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“Accounting…and…accountability” – these are clearly linked terms with common meaning that emerged along with the modern capitalist system, deriving from Middle European languages and cultures.  “Accounting,” (says Webster’s New Collegiate) is derived from the medieval, “to tell…” -- as today’s accounting systems are designed to “accurately tell the story” of an organization’s financial condition. 

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October 21, 2014 Anyone Expecting a Rebound in Chinese Growth Won’t Like the New GDP Figures

Source: Time

Those who remain hopeful about the future of the Chinese economy got some extra evidence to bolster their case today. On Tuesday, the government announced that GDP in the third quarter rose by a slightly better-than-expected 7.3%.

October 21, 2014 4 Reasons Why You Should Shop at Stores That Got Hacked

Source: Time

Almost half of all consumers surveyed are afraid to shop at retailers like Target. They shouldn't be.

October 21, 2014 Europe open: Stocks start the day higher on Apple and China

Hargreaves Lansdown - From a sector standpoint the best performance on the DJ îStoxxî 600 was to be seen in the following industrial groups: Real estate (0.68%) and Travel&Leisure (0.77%). Money supply growth...

Research & Insights

October 21, 2014 Shareholder ‘No’ Votes on Pay Show Uptick

Source: CFO

A new report on the 2014 proxy season show a rise in the number of executive compensation plans that failed to receive majority shareholder support.

September 16, 2014 It's clear that prosperity and climate change action can go hand in hand

Source: Guardian (UK)

The link between economic growth and action to reduce the risks of climate change is the focus of the New Climate Economy report issued on Tuesday. Its credentials are impressive and its findings emphatic.

August 27, 2014 Insurers pay more tax on executive compensation under Obamacare: study

Source: Yahoo News

When Washington eliminated corporate tax deductions on health insurance executive compensation above $500,000 under President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law in 2013, it generated more than $72 million in additional tax...

Commentary & Opinion

October 20, 2014 One Reason Rates Are Likely To Remain Low For Long

Seeking Alpha - As my fellow authors and I write in our new îBlackRock Investmentî Institute paper, Interpreting Innovation, the rapid pace of technological change today is helping to put a lid on U.S. job and wage...

October 17, 2014 The two great fears driving the stock market

Source: PBS NewsHour

Amid increasing anxiety about Europe’s shaky economy, investors have been selling off risky stocks in favor of government bonds, usually seen as safer. That’s pushed bond prices higher and yields, which move in the opposite...

October 17, 2014 Market Structure Map: Volatile

Source: Tim Quast, President, ModernNetworks IR LLC

There’s no one-word description. The Ides of October arrives serene and tranquil in Denver, the Rockies dusted with recent snow, the sky intensely blue, deciduous trees on the boulevards colored like Jackson Pollock movements on...[more]




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