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How Firms Can Restore Balance Sheets to Better Health - Feb. 01, 2021

How Firms Can Restore Balance Sheets to Better HealthAccording to the World Bank Group, for businesses in emerging markets and developing economies, the bottom fourth percentile of the non-financial corporate (NFC) sector saw their balance sheets deteriorate. Looking at these businesses’ Interest Coverage Ratio, the average figure dropped to 0.06 from 0.35 between the fourth quarter of 2019 and in the midst of […] read more

While Many Suffer Financially, Some Manage to Profit off Pandemic - Feb. 01, 2021

While Many Suffer Financially, Some Manage to Profit off PandemicThe Federal Reserve recently reported that the 50 richest people in the United States increased their net worth by $339 billion during the first half of 2020. There are two primary contributors to this near-unprecedented level of growth. The first is that many either owned or were heavily invested in tech companies that thrived during […] read more

How to Budget During a Pandemic - Feb. 01, 2021

How to Budget During a PandemicRight now with everything that’s going on, navigating your finances might feel overwhelming. However, there are some strategies that will help you manage cash shortfalls. Mariel Beasley of Duke University’s Common Cents Lab offers ways to help you manage during these trying times. Use Mental Accounting Translated, this means prioritizing what’s most important and cutting […] read more

Paying the Price for Vice: The Evolving Landscape of Excise Taxes in America - Jan. 01, 2021

Paying the Price for Vice: The Evolving Landscape of Excise Taxes in AmericaWhile excise or vice taxes have long been a part of the American tax landscape related to alcohol and cigarettes, the recent invention of vaping and legalization of marijuana and other substances is changing the landscape. What Are Excise Taxes? Excise taxes are taxes on specific types of consumable products such as alcohol or tobacco […] read more

COVID-19 Vaccination Considerations for Employers - Jan. 01, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Considerations for EmployersLooking at a 2009 letter from the U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), employers may be able to require their employees to take the COVID-19 vaccine, with a few exceptions (such as the likelihood of a life-threatening reaction to it). With the COVID-19 vaccine being rolled out, how can employers balance […] read more