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CalCPA Daily Clips
Friday, Jan. 20, 2012


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MEMBER IN THE NEWS

(Don Lucove honored.)
Spirit of Calabasas Award Goes to Local Accountant
http://calabasas.patch.com/articles/spirit-of-calabasas-award-goes-to-local-accountant

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REGULATORY
Advisory board addresses top concerns
http://www.accountingtoday.com/news/Firm-MPs-Merge-Caution-EisnerAmper-Blum-Shapiro-61469-1.html 
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Fatigue setting in for accounting standard-setters
http://www.accountingtoday.com/news/Fatigue-Setting-Accounting-Standard-Setters-61457-1.html

BUSINESS
GE lending unit said to be target of U.S. Probe
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-mortgage-probe-20120120,0,7684946.story 
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Better Business Bureau lists Top 10 scams of 2011
http://www.sacbee.com/2012/01/20/4201542/public-eye-better-business-bureau.html 
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Sales of small businesses improved last year
http://www.accountingtoday.com/news/Small-Business-Sales-Improved-Last-Year-BizBuySell-61455-1.html
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The Tipping Point: High Court Applebee's Ruling Could Hike Payroll Costs
http://www3.cfo.com/article/2012/1/regulation_tip-credit-applebees-supreme-court-wage-case-tipped-employees
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Intel sees 1st-quarter revenue above estimates 
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/01/20/BU2D1MRP2K.DTL

PROFESSION
Firm MPs: Merge with caution
http://www.accountingtoday.com/news/Firm-MPs-Merge-Caution-EisnerAmper-Blum-Shapiro-61469-1.html

PERSONAL FINANCE
A Setback for Credit-Card Users?
http://www.smartmoney.com/borrow/credit-cards/a-setback-for-creditcard-users-1327068920670/
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10 Things Customer-Service Reps Won't Tell You
http://www.smartmoney.com/spend/technology/10-things-customerservice-reps-wont-say-1326819855640/
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Mortgage rates hit record low -- 3.88%
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/01/20/BUVQ1MRKJP.DTL

TAX
IRS gives tax break to victims of human trafficking
http://www.accountingtoday.com/news/IRS-Tax-Break-Victims-Human-Trafficking-61460-1.html 
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IRS plans second meeting on real-time tax system
http://www.accountingtoday.com/news/IRS-Plans-Second-Meeting-Real-Time-Tax-System-61459-1.html

TECHNOLOGY
Uproar over proposed bills delays answer to Internet piracy
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-internet-piracy-20120120,0,3695348.story 
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7 Charged as F.B.I. Closes a Top File-Sharing Site
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/21/technology/megaupload-indictment-internet-piracy.html
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The Smartphone Data Diet
http://www.smartmoney.com/spend/deal-of-the-day/the-smartphone-data-diet-1327067329898
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Facebook's Open Graph expands to new businesses
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/01/20/BUTR1MRMPL.DTL

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