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Interest rate update: Confidence in the Fed, but uncertainty over long-term growth

Interest rate update: Confidence in the Fed, but uncertainty over long-term growth

The Federal Reserve has started to normalize interest rates, lifting the short-term transaction cost off the zero bound. The result has been a 100-basis point…
Housing starts moderated in March amid rising rates

Housing starts moderated in March amid rising rates

Housing starts and permits inched up in March due to a boost from multifamily homes, beating market forecasts of significant declines in both series.
4 business issues and challenges shaping retail

4 business issues and challenges shaping retail

There are business issues and challenges for retailers to consider, from evolving consumer behaviors to a tight labor market.
5 key business issues restaurants are facing

5 key business issues restaurants are facing

Business issues and challenges for restaurants range from maintaining agile business operations to addressing a tight labor market.
Chart of the day: Industrial production hits record in March

Chart of the day: Industrial production hits record in March

Domestic industrial production increased by 0.9% in March, beating market forecasts despite global supply chain disruptions of key materials.
Back office transformation

Back office transformation

Maximize value in your post-merger business through people, process, technology and data transformation for your back-office functions.
Retail sales slow in March as inflation takes a toll

Retail sales slow in March as inflation takes a toll

March's retail sales added substantial downside risks to our forecast for economic growth that will most likely dip below 1% in the first quarter.
Initial jobless claims remain low as consumer sentiment rises unexpectedly

Initial jobless claims remain low as consumer sentiment rises unexpectedly

Initial jobless claims last week rose to 185,000 yet remained significantly below the pre-pandemic level. At the same time…
Proposed rules would include certain market participants as “dealers”

Proposed rules would include certain market participants as “dealers”

Proposed SEC rules would further define what it means to be buying and selling securities “as a part of a regular business.”
SEC proposes rules regarding security-based swap execution facilities

SEC proposes rules regarding security-based swap execution facilities

The SEC has proposed rules to create a regime for the registration and regulation of security-based swap execution facilities.
Accounting for obligations to safeguard crypto-assets

Accounting for obligations to safeguard crypto-assets

SAB 121 includes guidance for entities that have obligations to safeguard crypto-assets held for their platform users.
Domestic producer prices rose 11.2% in March amid Ukraine war

Domestic producer prices rose 11.2% in March amid Ukraine war

The producer price index for final goods and services rose 11.2% from a year ago, posting double digit growth for the third month in row. For March alone…
The illusion of inventory and price controls in the current economy

The illusion of inventory and price controls in the current economy

Disruptions of supply chains have renewed calls for political authorities to do something about soaring prices. Is this the time for price controls? No.
ASC 740: Q1 2022 Provision Considerations

ASC 740: Q1 2022 Provision Considerations

A roundup of global income tax considerations and changes in tax law for corporations preparing income tax provisions under ASC 740 for the first quarter of 2022.
SAS 136: Changes to the auditor’s report

SAS 136: Changes to the auditor’s report

For employee benefit plans subject to ERISA, Statement on Auditing Standards No. 136 changes the look of the auditor’s report.