Devotees of Starbucks' annual fall treat, its pumpkin spice latte, have been receiving invites to join the company's new Orange Sleeve Society. It's a mysterious club in which members can be identified by the orange knitted coozies sported by their cups.
Downsizing to a smaller home with fewer possessions can help retirees reduce their living expenses, change their lifestyle and make a fresh start. But the process itself can be very disruptive, take a long time and perhaps even be emotionally painful.
Private, middle-market companies experienced slower growth in the first two months of the third quarter, research by Golub Capital found. It attributed the slowdown to the strength of the dollar and increasing labor costs.
The Internal Revenue Service announced Wednesday that taxpayers who live or have a business in the South Carolina counties that have been declared disaster areas will have extra time to file their returns and pay any taxes owed. Included in the relief are tax returns that would otherwise be due on Oct. 15, 2015.
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A relatively small percentage of homeowners across the country have flood insurance policies. That could put homeowners in a tough spot if they are hit by a storm like the one that struck South Carolina, as standard homeowners' insurance policies do not protect against flood damage.
Research has shown that employees are motivated by working for organizations with an inspiring purpose. To inspire this sense of purpose, KPMG asked its employees and partners to create digital posters to show how their work is making a difference. Bruce N. Pfau, KPMG's vice chair of human resources and communications, discusses the results of the initiative and the challenges encountered along the way.
Internal controls are still poorly understood by employees at many companies, according to Susan Maddux, controller and director of accounting at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Steps to correct the problem should include "offering university courses aimed toward management accounting, in addition to offering courses geared toward public accounting," said Maddux, whose career began in internal auditing.
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