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1/8/15 - Bankrate.com: Women CFOs less fond of tax shelters
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1/9/15 - CNBC: Fund with woman’s touch beating market
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12/30/14 - Accounting Today: Female CFOs Avoid Risky Tax Strategies
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12/30/14 - CFO: Women CFOs Less Likely to Use Tax Shelters, Study Finds
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12/30/14 - Accounting Today: Female CFOs Avoid Risky Tax Strategies
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12/30/14 - CFO: Women CFOs Less Likely to Use Tax Shelters, Study Finds
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12/29/14 - Reuters: Female CFOs less inclined to risky business tax-dodging: U.S. Study
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12/29/14 - Dow Jones Newswires: Female Finance Chiefs Shy Away From Tax Shelters - Market Talk
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12/8/14 - Accounting Web: Study: Accelerating the disclosure of corporate audit fees would be a boon for investors
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12/18/14 - WG&L Compliance Alert: Study Makes Case for Timely Disclosure of Audit Fees
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12/2/14 - Accounting Today: Faster Disclosure of Audit Fee Increases Helps Investors Assess Company Trouble Earlier
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12/1/14 - CFO: Study Urges Faster Disclosure of Audit Fees
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11/17/14 - Bloomberg BNA: Latest Accounting and Auditing Nov. 2014 Highlights
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11/12/14 - WG&L Compliance Alert: Study Finds CFOs Set Audit Fees, Ignore SOX Requirement
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11/4/14 - Compliance Week: Study Says CFOs Still Control Audit Fees at Many Companies
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11/4/14 - Accounting Web: Recession-era audit fees vary by CFO tenure: Study
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11/3/14 - Accounting Today:  Audit Committees Found to Have Little Influence on Audit Fees
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11/3/14 - Wall Street Journal: Recession-Era Audit Fees Vary By CFO Tenure: Study
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11/1/14 - Stuff.co.nz: The directors, the stocks and the tomatoes
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10/22/14 - Bloomberg: Roubini’s Guy Is a Stock Bull and Other Shocking In-Box Surprises
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10/4/14 - New York Times: An Open Window for Insider Sales
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10/1/14 - USA Today: Cisco cuts CEO’s pay: But Will it help?
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10/1/14 - What format should the next version of the CPA exam take?
The AICPA on September 2 released a document for public comment on what format should be taken by the next version of the Uniform CPA Examination in order to continue to reflect the skills newly licensed CPAs need. Access the Invitation to Comment to provide your feedback and help determine the knowledge and skills newly licensed CPAs need in today's market. Read more on Journal of Accountancy online.

