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Footnotes: Buy EY Digs for Just $1.5 Bil; Audit’s Job; That’s Not My Dong | 06.18.14

Scottsdale accountant seeks world’s worst businesses Perhaps for a reality TV show [Phoenix Business Journal]

Two senators suggest we up the gas tax by 12 cents [AP]

EY's home turf at 5 Times Square has a new owner [The Real Deal]

Mystery solved: Deloitte chooses C. Fla. for IT operations hub [Orlando Business Journal]

KPMG loses McLaren appeal over tax relief for spying fine Basically the client tried to say a fine for spying was an allowable deduction [The Lawyer]

Caveat Emptor, Investors: The Regulators Are Trying to Protect You I am reminded of Blinder's long-running battle with securities regulators because nearly three decades later, Wall Street's self-regulatory organization is pushing a controversial proposal aimed at nipping operations like Blinder's in the bud. And when you consider how much damage guys like Blinder can do even as regulators are in hot pursuit, you've got to wonder whether the proposed reform would make any difference. [The Street]

The Role of Audit in Preventing Financial Reporting Failures A speech by Jim Doty [PCAOB]

In the war for talent, only pursuing the best candidates puts business at risk [KPMG]

GOP Lawmaker Tweets Photo of Giant Penis, Says He Was Hacked He was out walking doors when the rogue penis arrived on Twitter [Gawker]