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Demystify Medicare for your clients


  • AICPA Insights

It can be difficult for clients to fully understand Medicare, so CPA financial planners need to do their part to educate them, writes James Sullivan, CPA/PFS. In particular, clients need help to grasp… Read More

European retail market growing as economies improve


  • SCT Newswire

Retail in Europe is expanding rapidly as economic conditions improve, and countries are taking different approaches to growth, said professionals gathered at the 40th annual ICSC European Conference. … Read More

Rajat Gupta loses bid to reverse insider trading conviction


  • Reuters

The appeal of former Goldman Sachs Group director Rajat Gupta for a reversal of his insider trading conviction was rejected by the U.S. Supreme Court. Gupta is serving a two-year prison sentence after… Read More

Germany to establish rules for crowdfunding


  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Germany's governing coalition has reached agreement on rules protecting investors who participate in crowdfunding. The rules will be less stringent than those in a draft made public a few weeks ago. S… Read More

How the insurance industry could use drones



Drone aircraft could provide earlier access to natural disaster areas to let insurers assess damage and investigate claims sooner, Michal Lenchner writes. Read More

Cyberthreat databases expand as more companies join


  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Soltra Edge, a cyberthreat information-sharing platform launched in December by a partnership that includes many financial firms, reported more than 1,400 installations as of early March. As of Octobe… Read More