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Month: August 2022

12 Years Later, the SEC Has Its Pay Versus Performance Rules

When the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was signed into law in 2010, it put publicly traded companies on notice that they would need to justify executive pay rates. It took 12 years, but the Securities and Exchang...

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Chinese Companies Delist from U.S. Exchange as Audit Conflict Persists

Hundreds of thousands of people from the United States travel to Taiwan in any given year, according to the island nation’s tourism bureau. For the average U.S. tourist, a stopover there during a tour of Asian countries wouldn’t seem unusua...

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New Excise Tax Targets Stock Buybacks

As would be expected for legislation with the sweeping scope of the recently passed Inflation Reduction Act, getting enough politicians to vote “yes” required an array of compromises and sweeteners. One of the most important revenue generat...

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Yellen Sees Friend-Shoring as Supply-Chain Fortifier

“Friend-shoring.” No, it’s not a spinoff of the classic sitcom that entertained television audiences for 10 seasons – and still exists on digital platforms – with scenes from six twentysomethings’ comedic mishaps and romantic entanglements....

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Sarbanes-Oxley Turns 20

Audiences were packing multiplexes across the country to see “Spider-Man” – the Tobey Maguire one, not Tom Holland’s subsequent version. Temperatures were rising outside and in the dance clubs, courtesy of rapper Nelly and his chart-topping...

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