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9/19/2017

On Jan. 1, banks in the EU will have to implement IFRS 9 rules, which will require greater front-loading provisions for bad loans. Banks could see lower net income and dividends at first, but "banks, investors, and the economy will probably be better off when bad times inevitably come," Christopher Thompson writes.

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9/18/2017

The average time it takes to get hired increased between 2014 and 2017, according to Glassdoor. Here are tips for speeding up the process.

9/18/2017

The female-to-male earnings ratio shrank last year, reaching 80.5%, according to the Census Bureau. Wages are stagnating for men, while pay is rising for certain groups of women.

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Census Bureau
9/18/2017

The cost of freezing your credit ranges from free -- if you live in one of seven states -- to about $10 for each report you lock. Equifax is waiving lock fees until Nov. 21.

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9/18/2017

Fidelity Investments will roll out a program this year that lets employers make after-tax contributions toward employees' student loans. Only 3% of companies surveyed by Aon Hewitt offer student-loan repayment as an employee benefit, while 5% say they are likely to add the perk.

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9/18/2017

Foreign businesses that want to expand operations in the US should be aware of the various taxes that states impose, including corporate income taxes, net-worth taxes, gross-receipt taxes and sales-and-use taxes, as well as business activities that could subject them to taxation.

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The Tax Adviser
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9/18/2017

CPAs can pass on their knowledge through teaching, speaking to students or serving on an advisory board. Here's how to get involved.

9/18/2017

A potential agreement between the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the National Collegiate Student Loan Trusts could lower student-loan balances owed by hundreds of thousands of Americans.

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Bloomberg
9/18/2017

The Standard & Poor's 500 index climbed above 2,500 for the first time Friday. The index is up 12% this year and is on track for the largest annual increase in four years.

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S&P 500 Index
9/18/2017

Yu was CFO at Weibo.

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Herman Yu, CFO, Weibo Corp, Baidu