Business and industry news from around the web: Oct. 30 – Nov. 3

Written on Nov 02, 2017

Accounting estimates changing at record pace
The number of changes in accounting estimates by SEC-registered entities in 2016 was the greatest since 2000, the first year for which Audit Analytics has analyzed all annual and quarterly SEC filings. The surge was largely driven by changes to pension accounting estimates.

The secrets of highly successful data analytics teams
Effective data analytics can give companies a huge competitive edge, because business managers can gain new insights into trends and customer behaviors that might not otherwise be possible. What does it take to assemble and maintain a top-notch team, and what should these teams be doing to make themselves successful?

Corporate tax cut seen as $70 billion gift to foreign investors
President Trump says middle-class Americans will see higher wages from his proposed corporate tax cuts, but a new study shows that foreign holders of U.S. stock would actually see a bigger benefit in the short term.

Accountants’ role in managing AI disruption
Artificial intelligence could have wide-ranging effects on the accounting profession. Accountants who want to continue to succeed in business need to think about ways they can deploy this technology, said Calum Chace, an AI expert who at the AICPA’s fall Council meeting.

Tech Corner - The best media streaming devices of 2017
Get the scoop on the highest rated streaming boxes and sticks to find out which one is your best bet for watching shows, movies, and more on your television.

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