9/28/14 - The Globe and Mail: Cutting Executive Pay can backfire
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9/15/14 - Accounting Today: CEO Pay Cuts Lead to Earnings Manipulation
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9/10/14 - CFO Magazine: SEC Comment Letters Lead Insiders to Dump Shares
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9/10/14 - Forbes.com: Insiders Dump Stock in Advance of SEC Comment Letters
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9/8/14 - WG&L Compliance Alert: Study Says Staff Comments Prompt Insider Sales
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9/3/14 - Compliance Week: Study Finds Insiders Dump Stock Before Comment Letters Go Public
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8/29/14 - Accounting Today: SEC Comment Letters Prompt Executives to Unload Shares
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7/30/14 - Financial Times - Moody's in new conflict of interest claim
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7/29/14 - Forbes.com: 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 - Marketwatch.com: 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 - BusinessNewsDaily.com: 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 - CFO.com: 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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12/16/13 - WG&L Accounting & Compliance Alert: Ties Between CEO and Audit Committee Members May Weaken Financial Reporting
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12/13/13 - Accounting Web: Study Examines Audit Committee Members' Social Ties with CEOs
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12/10/13 - Reuters: Clubby ties between U.S. CEOs and board audit committees: study
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12/10/13 - Accounting Today: Study: CEOs Have Too Many Friends on the Audit Committee
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11/15/13 - Compliance Week: Study Links CEO Retirements With Optimistic Forecasts
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11/12/13 - Accounting Today: CEOs Nearing Retirement Inflate Earnings Guidance
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11/12/13 - Compliance Week: Revolving Door: Nothing to Fear But Fear Itself
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11/7/13 - Accounting Web: Studies Make a Case for Engagement Partner Identification
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10/30/13 - ThomsonReuters Accounting and Compliance Alert: Academic Studies See Benefits in Naming Engagement Partners
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10/25/13 - WSJ.com: Accounting World Still Resisting Sunlight
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10/25/13 - WSJ.com CFO Journal: Accounting World Still Resisting Sunlight
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10/25/13 - Accounting Today: Studies Back Need for Lead Auditor Identification
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10/25/13 - The New York Times: In the Accounting World, Resisting Sunlight
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10/22/13 - Bloomberg: Women Sought on Boards as Stiletto Groups Grow: Corporate India
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9/12/13 - ChiefExecutive.net: Why 9 Years Is a Lucky Number for Board Director Tenure and Effectiveness
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9/12/13 - Accounting Today: Chinese Companies Outperform U.S. Peers on Markets despite Accounting Fraud Risk
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9/10/13 - Compliance Week: Study Challenges Effect of China-Based Reverse Mergers
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9/6/13 - Bloomberg BNA: Corporate Law and Accountability Report
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8/27/13 - ThomsonReuters Accounting and Compliance Alert: Board Gender Quotas Have Short-Term Negative Impact, Study Says
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8/26/13 - ThomsonReuters Accounting and Compliance Alert: Outside Director's Tenure Has Impact on Company Value
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8/16/13 - CFO.com: Do Board Quotas Cause Bad Accounting?
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7/24/13 - Accounting WEB: Study: Women Improve Quality of Corporate Accounting; Mandating Board Gender Quotas Does Not
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7/23/13 - Accounting Today: Studies Find Mixed Impact of Women on Corporate Boards
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7/16/13 - Compliance Week: Naked Shorting Relies on Fundamentals, Study Contends
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7/12/13 - Forbes.com: Those Evil Naked Short-Sellers Actually Trade On Fundamentals, Study Says
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7/3/13 - ThomsonReuters Accounting and Compliance Alert: Naked-Short Selling Is Credited for Finding Accounting Problems
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6/4/13 - Financial Times: Mark to market best to spot risky banks, says report
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5/29/13 - Accounting Today: Study Co-Authored by FASB Member Rebuts FASB's Proposed Changes in Fair Value Accounting Standards
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4/26/13 - CFO.com: Let Your Auditor Do Your Taxes, Investors Say
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4/16/13 - Economia: Joint Tax and Audit Services Push Up Share Price
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4/15/13 - Accounting Today: Investors Favor Audits by Same Firm that Prepares Corporation’s Taxes
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4/10/13 - Forbes.com: Don't Trust The Accountants: Insider Selling A Better Sign Of A Failing Firm
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3/29/13 - WG&L Accounting & Compliance Alert: Executive Stock Sales May Hinder Auditors on Going Concern Assessments
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3/7/13 - Accounting Today: Going Concern Opinions are Rare after Top Execs Unload Stock
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2/19/13 - Business Finance: Backdating Stock Options is Bad for Your Career
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2/11/13 - New York Times: S.E.C.’s Revolving Door Hurts Its Effectiveness, Report Says
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2/11/13 - CNBC: Tough Wall Street Enforcement Lost in 'Revolving Door' Study
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2/4/13 - Accounting Today: Backdating CEOs and CFOs More Likely to be Forced out of Jobs
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1/23/13 - Thomson Reuters News & Insight: Private Sector Gets Credit for Helping to Curb Options Backdating
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1/3/13 - Accounting Today: Study Finds Bias in Stock Analysts’ Rounded Forecasts
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12/28/12 - Wall Street Journal: How Investors Should Play Analysts' 2013 Stock Picks
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12/26/12 - Wall Street Journal: Analysts' Rounding Doesn't Always Square
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12/17/12 - CFO Magazine: All Eyes on Foreign Earnings
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11/30/12 - Harvard Business Review: Why Firms with Female Directors Make Fewer Financial Mistakes
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11/28/12 - Wall Street Journal: Maybe Math Isn't So Hard
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11/27/12 - Australian Financial Review: Diversity Works but Quotas Don’t
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11/15/12 - Accounting Web: Accounting Tool Keeps Billions in Profits Overseas
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11/14/12 - Accounting Today: Women on Corporate Boards Encourage Better Financial Reporting
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11/12/12 - CFO.com: Tax Incentive Helps Multinationals Pay 20% Less, Study Finds
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11/6/12 - Compliance Week: When Permanent Reinvestment Assertions Just Don't Hold Up
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11/5/12 - JDsupra.com: Study Shows IRS Audits Increase Business Compliance
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10/25/12 - Forbes.com:  Foreign Tax Reserves Are `Crack Cocaine' For Earnings Manipulation, Study Says
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10/12/12 - Accounting Today: Accounting Option Facilitates Multinational Earnings Manipulation
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10/10/12 - AllGov.com: Surprise! More IRS Auditing of Large Companies Results in More Taxes Paid
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9/27/12 - Reuters:  Corporate tax avoidance subsides when IRS audit threat increases, study finds
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9/21/12 - Thomson Reuter WG&L: IRS Audits May Boost Shareholder Returns
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9/12/12 - Accounting Today: IRS Audits Keep Companies Honest, Study Says
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8/28/12 - Compliance Week: SEC Director Blasts Those 'Perpetuating Revolving Door Myth'
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8/7/12 - Compliance Week: No Harm in SEC Lawyers Going to the Private Sector
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8/6/12 - Thomson Reuters News & Insight: New study says SEC revolving door not important. Don't believe it
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8/6/12 - New York Times: Study Questions Risk of S.E.C. Revolving Door
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8/1/12 - CPA Success: The Future of Accounting Education in 7 Easy Steps
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7/31/12 - Inside Higher Ed: Accounting for Innovation
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7/24/12 - Connecticut Post: UConn professor: high school accounting classes don't add up
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7/18/12 - Compliance Week: Study Puts Down Revolving Door Worry at SEC
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7/17/12 - Accounting Today: SEC Revolving Door Not a Problem, Study Finds
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7/9/12 - WashingtonPost.com: Study finds companies with Republican-leaning leaders pay more in taxes
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7/9/12 - Reuters: Study: Companies of Republican CEOs pay more tax than Democrats
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6/8/12 - Accountancy Age: Panned M&A deals causing restatements, study finds
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6/7/12 - Reuters: Bungled mergers could lead to restatements: study
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6/6/12 - Accounting Web: M&A: Restatements Likely with Mergers and Acquisitions<
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5/24/12 -  Reuters: Accounting Research Needs a Jolt - Waymire

