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General Interest

Benefits and Compensation
This online human resource information management and technology mall provides information on benefits, compensation, succession planning and other human resource issues such as training, payroll, and relocation. It also includes links to professional associations, other related Web sites and a product and services guide.
William M. Mercer offers free information on a variety of benefits issues, including legislative and legal developments.
The American Payroll Association has many compensation links, a "listening room" with informational programs for visitors with sound cards and possibly the flashiest home page on the Web.
The American Compensation Association, a not-for-profit association with more than 23,000 human resource practitioners, offers information, training, networking, certification and research tools for the management profession. Topics include compensation and benefits management, executive compensation and international remuneration.
The International Association for Human Resource Information Management offers data on global human resource and management consulting services through links to government Web sites world-wide as well as to educational, training, recruiting and labor resources.

For Technical Analysis
Equity Analytics maintains this site, which provides updated information on stocks, bonds, futures and commodities, insurance, retirement and financial planning. It also has a Technical Analysis Resource Center that describes technical analysis tools. Reviews of technical analysis and charting programs and options software also are provided.

A Link to the Past
The First Thanksgiving site offers the amateur historian the text of the 1620 Mayflower Compact and various Thanksgiving proclamations—from the 1782 Continental Congress to George Washington's 1789 and Abraham Lincoln's 1863 address.

The Online Guide to Online Service
The List is a database of more than 3,000 Internet service providers, organized by areas codes served and describing the service each one provides. It makes comparison shopping simple.

Searching Online and Offline
Not only is the Northern Light's search engine especially comprehensive and sophisticated, but it also references offline material in a "special collection" available by paid subscription. For-pay services have a free trial period.

Keep up with the latest legal information on labor and employment issues with late breaking "flash bulletins," courtesy of the law firm of Wessels & Pautsch.

Investing for Fun and Profit
Don't be fooled by its name: The Motley Fool offers a huge amount of serious investment advise and information, presented with lively writing and a sense of fun.

Markets Beyond the Horizon
Not only does the emerging markets site have many useful links and resources on Asia, Latin America, Africa, and Eastern Europe but it also updates key data daily. It contains both free and subscription services.


Year-end tax planning and what’s new for 2016

Practitioners need to consider several tax planning opportunities to review with their clients before the end of the year. This report offers strategies for individuals and businesses, as well as recent federal tax law changes affecting this year’s tax returns.


News quiz: Retirement planning, tax practice, and fraud risk

Recent reports focused on a survey that gauges the worries about retirement among CPA financial planners’ clients, a suit that affects tax practitioners, and a guide that offers advice on fraud risk. See how much you know with this short quiz.


Bolster your data defenses

As you weather the dog days of summer, it’s a good time to make sure your cybersecurity structure can stand up to the heat of external and internal threats. Here are six steps to help shore up your systems.