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College athletes should be paid

If you are a brand wanting to have a student athlete endorse your products, are you prepared to address the associated risks?  

Two-thirds of adults now believe college athletes should be permitted to earn money from the use of their names, images and likeness (NILs).

Will European AI remain competitive?

Last year, the new President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen promised to put forward, within the first 100 days of...

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Cannabis SPACs

This week, news crossed the wires of another “blank check” cannabis company offering shares to the public, Greenrose Acquisition Corp. (link

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Hemp in bankruptcy

As a followup to my February 5th posting (link), I wrote this yesterday: “Presumably, since industrial hemp is no longer a controlled...

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