R&D Tax Credits Can Fuel Auto Industry’s Accelerated R&D Spending

Written by Angie Longacre. Updated Oct 17, 2019.

When the first “motorized carriages” rolled onto the road, safety and luxury features were not included - the motorized vehicle itself was the luxury, and…safety?

But my, how far we’ve come. We’ve gone from no side or rearview mirrors to backup cameras and blind spot alerts; from no seat belts to three-point harnesses and airbags; no windows to shatterproof glass. We now ride safely with anti-lock and automatic brakes, crash impact zones, padded dashboards, lane departure warnings, etc.

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Healthcare Cybersecurity Status: Critical. Tax Credits Can Offer Support

Written by Angie Longacre. Updated Oct 10, 2019.

I have a friend who is quite enchanted by technology. Her home and life are loaded with Smart Things. She conducts all her banking on her cell phone and adores wiling away an afternoon in a café as she shops online – with an unsecured network.

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Senior-Focused Tech Startups Can Load Savings with R&D Tax Credits

Written by Angie Longacre. Updated Oct 3, 2019.

My 71-year-old mother called me the other day. The conversation began something like this:

“Hi, mom.”

“I need help. The computer.”

“Ok, explain to me what’s wrong.”

“I have a paper open…well, I have three pages of paper, but I can see all three at the same time, instead of pulling that bar-thingy on the side to see them. And I can’t do anything. What did I do?”

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Health-Conscious Consumers are Changing the Food Industry’s Menu

Written by Angie Longacre. Updated Sep 28, 2019.

Back in 1953 when Swanson added its then-avant-garde TV dinners to America’s collective menu, consumers were unaware – and most undoubtedly unconcerned – about the heart-stopping sodium levels concealed in its partitioned plate. Case in point: customers grabbed ten million of the trayed dinners in the product’s first full year of production in 1954.

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Texas Spurs Its Economy with Life Science Biz & Ropes in Tax Savings

Written by Angie Longacre. Updated Sep 25, 2019.

What images come to mind when you think of Texas? Probably things such as tangy barbeque, bucking broncos, dusty cowboys, boot-scootin' cowgirls, longhorn cattle, slick oil tycoons, and Sam Elliot’s voice.

All of it Texas-big.

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Food Producers Face Rising Food Safety Concerns - R&D Credits Can Help

Written by Angie Longacre. Updated Sep 22, 2019.

Approximately 97 percent of fish and shellfish consumed in the U.S. are sourced from other countries. Along with 50 percent of fresh fruit and 20 percent of vegetables, totaling 19 percent of all food eaten in this country.1

We’re obtaining more and more food outside our country. One reason is that consumers have broadened their palettes and crave sustenance that cannot be grown in the U.S.

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Today’s Special: Food Trends with a Side of R&D Tax Credits

Written by Angie Longacre. Updated Sep 18, 2019.

Our world turns on an axis of trends: music trends, technology trends, movies trends, trends in clothing, housing, automobiles…and food. Rotating, shifting, never stopping.

And food trends have graced our collective plate pretty much since our choices broadened beyond what berries grew along our migration path or which wooly mammoth was within spear range. New discoveries in science, technology, cultures, and newly available food and resources, have all influenced our turning tastes.

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CBD-Infused Food? R&D Credits Can Help F&B Manufacturers Put It on Shelves

Written by Angie Longacre. Updated Sep 14, 2019.

Products infused with CBD derived from the hemp plant seem to be cropping up everywhere. And not just as stand-alone tinctures and salves, but in your coffee, cookies, cereal, tea, jellybeans…even your liquid Happy Hour libations. Farmers are growing it in their fields, and food and beverage manufacturers are fortifying their products with it.

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Vets Are Opening Small Businesses – Who’s Offering ‘Direct Support’?

Written by Angie Longacre. Updated Sep 11, 2019.

Where would we be without those willing to fight for our freedom and families? Drinking over-taxed tea and flying the U.K. flag? That would be the least dreadful of the possibilities. Since our fight for independence in 1776, the selflessness and conviction of our country’s brave men and women have secured privileges and protected rights of which many across the globe only dream. Our soldiers have given life, limb, and other sacrifices to afford their fellow citizens these liberties.

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Get Certain About the ‘Elimination of Uncertainty’ for R&D Credits

Written by Charlotte Ochs. Updated Sep 5, 2019.

What do a farm and a software company have in common?

Think about it.

“Nothing,” you say?

Think again.

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