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Welcome to the Newsroom of the American Accounting Association. Here you'll find press releases on the latest happenings at the AAA. If you have any questions about the AAA or would like any additional information about the items listed below, please contact:

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In Memorium
The American Accounting Association remembers and honors our colleagues who have truly been thought leaders in accounting education and have helped shape the future of accounting through their teaching and research. Please join us in sending our condolences to the families of these longtime and influential members of the association.

George J. Staubus
George Roudebush Catlett
Abraham J. Briloff
William Wager Cooper

Adolf Jan Henri Enthoven
Walter G. Kell

Log on to the Memorial page on the AAACommons to read the memorials for other influential leaders and members. The AAA thanks members and friends for providing these thoughtful and personal obituaries, particularly Stephen Zeff, Rice University.

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8/18/14 - The Accounting Hall of Fame Inducts Two New Members for 2014
The AAA congratulates the new inductees!

8/18/14 - Press Release for the 2014 AAA Award Winners
The AAA congratulates all the winners of this year’s awards. 
Click HERE to read more about all of the award winners.

7/24/14 - Moody's is lax in rating the bonds of companies in which its top shareholders are heavily invested, study finds
Read the full text article HERE

6/23/14 - Friendships between CEOs and corporate directors put shareholder interest at risk, and disclosure only makes things worse, study finds
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5/29/14 - Corporate tax holiday an invitation to earnings manipulation, study finds
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5/7/14 - Paid-for stock research is as good as the sell-side variety, study finds.
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4/11/14 – Even in the absence of government mandates, Wall St. exacts stiff penalties for carbon emissions – and failure to disclose them.
Read the full text article HERE.

3/21/14 – Why offer signing bonuses when there's no shortage of workers? It's a matter of trust, new research finds
Read the full text article HERE.

2/24/14 – Investors prove sophisticated at judging the plausibility of firms' self-serving earnings claims, using two key tests.
Read the full text article HERE.

1/29/14 – Following earnings restatements, companies lose credibility with investors for 3 years, much longer than previously believed.
Read the full text article HERE.

1/8/14 – Corporate social responsibility has subconscious effect on investors, study finds.
Read the full text article HERE.

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7/30/14 - Financial Times - Moody's in new conflict of interest claim
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7/29/14 - Study Accuses Moody’s of Ratings Bias Towards Corporate Owners
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7/24/14 - Insurance News Net: Moody’s is Lax in Rating the Bonds of Companies in Which its Top Shareholders are Heavily Invested, Study Finds
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7/3/14 - Harvard Business Review - There are Risks in Having the CEO’s Pals on the Board
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6/28/14 - The New York Times - The C.E.O. Is My Friend. So Back Off.
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6/26/14 - Accounting Today - Disclosure of CEO-Director Ties Not Always Beneficial
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6/11/14 - Forbes: Did Multinationals Use a Foreign Earnings Tax Holiday To Burnish Their Financials Rather Than Reduce Taxes?
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6/11/14 - Christian Science Monitor: Reparation tax holiday may have allowed multinational corporations to manipulate earnings
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5/29/14 - Accounting Today: Corporate Tax Holiday Could Spur Earnings Manipulation
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5/12/14 - 10 Things CEOs Won’t Tell You
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5/12/14 - Accounting Today: Research Compares Paid-For Stock Analysts with Auditors
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5/12/14 - Accounting Web: New Study: Paid For Analyst Reports Can Benefit Investors
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5/8/14 - Bloomberg News Service: The Best Stock Research Money Can Buy
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4/28/14 - WG&L Compliance Alert: Poor Carbon Emission Disclosures Can Hurt Stock Prices, Study Finds
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3/21/14 - Signing Bonuses Pay Off - for Employers
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3/12/14 - CPA Practice Advisors: Earnings Restatements Can Cause Long-Term Loss of Credibility
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3/4/14 – WG&L Accounting & Compliance: Investors Weigh a Broad Range of Factors Behind Earnings Reports
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2/27/14 – Investors Don’t Buy Corporate Yarn-Spinning
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2/26/14 – Accounting Today: Investors Prove Wise at Judging Self-Serving Earnings Explanations
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2/3/14 – Accounting Today: Companies Lose Credibility for 3 Years after Material Earnings Restatements
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1/30/14 – Wall Street Journal: Restatements Sully Future Credibility: Study
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1/30/14 – WG&L Accounting & Compliance Alert: Stock Price Can Suffer for Two to Three Years After a Restatement
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1/29/14 – Compliance Week: Investors Punish Material Restatements, Study Says
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1/21/14 – Harvard Business Review: Investors May React Emotionally to Corporate Responsibility
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1/10/14 – Accounting Today: Investors Swayed by Corporate Social Responsibility Reputation
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Leading Risk Management and Internal Control Professional Robert Hirth Named New Chairman of COSO
June 3, 2013 – COSO has named Robert B. Hirth Jr. as its new Chairman for a three-year term effective today. A prolific thought leader, renowned risk management and internal control professional, Hirth was selected for this position after a four-month extensive search. Hirth succeeds David L. Landsittel, CPA, who has served as COSO chairman since 2009.
View the press release and Mr. Hirth's biography.

COSO Issues Updated Internal Control-Integrated Framework and Related Illustrative Documents
May 14, 2013 – The Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) – an organization providing thought leadership and guidance on internal control, enterprise risk management, and fraud deterrence – issued today its updated Internal Control–Integrated Framework (Framework) and related illustrative documents. COSO's original Framework published in 1992 is recognized as the leading guidance for designing, implementing and conducting internal control and assessing its effectiveness.
View press release, executive summary, and FAQs.

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