5/24/12 - Accounting Today: Stock Declines after M&A Foreshadow Restatements
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4/29/12 - United Press International: Can we keep the Social Security and Medicare trust funds from going bust?
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4/25/12 - Accounting Today: Taxpayers May Accept Some Social Security Reforms
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4/16/12 - CFO.com: Apologizing for Bad News? Be Careful with the Video
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4/3/12 - Accounting Today: Study Questions Accounting for Asset Securitization
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3/21/12 - Harvard Business Review: The Daily Stat:If Your Company Goofs, Don't Make a Video About It
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3/5/12 - Accounting Today: Study Examines Use of Video for Financial Restatements
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3/4/12 - PCWorld: YouTube No Substitute to Press Release to Restate Earnings
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3/2/12 - CFO World: Need to Restate Earnings? Don’t Use YouTube
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2/16/12 - WebCPA: Study Backs Shareholder Ratification of Audit Firms
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2/16/12 - Accounting Web: Study Shows Benefits of Shareholder Involvement in Auditor Selection
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2/15/12 - IDG News Service: If Investors Vote on Auditors, Financials Are Higher Quality
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2/15/12 - CFOWorld: If Investors Vote on Auditors, Financials Are Higher Quality
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2/10/12 - Reuters: How to avoid a securities class action
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1/30/12 - CFO.com: Upbeat Words in Earnings Statements Can Get You Sued, Research Shows
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1/18/12 - Accounting Web: AAA Warns: Watch Your Language on Earnings Reports
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1/11/12 - CFOWorld: The Painful Price of Puffy CFO Projections
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1/10/12 - Accounting Today: Rosy Earnings Reports Spur Lawsuits
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12/15/11 - Huffington Post: Repatriation Tax Holiday: Companies Holding Nearly Half Of Untaxed Profits In The U.S.
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12/15/11 - AFL-CIO Now Blog: Past Tax Holiday Created Corporate Profits, Not Jobs
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12/13/11 - WebCPA: Study Debunks Tax Repatriation Holiday Claims
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11/16/11 - CFOWorld: Using Bloated Stock for M&A Is Costly
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11/11/11 - WebCPA: Acquisitions Fuel Sharp Declines in Stock Prices
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11/4/11 - Reuters: Short wars and rain days
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10/20/11 - USA Today: Is Your Company in Trouble? Audit Fees Can be an Early Clue
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10/9/11 - Reuters: Corporate Audit Fees Up? Beware of Trouble Ahead
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10/6/11 - CFO.com: Can Audit Fees Reveal Share-Price Movements?
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10/1/11 - The Economist: The Trouble with Superheroes
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9/26/11 - WebCPA: High Audit Fees Precede Poor Company Performance
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8/6/11 - The Economist: Not so Fast: The risks posed by high-frequency trading
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8/8/11 - The Times-Picayune: Uptick in interest rates forecast; Local experts size up

