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Footnotes: Broker-Dealer Audit Quality; Try Listening; Conventions’ Price Tag | 08.30.12

Four Years After Madoff, Audits and Auditors of Broker-Dealers Still Lousy Having your private company or fund audit performed by a Big Four audit firm is no guarantee of quality. As a matter of fact, I would argue that the quality may often be less than what you might get at a medium-size, regional firm that concentrates solely on that niche. [RTA]

You’re Not Listening [LH]

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$36+ million: That's how much taxpayers are paying for the political conventions [DMWT]

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