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  • Microsoft's Chris Liddell

    CFO Chris Liddell talks about Microsoft's future in the face of uncertainty, and how his unusual education and professional background have been assets that help him understand how the software giant works. June 1, 2008

  • Spreadsheet "Worst Practices"

    Here's how finance executives abuse the most-useful of computer programs — and how to do better. May 14, 2008

  • It's Alive: Data-tagging Plan Expected Wednesday

    The SEC likely will roll out a timetable for companies to begin submitting their financial statements in interactive XBRL format. May 13, 2008

  • Patents under Pressure

    The battle over business-method patents heads to court in what may be a landmark decision. May 1, 2008

  • Crunching the Words

    New software purports to give auditors clues as to when executives' public statements indicate that fraud may be at hand. April 1, 2008

  • Deals: A Topsy-Turvy World

    In our M&A Roundup for the week ended March 16, tender offer for the maker of "Grand Theft Auto" and purchase of a social networking firm rank near top — while Bear Stearns goes for two bucks a share. March 17, 2008

  • Deals: The Return of Billion-Dollar M&A?

    In our M&A Roundup for the week ended Feb. 24, five sizable transactions make acquisitions seem in vogue again — at least for now. February 26, 2008

  • New SEC Tool Helps Investors Analyze Financials

    The program provides a graphical assessment of the performance of companies that filed in the XBRL format. February 15, 2008

  • Radical Cells

    Free spreadsheets? Google, OpenOffice, and others offer intriguing alternatives to Microsoft Excel. February 1, 2008

  • The Emergence of Convergence

    The effort to combine governance, risk, and compliance into a single software platform marches on. January 1, 2008

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