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The European Parliament on Thursday voted in favor of new rules to force European companies to hire new auditors at 10- to 24-year intervals, bringing mandatory auditor rotation into one of the world’s biggest economic regions.
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Shareholders are driving changes in corporate policies and disclosures unthinkable a decade ago, on issues ranging from protecting rain forests to human rights. Even the threat of a proxy vote can be enough to bring company executives to the negotiating table.
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U.S. securities regulators lifted restrictions on advertising of private securities sales in September, but only a small percentage of companies have taken them up on it.
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Young companies thinking they might be worth billions may need a reality check.

Despite the hubbub over select startups such as WhatsApp, the mobile-messaging app bought by Facebook Inc. for $19 billion, first-round valuations for U.S. startups fell last year, data show, even as later-round valuations surpassed levels of the dot-com era.
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Companies beefed up their protection from foreign-exchange fluctuations last year, especially in Europe and Japan, but many were caught off guard by the sharp weakening of currencies in Brazil, Canada and Australia.
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Companies are less likely to receive a thumbs-down from shareholders on their executive pay packages or even see a negative recommendation from proxy advisers.

So far this proxy season, companies are on average getting 93% support from shareholders on “say-on-pay,” according to a review of 170 early votes from Russell 3000 companies from consulting firm Towers WatsonTW -1.19%. Last year, the average was 90%.
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New Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden said Thursday he hopes to strike a deal to renew some 55 tax credits and deductions that expired at the end of last year, and he doesn’t want to have to extend them again.
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Corporations could be entering a new phase of currency volatility. Emerging-market currencies in countries such as Argentina, India and China could have a bigger impact on earnings in the coming years.
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U.S. and international rule makers remained divided Tuesday in the first of two days of meetings aimed at resolving differences on lease accounting.
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 Holiday shoppers are losing some of their prominence at the cash register and holiday retail sales are a smaller percentage of annual sales. The culprit? Online shopping. 
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First-round valuations for startups fell last year, even as later-round ...
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Despite the hubbub over select startups such as WhatsApp, first-round valuations for U.S. startups fell last year, even as later-round valua

Expired ‘Bonus Depreciation’ Tax Credit Could Be Cash Flow Drag
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The absence of a popular corporate tax break for equipment purchases this year could drag down cash flow numbers for capital intensive compa

Startups Scope Out Suitors
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Chief financial officers in a variety of industries say they are getting a surge of inquiries from smaller companies seeking to be acquired.

Accounting ‘Dumping Ground’ Headed For Clean Up
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International accounting rulemakers may focus on cleaning up rules for “other comprehensive income,” a category in a company’s earnings sta

PCAOB’s Auditor Rotation Project is Essentially Dead
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The U.S. government’s auditor watchdog finally said Thursday it is no longer pursuing a project to impose auditor term limits on public comp

SEC’s New Strategic Plan Backs Away From IFRS
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The SEC laid out a draft of its strategic plan for the next four years, but appeared to back away from the possibility that U.S. companies w

How IKEA Protects the Environment and Sofa Margins
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IKEA’s U.S. financial chief is no couch potato when it comes to cutting sofa prices.

CFOs Warn Investors on Impact of Expired R&D Tax Credit
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Companies are flagging investors they may face higher tax rates this year because the U.S. tax credit they use to offset some research and d

Diamond Foods CFO on Recovering From a Crisis
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Diamond Foods Inc. settled fraud charges this month with the Securities and Exchange Commission, but the snack food company still has work t

FASB Simplifies Rules on Goodwill, Swaps for Private Companies
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Private companies will soon be able to take advantage of simpler accounting for complex swaps transactions and asset valuations after bad ac

Tougher Audits May Spur Companies to Update Internal Controls
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For companies facing tougher audits of their internal controls, this year it may be time to update their control procedures altogether.