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Flashback Friday: Inside a Doomsday Survival Luxury Condo
In this first edition of Flashback Friday, go deep within a 1960s missile silo to this doomsday-ready condo community complete with audio, video and iPad-friendly Crestron automation.
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17-Foot Projection Screen at Heart of Company's Collaboration Strategy
Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. embraces collaboration in ambitious technology renovation of a historic Boston building.
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Inside the Installation: 'BioWall' is Outdoor HD Masterpiece
United Therapeutics’ BioWall is a 16' by 9' state of the art HD video wall designed to relax, educate, and inspire passersby 24 hours a day.
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University of Oregon Builds Football Performance Center for Champions
With stunning AV systems installed by CompView Audio Visual, this school's new athletic center is unlike any other.
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Video Gallery: ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Soaks the Industry
In the last couple weeks, the AV industry has stepped up to participate in the fight against ALS -- and dump freezing cold water on the heads of their bosses and colleagues. Here's CI's roundup of Ice Bucket Challenge videos, the AV edition.
Congress Eyes Death Tax Repeal
Death Tax Repeal Act of 2013 would help inheritors of small businesses avoid paying an inheritance tax.

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Death Tax Repeal
July 03, 2013 | by Jason Knott

Congress is making another attempt to eliminate the so-called death tax that, due to the high tax liability, can force integrators and other small businesses to sell or close rather than have their children inherit the business.

This is probably relevant to the commercial integration industry in which more than a few companies are family owned.

Two bills - H.R. 2429 introduced by Representative Kevin Brady (R-Texas) and S. 1183 introduced by Senator John Thune (R-S.D.) - would call on the IRS to eliminate Inheritance Taxes and reduce Gift Taxes over a 10-year period.

Small businesses that often declare their business income as personal income are affected by the Inheritance Tax. The bill creates a scale for Gift Taxes between 18 percent for gifts under $10,000 to 35 percent for gifts more than $500,000.

The likelihood is low that the revenue-reducing bills, dubbed the “Death Tax Repeal Act of 2013,” will pass the Democrat-controlled Senate. The introduction of the bills was hailed by the National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED). The group cites a study from the Congressional Budget Office that says repeal of the death tax would create 1.5 million new small business jobs and cut the nation’s unemployment rate by one percentage point.

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