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Footnotes: Interested in Interest Rates; Save the Ex-Im Bank; Deloite’s Trippy New Digs | 07.29.14

Don’t Kill the Export-Import Bank Note: this is an opinion piece [NYT]

A Michigan CPA who stole from clients is off to prison for a few months [The Blade]

Interest rate rise could cut global growth, says IMF "Markets may reassess growth prospects in emerging markets if there are renewed bouts of financial turbulence as advanced economies normalise monetary policy," said report author Hamid Faruqee. "A downside scenario of sharply tighter financial conditions alongside a further weakening of emerging market growth would be damaging for the global economy – lowering output by about 2%," his report added. [The Guardian]

Colin is at Sage Summit… and tweeting about it! [Twitter]

Deloitte's new Amsterdam HQ looks like something out of Resident Evil, minus the flesh-eating zombies of course [Gizmag]

Your boss knows NOTHING about job security [WSJ]

Judge gives deadline for KPMG co-defendant issue A High Court judge has said he wants to be told by the end of October whether it is proposed to join accountancy firm KPMG – former auditors of Irish Nationwide Building Society – as a co-defendant in a legal action brought over €6 billion losses at the society. Mr Justice Peter Kelly said a decision is awaited from either IBRC or others concerning the possible joinder of KPMG as a defendant. It seemed a law firm, Eugene F Collins, had been appointed to review legal advice on this issue and that was awaited. [Irish Times]

PwC warns Canadians to make sure they aren't an "accidental American" [Globe and Mail]

EY acquires research firm The buying spree continues. [Accountants Daily]

Is the Grilled Cheese Startup Silicon Valley's Most Elaborate Joke? Technology has not only made our lives easier, it's made our lives a joke [Valleywag]