Accounting News Roundup: Comcast Done Chasing Time Warner; Say Hello to KPMG Ignition; 1-800Accountant | 04.24.15

Comcast Kills Time Warner Cable Deal [WSJ]
Aw, shucks: "Comcast Corp. on Friday ended its plans to acquire Time Warner Cable Inc., as increasing pressure from regulators prompted the end of the $45.2 billion deal."

New KPMG downtown digs go tech-casual, plans to hire 100 this year [DP]
SO MUCH BUZZ "With millennials in mind, KPMG Denver opened a new downtown office Thursday that looks nothing like a place where stodgy tax accountants work. Called Ignition, the collaborative space for employees and clients is meant to inspire innovation with its dry-erase walls, game tables and a moss wall — 'feel free to mist,' says a sign. 

Job Skills Companies Want But Can’t Get [Bloomberg]
Where are all the problem solvers and critical thinkers? 

Sam's Club to Offer Accounting Services with 1-800Accountant via Mobile Devices [AT]

Booz Allen's Suit Over Defections to Deloitte Survives [NJ Law Journal]
You'll enjoy this story if you like well-lawyered companies bickering over talent. 

What do you guys do on a daily basis? [r/accounting]
Someone wants to know.

China Says Please Stop Hiring Funeral Strippers [ChinaRealTime/WSJ]
"According to a statement from the Ministry of Culture on Thursday, the government plans to work closely with the police to eliminate such performances, which are held with the goal of drawing more mourners."

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