7/27/11 - WebCPA: High Trading Volume Connected to Share Price Volatility
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6/29/11 - Forbes: Cash Doesn’t Lie
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6/6/11 - Financial Times: Academics need to get ‘down and dirty’
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6/3/11 - The Globe and Mail: How Was That Again? 
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6/3/11 - Reuters: Gobbledygook stumps financial professionals too
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6/2/11 - SimonCaulkin.com: Fog clouds corporate disclosure
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5/31/11 - WebCPA: Many SEC Filings are Hard for Even Stock Analysts to Decipher
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4/13/11 - Wall Street Journal Professional Edition: CFO Journal: In Defense of Buybacks
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4/12/11 - Stock Buybacks Benefit Both Investors and CEOs
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2/18/11 - USA Today: Pit stock analysts vs. short sellers for rich clues
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2/15/11 - Going Concern: New Research Suggests Accrual Revelation About Earnings and Trading Strategy
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2/10/11 - Reuters: In placing stock bets, listen to the shorts: study
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2/9/11 - Reuters: Noncash Earnings Seen as Key to Stock Performance
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2/8/11 - Accounting Today: Accounting Student Improves Investment Strategy
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1/4/11 - Accounting Today: Investors Trust Dubious Sources for Stock News
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1/3/11 - Forbes.com: Investing Intelligently without Indulging your Impulses
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12/8/10 - Reuters: Small Banks' Accounting More Likely Suspect
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12/6/10 - Financial Times: Cheques and Balances
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12/1/10 - Fortune.com: It's Time to Reboot the Way We Do Business
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11/16/10 - Bureau of National Affairs: Corporate Accountability SOX 404 Compliance Is Proving BeneficialTo Small Cap Companies, Research Suggests
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11/15/10 - Accounting Today: Independent Boards Not All They're Cracked Up To Be
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10/28/10 - TheEconomist.com: Corporate Constitutions
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10/26/10 - Forbes.com: Why Negative Earnings Revisions Are More Suspicious Than Positive Ones
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10/23/10 - BoardMember.com: Do More Independent Board Hurt Stock Prices?
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10/22/2010 - WebCPA.com: SOX 404 Reduces Financial Misstatements
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10/22/10 - CFO.com: Is Independence the Bane of Boards?
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10/2010 - Kiplinger.com Bad News on Earnings? Be More Skeptical
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10/13/2010 - WebCPA.com Independent Board Members Played Role in Financial Woes
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10/12/2010 - Pension & Benefits Daily (Bureau of National Affairs) Shareholders Are Prudent and Effective In Voting on Excess CEO Pay, Study Finds
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9/27/10 - Accounting Today: Pessimistic Forecasts Leave Bad Taste
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9/26/10 - Investment News: Is bad news bad or good?
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8/18/10 - WebCPA: Study Finds Investors Distrust Negative Forecasts
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8/9/10 - Agenda: Whistleblower Incentives Prompt Greater Board Diligence
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8/5/10 - Silicon India: Shareholder campaigns are limiting CEO pay
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5/7/10 - CFOZone.com: Girls, Girls, Girls!
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5/6/10 - Management Today UK: Women CFOs More Reliable?
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4/30/10 - The Economist Intelligence Unit: Now You Don’t See It
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4/22/10 - WebCPA: Managers Who Mislead Auditors Usually Succeed
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4/14/10 - CFO.com: Something to Like About Sarbox
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3/1/10 - CFO Magazine: Now You Don't See It
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3/2/10 - CFO.com: Founder CEO, Fired CFO?
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2/5/10 - CFOzone.com: Work for a founder? Watch your back
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1/6/10 - Investor's Business Daily: Cash Flow Has Won Admirers, But Forecasting It A Challenge

12/01/09 - Bureau of National Affairs: "SERP Benefits Can Be Manipulated To Increase CEO Retirement, Study Finds"

10/21/09 - Forbes.com: "Investors Beware: Retiring CEOs Hurt Share Prices"

10/21/09 - Reuters: "CEO retirements can hurt stock prices - study"

10/22/09 - The Globe and Mail: "Better profits, bigger pensions"

10/06/09 - MANAGEMENT TODAY (UK): "Honesty is the worst policy for financial results"

09/24/09 - No Plain Vanilla Please
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9/27/09 - AAA President Nancy Bagranoff offers her insights on a “Q&A: Expect International Accounting Standards by 2016” to The Virginian-Pilot. Click here to read to full story.

08/04/09 - Accounting Education Appears to be Thriving
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08/04/09 - Tweedie Warns of 2011 Deadline for IFRS Choice
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08/03/09 - Barney Frank: "We Will Never Legislate Accounting"
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