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  • Survey: Fake Financial News Having Deleterious Impact on Decision-Making

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    Chris Gaetano
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    Apr 28, 2017
    A recent survey has found that more than half of Americans, 58 percent, say that the proliferation of fake financial news, such as sponsored content that masquerades as a legitimate news post, is a serious threat to their financial decision making. 
  • New Study Finds You Can Consume About 4 Mugs of Coffee Per Day

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    Chris Gaetano
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    Apr 28, 2017
    A team of scientists examined 700 different studies about how much caffeine is too much, and found that, in general, the answer is about 400 milligrams, which translates into about four eight-ounce diner mugs per day. 
  • White House Unveils Tax Reform Plan

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    Chris Gaetano
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    Apr 27, 2017
    The White House released its proposed plan for tax reform, which the administration has branded "The Biggest Individual And Business Tax Cut in American History."
  • Study: Thanking People At End of Emails Makes Them More Likely to Respond

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    Chris Gaetano
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    Apr 27, 2017
    A study of over 350,000 email threads analyzed an email scheduling company has found that you're most likely to get a response if you end your emails with a thank you. 
  • Big Companies: We Need More Accountants!

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    Chris Gaetano
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    Apr 26, 2017
    A survey of more than 1,400 financial professionals in the U.S. and Canada has revealed that 62 percent of large companies report that they are understaffed on accounting and finance personnel. 
  • 17 Million Last-Minute Filers Make IRS Deadline Just Under the Wire

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    Chris Gaetano
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    Apr 26, 2017
    Nothing like waiting til the last minute, eh? Accounting Today reports that the IRS got a surge of last minute returns right before the deadline closed out, 17 million, making an explosive last round in a season that began rather sluggish. 
  • Study: Number of SEC Registrants Dropped Near 40 Percent Since 2010

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    Chris Gaetano
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    Apr 25, 2017
    The number of companies registering with the Securities and Exchange Commission has plummeted over 15 years, dropping nearly 40 percent since 2010. 
  • Survey Finds Millennials More Than Twice As Likely to Give Personal Info Over Phone

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    Chris Gaetano
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    Apr 25, 2017
    A recent survey has found that although millennials are less likely to receive scam phone calls than other generations, they are more likely to give their personal information out over those same calls. 
  • Regulatory Roundup: April 19-25

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    Chris Gaetano
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    Apr 25, 2017
    With so many regulators out there, it can be tough to keep track of everything they say from week to week. Luckily, we here at The Trusted Professional have collected relevant regulatory announcements from the past week and put them here in one place to help you stay on top of regulatory issues or matters.
        
  • SEC Considering Its Own Version of Delayed Fiduciary Rule

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    Chris Gaetano
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    Apr 24, 2017
    The acting chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission said his agency could implement its own version of a Department of Labor regulation requiring the use of the fiduciary, rather than suitability, standard, which the Trump administration delayed before it could go into effect.