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  • SEC Wants Firms to Explain Fair-Value Choices

    In the next quarterly filing, companies should include new disclosures for valuations of assets and liabilities marked against nonexistent markets, according to commission guidance. March 31, 2008

  • Derivatives: The New Disclosure Rule

    Corporate users of credit-default swaps and similar instruments soon must show where they report them on their balance sheets and income statements. March 28, 2008

  • Hot Times for Accounting Officials

    The SEC thinks that members of the Financial Accounting Standards Board require fat raises to stay on board. Here's what they'll be making now. March 11, 2008

  • The Shaq Attack on Fair Value

    An accountant invokes the world of hoops to disparage fair-value purchase accounting. March 4, 2008

  • Can Bob Herz Make the Trains Run on Time?

    The Financial Accounting Standards Board's parent outfit gives the FASB chairman more power to rule over a trimmed-down board. February 27, 2008

  • FASB Parent: Five Is More than Seven

    Contending that the standard setter can do more with less, the Financial Accounting Foundation votes to cut the board and give the chairman more power. February 26, 2008

  • Breaking News: FASB Shrinks

    A controversial proposal to reduce the board from seven members to five appears to have been approved. February 26, 2008

  • Spare FASB from the Ax, Alums Say

    Critics blast a plan to cut the board's membership from seven to five. February 8, 2008

  • Facing Up to Fair Value

    Companies can expect to book more contingent liabilities, and at a higher cost than in the past. February 1, 2008

  • A New Vision for Accounting

    Robert Herz and FASB are preparing a radical new format for financial statements. February 1, 2008

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