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7/22/2019

Statements from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard suggest a quarter-point interest-rate decrease will occur this month. Bullard has emphasized the move should be seen as recalibration, rather than the first in a series of cuts.

7/22/2019

If you work past age 65, you need to be aware of Medicare rules to avoid missed deadlines or a gap in coverage. Planning ahead can help you make sure your coverage is in order.

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CNBC
7/22/2019

In a market where competition for talented employees is fierce, training and recruiting costs are rising for many companies. Here's where CFOs may see an increase in costs.

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Financial Management
7/22/2019

In a case of first impression, the appeals court reversed the Tax Court and held that the lookback period at issue should be three years when no return is filed, removing a "six-month black hole" the Tax Court itself created.

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Tax Court
7/22/2019

Coworkers can hurt your team's productivity and even cause missed deadlines through their mistakes, such as focusing on the wrong priorities. Here are some tips to get the team aligned and focused on the same action items.

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Fast Company online
7/22/2019

Removing unnecessary mentions of the current worksheet name is easy to accomplish by following this procedure.

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Financial Management
7/22/2019

The House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly last week to support a bill that would repeal the 40% excise tax on high-cost employer-sponsored health plans. The tax could have raised $20 billion annually, but the bill approved by the House allows the government to scrap the measure without compensating elsewhere in the budget for the lost revenue potential.

7/22/2019

This article offers an analysis of mutual funds and CDs and notes that investors in certain kinds of accounts lack access to CDs. Primary CDs may not offer the kind of liquidity available in other products, but in some cases it makes sense to pay early withdrawal penalties to reinvest at more advantageous rates.

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Advisor Perspectives
7/19/2019

Negotiators have agreed on core aspects of a deal to raise the US debt limit and to establish a $1.3 trillion level for agency budgets, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says. The debt-limit increase would cover two years, he says.

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Steven Mnuchin
7/19/2019

Following certain tips, including considering the audience and proofreading, can help you avoid mistakes when writing business emails.