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  • SEC Mulls Shareholder Catch-22

    A commission panel considers a judge's sticky question: How can shareholders have their say when a company is barred from holding a shareholder meeting? Chairman Cox says it's worth studying. May 7, 2007

  • Apple CFO Warned Jobs on Option Dates

    Statement by former finance chief Fred Anderson raises questions about the company's claim that its CEO did not ''appreciate the accounting implications'' of options backdating. April 25, 2007

  • Sea Change for Attorney-client Privilege

    The Seagate case may erode the privilege in patent lawsuits — or it may just turn a 24-year-old legal standard on its head. April 17, 2007

  • Oxley: I'm Not Happy with Sarbox

    Retired Congressman Michael Oxley blames the PCAOB for starting "all the problems" with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. April 6, 2007

  • SEC Tells Staff to Revise AS5

    Commissioners gave the SEC staff the go-ahead to work with the PCAOB on making the proposed internal-control auditing standard less prescriptive and more aligned with Section 404. April 5, 2007

  • States of Health

    Rather than wait for change from the feds, states are taking on health care issues themselves. The result, say experts, could be a "compliance nightmare." April 5, 2007

  • Up in Smoke?

    The Supreme Court's CO2 ruling could leave businesses fuming. April 3, 2007

  • "Say on Pay" Bill Passes House Committee

    Opponents of Barney Frank's bill say it would spur public-company CFOs and their bosses to take jobs at private equity-firms, away from the scrutiny of investors. March 29, 2007

  • SEC Unit Eyes Swifter Fraud Payouts

    Phoenix, a new computer system, should simplify tracking, collecting, and distributing billions of dollars of penalties, says Chairman Cox in his budget statement. March 27, 2007

  • Judge Throws Out Suit Challenging PCAOB

    By questioning the legality of the oversight board, the plaintiffs had sought to dismantle the entire Sarbanes-Oxley Act. March 22, 2007

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