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Middle-market firms shoulder greater tax, compliance burden


  • Accounting Today

Most middle-market companies surveyed by McGladrey say their tax and compliance burden has increased during the past year. They have reduced research and development as a result. Many companies blame … Read More

4 REIT execs are ranked among Harvard Business Review's Top 100



Simon Property Group's David Simon, American Tower Corp.'s James Taiclet Jr., Public Storage's Ronald Havner Jr. and Ventas' Debra Cafaro are named in the Harvard Business Review ranking of the 100 be… Read More

Banks to get more time for stress-test compliance in 2016


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Starting in 2016, banks will get three more months to comply with stress-test requirements under a rule issued late last week by the Federal Reserve Board. The timeline for stress tests this year and … Read More

Venture capital investment in biotech down in Q3


  • FierceBiotech

Biotech startups received $1.1 billion in venture capital investment in the third quarter, down from $1.8 billion in Q2, according to the MoneyTree Report by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Ve… Read More

Execs, adjusters need to be on board with drone use, lawyer says


  • Carrier Management online

The insurance industry could use drone aircraft to help adjusters evaluate damage, although they are likely to pose privacy issues and other concerns, experts say. "Obviously, there needs to be some s… Read More

CBA pushes back against CFPB student loan report


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Private student loans make up a fraction of total student loans, and they perform better than federal loans, bankers and industry groups say. They are pushing back against a Consumer Financial Protect… Read More