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Footnotes: Accounting Firms Get a Fun New Assignment | 08.09.12

Mitt Romney’s wrong: You can balance the budget through taxes. But you may not want to. [Wonkblog/WaPo]

Zynga Is Said To Grant Stock Awards To Staff After Earnings Miss Stock options were given to all of Zynga’s full-time workers shortly after its earnings report on July 25, said the person, who asked not to be identified because the matter is private. Though the company routinely gives options and cash bonuses to employees each quarter, this marked the first time equity awards were given to all staff, the person said. [Bloomberg]

Movie Popcorn Is Eating Your Brain [Jezebel]

How to Make Your Lost Phone Findable [Pogue's Posts/NYT]

In Laundering Case, a Lax Banking Law Obscured Money Flow [NYT]

Accounting Firms to Help Monitor Compliance with National Mortgage Settlement [AT]