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  • Study Finds Cities Have Fewer Economic Opportunies Than Before, Especially for Black Men

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Jul 8, 2020
    A recent paper from MIT has challenged the perception of cities as the "escalator of opportunity," saying that recent economic changes have hollowed out much of their middle class, and that Black men in particular have lost ground.
  • GAO Finds ESG Information Inconsistent in Both Reporting and Usefulness

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Jul 7, 2020
    A Government Accountability Office review of public company disclosures on environmental, social and governance-related issues (ESG) has found that such information varies widely from firm to firm in terms of both its content and its usefulness to investors.
  • AICPA Offering Grants for Students Affected by Pandemic

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Jul 6, 2020
    The AICPA announced that accounting students affected by the global pandemic, at either the graduate or undergraduate level, may qualify for an educational grant.
  • Year-Round CPA Exam Testing Begins

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Jul 2, 2020
    The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) the AICPA and Prometric announced the launch, as of July 1, of their new continuous testing model, which does away with the testing windows that had previously dictated the rhythm and pace of the CPA exam.
  • Study Finds Black Homeowners Pay 13 Percent Higher Property Taxes

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Jul 2, 2020
    A recent study found that, across the country, Black homeowners are consistently assessed at higher values, relative to the actual sale price of their homes, than white homeowners, which has led to them paying about 13 percent more in property taxes each year.
  • Prosecutors Press Fraud Charges, Alleging Businessmen Tricked Banks Into Processing Cannabis Transactions

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Jul 1, 2020
    Federal prosecutors have charged two businessmen, plus several unnamed co-conspirators, with laundering cannabis business transactions in order to trick banks into processing cannabis transactions,
  • Study Finds NYS Has a Lower Racial Pay Gap Than Most States

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Jun 30, 2020
    A recent study, which broke down the racial pay gap state by state, ranks New York as number 36 out of 50 states plus the District of Columbia, meaning that it has one of the lower pay gaps.
  • Poll: Most Remote Workers Adopt Very Casual Dress, Save for Videoconferences

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Jun 29, 2020
    A recent New York Times article, citing a poll, has confirmed what most of us working from home have long suspected: Most people get dressed up only for video calls and wear comfy clothes for most of the day.
  • Study: Hedge Funds More Likely to Attack Firms With Higher ESG Ratings

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Jun 26, 2020
    A recent study has found that activist hedge funds (that is, funds that actively try to use investment pressure to change the companies they invest in) are more likely to let loose their fury on firms that emphasize corporate social responsibility; however, those that are more specific about their environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategies are better able to avoid their wrath.
  • What of the Office Plants?

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Jun 26, 2020
    With so many now working from home, some might wonder what has become of the humble office plant? From the little cactus on your desk to the mighty ficus in the corner of your conference room, these plants need care, after all. Who's doing that?