Securities


SECURITIES

The SEC issues staff legal bulletin no. 14, Shareholder Proposals, to address issues pertaining to the 1934 Securities Exchange Act’s rule 14a-8, which governs inclusion of such documents in stock issuers’ proxy materials. The bulletin explains how the SEC applies the rule and reviews companies’ requests for “no-action” letters documenting its agreement not to take legal action against companies for a particular activity ( www.sec.gov/interps/legal/cfslb14.htm ).

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Cybersecurity threats proliferating for midsize and smaller businesses

This report details how SMBs can properly protect private information from breaches, design and implement a cybersecurity policy, and create safeguards for training and education.

CHECKLIST

Being responsive to clients

CPAs and their firms have daily pressures and hectic schedules, but being responsive is crucial to client satisfaction. Leaders in the profession offer advice for CPA firms that want to be responsive to clients.

QUIZ

Test yourself on these often confused words

The spelling checker on your word processing program can do only so much to flag problems. Your best insurance is to learn the troublesome words that trip up writers and use them correctly by the standards of formal, written English.