According to Time, the Pentagon overcounted the value of weapons and other equipment sent to Ukraine by roughly $3 billion. Questions: Source: Hennigan, W. (2023) Pentagon Says Multi-Billion Dollar Accounting Mistake Means More Arms Funding for Ukraine. Time, May 18 (Retrievable online at https://time.com/6281063/pentagon-accounting-error-ukraine-arms-funding/)
Posts Categorized: International Accounting
According to the Washington Post, small businesses are beginning to brace for a worst-case scenario of delayed payments, stalled projects and layoffs if the nation defaults on its debt. Questions: Source: Bhattarai, A. (2023). Small businesses are beginning to panic about a government default. The Washington Post, May 21 (Retrievable online at https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2023/05/20/debt-ceiling-small-business/)
First Republic’s Problems
According to the New York Times, the bank’s rivals appear on firmer footing this time, in contrast with the widespread panic after the failures of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank in March. Questions: Source: Cowley, S. (2023). In An Unsteady Banking Industry, First Republic’s Problems Stood Out. The New York Times, May 1 (Retrievable… Read more »
TD Bank settles Ponzi Scheme case
According to the New York Times, TD Bank agreed to pay $1.2 Billion to settle a Ponzi Scheme Case. Question: Source: Goldstein, M. (2023). TD Bank Agrees to Pay $1.2 Billion to Settle Ponzi Scheme Case. The New York Times, Feb. 27 (Retrievable online at https://www.nytimes.com/2023/02/27/business/stanford-ponzi-scheme-settlement.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)
What Now for Meta?
According to the New York Times, Meta’s ad practices have been ruled illegal under E.U. law. Questions: Source: Satariano, A. (2023). Meta’s Ad Practices Ruled Illegal Under E.U. Law. The New York Times, Jan. 4 (Retrievable online at https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/04/technology/meta-facebook-eu-gdpr.html)
A Bad Year for Bonds
According to the New York Times, although it has been a bad year for bonds, the future appears to be brighter. Questions: Should you buy bonds as a speculative bet for 2023? What did the period from January through October 2022 look like for bonds? What are the long-term prospects for bonds, according to the… Read more »
More Than Three Years of Legal Battles End in Settlement
According to the Washington Post, Juul Labs, an e-cigarette manufacturer, announced that it reached a settlement with almost 10,000 plaintiffs for 5,000 cases alleging nicotine addiction and other health problems. Questions: Which company partially owns Juul? What long-term health consequences have e-cigarettes been linked to? In September, a lawsuit was brought by 33 U.S. states… Read more »