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  • The two words your boss never wants to hear from you
    News
    CNBCyesterday

    The two words your boss never wants to hear from you

    Remember, a boss also has a boss, as well as colleagues from other divisions who he or she has to get along with. In fact, the last thing a boss wants is for one of their employees to give them yet another task, with no offer of help and no guidance or suggestions on how to accomplish it. If you're the employee making the suggestion, best case scenario, your boss ignores you.

  • Chesapeake (CHK) Declares Pricing of $750M Notes Offering
    Finance
    Zacksyesterday

    Chesapeake (CHK) Declares Pricing of $750M Notes Offering

    Chesapeake Energy Corporation CHK declared the pricing of its senior notes that have been offered to eligible purchasers in a private placement.  The notes, worth $750 million, are expected to mature by 2027 and will likely pay an interest of 8%. Starting

  • A unanimous US Supreme Court decision just made it harder to force patent lawsuits into troll-friendly courts
    Finance
    Quartz2 days ago

    A unanimous US Supreme Court decision just made it harder to force patent lawsuits into troll-friendly courts

    In a unanimous 8-0 decision today, the US Supreme Court ruled on an issue that has been crucial to the success of patent trolls, who are known for filing infringement lawsuits over low-quality patents in pursuit of out-of-court settlements. More than a third of all patent-infringement lawsuits filed between 2014 and 2016 were filed in just one of the 94 federal courts: the Eastern District of Texas, which some say is friendly to trolls. Not only has the East Texas court received a disproportionate amount of all patent lawsuits, but more than three-quarters of the cases that end up there are suits that were filed by highly litigious plaintiffs (read: likely patent trolls).