FASB Change Could Trim Intangibles Tests
The standard-setter proposes simplifying compliance with an accounting rule in a way that could cut companies' valuation costs.
SEC Advised to Dial Back “Facebook Rule” for Small Cos.
An SEC advisory committee recommends changing the 500-shareholder threshold for when private companies have to publicly share their financial information.
Don’t Trust, Verify
With antibribery actions on the rise, companies should monitor their business partners more closely than ever.
Upbeat Words in Earnings Statements Can Get You Sued, Research Shows
Companies that use overly optimistic language in earnings releases are 75% more likely to get sued after their stock performs poorly than companies that use more moderate language.
SEC Claws Back a CFO’s Bonus for Alleged Fraud at a Subsidiary
Clawbacks are becoming a more common mandate in SEC settlements. In the latest case, a finance chief will return $185,000 to his company.
Thailand Flooding Leaks into the New Year
Supply chains, earnings, and insurance policies are all affected by the natural disaster. Companies are just now getting a handle on the financial impact.
SEC Hits Back at Court on Settlements
The regulator's recent disputes with a federal judge over agreements with plaintiffs extend to a Milwaukee courtroom and an embezzlement case involving a former CFO.
Companies Set to Unleash the (Cash) Hoards: Survey
Forty percent say their companies are set to deploy excess cash, especially on mergers and capex.
Likelihood of Lawsuits Falls
S&spamp;P 500 companies had their “least litigious year” in 2011 for federal securities class-action suits, according to a new study.
Smaller Is Better for Outsourcing Market
The number of outsourcing contracts rose last year, but their total value did not.
What to Put on Your Risk Radar Screen
Here’s a top 10 list of risk “hotspots” to worry about in 2012.