Sun.Sep 18, 2022

It’s Time for the U.S. to Tackle Patent Trolls

CFO News Room

Patent trolls are a major economic problem in the U.S., slowing growth and innovation, and costing companies time and money. Director of the USPTO, Kathi Vidal, also has an opportunity to take immediate action that will substantially improve how our patent system functions and advance U.S.

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Best Ways of Increasing Throughput in Small Business

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You need to operate at maximum capacity as a small business to get more profits. This means that throughput is an important metric you need to follow closely–throughput refers to the amount of a product or service that a company can produce and deliver to a client within a specified period of time.

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Household incomes have fallen since 2019 despite growth in workers’ earnings

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On Thursday, the U.S. Census Bureau released 2021 household income and household earnings data for states from the American Community Survey (ACS).

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If It Sounds Too Good To Be True…

The Big Picture

How would you like to buy a Rolex — brand new, with papers and box — for MSRP? Prices have skyrocketed for used timepieces, and it would be perfect to nab that Daytona or Batman you have been eyeballing all pandemic for a reasonable amount of cash.

AFP FP&A Guide: Scenario Planning

Inflexible budgets break; scenario planning is a complementary, structured approach to creating flexibility in planning and operations. This guide presents practical, actionable steps to integrate scenario planning into y

Opposing Totalitarians Who Are “Dizzy with Success”

CFO News Room

In March of 1930, Joseph Stalin wrote an essay for Pravda titled “ Dizzy with Success.” Stalin proclaimed, “The Soviet government’s successes in the sphere of the collective-farm movement are now being spoken of by everyone. Even our enemies are forced to admit that the successes are substantial.

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More Trending

Netflix, Adobe, Wynn Resorts, Humana and more

CFO News Room

Adobe Systems world headquarters in downtown San Jose, Calif. Lisa Werner | Moment Mobile | Getty Images. Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading.

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Top challenges for CFOs: Talent’s the toughest task through 2023

Future CFO

Talent hiring and retention is the toughest among the top challenges for CFOs over the next 12 months, said Gartner recently.

Space Exploration Startup Intuitive Machines Reaches $1 Billion SPAC Merger

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Intuitive Machines LLC is is combining with a special-purpose acquisition company in a deal that would take the space-exploration infrastructure provider public at a valuation that could top $1 billion, company officials said. Houston-based Intuitive Machines provides data and technology, including small spacecraft and robots, to support lunar missions by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and others.

Seven key actions businesses need to take now to deal with inflation

Future CFO

Inflation has taken hold globally and won’t loosen its grip anytime soon. Mike Ward, Global head of advisory, Grant Thornton International Limited outlines one of the biggest challenges facing mid-market businesses.

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Successful Change Management with Enterprise Risk Management

Speaker: William Hord, Vice President of ERM Services

Join us as we discuss the various tangents of data and the change management process that will help you make better risk-based business decisions to save time and money for your organization.

Kenneth Winston Starr – WSJ

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Ken Starr, the independent counsel in the 1990s who investigated President Clinton, died this week in Houston at age 76, and the history to understand is that what Democrats blame him for was ultimately Mr. Clinton’s doing. Starr was a formidable lawyer: an appellate judge, a U.S. Solicitor General, a credible contender for a Supreme Court seat. In 1994 he accepted the no-win job of independent counsel on the Whitewater investigation into the Clintons’ real-estate dealings.

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10 Sunday Reads

The Big Picture

Avert your eyes! My Sunday morning look at incompetency, corruption and policy failures: • The Slow-Motion Coup Mark Danner What has Donald Trump taken from our democracy? Donald J.

Asia-Pacific Reopens for Tourism, but Recovery Is Slow

CFO News Room

Japan is getting ready to join other top Asia-Pacific destinations in fully reopening to tourism. But the region’s beaches, shopping meccas and cultural sites are finding the return to pre-Covid prosperity is slower than in the U.S. and Europe, in part because would-be Chinese tourists are still largely stuck at home. Government officials in Tokyo said Prime Minister Fumio Kishida was preparing soon to lift entry restrictions and put Japan on par with the U.S.

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Tories Create a Hostile Environment for Gypsies and Travellers

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This is Naked Capitalism fundraising week. 1053 donors have already invested in our efforts to combat corruption and predatory conduct, particularly in the financial realm. Please join us and participate via our donation page , which shows how to give via check, credit card, debit card, or PayPal. Read about why we’re doing this fundraiser , what we’ve accomplished in the last year, , and our current goal, expanding our reach. * * *.

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The Emerging Spend Management Sector: Simplifying Your Accounting Processes

Speaker: Spencer Falbo, Principal at Kong Basile Consulting

In this webinar, Spencer Falbo, principal at Kong Basile Consulting will teach you how Spend Management can help to automate many of your processes, making your job as an accountant more efficient.