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Data Analytics and its Impact on Client Service

Audit

By Donald Applegarth

At the AICPA ENGAGE conference in Las Vegas a few weeks ago, there was much discussion on the speed of change and the impact of technology on the audit ... read more >

Will a Strategy of Exclusivity Be the Path to Success for Dick's Sporting Goods

About a month ago, Dick’s Sporting Goods (Dick’s) announced it was dropping 20% of its brand offerings. One wonders if this strategy shift ... read more >

Manufacturing and Our Nation's Infrastructure

It was sixty years ago when President Eisenhower launched one of the most ambitious infrastructure undertakings in world history. Over the next forty years, ... read more >

Accounting for the Subsequent Measurement of Goodwill Just Became a Little Simpler

In January 2017, The FASB issued Accounting Standards Update 2017-04 Intangibles—Goodwill and Other (Topic 350) Simplifying the Test for Goodwill ... read more >

New Order Activity Causes Optimism for Manufacturers

Factory activity shrank less than forecast this month as gains in new orders and production signaled that manufacturing may be stabilizing. The Institute ... read more >

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: The Cost of Compliance

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), enacted in 1977, generally prohibits the payment of bribes to foreign officials to assist in obtaining or retaining ... read more >

Surge in Retail Industry Helps to Propel Economy

Retail

By Donald Applegarth

Holiday shopping, along with strong consumer confidence, are propelling the economy. But will it last? Seems that unemployment rates have remained low ... read more >

Retail Growth Slows

Retail

By Donald Applegarth

U.S. retail sales rose less than expected last month as consumers remained cautious about spending the windfall of lower gas prices. The Commerce Department ... read more >

Insight Into the Manufacturing Sector

Many of the business headlines in recent weeks have been somewhat concerning. While major market indices have plowed forward, news of slowing growth in ... read more >

Factory Production Accelerates

I recently read some interesting statistics provided to me by The Private Bank. Industrial production increased at the fastest pace in eight months, rising ... read more >