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  • A Sarbox Legacy: Alan Beller

    A Q&A with the former director of the SEC's Division of Corporate Finance. July 20, 2006

  • SEC Likes Its Own Plain English

    An attorney's review of SEC comments on public filings demonstrates that regulators don't like their own wording tinkered with. July 14, 2006

  • Where's the Relief from COSO?

    Small businesses question whether new COSO guidance will reduce audit costs. July 13, 2006

  • Will COSO Small Biz Guidance Really Help?

    COSO unveils principles-based guidance that it claims will reduce compliance burdens for smaller companies. July 11, 2006

  • SEC: More Questions than Answers on 404

    In its first response to public companies since a heated meeting last May, the SEC issues an extensive list of questions about Sarbox 404. July 11, 2006

  • Feds Back Sarbox Whistle-blower

    David Welch, former CFO turned Sarbox whistle-blower, now has the "flag and seal of the United States" on his side in his battle with Cardinal Bankshares, his attorney says. July 7, 2006

  • Cardinal Refuses to Reinstate CFO

    In the first Sarbox whistleblower case to go to trial, Cardinal Bankshares blocks CFO from reinstatement until a final order comes through. June 28, 2006

  • The Cost of Being Public

    A new study calculates that compliance and governance costs eased this year for companies of all sizes, though they remain much higher than they were before Sarbanes-Oxley. June 15, 2006

  • Late ERISA Filers May Number 35,000

    Of 74,000 companies required to file the Form 5500 welfare schedule, 47 percent are out of compliance, according to a new study. June 12, 2006

  • Sarbox Burdens Prompt CFO Job Churn

    Will Sarbanes-Oxley turn CFOs back into bean counters? Finance chiefs have had little time for strategy in the four years since the law was passed, according to a study by a prominent headhunting firm. June 9, 2006

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