AICPA Asks Congress for Retirement Plan Simplification


By Jeanne Barrett

The AICPA recently sent a comment letter to the Senate Finance Committee Tax Reform Working Group on Savings and Investment regarding simplification of ... read more >

Take Me Out to the Ballpark - The Wrigley Field 1060 Project Renovations


By Joe Bruce

Anyone watching the Pittsburgh Pirates play the Chicago Cubs at the end of April may have noticed a couple things missing from the outfield bleachers at ... read more >

Are Museum Gift Shop Sales Considered Unrelated Business Income (UBI)?

In a recently released private letter ruling (PLR), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) found that a museum's gift shop sales of certain items were ... read more >

One Advanced Industries Super-Sector

For the last couple years, I have been reporting on changes and challenges impacting the manufacturing sector. New technologies are changing the shape ... read more >

Financial Lessons from March Madness

As a college basketball fan, the NCAA College Basketball Championship held in March adds a little excitement to the end of my winter. The month-long tournament ... read more >

YouTube Turns 10 Years Old


By Mark Shumaker

On April 23 2015, YouTube, the largest video-sharing social media website, turned 10 years old. This anniversary gives us a good excuse to look at its ... read more >

Pennsylvania Natural Gas Producers Wary of Severance Tax

Tom Wolf was sworn in as Pennsylvania’s 47th Governor on January 20, 2015. In fulfillment of his campaign promise, and after less than a month in ... read more >

FASB Issues Exposure Drafts for Simplification of Employee Benefit Plan Reporting


By Todd Lucas

On April 23, 2015, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued three exposure drafts in conjunction with its project to simplify financial reporting ... read more >

It's Finally Here! The Exposure Draft on Financial Reporting of Not-for-Profit and Health Care Entities at a Glance

On April 22, 2015, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) released the long-awaited exposure draft for the proposed accounting standards update, ... read more >

Manufacturing Watch: Index Reflects Slump in Activity

We’ve seen a trend recently indicating a slowdown in manufacturing activity. In a recent report, The Private Bank reported that an index of U.S. ... read more >