Trevor Milton convicted of securities fraud after 6-year successful stock market run. His company and concept car was all a lie! Questions: Why do, as the article says, “corporate executives tend to portray activist short sellers as vigilantes?” Related to the first question, what has Nathan Anderson’s firm done in the past several years? Why… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Accounting Principles
In Simplicity We Trust: But Not in America
According to The New York Times, if you want higher education to cost less, then it should be cheaper to enroll. But in America – that’s not how we ROLL! Questions: Besides student loans, what other examples of complexity does author Ron Lieber present? What did the author list as the two administrative burdens for… Read more »
Closet cleaning? Did you sell something online for over $600 this year? Watch out for your IRS Form 1099.
According to the New York Times, a new change in tax law may result in Form 1099s to be sent to some small time sellers for online sales. Questions: What was the aim of this new tax law? When did the law take effect? The law is part of which congressional action? Which online marketplaces… Read more »
Watch out Walmart, Here they Come!
According to the Washington Post, Kroger and Albertsons are putting together a merger deal that could pose a competitive threat to Walmart and other grocery chains, as a major industry consolidation. Questions: Do you think that the merger will result in lower or higher prices for consumers? What types of issues is the FTC concerned… Read more »
Nightmare Logistics: Stay Away from this Gold Standard Moving and Storage!
How would you like your belongings moved across the U.S. only to find that they were auctioned off before you got them back? That’s what some moving customers are finding with a company calling itself Gold Standard Moving and Storage. Questions: According to the video and article what is Gold Standard and their status? Who… Read more »
A $5 Million Fraud Against Hundreds in California Results from Postal Theft and Fraud
According to the California Attorney General, 56 individuals involved in a scheme resulting in the theft of nearly $5 million from hundreds of people in a widespread mail theft and postal fraud operation. Questions: How many suspects were arrested as part of the fraud? Out of which counties were the suspects operating? What will the… Read more »
According to Susan Edelman, witnesses in alleged COVID vaccine fraud case have put 82 NYC educators in potential legal danger. Questions: Why are these educators in potential legal danger? Who committed the fraud? What was the amount of ill-gotten gains derived from the fraud? According to the article, what percentage of the COVID vaccines given… Read more »
Unionization Cost Raises at Starbucks?
According to the Washington Post, Starbucks illegally withheld wages and benefits from thousands of unionized baristas, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) alleged in a complaint Wednesday. Questions: How many Starbucks locations have voted to join the union? What does the NLRB seek as a result of the complaint? Explain the disparity in wages between… Read more »
Stocks extend Losses
There has been a lot of market movement since Fed Chair Powell’s Jackson Hole speech last Friday. Questions: What did Powell say about interest rates? 2. What did the article say that Powell’s speech is trying to remind people about? 3. How high do you think interest rates will be raised? 4. What do the… Read more »
Long Awaited Agreement is Only a First Step
According to Thomson Reuters, the U.S. Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) on Aug. 26, 2022, finally signed an agreement with Chinese authorities that will allow the board to inspect and investigate audit firms based in China and Hong Kong whose clients trade on American exchanges. Questions: When will the PCAOB start inspections? What were… Read more »