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9/20/2017

Toys R Us CEO Dave Brandon has included lyrics from the company's iconic jingle from the 1980s in the retailer's Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing to emphasize staying power. Toy R Us is "here to stay," he says.

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9/20/2017

Technological innovation will affect which jobs are critical to business success and which skill sets workers need to have in the years to come. Top-performing companies are taking several steps to prepare for this transformation, starting with identifying the skills and capabilities that will matter most.

9/20/2017

Proposed rules could mean big changes for the way the IRS audits partnerships and other pass-through entities, which make up the majority of US businesses. Here are three factors to consider as partnerships review their governing documents to prepare for the new rules.

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9/20/2017

The efficiency of a board meeting will depend in large part on the approach the board chair uses. The board chair should challenge management and work to ensure that board members have done the necessary preparation to contribute.

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CGMA Magazine online
9/20/2017

Some companies are opting for cloud-based enterprise resource planning systems, eager for the reliability, scalability and cost savings that these solutions promise. Leaders thinking of making this move should consider organizational goals and do their research to understand the options available.

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CIO
9/20/2017

For all the hype about machine learning -- a type of artificial intelligence -- many companies don't understand how to use it to accomplish business objectives. Here is a look at such concepts as neural networks and machine learning, as well as a discussion of the technology's practical applications.

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9/20/2017

Despite a warning by the Securities and Exchange Commission, entrepreneurs are continuing to launch virtual currencies as part of so-called initial coin offerings. More than 40 offerings have been announced since the guidance was issued in late July, and only three have been scrapped or delayed.

9/20/2017

The Internal Revenue Service has released proposed regulations that would permit employers to issue Forms W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, to employees using truncated taxpayer identification numbers. The rules are designed to fight identity theft.

9/20/2017

When practitioners plan effectively, engagements are more efficient and liability risk is reduced. Here are some important lessons about audit planning.

9/20/2017

This walk down memory lane might remind CPAs of their own experiences with the exam.

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