Facebook IPO Filing Reveals Its Stunning Size: A Private Jet, $1 Billion In Profits

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How BIG is Facebook? We knew Facebook was big : you don’t get to 800 million users without making a few bucks — but until today, we didn’t know just how big. Facebook filed papers for an initial public offering on Wednesday, pulling back the curtains on the inner workings of the world’s largest social networking… Read more »

Online trading: Who’s the cheapest discount broker?

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Online Brokers:  Everyone is interested in investing in stocks! Remember to be careful and do your research before investing. There is a high demand for the new facebood IPO (initial public offering) Should mention that the first factor of guessing at the future trends of an industry is something that investors generally do not do… Read more »

Groupon shares jump 35% after IPO

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What is an IPO? An initial public offering, or IPO, is the first sale of a corporation’s common shares to investors on a public stock exchange. The main purpose of an IPO is to raise capital for the corporation. While IPOs are effective at raising capital, being listed on a stock exchange comes with heavy… Read more »

Bauer Performance Sports Ltd. to List on the TSX

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Bauer heads to the TSX      Canadians claim that “hockey is our game,” but that boast disguises  deep-seated unease over the creeping Americanization of the professional sport. That is why we hold on to nostalgic fantasies of the Jets returning to Winnipeg, the Nordiques going back to Quebec City, and the Maple Leafs returning… Read more »

GM IPO

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What is an IPO? An initial public offering, or IPO, is the first sale of a corporation’s common shares to investors on a public stock exchange. The main purpose of an IPO is to raise capital for the corporation. While IPOs are effective at raising capital, being listed on a stock exchange comes with heavy… Read more »

System for Electronic Analysis and Retrieval (SEDAR)

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Students and investors wishing to know more about our Canadian Public companies, should know about the SEDAR web site. Financial information is provided , such as: 1. Annual Financial statements  issued quarterly and year end 2.MD&A ( Management Discussion and Analysis reports) 3. Press Releases,  provide the most recent and up-to-date corporate disclosures   www.sedar.com is… Read more »

New Revenue Recognition Standards on the Way for Contractors

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Contractors should be educating themselves on the impact of the new proposed revenue recognition standards and the recently published (June 24, 2010) exposure draft pertaining to revenue from contracts with customers. Public comments are due October 22, 2010, and it is expected the standards will be finalized in 2011. Questions: 1. What are some of… Read more »

Bank of America: It Depends On How You Define Materiality

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Bank of America incorrectly classified as much as $10.7 billion in short-term lending and repurchase deals for mortgage securities as sales. This claim surfaced in a May 13 letter to the SEC where the banking corporation alleges that the transactions were immaterial and that it would be beefing up its internal accounting controls.  This letter… Read more »

Scrushy Back in the News

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The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered a new review of the convictions in the government corruption case against former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman and ex-HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy. Questions: 1. What is the “honest services” fraud law? 2. What is a “quid pro quo” agreement? 3. A judge issued a $2.9 billion civil judgment… Read more »

Supreme Court Rules on Constitutionality of the PCAOB

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The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on June 28, 2010, that the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) violates the U.S. Constitution’s separation of powers principle because board members are not appointed by the president.  In a 5-4 decision, the Court stated that the president must have more power to remove PCAOB members. The five-member board… Read more »