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  • Starkist to Plead Guilty for Role in Tuna Cartel, Will Be Fined $100 Million

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Oct 19, 2018
    In a move that would likely be hailed by house cats everywhere, if they could talk, canned fish company Starkist has agreed to plead guilty for its role in a scheme with other major brands to keep prices of canned tuna artificially high.
  • Speaker: Bitcoin Becomes Security Battleground as Cryptocurrency Grows in Popularity

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Oct 18, 2018
    While advocates of the popular digital currency bitcoin have emphasized its increasing presence in the legitimate economy, the extreme difficulty of linking transactions with individual users means it remains a favorite of cybercriminals invested in maintaining their anonymity. Speaking to an audience at the Foundation for Accounting Education's Business and Industry Conference on Oct. 17, Steve Stasiukonis, president of cybersecurity consulting firm Secure Network Technologies, explored some of the security implications behind the rise of cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin.
  • Spam Phone Calls Increased by 50 Percent in Six Months

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    Chris Gaetano
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    Oct 18, 2018
    Spam phone calls have spiked this year, increasing by 50 percent between February and July. 
  • Poll: 76 Percent of Workers Have Been Exposed to a Toxic Boss

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Oct 16, 2018
    A recent poll found that a lot of people don't think too highly of their boss, as 76 percent said they either are, or recently have been, managed by a boss they considered toxic. 
  • On The Body Language of Digital Presence

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    Chris Gaetano
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    Oct 15, 2018
    Body language is just as important as content in terms of communication, and when telecommuting workers talk over a webcam or a chat app, there remain unspoken cues that they should be mindful of in order to maintain positive relations with colleagues. 
  • Organizer of Disastrous 'Fyre Festival' Sentenced to Six Years

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Oct 12, 2018
    Billy McFarland, the 26-year-old organizer behind last year's infamous Fyre Festival, has been sentenced to six years in prison on fraud charges. 
  • Amazon Discards Computer Program for Vetting Resumes Because of Its Bias Against Women

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Oct 11, 2018
    Amazon started using an automated algorithm to review resumes from job applicants in 2014, but  after finding out in 2015 that the algorithm contained within it a systemic bias against female candidates, the company ultimately discarded it.
  • ATM Fees Have Grown by 53 Percent in Past Decade

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Oct 10, 2018
    It's not just you: using an ATM is, indeed, getting more expense.
  • Research Finds Men Penalized at Work If Deemed Insufficiently Masculine

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Oct 9, 2018
    While men are generally advantaged in the workplace over women, those who benefit the most are specifically men who conform to normative masculine behavior, as several studies have found that men perceived as more feminine face career penalties that can limit their professional advancement. 
  • Survey of 18-23 Year Olds Finds 55 Percent Either Consider or Already Pursuing Accounting Career

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Oct 5, 2018
    Accounting firms will soon be flooded with applications from fresh-faced young people eager for a job in the industry, if a recent survey of about three thousand 18-23 year olds is any indication, as 55 percent are either considering a career in accounting or are already pursuing one.