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The blog vizual-statistix.tumblr.com has a lot of really good maps and if you're a statistics nerd like me, you'll really appreciate some time poking around there. One that was particularly interesting was a map that shows the average salaries for government workers at the state and local level. It's about what you'd expect:
Defender is an organization that seeks to educate the public on the use of mind control ray technology by the government, which uses microwaves and radiowaves to take over people's mind in order to manipulate and control human behavior.
Bitcoin enthusiasts from around the world have been voicing their views on the proposed regulation on virtual currencies recently put forward by the New York State Department of Financial Services, and while there is a lot of passion behind talking about the proposal, whether it's ultimately a good or bad thing has the community split, said the New
A study published by the Center for Audit Quality has shown that the number of restatements on financial statements has declined over the last 10 years, according to Compliance Week. Restatements in 2003, before the Sarbanes-Oxley Act took effect, numbered 856, peaked in 2006 at 1,784, and then declined to 738 in 2012.
The Securities and Exchange Commission is considering James Schnurr, a retired accounting partner from Deloitte, for its new Chief Accountant as the current chief, Paul Beswick, plans to leave the agency, according to the Wall Street Journal. Schnurr retired from his post at Deloitte in May, the same month Beswick announced his plans to leave, but had long been involved with SEC technical accounting issues during his nearly four-decade career at
Russia, the target of numerous economic sanctions based on its involvement in the Ukranian crisis, is considering legislation that would target foreign companies operating in Russia, and specifically singles out foreign audit firms, namely the Big Four, according to the Wall Street Journal. While the bill has yet to be formally submitted, if passed it would make it impossible for the Big Four, or any other foreign audit firm, from working in Russia.
In light of the recent IRS nonprofit oversight scandal, lawmakers from the Republican-controlled House Oversight Committee have proposed 15 potential changes to the tax collector's structure, not least of which is scrapping the commissioner's office entirely and replacing it with a multi-member commission, according to the Hill.