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12/2/2020

Art drawn on cave walls in modern-day Colombia roughly 12,000 years ago depict how humans engaged with large, extinct animals such as mastodons and giant sloths, says University of Exeter researcher Mark Robinson. Researchers also discovered remains of ancient dinners that consisted of armadillos and alligators.

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University of Exeter
12/2/2020

Employee surveys might not always give an accurate picture of worker sentiment, partly because respondents do not necessarily constitute a representative sample. Here are three other strategies a company can use to assess how employees are feeling.

12/2/2020

The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board and the International Integrated Reporting Council will form a unified organization, led by SASB CEO Janine Guillot, by mid-2021.

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12/2/2020

Some older Americans are being pushed into retirement because of the coronavirus pandemic, with many experiencing adverse financial consequences. The situation is a reminder of a need for flexible planning and to strategize about Social Security and income streams.

12/2/2020

Everything from tax-bracket management to gifting the assets or investing in a qualified opportunity fund are possibilities. Here's how they work.

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The Tax Adviser
12/2/2020

Evaluating a job candidate for emotional intelligence can be challenging, but asking the right questions can help. It's also important to provide innovative development programs to help employees progress in this area.

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Fast Company online
12/2/2020

Get insights on how CPAs and finance professionals use technology to change their businesses in the era of COVID-19. A new report, Digital Transformation Reimagined: Accountants' Lessons Learned and Tips for Moving Forward, guides a long-term, strategic approach to drive digital success, manage risk and streamline costs.

12/2/2020

December is here, which means the gift-giving season is about to hit high gear. This article discusses gadgets and gizmos that might make a CPA's life a little bit better -- or at least more fun.

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CPA Insider
12/2/2020

Last month, the list of states allowing medical or recreational marijuana use grew by five. As more states join the ranks, stay abreast of the latest in this emerging area of practice.

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AICPA Insights
12/1/2020

Research suggests encouraging employees to focus on gratitude can reduce incivility in the workplace. This article describes how managers can foster the right kind of culture using tools such as gratitude journals.