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Accounting News Roundup: Accounting Salaries Expected to Go Up; Navistar’s String of Losses; Negotiating Perks | 09.03.15

Accounting Salaries Expected to Rise Next Year [AT]
A new Robert Half study says that salaries should increase 4.7% next year for accounting and finance jobs. This Bloomberg article also states that "big data" jobs can expect big raises.

Navistar Says SEC Considering Penalties Against Company [WSJ]
The company disclosed that the SEC would recommend an enforcement action against it and former CEO Dan Usitan for "past accounting and disclosure matters." Also, the company posted its 12th straight quarterly loss. Ouch.

To Stop Procrastinating, Start by Understanding the Emotions Involved [WSJ
"[R]esearchers say chronic procrastination is an emotional strategy for dealing with stress, and it can lead to significant issues in relationships, jobs, finances and health."

Finance decision-makers less confident in third quarter [JofA]
From the CPA Outlook Index: everyone is optimistic about their own prospects, but have doubts on "overall economic sentiment."

Six Things You Probably Didn’t Know Were Negotiable [TwoCents.Lifehacker]
Including work perks like flex time, project placement and vacation.

Google "Fun Facts" Right Now For a Random Fun Fact [Factually.Gizmodo]
For example: "Why is it called a manila envelope? The Manila hemp is derived from a species of banana originally from the Philippines, whose fibers are tough. The hemp is then used during the paper making process, similar to how Kraft paper uses wood pulp. So the mystery is solved, the manila envelope gets its name from the hemp in which it is made from."