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2/22/2018

Employees at an M&T Bank branch in Syracuse, N.Y., are tired of the antics of a Cooper's hawk that kills and eats pigeons near the entrance. The bank has put up a fake owl, but Jay McGowan of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology says that would not scare the hawk but could keep pigeons away.

2/22/2018

"The challenges and risks facing organizations in the 21st century are increasingly complex and, if ignored, potentially lethal," writes IIA President and CEO Richard Chambers. "This requires those of us who provide assurance on governance, risk, and control to be unwavering in our conviction to examine all such threats."

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2/22/2018

An increase in inflation and broad acceleration of the US economy justify further, gradual increases in interest rates, according to minutes from the January meeting of the Federal Reserve. Policymakers made it clear they intend to nudge rates higher.

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Federal Reserve
2/22/2018

The Securities and Exchange Commission has published guidance for public companies to follow when they disclose cybersecurity risks and incidents. The guidance is designed to result in more complete information for investors.

2/22/2018

The Internal Revenue Service has proposed rules that address how partnerships and their partners adjust tax attributes to take into account partnership adjustments under the centralized partnership audit regime.

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Internal Revenue Service
2/22/2018

Take a peek behind the scenes to see how a CPA Exam question is developed.

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AICPA Insights
2/22/2018

Crucial conversations often lead to a fight-or-flight response. By navigating the situation using a few key steps, you can keep calm and often lead the way to a mutual resolution. Learn how in this blog post.
Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (2/20)

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aicpa-cima.com
2/22/2018

The US Supreme Court has ruled in a 9-0 decision in Digital Realty Trust v. Somers that whistleblowers must take claims of wrongdoing to the Securities and Exchange Commission if they want protection against retaliation under the Dodd-Frank Act.

2/22/2018

Developers should consider ramifications of the growing availability of artificial intelligence and the potential for misuse.

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AI
2/22/2018

Strategic thinkers position themselves for advancement by practicing certain habits. Here are six that help you achieve career goals.

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Forbes