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Fair Value: Nothing New under the Sun?
Contrary to popular belief, the idea "has been in place for decades," FASB leaders contend. May 13, 2008
FASB on Subprime: "We Warned You"
The chairman of the accounting standards board notes that his staff sent up a warning flare about subprime mortgages in 2005. May 1, 2008
Will Americans Foul Up Global Standards?
Many outside the U.S. would rather American companies and auditors stick to their own accounting standards, says a panel of experts. April 30, 2008
When I Think Back on All the GAAP I Learned in Grad School
A class assignment to vet the plan to bring IFRS to America is met with skepticism. April 30, 2008
What's Wrong with Subprime Accounting?
FASB and IASB search for a fix to future credit crunches, and take aim at a familiar culprit. April 28, 2008
For Some, Minority Interests Will Be a Major Boost
New accounting rules for minority interests will boost shareholder equity and lower leverage ratios at most companies. April 18, 2008
Fair-Value Liability: A "Parallel Universe"?
How do you gauge the fair value of a liability that couldn't be sold in any market? April 17, 2008
Playing Cat and Mouse with Fair Value
Top-drawer investors think that mark-to-market accounting will help them read the minds of CFOs. April 10, 2008
Fair-Value Question Stalls Derivative Standard
Different definitions in London and Connecticut complicate an effort to simplify accounting. April 1, 2008
One Standard, Many Laws
Accounting convergence could be derailed by countries making too many modifications. April 1, 2008