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Social Security Trust Funds could run out of cash by 2033


  • AICPA Insights

The Social Security Trust Funds could be depleted in 19 years, at which time 77% of benefits will be payable to beneficiaries, according to the Social Security Administration board of trustees' annual… Read More

Sales flourish in D.C. medical office building market


  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

The medical office building sector is attracting more attention from investors in the Washington, D.C., area. Sales have totaled nearly $680 million since the beginning of 2013, which is higher than t… Read More

Commentary: A founder's objective should be a monopoly


  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

People who launch startups should focus on building a monopoly, venture capitalist Peter Thiel argues. "Monopoly is the condition of every successful business," he writes. Read More

Report: Data security, employee training could prevent data breach


  • PropertyCasualty360

Companies could prevent data breaches by outsourcing payment processing, boosting data and operating system security, and educating employees, according to a report from Hartford Steam Boiler and Trai… Read More

Commentary: FHFA's new goals could lead to fewer mortgages


  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

The Federal Housing Finance Agency has proposed new goals for Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae that call for maintaining the current level of purchasing mortgage loans made to low-income families and increa… Read More