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  • JOBS Act OKs Crowdfunding

    The law blesses a new financing option for start-ups, but adds disclosure requirements. May 15, 2012

  • Will These Investments Catch On?

    Why the government's proposals for encouraging "longevity annuities" may not impress many
    401(k) plan sponsors. May 15, 2012

  • Same Bump, Different Year

    Venture-backed IPOs increased in Q1, suggesting a promising year ahead. Then again, a disappointing 2011 began the same way. May 15, 2012

  • Reining In Buyout Loans

    Federal regulators aim for more stress-testing of loan portfolios and better-defined standards on a borrower's ability to repay. May 15, 2012

  • FASB Stands Pat on Reviled Tax Rule

    Despite widespread opposition to the standard governing uncertain tax positions, FIN 48 won't go through the board's rulemaking process again. May 15, 2012

  • A New Risk Factor: The JOBS Act

    The new law, which loosens reporting requirements for smaller businesses, has prompted some companies to actually add information to their regulatory filings. May 15, 2012

  • Time's Up on 401(k) Fee-Disclosure Compliance

    With the new regulations set to take effect on July 1, new potential breaches of fiduciary duty are looming. May 15, 2012

  • Fighting "Too Big to Fail" Hurts Credit

    Banking regulation that inhibits financial-market liquidity could end companies' "just-in-time" access to capital markets, a treasury expert tells the Senate. May 10, 2012

  • Why the Wal-Mart Scandal Could Affect Your Next Board Meeting

    The retailer–s alleged bribery in Mexico could accentuate directors– already pent-up demand for getting a better handle on companies– reputational risks. May 9, 2012

  • The Burdens of Crowdfunding

    Companies raising equity capital via crowdsourcing platforms will need deeper pockets and more finance savvy than commonly believed. May 9, 2012

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