Accounting
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1/23/2017

Constellation Brands, which owns Corona beer, is taking steps to avoid raising prices on goods produced in Mexico and imported to the US. Constellation and other companies are planning changes in response to the potential for tax reform under President Donald Trump and a Republican-controlled Congress.

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CGMA Magazine online
1/23/2017

More than one-fourth of respondents to a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau survey reported feeling threatened when dealing with debt collectors. The report noted that consumers may receive frequent calls at odd hours, among other issues.

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The Associated Press
1/23/2017

In a welcome development for taxpayers, the Internal Revenue Service said that it would once again issue private letter rulings under Sec. 355 on whether a spinoff transaction meets the business-purpose requirement and is not a device to distribute earnings and profits, both prerequisites for tax-free reorganizations that the IRS stopped ruling on more than 10 years ago.

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The Tax Adviser
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Internal Revenue Service
1/23/2017

Net share buybacks surpassed free cash flow after dividends at publicly traded companies studied by Fitch Ratings in a yearlong period ended in September. Buybacks have exceeded free cash flow since 2014, encouraging companies to make up the difference by borrowing.

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cash flow, Fitch Ratings
1/23/2017

Try these tips to become less stressed and more productive.

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The Edge
1/23/2017

President Donald Trump signed an executive order shortly after taking office that directs federal agencies to start rolling back parts of the Affordable Care Act. The order also calls on the agencies to start developing a system that will enable health insurance to be sold across state lines.

1/23/2017

Here's how to weed out duplicate images and organize all of them together.

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Google
1/23/2017

President Donald Trump said he plans to re-open negotiations on the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico. Experts say the renegotiation process could take years, and Canada and Mexico will seek concessions of their own.

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Reuters, Bloomberg
1/23/2017

Airplane passengers -- particularly business travelers -- can expect higher ticket prices this year. This article offers suggestions on how to lessen the cost of air travel, such as booking well ahead of time and using discounts.

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Time.com
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air travel
1/20/2017

Organizations are stepping up efforts to collect data necessary to comply with the new lease accounting standard. The process is expected to take months for many organizations. To streamline implementation, Deloitte recommends these strategies.

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CGMA Magazine online
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Deloitte