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Pope urges accountants to pursue progress for all


  • Journal of Accountancy online

In a Nov. 14 address in Rome to World Congress of Accountants delegates, Pope Francis reminded accountants that their work is a service to the community and encouraged the profession to use this persp… Read More

Unibail-Rodamco eyes second retail center in Berlin


  • Bloomberg

Unibail-Rodamco plans to add a second retail center in Berlin to its portfolio, either through acquisition or development. The REIT is looking to expand in Germany's seven largest cities if it can fi… Read More

Central bank actions send gold down and back up


  • Bloomberg

Major central banks' recent moves to cut interest rates have pushed gold prices back up from their early November lows due to speculation on higher rates from the U.S. Federal Reserve. As such, gold's… Read More

Silicon Valley employees tepidly applaud immigration action


  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration fell short of expectations in Silicon Valley. "Nonetheless, some immigrants working in technology were heartened by the president's actions and… Read More

RenaissanceRe seeks growth with Platinum Underwriters deal


  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

RenaissanceRe Holdings is buying Platinum Underwriters Holdings for $1.9 billion in cash and stock. The acquisition will speed the growth of RenaissanceRe in the U.S., officials say. Read More