FYI


The SEC and state regulators launch the Investment Adviser Public Disclosure Web site, which offers investors free access to registration documents from more than 9,000 investment advisers. ( www.adviserinfo.sec.gov )

To better assist those representing clients in the Social Security Administration’s hearings and appeals process, SSA introduces a Web site with information including fee petitions, a model fee agreement, standards of conduct, official forms and links to SSA regulations and manuals. ( www.ssa.gov/representation )

The Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board sets up a new Web site ( www.fasab.gov ) containing its accounting and auditing policy committee’s documents.

SEC Commissioner Laura S. Unger says she will leave the agency after nearly four years there, including a six-month stint as acting chairman while the Bush administration sought a successor to Arthur Levitt. ( www.sec.gov/news/press/2001-109.txt )

Correction

The Web site address of Xpress Software was incorrectly listed in exhibit 1 of the article, “Ranking the Products” (Oct.01, page 28). The correct URL is www.xpresssoftware.com .

NEWS

IRS sets start date for tax season

The IRS announced that tax season will start in late January and that it will issue refunds to taxpayers despite the partial shutdown of the federal government.

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