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12/14/2017

The US Justice Department is making permanent, with some changes, the pilot program it created in 2016 to encourage self-reporting when companies violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. "Criminals try to evade law enforcement" as well as internal controls and compliance programs, so "honest companies pose a meaningful deterrent to corruption," Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said in announcing the revised program.

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Lexology
12/13/2017

Audit data analytics have the potential to create significant benefits for auditors and their clients. In this excerpt from the AICPA's new Guide to Audit Data Analytics, learn how to apply the techniques to a risk-assessment procedure.

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AICPA
12/13/2017

William Duhnke will chair the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board and will be joined by board members J. Robert Brown, Kathleen Hamm, James Kaiser and Duane DesParte. The Securities and Exchange Commission announced their appointments Tuesday as the board's membership changed over completely.

12/13/2017

If your later work years are plagued by poor sleep quality, you might well get some relief in retirement, according to a Finnish study.

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Reuters
12/13/2017

To reward and retain key employees, companies often look for ways to extend ownership to those employees. Here is a look at the options and their advantages and disadvantages.

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The Tax Adviser
12/13/2017

Making a "discretionary effort" -- that is, going beyond what is expected for a task -- is certain to get the notice of supervisors, no matter how busy or distracted they are. The key is pointing out the effort with subtlety and finesse.

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Fast Company online
12/13/2017

Working for a friend has its advantages, but it can also change your personal relationship with that person. Here are four questions to answer before accepting this kind of position.

12/13/2017

Fewer jobs were available in October than in September, but hiring improved, according to the Labor Department. As October ended, almost 6 million jobs were available, compared with 6.18 million in September, but total hiring was up 4.4%.

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USA Today
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Labor Department
12/12/2017

If you have teenage children who have earned income from a summer job or part-time position, consider setting up Roth individual retirement accounts for them and matching contributions to the accounts. Roth IRAs often make sense for younger savers, as they allow for many years of tax-free growth.

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Forbes
12/12/2017

Adoption of recommendations related to climate risks can lead to improved company resilience, a global task force says.

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CGMA Magazine online