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Finance Pros: Get Ready for Holiday Hiring

It’s time to get ready for holiday hiring. Many job seekers take a break from perusing job boards and filling out applications in the weeks between Thanksgiving and the new year, but that could be a big mistake. HR and hiring managers are still actively recruiting during the holiday season. Some take advantage of the slower pace around the holidays to focus on recruitment. Others may be under increased pressure to fill open spots before the end of the year.

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New Credit Bill Gathers Bipartisan Support

Every day, business owners in nearly every industry conduct research and development work. This work aims to create and improve their products and services. Still, many of them miss out on the valuable Research & Development (R&D) tax credit, a credit intended to incentivize and stimulate research and development. According to a report from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, the largest tenth of a percent of all organizations (0.13 percent) claims 82 percent of all R&D tax credit dollars.

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5 Ways to Avoid Social Media at Work

Social media sneaks into the workplace. Over two-thirds (68 percent) of employees feel using social media for personal reasons each day as a break from work tasks is appropriate. That’s staggering. But let’s be honest, to do a good job at work, you really need to be focused on the task at hand. Still, it’s hard to ignore distractions like the “dings” from Facebook.

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Tenacity and Team USA

Tenacity. It is one of the traits that U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes and hopefuls display on a daily basis and is a key to helping make these athletes the best in the world.  Being tenacious was probably the single most important key to my success as a U.S. Boxing champion and member of Team USA.  Not just tenacity inside the ring, but being able to think outside the box and find ways around every challenge that stood between me and my dream.

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Best Ways to Avoid Taxpayer ID Fraud

Taxpayer ID fraud is a growing problem affecting an increasing number of taxpayers each tax season, with the value being estimated to hit $21 billion this year.   Taxpayer ID fraud occurs when an individual uses your stolen Social Security number (SSN) in order to file a tax return and claim a fraudulent refund. In most cases, the fraudster will file a return as early in the year as possible in order to be the first to file under that SSN and get the refund.

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Weekly Round-Up: 4/8-4/12

Trader Who Received Tips From KPMG Partner Issues Apology According to Bloomberg, Bryan Shaw, a trader who said he received insider tips from fired KPMG LLP partner Scott London, apologized and said he’s been cooperating with the Justice Department and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. London was the head of KPMG’s audit practice in Los Angeles.

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