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  • NEW YORK— The idea of paying taxes late and incurring IRS interest charges elicits a stern "Don't do that!" Trey Taylor's employee benefits consulting firm was debt-free last year, and he wanted to keep it that way. Rather than deal with the hassle and expense of applying for a line of credit, he decided not to pay his entire 2015 tax bill in the spring and hold back...

  • MUMBAI, Jan 15- Moving the head of Tata Consultancy Services to the top job at Tata Sons' holding company fills a critical hole for the salt-to-software conglomerate, but it leaves another at its most valuable company ahead of a complex and unpredictable 2017.. Indeed, for Tata Sons, promoting one-time Tata intern Chandrasekaran to chairman of the $100 billion...

  • Jan 12- Elliott Associates LP, a unit of activist hedge fund Elliott Management Corp, disclosed an 8.3 percent stake in Advisory Board Co, saying the company's stock was "significantly undervalued". Shares of Advisory Board, which provides research and software tools as well as consulting services to healthcare and education companies, shot up as much as 17.15...

  • MUMBAI, Jan 12- India's biggest software services exporter Tata Consultancy Services Ltd said it would continue to focus on expanding its digital business after beating analyst estimates with a 10.9 percent rise in profit for the quarter to December. India's $150 billion showpiece information technology sector struggled through 2016 as Western clients...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 5- U.S.-based taxable bond funds netted cash for the first time in four weeks, Lipper data released on Thursday showed, a sign that savers may be less wary than the Federal Reserve of inflation under the incoming Trump administration. The funds attracted $1.2 billion in the week through Jan. 4, the research service said, even as minutes from the Fed's...

  • Former CIA officer John Kiriakou.

    How Deloitte used veteran CIA officers shows just how intense the competition between major accounting firms is.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 16- A Koch Industries- funded report warned on Friday U.S. gasoline prices would rise if Congress passed a Republican proposal to adjust U.S. corporate tax rates to favor exports over imports, escalating a lobbying battle over the measure. The report by energy consultant Philip Verleger surfaced a week after the private conglomerate, controlled...

  • Dec 1- The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission failed to verify whether futures and swaps brokerage firms have adequate policies to help ward off cyber attacks, an internal CFTC audit found. The audit was completed in October by Brown& Company CPAS and Management Consultants PLLC at the request of the CFTC's inspector general. Auditors took issue with the...

  • Connection to Asia is critical: Deloitte

    Cindy Hook, CEO of Deloitte Australia, weighs in on the debate on protectionism and free trade.

  • Representative Tom Price, an orthopedic surgeon from Georgia, will be Trump's health and human services secretary, and Seema Verma, the founder of a health policy consulting company, will lead the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which is part of Health and Human Services and oversees government health programs for the poor and the elderly and...

  • Republican Representative Tom Price, an orthopedic surgeon from Georgia, will be Trump's Health and Human Services secretary, and Seema Verma, the founder of a health policy consulting company, will lead the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which is part of HHS and which oversees government health programs for the poor and the elderly and insurance...

  • Republican Representative Tom Price, an orthopedic surgeon from Georgia, will be Health and Human Services secretary, and consultant Seema Verma will lead the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, a powerful agency that oversees government health programs and insurance standards, Trump said in a statement. Price, 62, is an orthopedic surgeon who heads...

  • *Financial Conduct Authority shines light on opaque sector. LONDON, Nov 18- Consultants who advise pension schemes how to invest may face a full-blown competition probe, after coming under fire from Britain's financial regulator, which said their industry was prone to conflicts of interest and charged opaque fees. But the Financial Conduct Authority said the...

  • Nov 4- Institutional Shareholder Services on Friday recommended that investors in both companies approve Tesla Motors' plan to buy solar panel installer SolarCity for more than $2 billion. SolarCity's stock rose 9 percent on Friday to $20.40. Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk, who is chairman of SolarCity and the largest shareholder in both companies, has...

  • Nov 4- Institutional Shareholder Services on Friday recommended that investors in both companies approve Tesla Motors' plan to buy solar panel installer SolarCity for more than $2 billion. SolarCity's stock rose 9 percent on Friday to $20.40. Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk, who is chairman of SolarCity and the largest shareholder in both companies, has...

  • The Treasury Department's office of Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, or FinCEN, released an advisory that specifies what details banks should include in SARs when there is a cyber element in the case. It is the latest attempt by governments around the world to crack down on cyber crime after $81 million was stolen from Bangladesh Bank's account at the New...

  • FRANKFURT, Oct 25- Research and development spending by the world's biggest companies is accelerating into software and services while investment in physical products is falling sharply, an annual study by consulting firm PwC's Strategy& unit has found. The study is both a reflection of current spending priorities by the top 1,000 companies in North America,...

  • The code name for Time Warner in deal talks was "Rabbit," perhaps an homage to Warner Bros' carrot-chewing, wise-talking cartoon character. As a result, investment banking rival Morgan Stanley is now No. 1 in the U.S. merger advisory rankings with $435.3 billion in announced deals, about $435 million ahead of Goldman, which has $434.9 billion, according to Thomson...

  • FRANKFURT, Oct 25- Research and development spending by the world's biggest companies is accelerating into software and services while investment in physical products is falling sharply, an annual study by consulting firm PwC has found. The study is both a reflection of current spending priorities by the top 1,000 companies in North America, Europe, Japan,...

  • MUMBAI, Oct 13- Indian IT outsourcing group Tata Consultancy Services Ltd said its next two quarters will be better after clients held back on spending in the three months to September. Net profit in the three months ended Sept. 30 rose to 65.86 billion rupees, up from 60.73 billion rupees in the same period last year and ahead of analysts' forecasts of around 62.93...