NewsFeeds 12.28.11

 

Virginia lawyers volunteer to help military veterans (Times-Dispatch)
“The need for these services among Iraq- and Afghanistan-era veterans is astonishing, and increased benefits have a significant impact on the veteran and his or her family, and enable them to live a life out of poverty,” said Erin L. Barrett, a lawyer with Hunton & Williams law firm in Richmond and the director of the firm’s Veterans Pro Bono Program.

Amazon deal may reopen Virginia sales tax fight (Virginian-Pilot)
Democratic leaders in the state House of Delegates said Tuesday that the governor’s economic development package for the Internet giant is a bad deal for the state and unfair to other merchants who pay the tax.

UC-Berkeley and other ‘public Ivies’ like UVA in fiscal peril (Washington Post)
Across the nation, a historic collapse in state funding for higher education threatens to diminish the stature of premier public universities and erode their mission as engines of upward social mobility.

Online Merchants Home in on Imbibing Consumers (NY Times)
Shopping while drinking has long benefited high-end specialty retailers; now the popularity of Internet sales has opened alcohol-induced buying to the masses.

Top 5 Most Common Networking Mistakes (Inc.)
Still trying to tap your network for favors before you’ve offered anything yourself? Big mistake.

Sixteen Work-At-Home Scams To Assiduously Avoid (Fortune)
The chance to make money in your pajamas sounds enticing—it’s also likely a hoax. In 2010 the Federal Trade Commission received 8,192 complaints involving work-at-home-business opportunities; the FTC estimates that only one in every 55 of these gigs is legitimate. Whether it involves stuffing envelopes, processing medical insurance claims or assembling toys, most victims never get paid for their work or ever recoup their startup fees. Here are 16 scams to run from.

 

Virginia lawyers volunteer to help military veterans (Times-Dispatch)
“The need for these services among Iraq- and Afghanistan-era veterans is astonishing, and increased benefits have a significant impact on the veteran and his or her family, and enable them to live a life out of poverty,” said Erin L. Barrett, a lawyer with Hunton & Williams law firm in Richmond and the director of the firm’s Veterans Pro Bono Program.

Amazon deal may reopen Virginia sales tax fight (Virginian-Pilot)
Democratic leaders in the state House of Delegates said Tuesday that the governor’s economic development package for the Internet giant is a bad deal for the state and unfair to other merchants who pay the tax.

UC-Berkeley and other ‘public Ivies’ like UVA in fiscal peril (Washington Post)
Across the nation, a historic collapse in state funding for higher education threatens to diminish the stature of premier public universities and erode their mission as engines of upward social mobility.

Online Merchants Home in on Imbibing Consumers (NY Times)
Shopping while drinking has long benefited high-end specialty retailers; now the popularity of Internet sales has opened alcohol-induced buying to the masses.

Top 5 Most Common Networking Mistakes (Inc.)
Still trying to tap your network for favors before you’ve offered anything yourself? Big mistake.

Sixteen Work-At-Home Scams To Assiduously Avoid (Fortune)
The chance to make money in your pajamas sounds enticing—it’s also likely a hoax. In 2010 the Federal Trade Commission received 8,192 complaints involving work-at-home-business opportunities; the FTC estimates that only one in every 55 of these gigs is legitimate. Whether it involves stuffing envelopes, processing medical insurance claims or assembling toys, most victims never get paid for their work or ever recoup their startup fees. Here are 16 scams to run from.

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