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How to boost data security


  • Journal of Accountancy print issue

This article offers nine ways companies can improve their data security. They include considering data security at the inception of any major project, training all staff on cybersecurity and making in… Read More

China struggles between promoting growth, financial reform


  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

China is stepping up its measures to boost the country's flagging economic growth. As it does, there are fears that its push for financial reform might be sidelined. Read More

Chicago traders drop lawsuit against CME


  • Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

A group of traders who work on the Chicago Board of Trade's agricultural-trading floor have agreed to abandon a lawsuit against CME Group. The traders sought to reverse a CME decision about how end-of… Read More

Startups seek a cure for aging


  • San Jose Mercury News (Calif.) (free registration)

A host of startups are betting they can make breakthroughs that eventually may help reverse the human aging process. A sign of the rising activity in this niche: 11 companies have signed up to compete… Read More

Analyst: Branches unlikely to disappear because of Apple Pay


  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Even if Apple Pay is adopted quickly in the U.S., it will have a limited effect on the growth of bank branches, says Fred Cannon, an analyst with Keefe, Bruyette & Woods. "Only if mobile payments sign… Read More