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SEC Hires a Company It's Investigating
Hired on Monday to work on the commission's new filing system, BearingPoint earlier reported that it would file its financials late—and that it was under investigation by the SEC. September 27, 2006
Another Increase in Compliance Costs
Compliance and ethics officers are getting paid bigger salaries. Put the blame on Boesky, Enron and, of course, Sarbox. September 21, 2006
Survey: IT Falls Behind on Compliance
But, fifty-eight percent of the survey respondents said their IT spending will increase. September 18, 2006
Sarbox 404: The New Feeling-Out Period
While a new SEC plan would give a breather to new compliers, they shouldn't be strangers to their auditors, the commission's corporation finance chief thinks. September 13, 2006
Up on Cripple Creek, a New Kind of Gold
An obscure accounting rule, combined with a shortage of urban real estate, is creating a rush to reclaim contaminated land. Now one company that made its fortune in the gold-rush era is cashing in again. August 11, 2006
When Talk Isn't Cheap
Some employee bloggers may be stepping over the line. August 10, 2006
Toward a Global Regulator?
The Securities and Exchange Commission and the Committee of European Securities Regulators have put out a work plan covering implementation of GAAP and International Financial Reporting Standards. August 2, 2006
Happy Birthday, Sarbox!
With compliance costs moderating for bigger companies, the four-year-old Sarbanes-Oxley Act is starting to seem like less of a terror than it used to be. July 28, 2006
Political Paycheck Deductions Get Easier
The Federal Election Commission lightens recordkeeping rules for corporate political action committees that automatically deduct contributions from employee paychecks. July 28, 2006
Next from Sarbox: Industry Exemptions?
Will the next round of public comment call for sector-specific immunity from Section 404? July 21, 2006