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Case underscores importance of lawyer-accountant communication

March 23, 2017

Joshua M. Dalton and Cindy C. Kung, BridgeTower Media Newswires Accounting for many financial statement items requires open communications between company legal counsel and the accounting group, with accounting for litigation loss contingencies possibly requiring ...

Eliminating funding for Planned Parenthood not a solution

March 23, 2017

Scott Forsyth, BridgeTower Media Newswires Planned Parenthood provides essential medical services to women and men — more than two million every year. It serves a predominantly poor population; 75% of its patients have incomes at or below 150% of the ...

Give Michigan drivers relief from high auto insurance premiums

March 23, 2017

Michael Van Beek and Matt Coffey, Mackinac Center for Public Policy A new legislative session kicked off in January, and once again, there’s talk in Lansing about reforming auto insurance in Michigan. This is a perennial issue: Since 2001, legislators ...

Correctly measuring your investment performance

March 23, 2017

David Peartree, BridgeTower Media Newswires Correctly measuring investment performance is a problem for many investors. The problem has two parts. First, many investors don’t even bother to measure their investment performance. Most brokerage account ...

Boldly take the road leading from uncertainty to confidence

March 23, 2017

Karen Natzel, BridgeTower Media Newswires Who doesn’t want more confidence? At an organizational level, we may seek certainty for the sake of stability or profitability. Our level of confidence may be impacted by marketplace conditions, trust in leadership, ...

Costco and Wal-Mart

March 23, 2017

Dear Mr. Berko: I’m 56, and both my wife and I work in real estate. We have about $285,000 in stocks plus a $122,000 annuity we just bought from our stockbroker. We hope to retire in 10 years and then work just part time. Now we are looking for income ...