But What’s Your Screen Name?
Companies need executives with Web 2.0 know-how, but many are struggling to catch on.
Auditing’s Marco Polo? PwC Grows in China
The firm will increase its staff there by 2,000 graduates next year — 200 more than it added in 2008.
Could the Crisis Crimp Convergence?
The SEC has been tardy with its accounting roadmap for international standards, leaving some to wonder if the project has gone off course.
Consumer Confidence Plunges to Record Low
The Conference Board predicts negative consumption in the next quarter and says the signs are bad for businesses.
Securitization’s Last Throes?
Changes to accounting rules could put loads of assets back on banks' balance sheets.
The Crisis over How to Audit in a Crisis
The PCAOB's standing advisory committee examines the task of recession-time auditing, including the likelihood that fraud will be a growing problem.
Callan, Fuld Face Subpoenas
The former CFO and CEO of Lehman Brothers are under investigation for misleading investors.
Revenue Recognition Rules Hamper Biotech Firms
A new industry study argues that cumbersome accounting guidelines cause companies in that sector to restate more often.
Commercial Paper Shows Signs of Life
Yields on the short-term have dipped since the Fed announced its backstop plan.
Reporting in Real Time, All the Time?
The SEC's interactive data initiatives could eventually force companies to continuously report raw financial data. That gives experts pause.
Insurance: Hartford Sells Allianz a $2.5B Stake
The move, along with a dividend cut, should help the struggling U.S. insurer keep its AA rating.