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March 18, 2013
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  • Analysis: White would face challenges at SEC
    Mary Jo White, President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission, will face challenges in implementing the Dodd-Frank Act in a timely manner, according to The Economist. "Many of the rule-writing jobs dumped in the lap of agencies are on issues that were too complex for Congress to resolve, from the operations of credit-rating agencies to the definition of proprietary trading," the magazine notes. "Ms White's SEC career will only get tougher from here." The Economist (tiered subscription model) (3/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Get with the flow. How payment processing affects cash flow.
Cash flow is the lubricant of business. Without a healthy cash flow, business dries up. It stops. It can't function. Which is why it is vital to keep the revenues coming in as the expenses go out. But there's one aspect of cash flow that many of us are not aware of. It is how managing credit cards and other such non-cash payments affect cash flow. Turns out it has a huge affect. Download the free guide today.
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  • S-REITs use more debt in funding
    Singapore REITs are using more debt as part of their funding strategies, Fitch Ratings reports. This trend could be a risk to the sector, it said, as it could put more downward pressure on asset yields. Channel NewsAsia (3/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Tips for Balancing School-Work-Life
Continuing your education is one of the greatest commitments you can make to yourself. Advanced credentials help to develop and refine skills while opening doors to new career opportunities. A Michigan State graduate offers tips to help professionals juggle their work and life while pursuing classes online.
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  • Financial community grapples with diverging FASB, IASB standards
    The Financial Accounting Standards Board and the International Accounting Standards Board have not reached resolution on how to revise standards for loan losses. The financial community is trying to help members make sense of the divergent approaches. The American Bankers Association has published answers to frequently asked questions about the FASB's approach. Fitch Ratings says the FASB's proposed model "is likely to lead to quarterly adjustments in expected loss projections, possibly leading to more volatility in provision expense and reported earnings." Compliance Week/Accounting & Auditing blog (3/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • SEC issues social media guidelines
    The Securities and Exchange Commission told fund companies that most social media activity does not need to be reviewed by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. Fund companies only need to submit posts that either make specific performance claims or that advertise the merits of a fund. Reuters (3/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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