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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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June 22, 2018 Largest banks clear U.S. Fed's toughest annual stress tests

Source: Reuters

WASHINGTON - The 35 largest U.S. banks are poised to put more money toward dividends, share buybacks and business investments, after clearing the first stage of an annual regulatory stress test on Thursday, showing they have...

June 22, 2018 Natural gas boom: Methane emissions are far higher than EPA says

Source: Axios

A new study out today in the journal Science finds that methane emissions from the U.S. oil and gas industry are nearly 60% more than current EPA estimates.

June 22, 2018 Housing is the least affordable in 10 years — here’s what’s to blame

Source: MarketWatch

A report out Thursday quantifies, again, just how tough the housing market is. Attom Data Solutions’ affordability index shows home prices are the least affordable since the third quarter of 2008, when the financial crisis...

Research & Insights

May 14, 2018 Companies with closer CEO pay ratios may generate higher profit per worker

Source: CNBC

A CNBC analysis of CEO pay ratios suggests that companies with more equal pay distribution also tend to generate higher profit per worker.

May 14, 2018 Millennial 401(k)s: a peek inside their "socially responsible" investments

Source: USA Today

Millennials do many things differently from Mom and Dad: They prefer flexible work schedules to the 9-to-5 grind, and they line up dates on their smartphones

May 4, 2018 The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index Increased in April

Source: KRGV

NEW YORK, April 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index ® increased in April, following a decline in March. The Index now stands at 128.7 (1985=100), up from 127.0 in March. The Present...

Commentary & Opinion

May 10, 2018 China to tighten rules on banks' wealth management business - sources

Source: Reuters

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China’s banking and insurance regulator will soon publish detailed rules on banks’ wealth management products (WMPs) as part of Beijing’s effort to curb risks in the financial...

May 1, 2018 Why Ford Will Probably Be Fine Without Sedans

Source: Forbes

The news sounds drastic: Ford will stop selling nearly all of the cars it currently offers. Some people have reacted with surprise, others alarm. Friends and colleagues who don't pay close attention to the car business have asked...

April 25, 2018 Three Big Factors That Rocked the Stock Market Tuesday

Source: The Street

What started out as a strong open on the stock market quickly devolved into very red trading session for Wall Street...By the market close, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 424 points, or 1.74%, the S&P 500 handed over 1.34%...


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