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7/27/2015

Alaska, Louisiana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, West Virginia and Wyoming received 10% or more of gross state product from agriculture, energy and mining in 2014. Growth is slowing in these states, reducing wage expansion.

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Bloomberg
7/27/2015

Trade ministers are scheduled to meet in Hawaii this week to put finishing touches on the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, but some of the most contentious issues are still unresolved. Preferential treatment for state-run enterprises and the period of time drugmakers are to be given monopolies on new medicines are among the toughest issues to be addressed.

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Reuters
7/27/2015

Efforts to reshape the Internal Revenue Service are not new, but, as AICPA member survey results illustrate, the current service problem is quite serious. Learn what the AICPA is doing to help rectify the problem for future filing seasons.

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AICPA Insights
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Internal Revenue Service, AICPA
7/27/2015

Life is full of positive as well as negative events, and both require financial planning. This article lists 10 events that call for some financial planning.

7/27/2015

That stack of business cards you've collected at conferences and meetings doesn't need to gather dust in your drawer or on your desk anymore. Learn about apps that will take your business cards to a new level, help you avoid travel mistakes and deepen your business connections.

7/27/2015

New, complicated exemption requirements for nonprofit hospitals affect almost every aspect of a hospital's operation -- from patient intake to tax reporting. And new guidance, which takes effect Dec. 29, indicates that no violation is too trivial to ignore. This article looks at how hospitals should respond to the new Sec. 501(r) rules.

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The Tax Adviser
7/27/2015

Twenty-eight percent of companies are looking to make adjustments to mitigate the effects of currency swings, compared with 21% in 2014, according to a Towers Watson survey. Some companies are considering adopting a constant currency approach that would eliminate the impact of foreign exchange fluctuations on compensation.

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Towers Watson survey
7/27/2015

CFOs and chief marketing officers have started to collaborate more in recent years, but a study suggests that they need to work even more closely together as the CMO role expands to include digital technologies. CFOs and CMOs should work together to settle on the right product mix and measure the return on investment from marketing.

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Forbes
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return on investment
7/27/2015

Chae serves as head of international private equity and senior managing director.

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Bloomberg
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Michael Chae, Blackstone Group, CFO
7/27/2015

New-home sales dropped 7% last month, the Commerce Department reported, despite earlier signs of a robust real estate market. The big question now is whether investors should add real estate to their portfolios. Experts note that investing in real estate can be a costly and complex process but that it can provide a steady income stream.

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ThinkAdvisor

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