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Footnotes: Big Labor Group Wants HP to Dump E&Y; The “Is It Time to Leave?” Busy Season Flowchart; Madoff’s Music | 01.18.13

Labor group asks Hewlett-Packard to replace auditor E&Y [Reuters]

The Biglaw Flowchart That Tells You When You Can Leave The Office Sub "Big 4" for "Biglaw" and you've got the accounting version that will apply to busy season. [ATL]

You're Rude Because Your Boss Is Rude [HBR]

PCAOB member Jeantette Franzel gave a speech on audit quality in New Orleans today. [PCAOB]

Bernie Madoff Was A Toni Braxton Fan [DB]

How the New Tax Act Affects the Alternative Minimum Tax [TPC/TaxVox]

The Tax Foundation sizes up Bobby Jindal's plan to get rid of income taxes in Louisiana. [TF]

Caterpillar to Take $580 Million Writedown The non-cash goodwill impairment charge will reduce fourth- quarter earnings by about 87 cents a share, Peoria, Illinois- based Caterpillar said today in a statement. Senior managers at Zhengzhou Siwei Mechanical & Electrical Manufacturing Co., who were found to be responsible for the “deliberate, multi-year, coordinated accounting misconduct,” were removed and a new leadership team put in place, the company said. [Bloomberg]

Boeing Accounting Method Could Smooth Out Dreamliner Problems [CFOJ]

Men Undergo Simulated Labor Contractions To Experience Pains Of Childbirth For Dutch TV Show [HP]

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