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U.S. Imposes Tariffs on $7.5 Billion in EU Goods

On October 18, 2019, the United States imposed additional tariffs on a range of imports from the European Union (EU) that include 10% tariffs on civilian aircrafts and 25% tariffs on a range of products. The tariffs follow a World Trade Organization (WTO) arbitration decision that commenced on…

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Pump-And-Dump Schemes: Don’t Believe the Hype

When the value of a stock skyrockets, its investors may think they’ve hit the jackpot. But if the stock in question is part of a “pump-and-dump” scheme, investors may, in fact, lose their shirts. Here’s how to avoid getting taken by this type of investment fraud.

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Corporate Expansion and Shift Has Investors Concerned

The Business Roundtable (BR) revised its statement of purpose in August; serving shareholders will no longer be corporations’ main purpose. Instead, the scope has been expanded to include customers, employees, suppliers and communities. As a result, investors are concerned about this change, and…

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Department of Labor Announces New Overtime Rule

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released the finalized rule on overtime exemptions for white-collar workers under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The rule updates the standard salary levels for the first time since 2004. While the pool of nonexempt workers is expected to expand by more than one…

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Setting up a Health Savings Account for Your Small Business

Given the escalating cost of employee health care benefits, your business may be interested in providing some of these benefits through an employer-sponsored Health Savings Account (HSA). For eligible individuals, HSAs offer a tax-advantaged way to set aside funds (or have their employers do so) to…

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The Connection Between Fraud and Geometry

Fraud experts have long suggested that the presence of three conditions, known as the “fraud triangle,” greatly increases the likelihood that an employee will commit fraud. Over the years, this conceptual framework has been expanded to become a “fraud diamond.” Understanding these models can help…

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