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Economists Split Over Likely Timing of Fed Rate Boost
Apr. 10, 2014:

Economists are almost equally divided between the first and second half of 2015 as to when the...
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Labor Department: U.S. Has Most Job Openings Since 2008
Apr. 9, 2014:

American businesses have more job vacancies than at any time since January 2008, according to ...
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Changes in Congressional Leadership Could Prompt Corporate Tax Reform
Apr. 8, 2014:

Companies hope to see an overhaul of the U.S. corporate tax code after the next election when ...
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Fed: Central Banks' Unconventional Policies Ease Tension
Apr. 7, 2014:

The Federal Reserve has released research showing that unconventional monetary policies from c...
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U.S. Economy Added 192,000 Jobs in March
Apr. 4, 2014:

The Labor Department reported that 192,000 jobs were added to U.S. payrolls in March, a slight...
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ADP Finds Healthy Hiring Among U.S. Companies
Apr. 3, 2014:

Private employers added 191,000 positions last month, according to a survey by ADP. The constr...
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Rise in Factory Production Marks Acceleration of U.S. Economy
Apr. 2, 2014:

The Institute for Supply Management's production index grew in March, reversing the index&...
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Stock Markets Advance After Fed's Yellen Defends Low Rates
Apr. 1, 2014:

U.S. stock markets rose Monday after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen defended the central b...
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Why it Still Feels Like a Recession to so Many Americans
Mar. 31, 2014:

A recent analysis by the Federal Reserve pinpoints why the recession feels like it has ended f...
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Consumer Spending Olstered U.S. GDP Growth in Q4
Mar. 28, 2014:

The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis has raised its growth estimate for fourth-quarter gross d...
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White House Aims to Halt Social Security Strategy
Mar. 26, 2014:

The Obama administration intends to end the file-and-suspend strategy of claiming Social Secur...
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Economists: Rates Are Biggest Challenge Facing U.S. Economy
Mar. 25, 2014:

Rising interest rates are the most serious threat to the recovery of the U.S. economy, accordi...
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Revised Stress-Test Results Show Weaker Outcome For Some Banks
Mar. 24, 2014:

One day after releasing the results of its annual assessments of the financial health of the n...
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Thousands Victimized by Telephone Scam, IRS Watchdog Warns
Mar. 21, 2014:

Thousands of taxpayers have been cheated out of more than $1 million by swindlers posing as In...
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Fed to Keep Rates Low, Alter Criteria for Action
Mar. 20, 2014:

The Federal Reserve will use a less well-defined array of measures, instead of a 6.5% unemploy...
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Fed Expected to Revise Forward Guidance as Yellen Takes Helm
Mar. 18, 2014:

The Federal Reserve is expected to alter forward guidance on the course of interest rates as J...
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Fed is Expected to Dial Down Bond Buying to $55B a Month
Mar. 17, 2014:

The Federal Reserve is likely to announce a $10 billion cut in its bond-buying program this we...
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New Sales, Job Figures Show U.S. Economy Thawing
Mar. 14, 2014:

February figures for retail sales and encouraging employment figures from last week indicate t...
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Fed Seeks Answers, Assurances on Inflation, Rates
Mar. 13, 2014:

The surge in rents that has supported what little inflation the U.S. has seen of late may be a...
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Fed Official Dismisses Weak Jobs Report as Artifact of Weather
Mar. 11, 2014:

Providing another clue to Federal Reserve thinking as it pertains to the key question of emplo...
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U.S. Banks are Warned Against Excessive Risky Lending
Mar. 10, 2014:

Financial regulators, including the Federal Reserve and the Office of the Comptroller of the C...
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Fed Needs to do More to Boost Employment, Yellen Says
Mar. 6, 2014:

Speaking at her official swearing-in ceremony Wednesday, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen sa...
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Obama Unveils $3.9T Budget Proposal
Mar. 5, 2014:

President Barack Obama's $3.9 trillion budget proposal for fiscal 2015 asks Congress for m...
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U.S. Prepares Sanctions on Senior Russian Officials
Mar. 4, 2014:

The U.S. is getting ready to impose sanctions on top-ranked Russian officials who have played ...
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Fed Tapering Continuity Settles Bond Markets
Mar. 3, 2014:

