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  December 8, 2008 — In This Newsletter:
What to Do With the Client From Hell
by Rick Telberg/At Large
CPAs share their war stories and their winning strategies. What’s your best tip for dumping a problem client? Click here to e-mail your comments to Rick Telberg.

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Is Globalization Affecting CPA Hiring Trends?
by CPA Insider™ Staff
Key thought influencers weigh in.

Forecasting Post-Combination Earnings
by Michael Devine/Journal of Accountancy
A company planning an acquisition should consider using an acquisition accounting forecast for a business combination to estimate the total effect on post-acquisition earnings under Statement no. 141(R).

Section 409A Correction Program
by G. Edgar Adkins Jr., et al./The Tax Adviser
Sec. 409A imposes restrictions on the operation of nonqualified deferred compensation plans. The IRS has established a correction program for certain violations of the Sec. 409A rules.

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Tech Corner

The Engine That Will Continue to Pull the Train
Steve Ernst discusses the impact of the entrepreneurial spirit in the U.S. as reflected in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year© program.

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Weekly Spotlight

Want to Earn More New Business?
by Tracy Crevar Warren
Try storytelling.

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New and Noteworthy

AICPA Advanced Personal Financial Planning Conference
Eugene Fama, Jr. keynotes. Ideal for financial planning specialists, CFPs, tax consultants. January 19-21

SEC Quarterly Update Webcast Series — Fourth Quarter 2008
Ideal for both preparers in public companies and practitioners who have public company clients. December 18

Exposure Draft of Proposed SSARS Available
A proposed Statement on Standards for Accounting and Review Services revises the applicability of SSARSs so that SSARSs do not apply when provisions of proposed SAS, Interim Financial Information, apply.

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