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Productivity Growth Has Fallen and Can't Get Up

01/18/13 - Productivity growth across the globe is down for the second straight year, according to a recent report by The Conference Board. In 2012, productivity increased 1.8 percent, down from 2.3 percent in 2011 and 3.6 percent in 2010. The business and...
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FASB Cracks Down on Repo Agreements

01/18/13 - The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) has announced a proposal to alter financial reporting standards related to repurchase agreements. The suggested changes are aimed at making it easier for investors to distinguish between repo...
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Smaller Firms Creating Fewer Jobs, Says Citi Report

01/16/13 - Small firms may be responsible for creating fewer finance jobs going forward than they have in the past, at least if the research conducted by economists working for major financial services firm Citigroup Inc. are true. 'Under pressure'...
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Companies Take a Swing at Economic Curve Ball

Companies Take a Swing at Economic Curve Ball

01/10/13 - Some say company leaders are pessimistic, others retort they're just playing it safe. In response to the fiscal cliff decision, economic forecasts calling for snail-paced growth and obscure predictions for European markets, global companies are...
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Corporate earnings season sends stocks lower

Corporate earnings season sends stocks lower

01/09/13 - U.S. stocks declined on January 8, as investors pushed these assets lower amid the beginning of the fourth-quarter earnings season. Falling stocks  The benchmark Standard & Poor’s 500 Index finished the day 0.3 percent lower at 1,...
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Bank of America Announces Settlements on Mortgages

Bank of America Announces Settlements on Mortgages

01/08/13 - On Monday, Bank of America agreed to pay the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) more than $10 billion in disputes over about eight years' worth of home loans. The Deal Under the terms of the agreement, Bank of America will pay...
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Stocks Rise After December Jobs Report

Stocks Rise After December Jobs Report

01/07/13 - Stocks appreciated on January 4, with the blue-chip S&P 500 Index surging to a five-year high after markets responded to the December jobs report released by the U.S. Department of Labor.  Rising Stocks  The benchmark S&P 500...
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AMD Names New CFO

AMD Names New CFO

01/04/13 - Major chipmaker AMD announced on January 2 that after a lengthy search process involving both external candidates and internal staff, it has named Devinder Kumar as senior vice president and CFO, according to a statement. Kumar Appointed CFO Kumar...
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Mobile Device Predictions for 2013

Mobile Device Predictions for 2013

01/04/13 - 2012 was a big year for mobile device technology. 2013 will likely see another jolt in the industry as consumers want to access and control more aspects of their personal and professional lives using smartphones. Growth Numbers In a recent survey...
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Stocks Surge On First Trading Session Of 2013

Stocks Surge On First Trading Session Of 2013

01/03/13 - U.S. stocks spiked on January 2, 2013, which was the first trading day of the year. Surging Stocks  The benchmark S&P 500 Index surged during trading, closing up 2.5 percent. In addition, the tech-heavy Nasdaq spiked 3.1 percent. The Dow...
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Wrapping up Year-End Charitable Donations

Wrapping up Year-End Charitable Donations

01/01/13 - As the year is coming to a close, many individuals and households are taking advantage of their last opportunity in 2012 to donate to charities, either out of the goodness of their hearts or to reap the benefits of tax breaks. While giving tends to...
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Optimizing Social Media Activity in 2013

Optimizing Social Media Activity in 2013

01/01/13 - As 2012 comes to an end, many accounting professionals should consider whether they will incorporate their social media activity into their New Year's resolutions. Social networks are playing a continuously larger role in professional...
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Fiscal Cliff Negotiations Continue Through Midnight

Fiscal Cliff Negotiations Continue Through Midnight

01/01/13 - Just hours before we are set to go over the fiscal cliff, Washington has revealed a new plan for avoiding what could be one of the largest financial losses in U.S. history. At 1:30 p.m. on December 31, President Barack Obama announced that House...
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Stocks Drop During Last Week in December Amid Fiscal Cliff Concerns

Stocks Drop During Last Week in December Amid Fiscal Cliff Concerns

12/31/12 - U.S. stocks declined on December 28, causing these equities to register a loss during the week ending on that day, as market sentiment was roiled by concerns about the looming fiscal cliff. Falling Stocks  Equity declines were observed in...
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Data Breaches Abound in Wholesale Retail and Healthcare

Data Breaches & Hacking Skyrocket In Wholesale Retail & Healthcare

12/31/12 - Tech forecasts for 2013 expect data breaches of all kinds to become more sophisticated in the coming year. Two recent cases may prove a future of perpetual security concern is closer than we think. Restaurant Depot Sees Second POS Network Hack in...
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