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10/20/2017

In the week that ended Oct. 14, the number of Americans making their first claims for jobless benefits dropped to 222,000, the smallest number since March 1973, the Labor Department said. It was the 137th week in a row that claims held below the 300,000 mark, which is viewed by economists as a sign that the labor market is strong.

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Reuters
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Labor Department, labor market
10/20/2017

The benefits employers offer may change over time, but more than 80% of workers said they spent less than an hour considering their options last year, an Aflac survey found. Here's a look at how employees should evaluate their choices with regard to health insurance, retirement savings and life insurance.

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CNBC
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health insurance, life insurance
10/20/2017

On Thursday, the Internal Revenue Service released the inflation-adjusted amounts that apply to pension and 401(k) plans for 2018. While some limits remained the same as 2017, many were raised to reflect cost-of-living increases.

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Internal Revenue Service
10/20/2017

A credit freeze may be a good response to a data breach such as the one that occurred at Equifax this year. However, it is important to avoid six common misconceptions about this strategy.

10/20/2017

The Internal Revenue Service issued the annual revenue procedure that updates the almost 60 tax provisions that must be adjusted for inflation each year, including the tax tables and the estate tax exemption.

10/20/2017

Duet Display enables a second computer monitor, and Turo brings an Airbnb model to car rentals.

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Airbnb
10/19/2017

"The best and brightest professionals embrace evolution and leverage new strategies and tactics to enhance their effectiveness," writes IIA President and CEO Richard Chambers. "The same is (or should be) true of internal audit professionals." In his latest blog, Chambers presents seven obsolete characteristics and practices of the "Jurassic auditor."

10/19/2017

Many Americans do not plan to relocate when they retire, with 43% of survey respondents ages 45 to 65 saying they plan to stay in their residence. However, 33% of preretirees plan to move, perhaps encouraged by a recovery in housing values.

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USA Today
10/19/2017

Apply these four elements to your search for mentors, and watch your network grow.

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CGMA Magazine online
10/19/2017

As states find their collections of sales and use taxes falling, they have tried various methods to extend their reach legally, including click-through nexus, affiliate nexus and requiring out-of-state retailers with sales above certain thresholds to report sales to in-state customers.

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The Tax Adviser