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Volume 26, No. 9

The proxy season has come and gone, along with shareholder “say on pays” and votes on executive compensation package amendments - which are usually requests for investors to cede more of their ownership to the top five executives and other

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Volume 26, No. 8

In the “PC era” (that’s PC as in “pre-convergence”) the accounting standards for financial instruments were quite similar for both U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). Once convergence efforts began in earnest in 2007,

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Volume 26, No. 7

S&P 500: Expected Effects Of FASB’s New Revenue Recognition Standard:  Simply stated, the first batch of “Star Wars” movies were a world-wide cultural phenomenon. Fans waited eagerly for each new installment between 1977 and 1983. After the last piece of

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Volume 26, No. 6

S&P 500’s Untaxed Foreign Earnings Kept Growing Last Year: It seemed like such a done deal: a new president who had vowed to replace the tax code with something simpler, and hinted at holidays on taxation of overseas earnings that

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Volume 26, No. 5

A New Recipe For Pension & Other Postretirement Benefits Reporting:  In mid-2015, FASB added a project intended to improve the convoluted presentation of net periodic pension cost and net periodic postretirement benefit cost. In less than three years - a

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Volume 26, No. 4

Over-explained Earnings: Current Non-GAAP Earnings Trends in the S&P 500:   Investors have long concocted earnings adjustments because they want earnings from one company to be more comparable to those of another, or to make a company’s current earnings comparable to

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Volume 26, No.1

Looking Back: What Happened in Business and Accounting in 2016:  While we’re busy trying to make history, we rarely – if ever – make time to learn from it. The year just ended has been constantly lamented by the media

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