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Are Anti-trust Penalties Deductible?
A new IRS advisory provides guidance on whether the fines and penalties associated with a corporate anti-trust lawsuit are tax deductible. November 3, 2008
Will Feds' Subprime Cases Fall Flat?
The SEC and Justice Department are gearing up to battle financial firms. But some say fairness issues and the complexity of the securitized instruments will hinder them. November 3, 2008
Flexing Your Muscle
How to craft an employment contract that gives you the best deal. November 1, 2008
Amid Controversy, AIG Names a New CFO
An AIG executive since 2000, the new CFO will be overseeing repayment of the bailout funds, and work with the board on new compensation policies. October 17, 2008
Will New Comp Rules Spread Past Bailed-out Firms?
Executive-pay experts think it's likely the new president and Congress will try it. And that's just the start of their complaints. October 15, 2008
GOP Optimistic About Bailout Vote
House Minority Whip Roy Blunt says constituents are starting to realize the impact of the credit crunch on their pension plans and the broader economy. October 3, 2008
Senate Passes Bailout Bill
The revamped package won overwhelming support among members of both parties. The House is slated to vote on the bill Friday. October 2, 2008
Comp Rx: Kill Employment Contracts?
Amid the tussle over what to do about executive compensation, a radical solution is floated. October 1, 2008
Senate to Move Next on Bailout
The House might take up the bill again, with some possible changes, as soon as Thursday. October 1, 2008
The Jury's Out
A reversal of a big jury award to shareholders lends support to critics of proposed revisions to FAS 5. October 1, 2008