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2010: The Year of the Roth Conversion?
(Journal of Accountancy) – This year will be the Year of the Tiger, according to Chinese custom, but it also could be remembered by investors as the Year of the Roth Conversion, a decision that can have a large impact on investors’ ability to build wealth during their lifetime and preserve wealth for beneficiaries.
 
Farewell, Company Health Plans?
(CFO) – Now that health-care reform bills have passed both the House and the Senate, some CFOs are seriously considering whether or not to drop employee coverage. For the past 19 years, Frank Santos, CFO of the privately held, seven-property Rosen Hotels and Resorts in Orlando, Florida, has prided himself on delivering high-quality health care to his employees in a unique and low-cost way.
 
Fed Chief Edges Closer to Using Rates to Pop Bubbles
(Wall Street Journal) – Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke cracked the door open a bit more to the idea of raising interest rates if a new financial bubble emerges.
 
Jobless Claims Fall Unexpectedly to Lowest Since July 2008
(USA Today) – The Labor Department said Thursday that new claims for unemployment insurance fell 22,000 to a seasonally adjusted 432,000, the lowest since July 2008. That’s much better than the rise to 460,000 that Wall Street economists expected.
 
Small Business Owner’s New Year’s Resolutions
(FOX Business) – Heading into a New Year is always a good time to reflect on lessons learned, and also to make resolutions toward making the next one better. FOXBusiness.com asked small business owners and experts what they learned this year.

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