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Companies face more pressure over climate change

Ceres, a sustainbility advocacy group, pressures companies to disclose more information about climate risk. 

Conflict mineral disclosure is here to stay

Even if the law is thrown out in court, many companies will choose to provide information on how conflict minerals are sourced and controlled.

One in five CFOs misrepresent earnings

A new study finds that 20 percent of finance chiefs exploit gaps in accounting to misrepresent their companies' earnings, and their companies do so an average of ten percent of the time.

Derivatives users facing market fragmentation

New rules may be splitting the market along geographic lines, according to ISDA survey.

Government incentives turning lawyers into whistleblowers?

Corporate attorneys may be tempted to serve as whistleblowers, thanks to the Dodd-Frank Act and recent SEC rules.

Citigroup criminal inquiry seen focusing on controls

The investigation federal officials reportedly opened into the alleged fraud that took place at Citigroup's Mexican subsidiary may have raised the stakes for the bank, as well as questions about its financial controls.

Wal-Mart sues Visa over interchange fees

Retailer claims more than $5 billion in damages.

Bringing boards up to speed on technology

Companies look for new directors with tech expertise.

Alibaba to exploit lax US listing requirements

The Chinese Internet payments firm says it will list in New York instead of Hong Kong so it can exert control over its board of directors.

SEC chair vows more aggressive action on foreign bribery

SEC Chair Mary Jo White says more must be done "to get corruption out of the system of American businesses."