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  • 3 classic investment strategies are always in style

    July / August 2017
    Newsletter: Planning for Prosperity / Wealth Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 819

    Abstract: Several simple investing ideas have stood the test of time: adopting a margin of safety, investing in what you know and holding great companies for the long term. This article explains the strategies, highlights their advantages and points out possible risks. A sidebar argues that anxiety, excitement and fear shouldn’t guide investment decisions.

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  • New litigation frontier – Proving cyber breach damages can be challenging

    July / August 2015
    Newsletter: Advocate's Edge / Litigation Support

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 819

    Abstract: Recent high-profile data breaches have resulted in unprecedented personal data theft — and lawsuits. Much of the litigation thus far has focused on issues related to damages, particularly actual loss and causation. This article provides an overview of how plaintiffs in cyber breach actions have claimed damages and how courts have ruled. A sidebar explores data breach insurance.

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  • Count on experts to reduce inventory fraud

    Spring 2015
    Newsletter: Expert / Valuation & Litigation Concepts

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 819

    Abstract: Inventory items — from raw materials to finished goods — have a way of disappearing from worksites. This article discusses several inventory fraud schemes, including financial statement fraud and embezzlement. It also lists signs that inventory schemes are underway, such as inventory record discrepancies and significant increases in the days of inventory. A sidebar argues that anonymous hotlines can help organizations detect fraud and limit financial damage.

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  • New accounting standard may affect your revenue recognition

    Fall 2014
    Newsletter: Construction Industry Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 819

    Abstract: Recently, FASB and the IASB issued a new, converged revenue recognition standard, concluding a multiyear effort to develop uniform, worldwide guidelines. By replacing industry-specific rules, the new standard strives to eliminate inconsistencies and improve financial statement comparability. This article explains how the standard will, for some contracts, change the timing of revenue recognition. It will also require management to exercise greater judgment over revenue reporting and to include new financial statement disclosures about the process. A sidebar looks at when, under the new standard, a good or service is treated as a separate performance obligation.

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  • Tips for communicating financial information to the board

    Winter 2014
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 819

    Abstract: While board members typically bring a variety of talents and expertise to the table, they don’t always have extensive experience in financial and accounting matters. But they can’t properly perform their functions if they don’t obtain and understand information about the organization’s financial position. This article explains how to best communicate the essential financial information board members need. It looks at the specific kinds of information they should receive and how it can be presented in a user-friendly format. A sidebar notes that a dashboard — a one- or two-page snapshot of key metrics — may be especially useful in some instances.

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  • Fundraising costs under attack – Why charity watchdog groups are taking aim

    Summer 2013
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Observer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 819

    Abstract: Among nonprofits and watchdog organizations, almost no issue is as contentious as the cost of fundraising. The two groups have disagreed over whether joint allocation costs ought to be considered fundraising expenses and how much a charity should spend on direct-mail campaigns. This article summarizes some of the major issues of contention. A sidebar looks at the costs of gala events.

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  • Taking care of business – 5 do’s and don’ts for your BDC

    Spring 2008
    Newsletter: Auto Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 819

    Abstract: A Business Development Center (BDC) can be a multitasking powerhouse for your dealership, helping you retain customers while turning prospects into buyers. The benefits of this enterprise can far outweigh the costs. Whether you’re just starting up your BDC or evaluating an established one, here are five do’s and don’ts to consider. (Updated 4/30/12)

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  • ADA interactive process clarified

    January / February 2008
    Newsletter: Employment Law Briefing

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 819

    Abstract: The Americans with Disabilities Act requires an interactive process between an employer and an employee who requests an accommodation because of a disability. This article reports the Eighth Circuit’s detailed description of the process. The article also discusses, in a sidebar, why the ADA doesn’t require an employer to reassign a qualified disabled employee to a vacant position if that would violate the employer’s legitimate nondiscriminatory policy to hire the most qualified candidate. EEOC v. Convergys Customer Management Group, 491 F.3d 790 (8th Cir. 2007) Huber v. Wal-Mart Stores, 493 F.3d 1002 (8th Cir. 2007)

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