New CHIPS Tax Credit Provides Opportunities and Complexity for Companies and Investors in Superconductor Manufacturing

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At a glance The main takeaway: The recently passed CHIPS Act creates a new Advanced Manufacturing Tax Credit to provide incentives for US companies to invest in domestic semiconductor manufacturing. The Act allows a credit of up to 25% of qualified investment amounts in facilities or equipment used to manufacture semiconductors in the US. There are…

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The Pulse on the Economy and Capital Markets: August 1 – 5, 2022

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At a glance: Global markets increased last week as investors embraced riskier stocks and bonds aimed to recoup losses that occurred during the first half of the year. Nasdaq, Russell 2000 and emerging markets led the risk-centric performance, while the energy sector dropped 8% last week. Earnings are growing faster than expected with 75% of…

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3 Post-Pandemic Challenges Facing Law Firms

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At a glance The main takeaway: Overall, the legal industry managed to stay rather resilient the last two years. However, internal disruptions from the pandemic are beginning to catch up to law firms. Impact on your business: Like so many industries, law firms are now faced with fierce competition for retaining and attracting new talent.…

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Brace for Impact: Changes to R&D Deductions Begin This Year

At a glance The main takeaway: New requirements eliminating the ability to immediately deduct research and development (R&D) expenditures went into effect this year after every attempt to reverse the change failed. Impact on your business: Businesses that have historically benefitted from the favorable tax treatment of fully deducting research expenditures as incurred could be…

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The Pulse on the Economy and Capital Markets: May 16–20, 2022

At a glance Investors are growing more concerned about stagflation versus inflation when it comes to the financial markets and economy. Risk assets like US stocks and cryptocurrency saw steep declines last week, while government and investment-grade bonds and commodities moved higher. Not only is inflation affecting consumers, but it is also impacting major retailers…

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The Pulse on the Economy and Capital Markets: May 9 – 13, 2022

At a glance: This year started out as one of the worst in decades for stock and bond markets as investors worried about growth and rising inflation. Riskier segments, such as the Nasdaq and the Russell 2000, experienced a few difficult weeks at the start of the quarter as several well-known companies missed growth targets.…

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