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Accounting News Roundup: Legal Expenses Hitting the Banks; Deloitte and Grant Thornton Get Together in Philippines; Work Hard, Look Annoyed | 01.17.14

Morgan Stanley joins banks hit by legal costs [FT]
Suing and investigating banks is so hot right now.

Window Is Opening for Change in Tax Code [NYT]
Floyd Norris sounds a little like a believer.

Deloitte and Grant Thornton merge in Philippines [Economia]
The combined firm will be in the Deloitte camp. 
Praxity alliance boosts revenue 9% in a year [Accountancy Age]
Former Moss Adams CEO Rick Anderson is "very pleased" with $4.1 billion in revenue.
Art of Accounting: Now You Are Starting to Work! [AT]
This is Costanza-esque: "[N]ot only important to work hard, but it’s equally important to give the appearance that you are."
Biden to Ford: 'Thank you for saving our ass' [The Hill]
Then he asked for a high-five.
Beyonce's Dad — 'Mo Money Problems … Sued For $60k [TMZ]
His old accountants are chasing him for fees. #BeydaydayneedsaCPA, amirite?
King Joffery Actor Jack Gleeson Blasts Celebrity Worship in Epic Rant [Gawker]
Maybe the King is tired?


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