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SOX Changes Everything

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) creates personal liability for public and private companies and their executives.



CFOs say complying with Section 404 of Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) is a real tussle.


OSHA National News Release

OSHA has published an interim FINAL RULE on Whistleblower procedures.


Blowing The Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Whistle

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act included a groundbreaking provision protecting employees who blow the whistle on corporate fraud.


Latest Survey Shows That Little Ethics Training for Boards

The Conference Board Ethics Conference in NY participated in the survey.


Ex-TV Guide Execs Hit With Fraud Charges

The SEC alleges former CEO,CFO, artificially boosted revenue to deceive outside auditors.


Sec. 404 of SOX Compliance Jacking Up Audit Fees

Compliance will cost public companies an average of 35 percent more in audit fees.


Martha Stewart Has Trail Date for January 12, 2004

The date was set by U.S.District Judge Miriam Cedarbaum at a court hearing held today.


SEC Takes Aim at Companies That Retaliate Against Analysts

The SEC is taking aim at corporations that retaliate against analysts who issue negative stock recommendations.


House Approves Measure To Speed Staffing of SEC

Legislation approved unanimously to speed hiring of accountants and other key personnel at the SEC.


Brother of Cree Chairman Files Suit Alleging Securities Fraud

Eric Hunter filed a lawsuit against Cree Inc. and his brother, Chairman F.Neal Hunter, alleging securities violations.


Coke Under The Microscope

The No.1 soft drink company is under fire following allegations of fraud from a former employee.


Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance - Not Over Yet for Publicly Traded Companies

If you work for a public company most have implemented changes for round one, now companies need to get ready for round two.


Former Rite Aid CEO Next To Plea?

Martin Grass is scheduled to plead guilty today in Harrisburg, Pa, before U.S. District Judge Sylvia Rambo.


SEC May Dump Indemnity Insurance Policy

The SEC is considering making settlers pay own fines, admit guilt.


Former Peregrine VP Pleads Guilty To Securities Fraud

Steven S. Spitzer pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge, making him the second executive from Peregrine to do so.


SEC Looking at Shareholder Proxy Rights

Should shareholders have a greater say about who sits on corporate boards?


Dynegy Former Execs Charged With Fraud

Three former Dynegy execs were charged with conspiracy and fraud.


Freddie Mac - Terminates President and COO David Glenn

Glenn was terminated due to his uncooperation and candor with the Audit Committee counsel.


Reports Detail Intimidation By Top WorldCom Executives

The record collapse of Worldcom was marked by top executives who browbeat underlings for questioning their authority.


Waksal Gets 7-Plus Years

Former ImClone chief is the first ex-CEO sentenced to jail.


SEC: Barbecue Firm Caught Cooking The Books

Daidomon Group Plc was accused by the SEC of overstating income.


Comtrex Files To Deregister Its Common Stock With The SEC

After analysis of expected cost and time Comtrex believes it will be better as a private company.


New SEC Chief Plans To Reform Market But First, He Must Do Repair Work

Donaldson wants to shape the agency into a nimbler organization.


With The Passing of Sarbanes-Oxley Audits May Never Be The Same

PCAOB plans to replace peer review with government inspections.


Give Us Disclosure, Not Audits

The Sarbanes-Oxlet Act was crafted in haste and under political pressure, and it shows.


Two Masters? Company Audit-Committee Boards Get Tough

In the wake of Sarbanes-Oxley, CFOs must now contend with more inquisitive directors.


New Dreier-Eshoo Bill Would Prevent Expensing of Stock Options

Congress is at it again - a bill that would temporarily prohibit companies from expensing employee stock options gets airing this week.

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