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Pending home sales fall to their lowest level since April 2020

Pending home sales fall to their lowest level since April 2020

Pending home sales in the United States fell by 2% in August, the third straight monthly decline amid a steep rise in mortgage rates.
Economic headwinds: Media and entertainment

Economic headwinds: Media and entertainment

RSM examines what economic headwinds mean for the media and entertainment sector, which is facing a number of challenges.
New Rules for EV Tax Credits under the IRA

New Rules for EV Tax Credits under the IRA

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) updates the credit of up to $7,500 for new clean vehicles and introduces a tax credit of up to $4,000 for the purchase of used electric vehicles (EVs). But several rules and restrictions apply, including limits on the prices of vehicles and the income of buyers. Here's what you should know if you're in the market to purchase a clean vehicle.
Where economics and life sciences collide: Industry trends to watch

Where economics and life sciences collide: Industry trends to watch

From clinical trial activity to capital markets, what's trending for life sciences businesses and what should leaders focus on?
5 things to know in life sciences: Week of Sept. 19

5 things to know in life sciences: Week of Sept. 19

From high-priced drugs to a complex labor market, each week we highlight five things affecting the life sciences industry.
California to allow unclaimed property voluntary compliance program

California to allow unclaimed property voluntary compliance program

California has authorized an unclaimed property voluntary disclosure program allowing eligible holders to eliminate the 12% interest rate typically charged for non-compliance.
Consumer sentiment rises to highest level since May

Consumer sentiment rises to highest level since May

Consumer sentiment improved to 59.5 in September as inflation concerns eased, according to the University of Michigan's index.
Staying true to their core expertise

Staying true to their core expertise

Outsourcing non-core functions gives businesses the ability to focus on customer service and business growth.
Economic headwinds: Consumer products

Economic headwinds: Consumer products

The impact of inflationary pressures on consumers and their willingness to spend has left many consumer products companies holding bloated inventory levels.
The dollar’s reign will continue amid a global flight to safety

The dollar’s reign will continue amid a global flight to safety

Several factors are fueling the dollar's surge, including rising rate differentials, a global move to the dollar and escalating geopolitical tensions.
The talent gap survey

The talent gap survey

The top four findings from a talent gap research survey commissioned by RSM and solutions for overcoming the talent gap challenges companies are facing.
U.S. August CPI: Core inflation arrives hot even as gas prices fall

U.S. August CPI: Core inflation arrives hot even as gas prices fall

Premature calls for the Fed to pause its campaign to tame inflation should be politely dismissed given the 0.1% increase in top-line inflation in August.
Avoid IRA Rollover Tax Traps

Avoid IRA Rollover Tax Traps

An IRA rollover is usually a tax-smart move if you leave your job. But you should be aware of certain federal tax pitfalls — and how to avoid them. In most situations, it's advisable to arrange direct transfers from company plans into IRAs. But there are some exceptions. Here's important information to consider if you're contemplating rolling over any sizable amount from your employer's qualified retirement plan(s).
Where are all the workers?

Where are all the workers?

Discover the most compelling findings from RSM’s recent survey of middle market leaders regarding the talent gap.
Drive a competitive advantage for your business services firm through IT outsourcing

Drive a competitive advantage for your business services firm through IT outsourcing

This article discusses how business services companies can drive a competitive advantage through IT outsourcing.