Kraft Heinz Fraud

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Today’s column offers a review of a clawback fraud; CFO.com explains that Kraft-Heinz (KHC) reported supplier contracts that made it appear as if expense savings were provided in exchange for past or same-year events performed by the company when, in reality, they were upfront payments in exchange for a future benefit from KHC. This was… Read more »

Rise to Fame

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According to MarketWatch, Wordle, the viral word-game sensation is going corporate after it was scooped up by New York Times Co., for an amount “in the low seven figures.” Questions: Who developed Wordle? What is the basic idea or rule behind Wordle? How fast has the popularity of Wordle grown over the last few months? What… Read more »

Walmart’s new venture into financial technology

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Walmart Inc.’s financial-technology venture agreed to buy two small companies and rebrand itself in a step toward providing an app that enables customers to save, borrow and receive money. Questions: What are the two small companies the Fin-Tech venture agreed to buy? What is Walmart’s venture called? Why is this move going to shake up… Read more »

Just Like The Wild West: Massive Supply Chain Thefts

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Waiting for your order in the mail? Your goods may be stolen from rail cargo thefts; in other words, goods at rest are goods at risk. Questions: Why is theft so rampant in Los Angeles for rail cargo like that of Union Pacific? According to the Guardian, what percentage increase in crimial rail theft has… Read more »

Location-based Salaries and Pay Equity

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According to Babak Varjavandi, companies embracing location-based compensation send an unspoken message that people who live in more affluent areas are worth more to the company. Questions: What are the positive effects of avoiding location-based pay cuts? How does Babak recommend that companies set up fair compensation plans in a remote work environments? What is… Read more »

Diversity Disclosures

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On this MLK day, we take a look at diversity disclosures and the S&P as detailed by Richard Binder at BenefitsPro.com. Questions: According to McKinsey & Company, how long will it take for Black workers to reach talent parity across all levels in the private sector? However, if promotion, attrition, and external hiring rates were… Read more »

Is your state one of them?

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In a recent article in Accounting Today, Michael Cohn presents the standout states for the highest rate of business fraud. Questions: Which state is the highest? Which state is the lowest? Which state were you most surprised about and why? Which state had the highest single amount per fraud? What was the difference in how… Read more »

Jury Still Deliberating

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According to the New York Times, a federal jury in California is struggling to reach a unanimous verdict on three of 11 charges against Elizabeth Holmes, former CEO of Theranos. Questions: What is the maximum sentence for each federal fraud count? How many counts of fraud is Ms. Holmes facing? What is the makeup of… Read more »

CEO with the “Crass”mas Spirit

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Last Wednesday, the CEO of Better.com, Vishal Garg, fired 900 employees during a 3-minute holiday Zoom presentation. Questions: Where did CEO Garg “bad-mouth” the laid off employees, accusing them of stealing time from the company? What percent of Better.com’s workforce is this? What industry is Better.com in? Explain all the factors that are wrong with… Read more »

Disposable Plates, Cup Holders, and Fast Food Containers

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A company. Lifepack, in Colombia is making eco-friendly plates out of the tops of old pineapple tops. Questions: How old is the company? The company also makes cups that contain seeds. What types of plants can be grown with these products? About how many eco-friendly plates does the company turn out a day? What are… Read more »