Accounting


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FASB reaffirms its restrictions on how banks can qualify for sale accounting treatment and issues a series of related questions and answers ( accounting.rutgers.edu/raw/fasb/project/125summary.html ).

A new study says FASB’s imminent ban on pooling will make solid balance sheets and abundant cash flows—not high PE ratios—the most powerful bargaining tools in mergers and acquisitions ( www.ml.com/about/press_release/pdf/accounting_overview.pdf ).

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