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How artificial intelligence could influence the workforce solutions industry

By Neal England
HCM Practice Leader

“I’m sorry Dave, I’m afraid I can’t do that.” — HAL 9000, a supercomputer capable of recognizing human feelings in the epic 1968 sci-fi film “2001: A Space Odyssey.”

Fast forward to today: Artificial intelligence (AI) is reshaping...

Guest Blog: Legally Speaking

How to maximize the value of your business when selling – Part 1

Editor’s Note: This blog is the first in a two-part series about legal issues that can impact the sales price of your business.

By Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal, LLP


Death, taxes, and the lack of a U.S. energy policy.

The certainly uncertain energy policy of the USA.

“The market can deal with just about anything but uncertainty” – so commented a lawyer who has specialized in renewable power developments over the past 15+ years. Previously, I heard the same comment from a project developer...

Guest Blog: Legally Speaking


SEC rule changes make it easier for small businesses to raise capital

By Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal, LLP

Rule changes made by the Securities and Exchange Commission have expanded the capital-raising avenues available to small businesses...

Clean Power Plan withdrawal won’t halt U.S. coal industry decline

By Kelly Gerry
Managing Director

It’s too late to stop the decline of the U.S. coal industry, and EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s recent withdrawal from the Obama-era Clean Power Plan (CPP), which limited carbon emissions, won’t bring coal back. The systemic decline of thermal coal...

Higher oil prices (still) on the horizon as global demand rises

By Bryan Livingston
Managing Partner

The “lower for longer” price on oil may be near its end as demand rises in countries such as India and China, which could give rise to a potential squeeze on global supplies next year or in 2019 due to long-term decreases in capital spend by Big...


Or…“How to use scare tactics to achieve the desired outcome,” by the U.S. Department of Energy

By Kelly Gerry
Managing Director

There is no disagreement that resiliency of the North American grid is both a necessity and a major challenge, considering the changes to...

Breaking up is hard to do

A progressive idea for oil and natural gas

By Kelly Gerry
Managing Director

I grew up in Alberta, Canada. As in Texas, we were all about oil & gas. A term. A marriage as firm as the ground below our feet, where oil and gas formed. Producers would tell you how...

NAPEO conference highlights active PEO industry

By Brad Buttermore, Managing Partner,
Neal England, HCM Practice Leader

The National Association of Professional Employer Organizations’ (NAPEO) recent annual conference in Orlando reflected a thriving atmosphere for the growing Professional Employer Organization (PEO) industry....

Recent oil price swings due more to speculation than supply-demand imbalance

By Bryan Livingston
Managing Partner and CEO

Oil prices have been unsettled recently, dropping to prices last seen in August 2016, before gaining ground days later after new data showed a decline in U.S. production.

This recent dip into bear market territory is likely due...


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