It seems as if each day brings a new list of closing retailers. According to Shimkus (2023), Macy’s, Nordstrom, Kohl’s, Bed Bath and Beyond, and JoAnn’s are only a few of the iconic brick-and-mortar stores to close numerous stores this year. Questions: Source: Shimkus, B. (2023). SHUTTING UP SHOP: Full list of stores hit by… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Financial Accounting
A Scam Called “Pig-Butchering”
According to the Washington Post, federal law enforcement and major crypto exchanges appear to be behind in cracking down on fraud growth. Questions: Source: Newmyer, T. (2023). Crypto scam aimed at online acquaintances costs victims billions. The Washington Post, Feb. 14 (Retrievable online at https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2023/02/14/crypto-scam-lost-billions/)
The top 10 tax “crooks” for 2022
According to Accounting Today, the Criminal Investigation (CI) division of the IRS has released its top 10 cases for 2022. Which of the agency’s most prominent and high-profile investigations have you heard about? Questions: Source: Stimpson, J. (2023) The top tax crooks of 2022. Accounting Today, January 16 (Retrievable online at https://www.accountingtoday.com/list/the-irs-names-the-top-tax-crooks-of-2022)
If you are part of “Generation Zalpha,” there might be an internship in your future!
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).
Did you know that this was part of the process?
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 »
Gig Workers, Listen Up!
According to the New York Times, most gig economy workers lag behind those with traditional jobs in saving for retirement. However, parts of a new federal law can help them catch up. Questions: Sources: Carnes, A. (2023). For Freelancers, New Federal Help in Saving for Retirement. The New York Times, Jan. 6 (Retrievable online at… Read more »