Below please find daily updates pertaining to the latest in financial, business, and tax news:

Revenue Recognition Standard Now Slated for Late May

April 22, 2014

The FASB had hoped to issue a final standard on revenue recognition during the first quarter of 2014. However, the board confirmed today that the timetable for releasing the standard has been pushed back slightly....

10 Ways Blogs Can Generate Business

April 22, 2014

Everyone seems to have a blog today, but is it really worth your time? Yes, a blog can bring in new business, but as these 10 steps show, you have to know how to do it right....

Bramwell?s Lunch Beat: GAO Sheds Light on IRS Budget Woes

April 22, 2014

The menu for April 22 features specials on the IRS denying group?s tax-exempt status, what the airline industry and the IRS have in common (and it?s not good), if sales taxes will doom Amazon, and more....

Management Accountants Get an Edge at Penn State

April 22, 2014

One college has started a program especially for management accountants: There are other jobs besides tax prep and auditing. Recruiters can now step up and take notice. ...

What Do Your Business Clients Want?

April 21, 2014

A new Sleeter Group survey reveals what business owners want from accountants. You'll see that there's a big difference between what they want and what you think they want....

Survey: Accounting Jobs Can Take as Long as a Month to Fill

April 21, 2014

CFOs reported that vacant staff-level accounting or finance jobs take an average of four weeks to fill, while open management-level positions take five weeks on average to fill, according to a new Robert Half poll....

Bramwell?s Lunch Beat: Lease Accounting Talks Scheduled to Start Back Up Later This Week

April 21, 2014

The menu for April 21 features specials on PwC looking at corporate clawback policies, SIFMA wanting FATCA delay, property tax collections rising, and more....

Presidential Tax Return: Obama Gets Hit by Obamacare

April 21, 2014

The Obamas squeezed under the bar for the highest marginal tax rate on their federal tax return. But they couldn't dodge the new 3.8 percent Medicare surtax....

Editor's Picks: Hold Off on Excel for iPad; The Risk in Hiring Exceptional Talent; Giving Up on Being Self-employed

April 18, 2014

There's lots of great content on the web to read, but why waste your time aimlessly searching. There are plenty of great articles produced by Sift Media sites and here are some of my favorites from the past week. Going Concern Here's Why You Don't Want Excel on Your iPad...

How to Converse with a Finn

April 18, 2014

In today's international world, U.S. accountants find themselves dealing with overseas professionals. Not everyone speaks English, and even when they do, language barriers remain....

Tech Stocks Are Falling, but Don?t Buy Just Yet

April 23, 2014

Big-name Techs are well off their highs -- But don't buy in just yet....

Will Hertz Shareholders Suffer From Post-Spinoff Remorse a la Expedia?

April 22, 2014

Corporate spinoffs tend to create substantial value for shareholders, with shares of the spun-off units often outperforming those of the parent company. A good case in point is TripAdvisor, whose shares have gained so much since its spinoff in 2011 that it now commands a bigger market cap than parent Expedia....

Verizon Communications Inc. Earnings: Can Big Red Stay Ahead of the Pack?

April 22, 2014

As price-war fears rise, Verizon hopes to stay out of the fray....

Dow Gains Again Despite McDonald's Poor Report; Yum! Brands Jumps After Hours

April 22, 2014

The Dow moved higher for the fifth time in six sessions on strong earnings. McDonald's disappointed in its report, while Yum! moved higher after hours on its quarter....

America's Favorite Doughnut

April 22, 2014

Who wins for America's favorite doughnut when a taste test isn't allowed?...

Netflix Wants to Stretch Its Lead Against Amazon With This Recent Move

April 22, 2014

As part of its earnings announcement yesterday, Netflix unveiled a move aimed at further distancing itself from Amazon.com?s Prime streaming service....

Why Intel Shouldn?t Give Up on Cellular

April 22, 2014

A report from Morgan Stanley suggests that Intel should quit developing cellular modems. This would be a mistake....

Dow Gains 65, but Delta Air Lines, United Continental Make Transports the Hot Market

April 22, 2014

Earnings season continued to help move the Dow higher, but the Transports set a new record on strength in airlines....

Nike Flees Wearables Ahead of Apple?s Game-Changing iWatch

April 22, 2014

Nike?s clearing house with its FuelBand team as Apple prepares to revolutionize the wearable tech space later this year....

Cree Inc Tumbles on Mixed Results, Ambivalent Forecast

April 22, 2014

Shares of LED specialist Cree tumbled nearly 8% after hours as the third-quarter report provided little clarity for investors....

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