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SEC Charges AT&T and Three Executives with Selectively Providing Information to Wall Street Analysts to Talk Down Estimates

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On March 5, 2021, the Securities and Exchange Commission charged AT&T, Inc. with repeatedly violating Regulation FD, and three of its Investor Relations executives with aiding and abetting AT&T’s violations, by selectively disclosing material nonpublic information to research analysts. The enforcement action demonstrates how efforts to talk down analyst estimates... Read More

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2nd Big 4 Audit Report with 2 CAMs

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An audit report was filed with a 10-K that includes two CAMs.  One is related to revenue recognition and the other is related to uncertain tax positions. More specifically on revenue recognition the audit report states the auditors identified the evaluation of the allocation of contract price to the identified... Read More

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Agencies Adopt Final Rule to Exclude Community Banks from the Volcker Rule

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Five federal financial regulatory agencies adopted a final rule to exclude community banks from the Volcker Rule, consistent with the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act. The Volcker Rule generally restricts banking entities from engaging in proprietary trading and from owning, sponsoring, or having certain relationships with hedge... Read More

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