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Employers on Payroll-Tax Deferral: Thanks, But No Thanks

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No payments till 2021! It sounds like a great deal in some contexts—perhaps, say, if you are a consumer looking for a new sectional. But the federal government just made that offer to workers on their payroll taxes, and, well, it isn’t exac...

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SEC Presses Pause on NYSE’s Direct Listing Plan

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Plenty of wonderful fads come out of Silicon Valley. But lots of strange and even dangerous ones do too: soylent diets, dopamine fasting, doomsday prep and an overreliance on black turtlenecks. Which category do direct listings fall into? T...

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SEC Wants Quality, Not Quantity, in Risk Factor Disclosure

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Here’s all you really need to know about this blog post: In a new rule change, the SEC will require public companies to disclose only those risk factors that qualify as “material,” and also make the presentation of risk factors in disclosur...

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SEC Rule on Human Capital Disclosure Leaves Specifics to Issuers

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In a year dominated by conversation of furloughs, payroll protection and corporate diversity, it’s no shock that investors are hungry for information about issuers’ workforce. The SEC’s recent amendments to Regulation S-K have brought this...

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Palantir Pursues Direct Listing with a Twist

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What’s the difference between a stock offering and an epic battle between good and evil? That’s a trick question, at least in the case of Palantir, the secretive data mining company that just filed registration documents in support of a dir...

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