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  • CFOs on IFRS: Forget about It

    CFOs urge the SEC to drop a proposal mandating U.S. companies to use the international accounting rules. April 17, 2009

  • The Fair Value Litany

    FASB's list of situations when a market is illiquid enough for companies to rely on internal models to estimate fair value gives management a lot of wiggle room. April 13, 2009

  • Messenger, Shot

    Accounting rules are under attack. Standard-setters should defend them. Politicians and banks should back off. April 10, 2009

  • Regulators Eye "Going Concern" Concerns

    With the economic crisis deepening, auditors and their clients get testy with each other about companies' ability to survive. April 6, 2009

  • Ball of Confusion: FASB Affirms Fair-Value Principles

    Okaying a proposal on how to gauge the price of financial instruments in illiquid markets, the board says that preparers should use their judgment. April 2, 2009

  • Investors: Stem the Anti-Fair Value Tide

    Investors, perhaps futilely, call on FASB to rethink proposals issued under high political pressure. April 1, 2009

  • Income-tax Accounting: Same Difference?

    The International Accounting Standards Board takes a stab at simplifying how companies account for deferred taxes. March 31, 2009

  • FASB Impairment Changes Could Boost Banks' Profits

    A Financial Accounting Standards Board proposal would amend how companies record other-than-temporary impairments for securities they have no current plans to sell. March 19, 2009

  • FASB Fair-Value Proposal Fights Sticky Wicket

    In its just-issued staff proposal, the board would steer bondholders away from valuing their holdings according to scattered market sales. March 18, 2009

  • A Fair Value Antidote Is Rushed by FASB

    In newly proposed guidance, board encourages companies to use more judgment — and do more work — when assessing the current value of assets stuck in an inactive market. March 16, 2009

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