The Chinese economy expanded 6.1% last year, the slowest growth in 29 years but within the range of 6% to 6.5% targeted by the government, according to the National Bureau of Statistics. The government regularly enacted monetary stimulus and tax cuts to head off a long economic downturn.
Scientists have believed that only domesticated dogs will play fetch with humans, but recent research revealed the behavior in certain wolf puppies. Christina Hansen Wheat of Stockholm University in Sweden says the unexpected behavior means "that if variation in human-directed play behavior exists in wolves, this behavior could have been a potential target for early selective pressures exerted during dog domestication."
The Treasury Department will start selling a 20-year bond during the first half of this year. The product is being introduced to help with the budget deficit, which is expected to exceed $1 trillion this fiscal year and might continue at that level during the next 10 years.
When deploying robotic process automation, it's important to thoroughly examine the claims of a technology provider to ensure they are able to deliver what they promise.
The Internal Revenue Service is expanding relief from cancellation-of-debt income to students whose federal loans have been discharged by the Education Department under the Closed School or Defense to Repayment discharge process or whose private loans have been discharged because of settlements of certain types of legal causes of action against not-for-profit or for-profit schools and certain private lenders.
As more lending moves online, some banks are falling prey to a scam in which criminals build up false credit profiles by inventing identities. The borrowers, who do not actually exist, then take out credit cards and loans, potentially racking up hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt.
Amid a tight job market, companies are trying to stay competitive by offering appealing perks, such as free food, foosball tables and on-site services. These perks might be fun, but there are issues to consider as you determine how useful they actually are.
"Many auditors will complain that writing simple audit reports in plain language dumbs down the content," writes Jim Pelletier, IIA vice president of standards and professional knowledge. "They claim that long sentences and showy or technical words sound smarter and appear more professional. They're wrong."
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