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  May 19, 2008 — In This Newsletter:

Four New Rules for the Tech-Savvy CPA
by Rick Telberg/At Large
Plus: Key trends to watch. How tech-smart is your firm? Join the study; get the answers.

Business Valuation
by Gary Trugman, CPA/ABV
When opportunity calls you on the phone, should you always answer?

Both Sides Make Good Points
by Michael Young/Journal of Accountancy
The role of fair value accounting in the subprime mortgage meltdown.

Sucking It Up
by Vincent Ryan/CFO Magazine
With prices gushing past $100 per barrel, companies are trying to consume less oil.

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Weekly Spotlight

Inside the Markets
by Jonathan Moreland
Why insiders are wheeling and dealing in the REIT stuff.

Accounting Firms Increasingly Seeking Experts With
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New and Noteworthy

AICPA TECH+ Conference
David Strom keynotes. Ideal for CIOs, CFOs, IT directors and vendors.
June 9-11

AICPA 2008 Top Technology Initiatives
Key expert divulges IT trends and their implications for CPAs, their organizations and the communities they serve. May 23

Jay Hansen Named Chairman-Elect of Accounting Standards Executive Committee (AcSEC)
View details (PDF).

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