Financial Accounting Standards Board

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Dow Up 216, Flirts With 8,000

Financial sector celebrates relaxation of mark-to-market accounting rules

(Newser) - Stocks rallied today to a strong finish as global action to combat the financial crisis boosted confidence, the Wall Street Journal reports. The European Central Bank cut interest rates, and G20 tripled the lending budget of the International Monetary Fund to $750 billion. After going above 8,000, the Dow... More »

Investors, Companies Benefit by Accounting Switch: SEC

Move to international standard will require 'massive effort,' US firms say

(Newser) - The Securities and Exchange Commission sees a smoother ride for American companies, and investors, in its plan for the US to adopt international accounting standards, the Wall Street Journal reports—though the shift would be an expensive, “massive effort,” some say, requiring new training from business schools on... More »

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