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This week on Franchise Today the focus is on something that seems to be in the news every day - data breaches! With data breaches more than doubling since 2009 to more than 25,000 incidents in 2013 and with 467 of those breaches occurring in the retail sector, franchises have been affected as well. Our guests this week are Tom Epstein, CEO of Franchise Payment Network and Lee Plave, Partner at the law firm, Plave Koch. Both are active IFA members on the Marketing & Technology Committee and are also some of the leading thought-leaders in franchising on today's topic.
About Our Guests
Lee Plave has extensive experience counseling distributors and franchisors, including drafting and negotiating franchise agreements for complex international and domestic transactions and advising clients on all aspects of franchise and distribution law. He also counsels clients on the application of technology to franchise and distribution systems. Lee focuses his attention on matters such as social networking and social media issues, e-commerce, data use and security policies, cybersquatting and domain name disputes, consumer complaint and cybersmear sites, as well as software and hardware licensing. In addition, he represents clients in matters before the Federal Trade Commission.
In addition to his role as CEO of Franchise Payments Network, Tom Epstein continues works with the IFA, serving on Supplier Forum, The Marketing & Technology Committee, FranPac supporter, host of IFA FBN (Franchise Business Network) in Orlando, has been published in all major Franchise Trades as well a sponsor of countless industry events though out the year. FPN works exclusively in the franchise space, utilizing Tom’s extensive knowledge in retail and payment processing to facilitate the unique needs of franchise systems.
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Ground Wars will speak with Independent candidate from Colorado, Tisha Casida. Casida is a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives running in Colorado District 3.
Monday July 23, 2012 7PM EST/6 CST
Join Ground Wars as we speak with Porter Davis, a representative for Lawyers for Ron Paul. Your hosts TMOT and Jamsmith will ask Mr Davis the questions for which the grassroots supporters want answers, and help to stop the rumor mill. This is an episode you definitely won't want to miss!
7 PM Eastern
6 PM Central
Yesterday we had a sell off in markets across the globe, in fact it was the 6th largest point drop in the history of the Dow Jones Industrials.
Standard and Poors may have downgraded our nation's credit rating, but something odd happened with the downgrade. The Bond Markets took off, most particularly U.S. Treasuries. Buyers raced to buy our debt. Why is that? Could it be that they know that they can trust the "Full Faith and Credit of the United States of America, despite Standard and Poors dubious ratings?
The Credit Rating Agencies, Moody and Fitch still rate us as AAA. And although Warren Buffet is not a credit rating agency, I'd venture to say he knows just a little bit about credit worthiness.
In fact, Buffett reaffirmed his belief in the quality of the United States’ credit when he told FBN, “In Omaha, the U.S. is still triple A. In fact, if there were a quadruple-A rating, I’d give the U.S. that.”
Ben Bernanke's Federal Reserve meets today, and we get to hear all about it at 2:15 p.m. when the Fed announces the results of this one day meeting.
So what will today's closing gavel bring us? Will Bernanke, and the Fed's decisions do more to help or harm the markets?
And what really caused all this?
We will cover as much of this as I can in 1/2 hour.
I hope you will join me.
We're going to talk more about Sarah Palin, about leaderless America in chaos, mobs rioting in streets of Greece, Progressives including U.N. trying to pass off global power against us disguised as a Sustainable Development Missive, iWatch followed the Obama money and what they found, Congress investigating Justice Dept's role in Border Patrol Officer Brian Terry's death, Debt Ceiling more money for Democrats to spend spend spend, Obama blames ATMs for high unemployment, Debbie Wasserman Schultz of DNC says we need to continue this recovery (1.8% unemployment). The Coping Coach ask America, do you want this recovery (1.8%) continued? Charles Payne FBN breaks the story that Chamber of Commerce's Tom Donohue says if Tea Party Congressional Members don't do as he wants, they'll get rid of them! The Chamber has voted for Tarp, trillion dollar stimulus, and now he wants the Debt Ceiling Raised so Obama can waste even more money. John Stossel is doing a creative fascinating expose' tomorrow night on his show on FBN, Fox Business Network.
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