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Accounting News Roundup: Bill for Tougher SEC Penalties; Left Big 4, Regretting It; Making Small Talk | 07.13.15

Eurozone Leaders Reach Unanimous Agreement on Greece [WSJ]
Europe will cough up $96 billion; all Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has to do is push through "punishing austerity measures."

Zillow CFO to Vacate Post [CFOJ]
The company will consider both internal and external candidates to replace Chad Cohen, who steps down August 7.

Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen SEC Penalties [CFO]
The Stronger Enforcement of Civil Penalties Act would raise the cap of fines for securities law violations to $1 million for individuals and $10 million for entities.

Vegetable Gardens and Rationalizing [FraudBytes]
"[I]f you start rationalizing your actions, you could find yourself stuck in a bad situation from which it is very difficult to recover."

These 20 schools are responsible for a fifth of all graduate school debt [WaPo]
Walden University, Nova Southeastern University and University of Phoenix are your top 3.

Left for money, but now want to go back to Big4 [Open Items]
Hot off the presses.

Small Talk isn't About Substance, It's About Making Connections [Lifehacker]
And, naturally, that's awkward at first.

Giant Ball Pit for Grown-Ups Opens to the Public in Washington, D.C. [VF]
ICYMI: "The Beach" is exactly what it sounds like and is open to the public at the National Building Museum until September 7.