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Now that Amazon (ticker AMZN) has announced its decision to acquire Whole Foods for nearly $14 billion, analysts in nearly every sector are abuzz with the ramifications. Will Amazon crush the grocery stores, just like it has dominated other categories like electronics, apparel, shoes, pet food, office supplies, etc.? Will it strengthen its distribution hubs to further develop its online grocery-delivery abilities? Maybe it will build inventory of its Kindle e-readers, Echo speakers and other gadgets in its new 5.6 million square feet of gross space for easier regional shipping?

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Our midyear tax update focuses on state and local tax changes as states are becoming increasingly proactive in locating additional sources of revenue and definitions of nexus are constantly evolving. We also discuss the new financial statement revenue recognition process and how it impacts revenue when it is taxed for federal income tax purposes

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A new set of videos is up on the Hedge Connection Asset TV channel. The videos were recently shot at our Deal Ring event in New York and feature expert commentary from the managers, investors and service providers that participated in the event. Clips include Audience Choice award winner Kevin Parks on why community banking stocks are overlooked, and Baker Tilly’s thoughts on cybersecurity and tax reform

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The latest research on the payments industry from FinTech expert Warren Fisher. The piece looks at the benefit of the secular decline of cash and the 5 key drivers of payment growth, and how the combination of these factor will spur the emerging, electronic payments industry

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