Generally, you equate the need for higher taxes in a city as a way to improve the environment. This blog looks at the city of Portland, Oregon. Questions: Source: Conerly, B. (2021) Death Of A City: The Portland Story? Forbes, Jan. 28 (Retrievable online at https://www.forbes.com/sites/billconerly/2021/01/28/death-of-a-city-the-portland-story/?sh=bff67ac74ad0) Constantz, J. (2023). The cities where high earners face… Read more »
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OOPS! A $3 Billion Accounting Error
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/)
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 »
Bankruptcy for Bed Bath & Beyond
According to the New York Times, Bed Bath & Beyond (BB&B) failed to fully reckon with the rise of online shopping, leading to its bankruptcy filing. Questions Source: Holman, J. and M. Hirsch (2023). Bed Bath & Beyond Files for Bankruptcy. The New York Times, April 23 (Retrievable online at https://www.nytimes.com/2023/04/23/business/bed-bath-beyond-bankruptcy.html)
Bizarre Development Surfacing Related to Embezzlement and Wire Fraud
After a 21-day manhunt, Roy C. McGrath, a fugitive who had been a top aide to Larry Hogan when he was Maryland’s governor, died Monday as the result of a confrontation with the FBI in the Knoxville, Tennessee area. Questions: Source: Thompson, S., O. Wiggins, P. Stein, and M. Wells. (2023). Former Hogan chief of… Read more »
Who’s Fault Is It Anyway?
According to multiple sources, the popularity of Ozempic, (also known as semaglutide) isn’t rising due to increased rates of diabetes, but instead is being used by individuals as the new “weight loss wonder drug”. Questions: Source: Lovelace, B., L. Dunn, K. Dahlgren. (2023). People with diabetes struggle to find Ozempic as it soars in popularity… Read more »
A Yeezy Problem?
According to the Washington Post, Adidas has more than $500 million of Kanye West sneakers, with no good options for getting rid of them. (See the video for new developments.) Questions: Source: Mark, J. (2023). Adidas has $500 million worth of Kanye West sneakers and no good options. The Washington Post, Feb. 27 (Retrievable online… Read more »
Dilbert Canceled By Many Newspapers
According to a number of sources, Scott Adams, creator of Dilbert, has sabotaged his brand through racist rants he made on a weekday morning show. Questions: Source: Rhaman, K. (2023). Dilbert Creator Takes to Twitter After Comic Dropped Over Race Comments. Newsweek, Feb. 27 (Retrievable online at https://www.newsweek.com/dilbert-creator-twitter-comic-dropped-race-comments-1783856)
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)
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)