Be Sure to Leave Santa a lot of Milk (and Cookies) and Dairy Farmers will Thank you!

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According to the Business Insider, for years, the US government has supported the dairy industry to encourage production, but the rising costs and falling returns have forced some farmers to ditch cows altogether. Questions: What happened to milk prices during the Great Depression? What did the government do to make sure keep milk prices high… Read more »

Twitter CEO steps down

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According to the Washington Post, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announced his resignation from the social media giant. Questions: How did the CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, announce his departure and was it expected? Who did Mr. Dorsey put in charge? When Mr. Dorsey announced this, what happened with the stock market and the employees at Twitter?… Read more »

You’d better have the Big Bucks to Move to Austin!

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According to the New York Times, Austin, Texas has now surpassed It has the hot housing markets in Boston, Miami and New York City. But, how did Austin become one of the least affordable cities in America? Questions: What was the average number of new residents moving to the Austin every day in 2020? What… Read more »

These Shoes are Pieces of Garbage!

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According to the IndiaTimes.com, this is a sustainability concept on steroids! Questions: What is the concept behind this already profitable startup? How old is its founder and where is the startup located? Would you buy this product? If you were the accountant advising this company, what would be your main concerns? What is the company… Read more »

Have you considered Inflation Bonds?

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According to the New York Times, rising prices have affected both consumer goods and some government savings bonds. However, they could also benefit investors looking for safe spaces for their money. Questions: What type of return will the new series I savings bonds, known as inflation bonds to be issued in the next six months,… Read more »

Interesting New Startup!

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According to the New York Times, a new startup has come up with a new idea to reforest the planet where wildfires have taken their toll. Questions: What is this innovative idea and what type of technology is used? Where is the startup located? If you were an accountant advising this startup, what would be… Read more »

If You Build It, They Will Respond

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According to Leonardo Matignas, it’s time to build boards of directors in a “future-fit” direction. Questions: According to an EY survey, what percentage of CEOs around the world agree that public opinion will become as important to companies as their investors in the next five to 10 years?  At the same time what percentage of… Read more »

Integrity in the Supply Chain

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Jordan Strauss, managing director in the Forensic Investigations & Intelligence Practice of Kroll, LLC, details the major risks of corruption existing in supply chains today, and offers tips on addressing them. Questions: Normally, where are the greatest risks in supply chains? How have risks changed in the supply chain during the COVID-pandemic? What percentage of… Read more »

High Costs to Comply with Sales Taxes

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According to a new survey as reported by Accounting Today, midsized businesses spend 163 hours per month on sales tax compliance, typically costing more than $17,000. Questions: Which industry had the highest total estimated costs per month? What percentage greater in the amount of time was spent by the retail industry as compared to the manufacturing… Read more »

Striketober

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According to the Washington Post, Striketober is upon us, with factory workers, nurses and school bus drivers among the thousands of Americans who walked off jobs in October. Questions: According to the article, what are some of the reasons for so much striking? Is there any linkage between the “Great Resignation” and the increased striking?… Read more »