Measures of bond-market volatility have settled as bond traders embrace the idea that Federal ...
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Rising Revenue Cuts U.S. Budget Deficit
Feb. 28, 2014:

The U.S. budget deficit for fiscal 2013 totaled $680 billion, the smallest amount since 2008, ...
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Republican Proposal Would Eliminate Many Tax Breaks and Lower Rates
Feb. 27, 2014:

A long-anticipated proposal for an overhaul of the U.S. tax code by House Ways and Means Commi...
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House GOP Tax Overhaul Won't Pass, Senators Say
Feb. 26, 2014:

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said a tax-overhaul proposal backed by House Wa...
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Public Pension Shortfalls Keep Building
Feb. 25, 2014:

In recent years, more than 40 states have taken action to bring rising public pension costs un...
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Global Tax Agreement Moves Forward; OECD Eyes Digital Transactions
Feb. 24, 2014:

The Group of 20 nations has endorsed an international standard being developed by the Organiza...
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White House Budget to Focus on Corporate Tax Avoidance Strategies
Feb. 21, 2014:

The White House is expected to propose tax rules to limit profit shifting for U.S. companies w...
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Fed Officials Divided on Economic Issues, Minutes Show
Feb. 20, 2014:

Minutes from the Federal Reserve's January meeting show that policymakers failed to agree ...
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Major Bond Dealers Bullish on U.S.Economy Dump Treasurys
Feb. 19, 2014:

Big Wall Street bond dealers, increasingly optimistic about the likely growth of the U.S. econ...
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Rising Student Debt Threatens U.S. Housing Recovery
Feb. 18, 2014:

Housing experts are becoming concerned that more than $1 trillion of debt owed on student loan...
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IRS Receives 27.3M Returns in First Week of Filing Season
Feb. 17, 2014:

For the first week of filing season, the Internal Revenue Service received 27.3 million tax re...
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OECD unveils global standard for tax-information exchange
Feb. 14, 2014:

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has developed a standard under which...
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Senate Passes Bill to Suspend U.S. Debt Limit
Feb. 13, 2014:

The Senate voted 55-43 in a party-line vote to approve legislation that would suspend the U.S....
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House Passes Bill Suspending Debt Limit Without Conditions
Feb. 12, 2014:

The House voted 221-201 to suspend the U.S. debt limit for one year. The measure is what lawma...
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IRS Further Delays Health Insurance Penalty for Companies With Fewer Than 100 Employees
Feb. 11, 2014:

The Internal Revenue Service announced Monday that, for mid-size companies, it is further dela...
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Some Whistle-Blowers Find IRS Not So Willing to Pay Out Rewards
Feb. 10, 2014:

Critics say the Internal Revenue Service is reluctant to pay out rewards under the whistle-blo...
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U.S. Economic Data Deliver Mixed Message
Feb. 7, 2014:

A new batch of indicators for the U.S. economy painted a mixed picture. December exports were ...
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Number of U.S. Public Companies Grew in 2013
Feb. 6, 2014:

 For the first time since 1999, the number of U.S. stock market listings increased in 201...
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Health care law to affect workforce, CBO forecasts
Feb. 5, 2014:

The Affordable Care Act will cause millions of Americans to cut the number of hours they work ...
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Tax season adds pressure to debt-ceiling deadline, Treasury secretary says
Feb. 4, 2014:

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew urged Congress to raise the debt ceiling as quickly as possible as...
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States Consider What To Do With Budget Surpluses
Feb. 3, 2014:

Many states, including California, Colorado and New York, are seeing budget surpluses from mor...
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U.S. Economy Grew at 3.2% Pace in Q4 on Broad Base of Gains
Jan. 31, 2014:

With a lift from a 3.3% increase in household spending, the U.S. economy grew at a 3.2% annual...
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Treasury Explains How "MyRA" Retirement Accounts Work
Jan. 30, 2014:

At a public appearance in Pennsylvania, President Barack Obama signed a presidential memorandu...
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Obama Pledges to Use Executive Power to Fight Economic Disparity
Jan. 29, 2014:

