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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.
News & Updates
August 20, 2014 Apple Soars to Record Amid Optimism About Coming ProductsSource: Bloomberg
Apple Inc. (AAPL)’s stock closed at an all-time high, surpassing a 2012 record as investors look ahead to new products such as bigger-screen iPhones and a wristwatch-like device that may jump-start revenue growth. Apple rose 1.4...
August 20, 2014 Are Socially Responsible Funds a Smart Way to Invest?Source: US News
Some mutual fund companies are tapping into growing interest among millennials and women to invest in funds that account for environmental and social issues. But are so-called "socially responsible" funds simply a way for...
August 20, 2014 Gold Falls for a Fourth Day as Platinum Extends DeclineSource: Bloomberg
Gold fell for a fourth day in London as a stronger dollar cut demand. Platinum slipped to a two-month low in the longest run of declines in six years.
Research & Insights
August 19, 2014 Not Everyone is On Board With Executive Pay CommunicationsSource: FEI
A survey by compensation consultants Pearl Meyer & Partners found that while most outside directors said the level of internal communication regarding executive compensation was “just right” (88 percent), only about half of...
August 8, 2014 The Federal Reserve Is Telling Us The Economy Is PitifulSource: Huff Post
Fewer than one-third of Americans report being better off financially than they were five years ago, with weak household savings and hefty debt burdens holding back large segments of the economy, according to a new Federal...
Source: Tge New American
In another so-called research study about wealth inequality, the liberal think-tank Sage Foundation said in June that while the super-rich have fully recovered from the Great Recession, the vast majority of Americans have not....
Commentary & Opinion
August 14, 2014 Market Structure Map - Buy The RightsSource: Tim Quast, president, ModernNetworks IR LLC
The market-structure mashup recently took a somewhat bizarre turn. InterContinental Exchange, owner of the NYSE, bought the rights to high-speed trading patents.
August 12, 2014 SRI – There’s No Place for Morals in BusinessSource: Investorplace.com
The fact that so many hand-wringing leftists demonize American success stories like Walmart (WMT) should come as no surprise, because the left believes there cannot be success without someone suffering as a result.
August 11, 2014 S&P: Wealth gap slowing US recoverySource: Fort Wayne.com
WASHINGTON – Economists have long argued that a rising wealth gap has complicated the U.S. rebound from the recession. Now, an analysis by the rating agency Standard & Poor's lends its weight to the argument: The widening gap...
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