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  • FAF to Governor: Veto GAAP Bill

    The Financial Accounting Foundation urges Connecticut Governor Jodi Rell to throw out a bill that names the state comptroller the keeper of GAAP. June 20, 2007

  • Whistle-blowers Never Win

    Of nearly 1,000 employees who have claimed Sarbox whistle-blower protection, many have seen their cases dismissed, and some have settled. But not one has ultimately prosecuted their case successfully. June 8, 2007

  • Ding-Dong, AS2 Is Dead

    The PCAOB has killed its reviled internal-control standard. Now it's up to the SEC to pronounce it officially dead. May 24, 2007

  • SEC: Guidance Yes, Extension No

    Agency offers long-sought help with Section 404, but tells small companies they'd better file on time. May 23, 2007

  • Shattered Glass (Lewis)?

    Former SEC accounting chief Lynn Turner is the second top official to quit the finance-research and proxy-adviser firm. May 21, 2007

  • Just Days Away: The Fate of 404

    The SEC and PCAOB are set to vote May 23 and 24, respectively, on their changes to the two most contentious regulations to come out of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. May 18, 2007

  • Fewer Firms Report Material Weaknesses

    Among Moody's-rated companies, those disclosing material weaknesses fell sharply last year. Moody's wants more emphasis on such reports being leading indicators of problems. May 10, 2007

  • The FAS 159 Mulligan

    A loophole in a new fair value accounting standard had investment advisors pushing clients to hide losses from investors. But most companies remained principled. May 8, 2007

  • SEC Mulls Shareholder Catch-22

    A commission panel considers a judge's sticky question: How can shareholders have their say when a company is barred from holding a shareholder meeting? Chairman Cox says it's worth studying. May 7, 2007

  • Failure to Excel

    Spreadsheet auditing tools help strengthen a weak link in the compliance chain. April 27, 2007

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