#TBT: That Time Conspiracy Theorists Insisted Enron Founder Ken Lay Faked His Death

Normally, having a heart attack is a terrible thing. As an old guy, it's near the bottom of your to-do list and you likely do everything you can to avoid it, including giving up cigarettes, red meat, and...
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Accounting News Roundup: AbbVie Changes Mind on Inversion; Stop the ‘I’m SO Busy’ One-upping; Buffett’s ‘Huge Mistake’ | 10.16.14

AbbVie Board Recommends Shareholders Reject Shire Acquisition [DealBook]Treasury's move to discourage inversions appears to have worked in this case: "AbbVie and its board of directors made this determination...
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Price Optimization: How Best-in-Class Performers Add to Both the Top and Bottom Lines

This in-depth research from Aberdeen reveals how best-in-class performers get aligned to optimize their pricing strategy and operations, effectively to:Increase price guidance adherenceReduce margin-killing...
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Translating the Pricing Software Investment into Meaning Financial Impacts: A Holistic Approach

Pricing software is a key enabler to any company's pricing strategy. Effective pricing involves factors from a range of inter-disciplinary Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). Using the correct set of those...
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Footnotes: KPMG Poaching Lawyers; Accountant-Client Privilege; Deloitte Digital’s Hackathon | 10.15.14

Lame meetings aren't just awful, they are also expensive [Quartz] IFRS Foundation Debuts Online Tools for IFRS Content Oh goodie [AT] Netflix shares down 26% as subscribers disappoint [CNBC] The Supreme...
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A Quick and Dirty Guide to Getting Away With Insider Trading

Insider trading: the classic white collar money-making scheme. Do it right, and you’ll amass a fortune. Screw it up, and you’ll wind up stamping out license plates and teaching ethics CPE from behind...
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Survey: What Was the Salary at Your First Accounting Job?

If you remember, that is. Personally, I do. The job was with a boutique CPA firm and they offered, and I accepted, $43k. This was 2003.  I imagine most people vividly remember their first job's salary....
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Accounting News Roundup: Just Another Deutsche; Plastic Accountant Fraud; Happy 10/15! | 10.15.14

Tax Reform in the UK Reversed the Tide of Corporate Tax Inversions [Tax Foundation]Knock me over with a feather: "The United States is not the only country to experience the phenomenon of corporate tax...
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From Fear to Fortune: Lessons from Leveraging the Cloud

In his latest paper, analyst Tom Kelly offers real-world anecdotes from cloud implementations at a selection of more than 25 organizations, from Fortune 500 to private equity-backed companies, showing...
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Transportation Company Settles ADEA Lawsuit; Drivers Fired Because of their Age, EEOC Alleged

Arbitrary assumptions about an individual’s ability to work based solely on age violate the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission reminded employers last...
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