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As everyone is well aware, yesterday Congress passed the new tax reform bill. While the bill’s new higher standard deduction, reduced corporate tax rates, and scrapping of the Obamacare individual health insurance mandate have received widespread attention in the news, there are a few provisions in the bill receiving little attention that may have a significant impact on motor carriers and others in the transportation industry.  Two such provisions are briefly outlined below.

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Released in 2009 as open source software, Bitcoin has quickly become one of the world’s most notable cryptocurrencies and payment systems. The digital currency is so lucrative because it’s decentralised by design, meaning it doesn’t need access to a central bank or administrator.

Zafar Kanani writes for Finance Digest on What are investor syndicates and how can they work for you?
Angel investing is by its nature a risky endeavour. Every investor naturally has an overarching goal to minimise risk and maximise returns. In the context of angel investing, ensuring that the relevant elements needed to achieve this are in place is easier said than done.

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Following the firm's rebranding from Volaw group to VG, VG has launched the first edition of their own magazine – 360 – to bring together ‘the hottest of the hot’ issues which matter to you most.

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Indiana Motor Truck Association's (IMTA) Gary Langston presented Scopelitis Partners Shannon Cohen and Andy Light with an award of appreciation for Scopelitis' tremendous involvement during the 2017 Legislative Session.

Angel investing is by its nature a risky endeavour. Every investor naturally has an overarching goal to minimise risk and maximise returns. In the context of angel investing, ensuring that the relevant elements needed to achieve this are in place is easier said than done.

Investor syndicates are an excellent way of optimising risk and return. In broad terms, a syndicate is simply a group of investors that work together to leverage each other’s resources. In this way, investors can work as a group to find, access and invest opportunities, and thus as a group to can benefit from sharing in the associated risks and rewards. When it comes to the structure of a syndicate there is no set modus operand. The syndicate structure can be established to suit the investors’ preferences and thus a gradient of alternatives might apply. 

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