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"Treat people how you'd like to be treated." It's the advice we've been given since we were small children, and as a general maxim it's sound: in daily life this is the rule that tends to keep our communities from going all Thomas Hobbes on each other.
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.