When and Why Were GAAP First Established?

Following the stock market crash of 1929, the U.S. government sought ways to regulate the practices of publicly traded companies and other major market participants. Authority to set standards on accounting practices was granted to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The SEC decided to delegate this responsibility to the private sector auditing community, and in 1939, the American Institute […]

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Why a salmonella outbreak shouldn't ruin your Thanksgiving

FILE – This Wednesday, April 11, 2012 file photo shows turkeys at a farm in Lebanon, Pa. To kill the possibility of salmonella, cook birds to an internal temperature of at least 165 degrees. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) There's no reason to skip Thanksgiving dinner because of a salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey. Continue Reading Below That's according to health […]

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T-Mobile says Sprint deal may close as early as first quarter next year

(Reuters) – T-Mobile US Inc TMUS.N could close its acquisition of Sprint Corp (S.N) as early as the first quarter of next year, based on indications it is getting from regulators, Chief Financial Officer J. Braxton Carter said at an investor conference. T-Mobile, majority owned by Deutsche Telekom AG (DTEGn.DE), agreed in April to buy Sprint in a $26 billion […]

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Building a business from quirky shopfront to digital database

Are bricks and mortar stores dead or do they just need to evolve? And with the ever increasing landscape of online retail and e-commerce giants, how can a small retail business survive online? Steven Lewin shares his experience of buying into a Melbourne-based gift store, Urban Attitude, and PR expert Catriona Pollard gives us some tips for online and in-store […]

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Menthol ban will make a bad situation worse

The Food and Drug Administration’s naive plan to ban menthol cigarettes will lead to countless unintended consequences, including increased youth smoking, especially in minority communities, where a ban would spark illegal markets reminiscent of the days of alcohol prohibition. Kids could easily buy loose cigarettes stored in sealed baggies with unwrapped menthol cough drops. The FDA has failed to enforce […]

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iShares Launches a Green Bond ETF

This article was originally published on ETFTrends.com. BlackRock’s iShares expanded on its socially responsible exchange traded fund theme with the introduction of its first green bond strategy that cover fixed-income securities tied to projects designed to combat climate change or support a sustainable environment. On Thursday, BlackRock rolled out the iShares Global Green Bond ETF (NasdaqGM: BGRN), which has a […]

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Smart Beta Investing: Making a Call on Quality

This article was originally published on ETFTrends.com. Amid elevated equity market volatility, some investors are tapping factor-based strategies, including the quality factor. Valuing high quality value is particularly important as bull markets enter their waning stages, as some market observers believe the current bull market is doing. In the early stages of bull markets, lower quality companies see their shares […]

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