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      ACCOUNTING & AUDITING   
Auditing: Time for an adjustment?
CFO
Keeping the auditor-client relationship free of conflicts of interest is still a struggle. As allegations of auditor malpractice climb, keep your eyes peeled for these common culprits.
      CAREER   
4 ways to help emerging women self-promote
Forbes
Hide your accomplishments under a bushel? No! It's time to let that little light shine.
As tech disrupts our jobs, it's not too late to turn pain into gain
World Economic Forum
Rosie the Robot may have her eye on your job, but have no fear. A shift to lifelong learning ensures man remains one step ahead in the job market.
      ECONOMY   
The big fear spooking investors
CNN Business
Halloween wasn't the only scary thing to come out of October. With a trade war raging, stocks teetering and the Federal Reserve hinting at a rate hike, investors and economists alike are wondering what's next.
      LEADERSHIP   
The best bosses are humble bosses
The Wall Street Journal
Think about a time when you failed. Have a few to choose from? Good! You've got what it takes to lead.
      MANAGEMENT   
How to make sure you're not using data to justify decisions you've already made
Harvard Business Review
Too many KPIs are viewed through a rearview mirror. Focus on what's ahead by identifying your metrics at the start -- not end -- of your data-driven decision-making process.
      PENSIONS & EMPLOYEE BENEFITS   
IRS announces higher 2019 retirement plan contribution limits
Forbes
The IRS has announced inflation-adjusted figures for retirement account savings. Find out how much you'll be able to sock away in 2019 before passing the news along to your company's employees.
      PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT   
The cognitive biases tricking your brain
The Atlantic
Science suggests we're hardwired to delude ourselves. Can we do anything about it?
      TAXATION-BUSINESS   
State of Wayfair: State, trade group officials have a chat
Bloomberg
“Hey Congress. Whatcha doin' about Wayfair?” You've been wondering. Now industry groups are asking.
      TECHNOLOGY   
Why is it so hard to trust a blockchain?
Strategy + Business
We aren't asking you to do a trust fall into a blockchain near you -- yet. Instead, start with these strategies designed to ease you into the blockchain implementation process.
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