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  • Say Again?

    An explosion in accounting errors — in part reflecting the difficulties of today's complex rules — has forced nearly a quarter of U.S. companies to learn the art of the restatement. April 1, 2007

  • Will SEC's Budget Focus Spell Corporate Relief?

    Though still pumped up to post-scandal strength, the SEC announces spending plans that emphasize individual investor protection and detection of investment scams over corporate enforcement. March 27, 2007

  • Buffettology for Wall Street

    America's finest capitalists seek to fix its capital markets. March 21, 2007

  • CFOs: 404 Compliance Back at Square One

    Finance chiefs think the revised SEC and PCAOB standards for internal controls won't change anything because they cancel each other out. March 9, 2007

  • Corruption Conundrum

    Are bribes-for-business deals increasing, or are we just more aware of them? March 1, 2007

  • Phoning It In

    In a recent study of nearly 200,000 whistle-blower reports of alleged infractions, almost two-thirds of the complaints were made via hotlines without first alerting anyone in management, and few prove to be false alarms. February 27, 2007

  • Senators Press SEC, PCAOB for 404 Delay

    Kerry and Snowe want to put off small-company compliance by one year. At the same time, total spending on Sarbox compliance seems to have topped out at $6 billion, new research finds. February 26, 2007

  • Post-404, Fees Spiked 66 Percent: Study

    Yet even those companies not yet required to comply with Sarbox's internal controls provision saw their fees rise by 42 percent, new research finds. February 15, 2007

  • Fraud Detection: The New 404?

    The PCAOB slams auditors for poor fraud detection. Corporations can expect steep audit fees to follow. February 15, 2007

  • Is It OK to Sleep with Your Controller?

    Company policies about office romances vary widely. What's yours? February 7, 2007

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