Behind the Export Boom

Industrial supplies and materials were the leading driver of export growth for the year ending in the second quarter of 2008, accounting for about 36% of the growth, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.

American exports grew at an inflation-adjusted rate of 11.8% in the 12 months studied. Capital goods, except automotive, accounted for about 34% of the growth; automotive, consumer and other goods accounted for about 22%; and foods, feeds and beverages accounted for about 8%.

Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis,



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.