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January 24, 2013
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  • Dodd-Frank is less than half implemented, GAO says
    The Government Accountability Office says in a report that less than half of Dodd-Frank Act rules had been implemented by the end of 2012. The GAO blames the complexity of the task as well as difficult coordination by overlapping and interconnected regulators. "Although regulators have established mechanisms to facilitate coordination ... several regulators indicated that coordination increased the amount of time needed to finalize rulemakings," according to the report. Reuters (1/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Apple faces questions as iPhone sales miss fiscal-Q1 target
    Apple's share price fell 10% in after-hours trading Wednesday after an announcement that iPhone sales fell short of analysts' forecasts for the company's fiscal first quarter. The data fueled investors' concern that Apple is gradually losing its dominant position in consumer electronics. Revenue was less than predicted for the third quarter in a row. Reuters (1/23), Wired.com/Gadget Lab blog (1/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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Your Bottom Line 
 
  • Funds' move to adopt NAV is a boon to corporate treasurers
    Money market fund sponsors such as Goldman Sachs, Fidelity, JPMorgan and BlackRock are disclosing the day-to-day changes in their funds' per-share market value, giving treasurers more transparency about how the funds function. U.S. regulators have proposed having funds adopt a floating net asset value. CFO.com (1/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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In the C-Suite 
  • 6 ways to make a good video-interview impression
    More employers are turning to video interviews as a way to vet job candidates, so candidates should hone their skills so they come across as personable and confident, HireArt's co-founder Elli Sharef says. For such an interview, candidates should dress professionally, mention why they want to work for the company and try not to sound like they're reading a script. USA Today/Gannett News Service (1/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • 5 career lessons from Monty Python
    "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" offers several career lessons, Anita Bruzzese writes. "Sometimes the workplace can be a little crazy. Ridiculous, even. You're asked to do nonsensical stuff like find a shrubbery to please an important client. But bosses truly appreciate those who are resilient, who approach such scenarios with commitment and keep their sense of humor," Bruzzese writes. The Fast Track (1/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Off the Charts 
SmartQuote 
Although there is still plenty of uncertainty in the markets, we will likely see M&A activity pick up as the year progresses."
--Dan Tiemann of KPMG, as quoted by Accounting Today
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