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Companies Less Likely to Do “Big R” Financial Restatements

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Back in the early 2000s, seemingly mild-mannered corporate executives such as Kenneth Lay and Bernie Ebbers came to be known as some of the world’s most notorious supervillains. They weren’t hatching elaborate, cinema-style plots to achieve...

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“Test-the-Waters” Rule Lets Companies Dip a Toe in IPOs

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It has been a rough year for IPOs, as highly touted offerings keep flopping. Ride-sharing service Uber Technologies Inc. has seen its stock price fall more than 30% from the time it went public in May. The stock of Lyft Inc., meanwhile, is...

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Uber Goes Conventional with IPO Share Structure

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Remember when Uber was the ultimate example of a revolutionary business? Entrepreneurs and financial pundits could be heard describing any business with disruptive potential as “Uber, but for _____.” It got so out of hand that that a wave o...

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SEC Probes Amazon on Revenue Recognition

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Correspondence just released by the SEC (and available on the Intelligize platform) reveals that the agency has recently probed Amazon about a number of accounting issues, including those related to newly overhauled revenue recognition rule...

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FASB is Living in a Materiality World

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You’d be forgiven if you confused the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (FASB) latest announcement about its “conceptual framework” for a description of an upcoming TED Talk. That kind of jargon is popular with thought leaders and thin...

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