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November 1, 2017

CME Group Inc. plans to introduce bitcoin futures, more changes in store for CPA exam.

World’s Biggest Exchange Operator to Launch Bitcoin Futures

Coindesk

CME Group Inc. plans to introduce bitcoin futures, a development that could help professional traders and investors finally get serious about the cryptocurrency. The launch is contingent on receiving approval from U.S. regulators. There has been much debate about whether virtual currencies should be classified as a commodity or a security.

The Biggest Workforce Changes and How to Prepare

Forbes

Forbes lists several stats that can help guide you as you look into investing in new tools and technologies. One surprising stat: 83% of business leaders believe contractors are more productive than employees. A not-so-surprising stat: 80% of HR pros find it difficult to attract people with the right skills.

More Changes in Store for CPA Exam

Accounting Today

Candidates have reported that the new version of the CPA Exam, launched in April, mimicked what they were doing in their day-to-day jobs. American Institute of CPAs’ vice president of examinations Michael Decker says that tweaks to the exam have paid off in higher completion rates. Looking ahead, there are plenty of changes in store both within the exam itself and in how and where it’s administered.

Tax Bill Rollout Postponed to Thursday

Politico

House Republicans postponed the much-anticipated rollout of their tax reform proposal Tuesday night, an ominous sign for a direly needed legislative accomplishment for President Donald Trump and his party.

6 Traits of a Leader, No Matter Your Role

LinkedIn

Active listening, making the most of the meetings you call, finding a mentor, and sharing your passion are all among the traits to develop if you want to be seen as a leader at work, even if you don't hold a leadership position.