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 January 20, 2009 — In This Newsletter:

Three Things Every Client Needs Today
by Rick Telberg/At Large
And the four misconceptions holding CPAs back. READER SOUND-OFF: What can CPAs do in “the Great Recession?”
E-mail comments to Rick.

Planning During Economic Turmoil
by Martin Shenkman, CPA, PFS
How practitioners can offer sound planning and guide clients from fear
to action.

Estate Planning: Time for a Tuneup
by William Weintraub and Michael Allmon/Journal of Accountancy
What's the state of your clients' estates?

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Weekly Spotlight

Inside the Markets: Umpteenth Time a Charm for Biotech Industry?
by Jonathan Moreland
Insiders still enjoy this high-risk/high-reward game.

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New and Noteworthy

Concerned About Section 7216?
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New Guidance Issued With Respect to Submission of Financial Statements
Compilation and Review Interpretation No. 31 of AR section 100, Compilation and Review of Financial Statements, and Technical Practice Aid (TPA) 9150.25 have been issued regarding submission of financial statements.

Give Feedback on Draft Issues Paper on Valuation Considerations for Alternative Investments
This draft issues paper discusses how to estimate the fair value of alternative investments (such as interests in hedge, private equity or real estate funds) in accordance with FAS 157.

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Career Resources
AICPA Conferences
Fair Value Measurements Workshop
2/26 - 2/27, New York, NY

The Board and Audit Committee's Role in Risk Oversight
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International Business, Accounting, Auditing and Tax
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1/28 - Economic Crisis: Plan for the Worst and the Best Might Happen


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