americans love sports and we certainly love to talk about it! So it is not surprising at all that a lot of terms and expressions from the world of sports have become omnipresent in everyday language and are often used in the business world too. If you have ever wondered what your American business partners…

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South Carolina Becomes 9th State to Pass Benefit Corporation Legislation

July 18, 2012

South Carolina is the latest state to adopt legislation recognizing benefit corporation’s as a legal structure available for incorporation. First introduced by Maryland in 2010 and now recognized in a total of nine states, benefit corporations have to take account of non-financial interests, such as social, environmental or community objectives. The companies are required to…

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