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8/15/2018

A Bank of America Merrill Lynch survey of fund managers has found the US stock market might be close to a peak. Chief Investment Strategist Michael Hartnett said the company foresees "peak profits, policy and returns," based on investor input.

8/15/2018

Mergers and acquisitions are faltering as gross margins of Chinese companies are undercut by the US-Chinese trade conflict, industry participants say. Inbound investment financing for M&A fell 20% in the first half of 2018 compared with the second half of 2017, according to Dealogic.

8/15/2018

Twenty-three percent of employees experience burnout at work very often or always, according to a Gallup study, and separate research indicates burnout adds billions of dollars yearly to health care spending. Here are five suggestions for avoiding burnout.

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CNBC
8/15/2018

The new "Hosting Services" interpretation in the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct's "Independence Rule" will take effect July 1, 2019, rather than Sept. 1, 2018. Under the interpretation, a CPA's independence is impaired when the CPA takes responsibility for hosting an attest client's data or records.

8/15/2018

In this podcast, the AICPA's Chuck Landes discusses the evolution of auditing since the 1990s and gives his assessment of how it might change. Technology is a key driver of change, he says.

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Accounting Today
8/15/2018

Managing spending in retirement can be challenging, because retirees might grapple with costs related to housing and medical care. Here are 10 suggestions to trim a retiree's budget.

8/15/2018

Find out how interest recharacterization rules for self-charged interest present an opportunity to lower the 3.8% net investment income tax.

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The Tax Adviser
8/15/2018

It takes a thoughtful approach to decide whether a person is a good fit for an open position. Here are things for candidates and employers to consider.

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Financial Management
8/15/2018

Many leaders lack self-awareness, but having a strong team can help them to correct this weakness. Set the stage for candid feedback by assuming positive intent, avoiding gossip and showing concern for the success of others.

8/15/2018

Shepherd has been interim CFO since April. Previously, he was controller at General Motors Europe.

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