Refinancing of home mortgages in the US dropped last week to the lowest level since 2000, the Mortgage Bankers Association said. Interest rates for 30-year loans have grown roughly 60 basis points since 2018 began.
The taxpayer exercised ordinary business care, but payroll taxes were mistakenly applied to the employee identification number of a predecessor entity.
Federal income tax credits can be used to offset college tuition. Here is a look at two main education credits and how they can be applied.
Toxic management can lead to employee turnover, which is costly for companies. Here are five strategies to deal with toxic management, starting with assessing the situation and being willing to have difficult conversations.
As part of its Temporary Worker Initiative, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued a bulletin saying staffing agencies and host employers must identify workplace respiratory hazards and provide appropriate respirators for temporary employees in general industry, construction and maritime work. A separate OSHA bulletin outlines necessary steps for agencies and host employers to comply with its Occupational Noise Standard, including tracking noise exposure levels and providing necessary hearing protection.
The IIA has made changes to its certification program with its decision to focus on the Certified Internal Auditor certification while repositioning its specialty certifications of Certified Government Auditing Professional, or CGAP; Certified Financial Services Auditor, or CFSA; and Certification in Control Self-Assessment, or CCSA. The IIA will accept applications for CCSA, CGAP and CFSA certification through Dec. 31, and it plans to offer the CIA Challenge Exam for current holders of those certifications who want to obtain the CIA credential.
A Bank of America Merrill Lynch survey of fund managers has found the US stock market might be close to a peak. Chief Investment Strategist Michael Hartnett said the company foresees "peak profits, policy and returns," based on investor input.