SEC Grants Million-Dollar Whistleblower Award

In April, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced an award of more than a million dollars to a compliance professional who provided information ... read more >

Use Bridge Analysis for Better Planning and Measurement

For those of you who have not performed bridge analysis, it is a way to analyze your performance against a benchmark (prior year, budget, latest forecast) ... read more >

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 >