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Business Execs Less Optimistic on Economy

Business executives’ outlook on the global economy slid sharply over the past year, amid concerns about trade conflict and other business impacts, according to the first-quarter AICPA Economic Outlook Survey, which polls chief executive officers,…
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71% of Businesses Plan on Investing in Cloud Tech in 2019

83 percent of SMBs think now is a good time to invest in their businesses, with technology, talent, and growth overseas noted as areas of interest. That's according to new data from Bill.com, a maker of digital business payment solutions. SMBs…
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401(k) contribution limit increases

The Internal Revenue Service today announced cost of living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for pension plans and other retirement-related items for tax year 2019.  The IRS today issued technical guidance detailing these items in Notice…
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U.S. Wages See 3.5% Growth

Wages for U.S. workers grew 3.5 percent over the last year, increasing the average wage level by $0.95 to $27.81 an hour, according to the ADP Research Institute®Workforce Vitality Report (WVR) released today.  The growth, accelerating to…
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Retailers Expect Surge in 2018 Holiday Shopping

  First a toast, then the gifts and a little something for oneself Celebrating the season with others – including entertaining at home and socializing away from home – accounts for 40 percent, or $611, of survey respondents’…
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Small Business Optimism Hits New Highs

Small business optimism is at an all-time high in the latest quarterly Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index, conducted July 11-18, 2018. The survey, which measures small business optimism, had an overall Index score of 118, 12 percentage…
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How the ‘Hollywood Model’ of Work Could Change HR and Accounting

The gig economy is changing the way companies do business, which means it’s also changing the way human resource managers and accounting professionals do their jobs. One of the biggest shifts has to do with what HR Daily Advisor calls the…
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It's Never Too Early: 5 Tips to Get Kids Started with Retirement Planning

It’s a whole new world for recent college graduates entering the workforce. Their priorities have changed; now bills, rent, and student loans lead their monthly list. Retirement planning ranks low as a priority for many young people in…
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A new playing field for business

The Supreme Court’s decision on sales tax collection could give smaller companies that rely on in-store sales a better chance to compete with virtual retailers. For years, many shoppers in the United States had a choice: buy from an in-state…