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Footnotes: PCAOB Sanctions Five Auditors; Work/Life Is a Joke; Soft Sexism at the Office | 04.02.15

That's it for us this week. Enjoy a long weekend if you can and we'll see you back here on MondayThe lights are always on over at Open Items if you need to get something off your chest and if you bump into any chatty accounting firm CFOs, email us.

FASB Plans Further Accounting Simplification Projects [AT]

PCAOB Sanctions Five Auditors for Independence and Other Violations [PCAOB]

Republicans have a new plan to cut taxes for the top 0.2 percent Ending the estate tax. [Wonkblog]

Merger expands Boise accounting firm Jitasa They acquired Maryland-based Dynamic Shared Services. [IS]

Tesla Stockholders Can't Take a Joke [BloombergView]

Biglaw Firm Makes Big Joke Out Of Work/Life Balance [ATL]

Cuba opens its doors to Airbnb [BBC]

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder Carves Out Own Niche Inside GOP The former CPA did not sign Grover Norquist's Taxpayer Protection Pledge. [WSJ]

Ex-TPG executive alleges partner said he wanted to 'smack' him against a wall: lawsuit The suit alleges that in response to some of Levine's concerns, TPG partner and senior counsel, Clive Bode, said if San Francisco-based Levine were in the same room as him, he would "smack" Levine's head into a wall and "knock some fucking sense" into him. Bode also told Levine he would have "hunted" him down and "gutted [him] like a carp" if Levine had sent one particular email to Bode, according to the lawsuit. That email detailing some of Levine's concerns had gone to other executives. Bode allegedly also told Levine that he would "fucking kill you" if Levine brought "Bonderman into it". [Reuters]

The 7 Characters You Can’t Use in Excel Worksheet Tab Names [AWEB]

Tell Us About All the Maddening Soft Sexism in Your Life [Jezebel]