Review Comments | 12.11.09

large_barney-frank.jpgHouse Passes Sweeping Financial Oversight Bill – “The package of regulatory changes would give regulators broad new authority to identify and respond to systemic risks, break up or wind down the riskiest firms, and crack down on abusive lending practices.” Or something like that. [WSJ]
Blowing 0.09 Might Cost You Your License, but Maybe Not Your Casualty Loss – Something to keep in mind next time you’re considering getting behind the wheel after crushing some High Life (which we absolutely, 100%, do not condone). [Tax Update Blog]
Tomkinson named managing partner of Grant Thornton LLP’s Southfield office – [GT Press Release]
Apollo Group, Inc. Expands Board of Directors – They’re making room for Sam DiPiazza, former P. Dubs global chief. [Forbes/Press Release]
Top Six Tips for Getting in the Door at BDO Seidman – Jay Duke of the BDO Dallas office gives you the lowdown. [FINS]
Peter R. Scanlon, Who Led Coopers When Big 8 Ruled Auditing, Is Dead at 78 – “In the late 1980s, under Mr. Scanlon, Coopers & Lybrand often drew criticism for shunning the merger mania that engulfed the accounting profession.” [NYT]
Obama wishes Jews happy Hanukkah – Ditto goes for us: Happy Hanukkah! [AFP]

large_barney-frank.jpgHouse Passes Sweeping Financial Oversight Bill – “The package of regulatory changes would give regulators broad new authority to identify and respond to systemic risks, break up or wind down the riskiest firms, and crack down on abusive lending practices.” Or something like that. [WSJ]
Blowing 0.09 Might Cost You Your License, but Maybe Not Your Casualty Loss – Something to keep in mind next time you’re considering getting behind the wheel after crushing some High Life (which we absolutely, 100%, do not condone). [Tax Update Blog]
Tomkinson named managing partner of Grant Thornton LLP’s Southfield office – [GT Press Release]
Apollo Group, Inc. Expands Board of Directors – They’re making room for Sam DiPiazza, former P. Dubs global chief. [Forbes/Press Release]
Top Six Tips for Getting in the Door at BDO Seidman – Jay Duke of the BDO Dallas office gives you the lowdown. [FINS]
Peter R. Scanlon, Who Led Coopers When Big 8 Ruled Auditing, Is Dead at 78 – “In the late 1980s, under Mr. Scanlon, Coopers & Lybrand often drew criticism for shunning the merger mania that engulfed the accounting profession.” [NYT]
Obama wishes Jews happy Hanukkah – Ditto goes for us: Happy Hanukkah! [AFP]

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Senator Wants Explanation on AIG Severance Deal – Chuck Grassley would like Ken Feinberg to explain why the AIG general counsel got a severance package. Yes, he’s up for re-election. [WSJ]
Market Concentration of the Big Four Audit Firms: The Feasibility of a Suggested Trade — Divestiture for Liability Limitations – “[I]s there a credible case to incentivize their exchange of market dominance for liability limitations?” [Re:Balance]
What a Phishing Scam E-mail Looks Like – An exclamation point in an email from the IRS should be your first clue. [Tax Update Blog]