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  • Poll: Workers Who Wear Halloween Costumes to Work More Engaged

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    Chris Gaetano
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    Oct 31, 2017
    A survey of 953 employees found that those who can dress up at work for Halloween are more motivated, more proud of their organizations, more likely to recommend it as a good place to work, and support the its values. 
  • Regulatory Roundup: Oct. 25-31

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    Chris Gaetano
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    Oct 31, 2017
    With so many regulators out there, it can be tough to keep track of all the decisions being made. This is the NYSSCPA’s regular series that collects relevant regulatory announcements from the past week, and puts them in one place to help you stay on top of the issues.
  • Equifax Contract Snarl Delays IRS e-Services Upgrade

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    Chris Gaetano
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    Oct 30, 2017
    IRS plans to upgrade its e-services to a more secure authentication method has been delayed, partially because it needs to rethink its multi-million dollar contract with Equifax, which had been retained to provide the service. 
  • Study: Legacy of Parental Relations Loom Over Work-Life Balance Decisions

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    Chris Gaetano
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    Oct 30, 2017
    While we might like to think of our decisions regarding work-life balance as our own, a recent study based on 148 in-depth interviews with 78 parents at global accounting and law firms found that parental upbringing has a major influence on how we work. 
  • Companies Put the Word 'Blockchain' In Name, Stocks Surge Nearly 400 Percent

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    Chris Gaetano
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    Oct 27, 2017
    British technology firm On-line PLC announced on Thursday that it is changing its name to On-line Blockchain PLC and since then has seen its stock value jump 394 percent despite no other substantive change in the company. 
  • Assistant Treasury Sec. David Kautter Appointed as Acting IRS Commissioner

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    Chris Gaetano
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    Oct 27, 2017
    The president has appointed Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Tax Policy David Kautter as acting commissioner of the IRS. 
  • How to Structure Bonuses Without Incentivising Bad Behavior

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    Chris Gaetano
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    Oct 26, 2017
    While bonuses can be a great tool to drive productivity, a poor design can create incentives for bad behavior. How should companies structure their bonus programs to retain all the benefits while avoiding the ethical pitfalls? 
  • 2017 Set All-Time Record for Store Closings

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    Chris Gaetano
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    Oct 26, 2017
    Retailers have announced 6,700 store closings since the beginning of this year, setting an all-time record. The previous record of 6,163 was set in 2008 during the global economic crisis. 


  • AICPA Picks Eric Hansen as New Chair

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Oct 25, 2017
    The AICPA governing council has chosen Eric Hansen, chief operating officer of BKD CPAs & Advisors, as its next chair. 
  • Study: Many Jobs Calling for College Degree Don't Really Need One

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Oct 25, 2017
    A recently released Harvard Business School study has found that 6.2 million jobs are at risk of "degree inflation," that is requiring college degrees when it's really not necessary for the job at hand.