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Accounting News Roundup: Merger Madness; The Inequality Problem; Keurig Comes Out Clean | 10.17.14

Janet Yellen Warns of Inequality Threat [NYT]
Janet L. Yellen, the Federal Reserve chairwoman, said Friday that she was concerned about the growing inequality of wealth and income in the United States, and that chances for people to advance economically appeared to be diminishing. “I think it is appropriate to ask whether this trend is compatible with values rooted in our nation’s history, among them the high value Americans have traditionally placed on equality of opportunity,” Ms. Yellen said.

Bonadio Group buys Orchard Park accounting firm [Buffalo Business First]
More mergers you've never heard of.

Huh? [Twitter]

SEC Ends Keurig Investigation With No Enforcement Action [WSJ]
Keurig Green Mountain Inc. on Friday said the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is closing its four-year investigation into the coffee company’s accounting practices and isn’t bringing any enforcement action against the company or its employees.

Accounting firm changes its name [Winston-Salem Journal]

Personalities of Pittsburgh: Why Deloitte's Shiry is accountable [Pittsburgh Business Journal]
Cool story, bro.

IRS Explains How To Come Clean On Offshore Accounts [Forbes]
A handy guide.

Why the lack of convergence hurts U.S. companies []

More Than 40 Percent of Top Techies Think We're in a Bubble [Valleywag]

Texas Health Worker Who May Have Handled Ebola Specimen Is On a Cruise [Gawker]
Cruises are just the worst, right?