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  • SEC Seen Mulling Weaker Role for FASB

    But in order to move forward, the U.S. would still have to –have a strong voice– in the development of international standards, the chief accountant of the Securities and Exchange Commission says. February 21, 2012

  • Volcker Rule: A Case of Chicken Little

    Treasurers are joining banks in their argument that the Volcker Rule will irreparably damage financial markets. Why? February 17, 2012

  • Avon Calling: New CFO Steers Finance Through Scandal

    As she waits for a new boss to make longer-term changes at the troubled company, Avon Products CFO Kimberly Ross puts short-term trims at the top of her to-do list. February 14, 2012

  • Foot-Dragging on IFRS Decision Could Strip SEC of Power

    The overseer of the International Accounting Standards Board changes its membership to include only regulators whose countries use IFRS. February 13, 2012

  • Censuring E&Y, PCAOB Hits Firm's Lack of Skepticism

    The regulator has imposed its largest penalty, $2 million, on Ernst & Young over the auditor's review of a company's revenue-recognition practices. February 9, 2012

  • Tax Reform: You Can't Have It All

    Executives implore Congress for a lower corporate tax rate, and they would even be (somewhat) willing to give up beloved tax incentives. February 8, 2012

  • IRS Sparks Confusion on Property Upgrades

    New tax rules rekindle the repair versus improvement controversy. February 7, 2012

  • Global Positioning

    Expanding abroad has lots of potential, and plenty of risks. Here are some quick tips to help you avoid problems with staffing, regulatory requirements, joint ventures, and more. February 1, 2012

  • Don't Trust, Verify

    With antibribery actions on the rise, companies should monitor their business partners more closely than ever. February 1, 2012

  • Where the Money Is, and the Security Isn't

    Cyber thieves are increasingly targeting small and midsize businesses, and why not? Most SMBs do little to protect themselves. February 1, 2012

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