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The law as a competitive advantage

Too tight a hold on legal expenses may cost companies opportunities to create value. Consider Disney.  

'Going Concern' rules could trip up CFOs

A new paper says an accounting rule that puts the onus for disclosing when a company is in financial trouble poses a big challenge for corporate managers.

Corporate political contributions a hot proxy season topic

Measures related to political spending and lobbying were most frequently voted-on measures in first half.

Landmark SEC award could encourage more whistle blowing

A landmark whistle-blower award by the SEC shows that audit and compliance personnel should be handled with kid gloves, lawyers warn. 

OECD releases new tax guidelines

Proposed new rules for international tax treaties would crack down on many techniques that multinationals use to limit their liabilities.

SEC proves itself a quantitative shop

The SEC's late-filing charges, and a new office within the agency tasked with coordinating data analytics across divisions, shows how sophisticated computer models are helping regulators accomplish their job.

Fed eases up on derivatives margin requirement for non-financial companies

End users are still concerned about how derivatives rules will treat central treasury units.

SEC Commissioner on the lookout for proxy advisory problems

SEC commissioner urges companies to tattle if they have difficulties with correcting information in proxy advice.

FedEx drivers were employees, not contractors, court rules

Decision on California and Oregon drivers could encourage regulators' efforts to weed out employee misclassification.

The FASB's thankless job

The body responsible for setting accounting standards gets an unfair rap for establishing overbearing rules.