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  • U.K. Bribery Act Goes into Effect

    Similar to but broader than the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the new law exposes CFOs in the United States to more risk. July 1, 2011

  • My Auditor, My Whistle-blower

    New rules give accounting firms' employees monetary incentive to turn clients in. June 28, 2011

  • SEC Puts Proxy Firms on Notice

    The regulator will propose changes to proxy-advisory firms this fall. June 21, 2011

  • Supreme Court Eases Way for Class Action

    The high court revives a securities suit against Halliburton. June 8, 2011

  • Giving Shareholders More Say

    Pre-emptive communication can help companies deal more effectively with restive shareholders. June 1, 2011

  • How Many Investors Is Too Many?

    The SEC is reconsidering the 500-shareholder threshold for when private companies must publicly disclose financial information. May 17, 2011

  • Can CFOs Be Whistle-blowers?

    A new House bill could leave finance chiefs out of an SEC bounty program that rewards informants. May 13, 2011

  • CFOs Hate the Corporate Rate

    On Capitol Hill and in a new CFO survey, finance chiefs say they want a lower overall corporate tax rate and a simpler tax code. May 12, 2011

  • Clawbacks Revisited

    How Dodd-Frank might have an impact on the design of executive-compensation plans. May 12, 2011

  • Working on Waste

    The compliance load builds up for manufacturers as states continue to issue and rework laws governing how to deal with leftover electronics. April 22, 2011

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