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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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November 21, 2014 Gold Declines as Dollar Strengthens on Draghi Stimulus Comments

Source: BusinessWeek

Gold declined after the dollar strengthened toward a five-year high as European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said the ECB may add more stimulus. The Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index gained as Draghi said the ECB must drive...

November 21, 2014 Good economic news sends markets higher

Source: Philly.com

U.S. stocks rebounded Thursday, sending the Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor's 500 index back into record territory. The Dow gained 33.27 points, or 0.19 percent, to 17,719. That's up from its record-high...

November 21, 2014 Fed directs review of its bank supervision

Source: USA Today

The Federal Reserve said Thursday it will conduct a review of how it supervises the largest U.S. banks following reports that the New York Fed is too cozy with the institutions it oversees and suppresses dissenting views.

Research & Insights

November 4, 2014 GOP power shift unlikely to alter economy's path

experience.usatoday.com - Surveys released last week by îthe Conference Boardî and Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan ... has been held up for years by Obama administration îenvironmentalî reviews,...

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.

Commentary & Opinion

November 21, 2014 Market Structure Map - Feedback

Source: Tim Quast, President, ModernNetworks IR LLC

We’re inundated with market information in the investor-relations profession. The feedback loop is so intensive that it can somewhere morph from meaningful to white noise. You don’t know what you’re measuring or hearing. The...[more]

November 18, 2014 Extreme Wealth Is Bad for Everyone—Especially the Wealthy

Source: New Republic

When I was fourteen I met a man with a talent for restoring a sense of fairness to a society with vast and growing inequalities in wealth. His name was Jack Kenney and he’d created a tennis camp, called Tamarack, in the mountains...

November 14, 2014 Op-ed: Understanding executive pay at home and abroad

Source: Deseret News

In recent years, an increasing emphasis has been placed on the idea that executives of major companies make an incredible amount of money each year. In the U.S., it is not uncommon to see executives making over 100 times more per...




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