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September 5, 2014

The Top 15 (or Bottom 15?) Slowest-Growing Industries

The comedy team of Bob and Ray used to do a hilarious routine where a member of a group known as the Slow Talkers of America was interviewed by an impatient reporter, but being part of a slow-growing industry is no joke.

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September 4, 2014

What’s in the Andersen Name?

A San Francisco tax firm founded by a group of former Arthur Andersen partners has taken the questionable step this week of renaming its firm from WTAS to Andersen Tax.

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September 3, 2014

Warning to Wealth Managers: ‘Don’t Be Creepy’

The research and advisory firm Celent has released a new report cautioning wealth management professionals to be careful about using personal information, recent location and analytical data in their communications with clients that could strike them as “creepy.”

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September 2, 2014

States Move Ahead on Nexus for Sales Taxes

While the effort to pass federal legislation governing sales and use taxes on online purchases appears to have stalled, some states have begun their own initiatives to require online merchants to collect and remit taxes from e-commerce customers across state lines.

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August 28, 2014

Tax Prep Chains Make Moves into Accounting

H&R Block and Liberty Tax have been expanding from traditional tax preparation services into other areas such as bookkeeping as they reach out to service small business clients year-round, giving traditional accountants some extra competition.

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August 27, 2014

American Express Showcases Tech and Tennis at U.S. Open

American Express is showing off some innovative technologies for tennis fans at the U.S. Open in Queens, N.Y., that might provide some inspiration for financial professionals.

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August 18, 2014

Tax Planning Advice for Grandparents Day

In case you haven’t heard, National Grandparents Day is just around the corner, on September 7.

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August 15, 2014

Government Debt Defaults Linked to Absence of Accrual Accounting

Governments that default on their sovereign debt could be falling victim to the absence of accrual accounting in most public sector entities, and the International Federation of Accountants wants to change that.

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August 8, 2014

Honkamp Krueger Ads Feature ‘Most Uninteresting’ Accountants in Spoof of Dos Equis Campaign

Honkamp Krueger & Co., an Iowa accounting firm, has been running a hilarious series of radio ads and Internet videos spoofing the Dos Equis “Most Interesting Man in the World” ad campaign.

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August 7, 2014

ACFE Profiles Typical Fraudster

The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners has created a new infographic depicting the “Profile of a Fraudster.”

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