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9/20/2018

Charlotte Gill, the owner of Charlotte's Legendary Lobster Pound in Maine, has begun to expose lobsters to marijuana smoke before killing them because she thinks the practice makes them more calm and the killings more humane. Gill said that the lobsters are steamed before being served; therefore, the meat shouldn't have any traces of THC when eaten.

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9/20/2018

Just as the ancient Greeks talked about ethos, logos and pathos, making persuasive arguments today requires credibility and logic, as well as an emotional appeal, says Carmine Gallo, Harvard instructor and author. "Everything about human nature -- from the stock market to where we invest to how we vote -- is based on our emotional narratives that we tell each other as groups and within individuals," he says.

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9/20/2018

Hiring the best people from competing companies can make you more productive and successful. But keep in mind that competitors might also be trying to attract your best people.

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Financial Management
9/20/2018

It's a common scenario. A natural disaster strikes, and news of the tragedy is suddenly everywhere you turn. But CPAs specializing in financial-fraud detection encourage caution. In times of disaster recovery, it's not uncommon for scammers to take advantage of our innate desire to help others in need.

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AICPA Insights
9/20/2018

Some preretirees want to settle in a retirement community while still in the workforce. Here is a look at factors to consider, including eligibility, fees and atmosphere.

9/20/2018

As Apple rolls out the latest set of smartphones -- the iPhone XS, the iPhone XS Max and the iPhone XR -- consumers will have to weigh differences in price, along with display components and camera capabilities offered by each device.

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Fast Company online
9/20/2018

Developers often donate land to a state or municipality and can take a charitable-contribution deduction if there is no quid pro quo. Here are lessons to be learned from a recent case to make sure the donor gets the full benefit for the donation.

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The Tax Adviser
9/20/2018

Using the right graphics in a presentation lets you distill complex concepts into manageable chunks, and online tools can help with the process. The most successful graphics are clear and support the underlying hypothesis of the presentation.

9/20/2018

Artificial intelligence and blockchain have enormous potential to transform accounting and business processes. But you can't implement them unless you are up to date on other technology.

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CPA Insider
9/20/2018

Activity in European government-bond markets, including French, German, Polish and Swedish markets, declined an annualized 12% during the second quarter, according to an industry group. The group cites tighter market-making rules on banks, a drop in the number of issuers coming to market and market intervention by the European Central Bank.

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