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Businesses Expect Expenses to Rise in 2013
Six in 10 businesses owners say they expect the expenses to rise this year and most attribute the expected increase to spending associated with business growth, a survey indicated. 


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SEC Chairman Shuns the Mantle of Caretaker
Anyone who tracks the Securities and Exchange Commission already knows that President Obama wants New York lawyer Mary Jo White to be the agency's next leader. But the person currently holding that position has no intention of simply keeping the seat warm until the White House pick gets there.

To Save IT Costs, the Cloud Is the Limit
Cloud computing is exploding and growing faster than a swirling funnel crossing the Oklahoma plains. The next generation of computing lowers information technology costs while increasing corporate profits at the same time. And what's not to like about that?

Accenture Technology Vision 2013 Report Highlights Convergence of IT Trends Driving Companies to Go Digital
The convergence of social media, mobile computing, analytics and the cloud is transforming the way businesses operate, and companies that adopt available technologies to "go digital" will be better positioned to take advantage of rapidly shifting business opportunities and leap ahead of the competition, according to a new report by Accenture.

Poll: Small Businesses Can't Find Workers
Fifty-three percent of U.S. small-business owners said in January they had difficulty finding the qualified employees they needed, a survey indicated.

FASB Issues XBRL Implementation Guide for Subsequent Events
The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) recently issued the first in a series of XBRL Implementation Guides, which are designed to help Taxonomy users understand how certain disclosures are structured within the Taxonomy.

Report: US Investigating Trading in Heinz Deal
U.S. regulators have opened an insider trading inquiry on the $23 billion acquisition of H.J. Heinz, according to a publish report.

Report Critical of Turnover at SEC
think-tank report says U.S. regulators going off to work for Wall Street firms and corporate lawyers taking their place weakens the legal system.

Franken Urges New Rules for Ratings Agencies
Sen. Al Franken said that he will push the Securities and Exchange Commission in the coming months to remove conflicts of interest between securities rating agencies and the companies that pay them to rate financial products.


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