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Friday Footnotes: Simple Financial Advice; Clinton’s Paid Leave Plan; Lost Accounting Jobs | 01.08.16

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Personal finance advice that fits on a 4×6. [NYT]

If I were to contact campus recruiters from the BIG 4 via e-mail and maybe try to get my foot in the door with an interview this way, would I have a chance at getting an interview? [Open Items]

Hillary Clinton’s Twist on Paid Leave: She Plans to Tax Wealthiest [NYT]

Texas is going to execute an accountant. [KWTX]

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday that total nonfarm employment increased by a robust 292,000 jobs in December, although there was a loss of 4,900 jobs in accounting and bookkeeping services. [AT]

What Can Congress and President Obama Accomplish in 2016? [TaxVox]

U.S. Transportation Secretary: Self-Driving Car Rules Are Coming — Eventually [Re/code]

Everything That's Wrong With Star Wars: The Force Awakens [io9]