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Probably not, but lately it’s not an uncommon procedure undergone by men in finance, as reported by Fortune. In 2013 alone, 385,000 men underwent a Botox procedure, according to The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and the numbers in 2014 continue to rise, though have not yet been released. Why?
Genworth Financial, a publicly traded insurer, took a beating in the stock market after admitting it had made a $44 million miscalculation when in its long-term care reserves, according to Bloomberg. While the specifics of what exactly went wrong are still being worked out, the company said it was likely an internal control matter:
Many professional bios on the company website tend to read more like a resume, something that is technically correct without actually telling you anything of substance. Instead of standing out, it simply becomes something that certain reporters use to fact check things such as whether someone worked at Deloitte for eight years or ten.
With increased concern over the security of personally identifying tax information, lawmakers in both the House and Senate are preparing for hearings that they hope will lead to tangible action on the issue, according to the Hill. This increased attention comes in the wake of several high-profile data breaches, including the recent suspension of service by Turbo Tax upon the realization that many of the returns being filed are fraudulent.
While any number of interesting metaphors can be made comparing marine life to a public company's financial information, the Supreme Court of the United States decided in a 5-4 ruling that the federal government may have been taking things a little too literally when it convicted a fisherman of violating the Sarbanes-Oxley Act for throwing undersized red grouper overboard to evade regulatory action, according to SCOTUS Blog.
The IRS has paid $125 billion on over 50 million returns so far, with 83 percent of them qualifying for a refund of some sort that the service said averages about $3,120, according to CNN Money. As the tax season drags on, others may lower this figure, as the average tax refund overall is about $2,800, said CNN Money.
The Financial Accounting Foundation, which houses standard-setting bodies such as the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and Goverment Accounting Standards Board (GASB), is seeking comment on one of its newest creations, the Private Company Council (PCC), which was formed three years ago to address the needs of non-public entities, according to the Journal of Accountancy.
Ben Lawsky, the Superintendant of Financial Services for the State of New York, said that his department is considering new measures aimed at making companies more responsible for their anti-money laundering controls, according to a recent speech he gave at Columbia Law School. Lawsky said that current transaction monitoring programs meant to catch money launderers in action are inadequate, either through bad design and execution or, "more disturbingly," willfully ignoring or even aiding
The idea that robots could replace human has been a cause for fear since as early as Roald Dahl’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” And while this has traditionally been a concern for blue-collar workers, it has generally been assuaged by the knowledge that the robots would merely displace rather than replace those workers. These days, however, researchers are beginning to see that the latest artificial intelligence and robotics are encroaching on traditionally white-collar occupation territory, according to Fortune. Here are just three of the white-collar professions that the site notes have already been replaced by technology: