According to the New York Times, making TikTok content for brands is the hot new gig and job sites are peppering listings with ads for “TikTok content creator interns.” Questions: Source: Maheshwari, S. (2023). Wanted: Interns Who Can Make TikTok Hits. The New York Times, Feb. 12 (Retrievable at https://www.nytimes.com/2023/02/12/business/tiktok-interns.html).
Posts Categorized: Behavioral and Social Issues Related to Accounting
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Car companies have built life-size clay models for almost 100 years, for nearly every car you see on the road. Questions: Source: Insider Business Staff. (2023). Why Car Companies Still Use Clay Models That Cost Up To $650K. Insider Business, Feb. 9 (Retrievable online at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYHBCZdMlqw)
News from the I.R.S.
According to the New York Times, the I.R.S. is saying to hold off on filing your federal income tax return if you are a person that received a one-time special payment from your state last year. Since there are a variety of state programs that distributed these payments in 2022 with complex rules, there is… Read more »
How Many All-Cash Buyers Are In Your Neighborhood?
According to the Washington Post and realty company, Redfin, nearly one-third of homes purchased in 2022 were all-cash deals! Questions: Source: Martinez, E., K. Schaul, and H. Shaban. (2023). See how many all-cash buyers snagged houses in your neighborhood. The Washington Post, Feb. 9 (Retrievable online at https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/interactive/2023/all-cash-buyers-housing-market/?itid=hp-top-table-main_p001_f004)
Look at Carvana Stock Surge!
According to theStreet.com, Carvana stock surged as much as 33% today! But why? Questions: 1. What do some traders speculate that the change is due to? Explain. 2. What happened to Carvana stock in 2022 and why? 3. During the COVID pandemic, how many times did Carvana go into debt? Source: Chang, E. (2023). Carvana… Read more »
Monopoly May End Soon!
According to the New York Times, the curtain is expected to come down next week on a monopoly for the anti-inflammatory medication, Humira, that has generated $114 billion in revenue for AbbVie just since the end of 2016. Questions: Source: Robbins, R. (2023). How a Drug Company Made $114 Billion by Gaming the U.S. Patent… Read more »
Reining in Crypto
According to the New York Times, the SEC fined cryptocurrency lending firm Nexo for violating federal securities law. Questions: Source: Yaffe-Bellany, D. (2023) Crypto Lender Nexo Is Fined $45 Million as Crackdown Widens. The New York Times, Jan. 19 (Retrievable online at https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/19/business/nexo-sec-crypto-fined.html?)
How Common is Securities Fraud?
According to a new study, ten percent of public companies commit securities fraud each year. Questions: Source: Livni, E. (2023) Just How Common Is Corporate Fraud? The New York Times, Jan. 14 (Retrievable online at https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/14/business/dealbook/how-common-is-corporate-fraud.html?)
Coinbase Reaches a Settlement with New York Regulators
According to the New York Times, Coinbase, a publicly traded cryptocurrency trading exchange based in the United States, has reached a settlement with financial regulators in New York. Questions: Source: Goldstein, M. and E. Flitter. (2023). Coinbase Reaches $100 Million Settlement With New York Regulators. The New York Times, Jan. 4 (Retrievable online at https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/04/business/coinbase-settlement-anti-money-laundering.html)
Giving It All Away?
According to the New York Times, profitable business owners in Japan cannot find successors. As a result, one model is to give the business away. Questions: Source: Dooley, B. and H. Ueno. (2023). Japan’s Business Owners Can’t Find Successors. This Man Is Giving His Away. The New York Times, Jan. 3 (Retrievable online at https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/03/business/japan-businesses-succession.html)