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Ford seeks CEO [Bloomberg]

Accountant resigns amid ExpoPark investigation A Montana ExpoPark accountant who was put on paid administrative leave around the time Cascade County began a "complex financial investigation" into the facility has resigned. The investigation into the county owned sports and entertainment facility has been underway since March, but Friday was the first time County Attorney John Parker indicated the reason. [Ravalli Republic]

Dixon Hughes (remember them?) has a new CEO [Charlotte Business Journal]

CNN trolled H&R Block to do some tax returns for a $100,000 earner who could afford better [CNNMoney]

Colorado is trying to figure out how to spend all that pot tax money [9News]

U.S. judge dismisses case against Twitter alleging pre-IPO fraud Twitter Inc has won the dismissal of an unusual lawsuit accusing the social media company of fraudulently arranging a private stock sale it never intended to complete, with a goal of stoking interest in its November 2013 initial public offering. U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin in Manhattan said Precedo Capital Group Inc and Continental Advisors SA failed to show that Twitter was responsible for the cancellation of a secondary market offering they had been arranging with another firm, GSV Asset Management Inc. [Reuters]

Bay Area Man Pleads Guilty to Securities Fraud by Insider Trading in The Walt Disney Company’s Acquisition of Marvel Entertainment in August 2009 According to a plea agreement filed in federal court, Scammell learned that Disney planned to acquire another company “that people would recognize right away” from his then-girlfriend, who was an extern at Disney in the summer of 2009 and who worked on the deal to acquire Marvel. Scammell later learned from a supervisor at his then-employer—which had periodically provided corporate consulting services to Disney and had confidentiality obligations to Disney—that Disney had previously been interested in acquiring Marvel. Scammell admitted that he learned the planned acquisition by Disney was estimated to close by Labor Day 2009, based on his observations of his girlfriend’s work schedule at Disney and their own travel plans at the time. [FBI]

How sick in the head do you need to be to ask Reddit to name your kid? [Jezebel]

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