Karen M. Kroll
A Shell by Any Other Name?
"Special purpose" companies offer an intriguing prospect for going public in this conservative IPO market.
Are Captive REITs Kaput?
States in search of tax revenue are probing whether capitve real estate investment trusts pass muster.
Helping Employees Understand Fees
All three branches of government are zeroing in on the fees that 401(k)-plan participants pay, often unknowingly.
Divining Oracle’s Latest Gambit
By snapping up Hyperion, Oracle intensifies its war with SAP, even as it pledges to play nice with others.
Will ESOARS Fly?
Will a new method for valuing stock options put companies on the ''road to fair value''?
States of Health
Rather than wait for change from the feds, states are taking on health care issues themselves. The result, say experts, could be a "compliance nightmare."
In Whose Best Interest?
The largest accounting firms are floating a half-dozen reforms for financial reporting and auditing, but finance officers and other experts have already poked a few holes in the proposals.
IRS Seeks Truth in Veritas Deal
Symantec, the acquirer, disputes the more than $1 billion in back taxes and penalties that the revenue service believes the company owes.