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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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March 31, 2015 US STOCKS-Wall St rebounds from recent losses; deals help (Monday)

Source: Reuters

NEW YORK - U.S. stocks climbed more than 1 percent on Monday, rebounding from a sharp decline last week, helped by deal activity in healthcare and a bounce in energy shares.

March 31, 2015 U.K. Economy Grows More Than Estimated on Consumers, Exports

Source: Bloomberg

The U.K. economy grew more than initially estimated in the fourth quarter as consumers and exporters steered Britain into its longest stretch of uninterrupted growth since 2008.

March 31, 2015 Dollar Rises Against Euro Ahead of U.S. Data

Wall Street Journal - The îStoxxî Europe 600 rose 0.3% in early trade. Germanyâs DAX waned 0.1%, but it has appreciated more than 22% so far this year. Franceâs CAC, rose 0.2% in early trade, marking a...

Research & Insights

March 26, 2015 Investor Confusion Clouds ESG's Future

Source: Michael Shagrin, Fund Fire

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategies were hit hard by outflows in 2013 and 2014, and new data suggests that may just be the tip of the iceberg. [more]

March 25, 2015 ESG Criteria Important for Majority of Investors

Source: Plan Sponsor

A majority of institutional investors consider ESG criteria when making alternative investment allocations, according to research by LGT Capital Partners and Mercer.

March 17, 2015 Federal agencies make $125B in improper payments in 2014

Source: The Columbian

WASHINGTON — Federal agencies made $125 billion in improper payments last year, including tax credits to people who didn't qualify, Medicare payments for treatments that might not be necessary and unemployment benefits for people...

Commentary & Opinion

March 31, 2015 Opinion: What Friedman got wrong about the Great Depression cost us during the Great Recession

Source: Market Watch

BERKELEY, Calif. — Ideas matter. That is the lesson of “Hall of Mirrors,” the American economist Barry Eichengreen’s chronicle of the two biggest economic crises of the past 100 years: the 20th century’s Great Depression and the...

March 31, 2015 American Express, Caterpillar, Intel And Microsoft Among 11 Dow Components Under A 'Death Cross'

Source: Forbes

How strong can the stock market be when 11 of the 30 components of the Dow Jones Industrial Average are trading under what technicians call a “death cross.” My definition is a “death cross” occurs when a stock’s 50-day simple...

March 27, 2015 EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Only capitalism can save the planet

Source: Reuters

It’s not “sustainable” business when a company takes a long view and targets problems that aren’t going away — it’s smart business.


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