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5/27/2016

Call-center employees with desks that allowed them to stand or sit had higher levels of productivity compared with workers who only sat at their desks, a study by Texas A&M Health Science Center has found. Another study found that, after six months, three-fourths of the workers with standing desks experienced reduced body discomfort.

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Quartz
5/27/2016

The use of alternative investments is growing in popularity among not-for-profits. Organizations should note that income generated from these investments may be subject to unrelated business income taxes, also known as UBIT.

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AICPA Insights
5/27/2016

Respondents to a recent AICPA survey reported low levels of service from the Internal Revenue Service this filing season. Problems included trouble getting through on the phone and trouble reaching IRS representatives who could answer their questions. Written communications with the agency were another source of frustrations.

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Internal Revenue Service, AICPA
5/27/2016

Get smarter with your smartphone by using these five simple tips.

5/27/2016

Improvements have been made to 401(k) plans in recent years in the form of lower fees and automatic enrollment. However, just 32% of American workers say they are on track for a secure retirement. Employers could help by providing basic online retirement-planning tools and such benefits as phased retirement.

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Money magazine
5/27/2016

Learn more about how one AICPA member's international upbringing and parental guidance influenced her decision to pursue a career as a CPA and CGMA designation holder, and how she shares her Chinese-American culture with her colleagues.

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AICPA Insights
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AICPA
5/26/2016

Outdated, 8-inch floppy disks and a 1970s IBM computer are part of technology that handles intercontinental ballistic missiles, nuclear bombers and tanker-support aircraft, according to a Government Accountability Office report.

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CNBC
5/26/2016

Unexpected medical expenses, scams and the sudden need for acute care are just some of the situations that can befall even the most prepared as they age. CPA financial planners can help their clients address and prepare for these situations in advance to avoid financial hardship and stress.

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AICPA Insights
5/26/2016

Men and women nearing retirement will little saved are in a tough position, but they can make the best of the situation through careful planning and a solid understanding of Social Security rules. This article examines how a 65-year-old woman can maximize her Social Security benefits and position herself for a more comfortable retirement.

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CBS MoneyWatch
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Social Security
5/26/2016

Incorporating quality-related metrics into compensation plans for staff and management can lead to improved quality at firms.