President Barack Obama said in his State of the Union address that he will use executive power...
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Obama to Spotlight Widening Gap Between Rich, Poor
Jan. 28, 2014:

President Barack Obama will use his State of the Union address to talk about the divide betwee...
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Survey: Economists Say U.S. Health Care Law Won't Affect Hiring
Jan. 27, 2014:

The U.S. health care law will have no effect on how well businesses do in the future or how ma...
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IMF: Governments Still Unprepared for Major Bank Failure
Jan. 24, 2014:

Large banks remain a threat to the global financial system because of a perception that no mat...
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IMF Predicts Higher Global Expansion, Warns of Deflation
Jan. 22, 2014:

The International Monetary Fund has revised its forecast for global economic growth, predictin...
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Businesses Ready to Oar in 2014, Moody's Index Shows
Jan. 21, 2014:

"Existential fears" such as those over a possible eurozone breakup are fading and an...
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Global IPO Boom is Likely to Continue
Jan. 16, 2014:

Initial public offerings have made a comeback, and based on the way the pipeline is filling up...
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World Bank Boosts 2014 Growth Estimate for Global Economy
Jan. 15, 2014:

The World Bank has revised its forecast for global economic growth this year to 3.2%, up from ...
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Q&A with Barry Melancon, CPA, CGMA, AICPA President & CEO
Dec. 17, 2013:

What opportunities and challenges does the head of the AICPA foresee for the CPA profession in...
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Work on U.S. Tax Policy Begins Early in 2014, Rep. Ryan Says
Dec. 16, 2013:

Congress hasn't given up on overhauling federal tax policy despite widespread disappointme...
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Fed Economist Survey Tempers Economic Growth Predictions
Nov. 26, 2013:

The economy will grow at an annual rate of 1.8% in the fourth quarter, less than a previous es...
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Congress Seeks Ways to Blunt Sequestration Cuts in 2014
Nov. 25, 2013:

With a budget deal looking increasingly unlikely, some lawmakers aim to diminish the next roun...
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Sen. Baucus Proposes Overhaul of Corporate-Tax Law
Nov. 20, 2013:

Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, made public his proposal f...
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More U.S. CEOs are Receiving Multimillion-Dollar Signing Bonuses
Nov. 19, 2013:

A growing number of companies are attracting top executives by offering incoming CEOs "go...
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Complex Tax Codes Driving Record Numbers of U.S. Citizens to Leave
Nov. 18, 2013:

A complex U.S. tax code is one reason U.S. citizens are expatriating in record numbers, expert...
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Companies Plan Monetary Penalties for Workers Missing Health Goals
Nov. 14, 2013:

The new federal health care law allows employers to impose charges on workers who do things th...
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CEOs Say Economy is Improving
Nov. 13, 2013:

The CEOs of Goldman Sachs, BlackRock, Bank of America and Citigroup have sought to reassure in...
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Issues That Can Make or Break a Successful Corporate Spinoff
Nov. 12, 2013:

Spinoffs are a popular strategy because they raise cash and unlock value of business divisions...
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Laid-off baby boomers face Longer Unemployment Than Most
Nov. 11, 2013:

Baby boomers who lost their jobs after the global financial crisis have remained unemployed co...
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Higher Consumer Borrowing Expected to Boost Economy
Nov. 5, 2013:

As unemployment falls in 2014, consumers in the U.S. are likely to step up borrowing, giving t...
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U.S. IPO Market Rebounds
Nov. 4, 2013:

The initial public offering market in the U.S. has come back to life, after nearly disappearin...
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Congress Continues Delaying Elements of Dodd-Frank
Nov. 1, 2013:

Congress is a long way from fulfilling the Dodd-Frank Act. Over three years, federal regulator...
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U.S. May Delay Deadline to Avoid Health-Insurance Tax Penalty
Oct. 24, 2013:

The White House may postpone the deadline for signing up for health insurance and avoiding a t...
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SEC Gives 24-Hour Notice for Crowdfunding Rule Vote
Oct. 23, 2013:

The Securities and Exchange Commission unexpectedly announced it would hold a vote on proposed...
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6 Demographic Trends That Demand Attention
Oct. 21, 2013:

Read about six demographic shifts that will make promoting diversity and new business practice...
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