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McDonald's US store count to shrink this year, possibly for 1st time

...reported an annual reduction in U.S. locations since at least 1970, according to archived filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. For 1969, McDonald's did not include a U.S. store count in its annual report.The company declined...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-18/mcdonalds-us-store-count-s
Staff cuts take a toll on IRS tax enforcement efforts, agency watchdog says

...waits and lines out the door for taxpayers at walk-in centers.The IRS funding bill also freezes the Securities and Exchange Commission's budget at $1.5 billion and sustain subsidies for an alternative network of lenders that provide community...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-17/staff-cuts-take-toll-irs-t
'Phony numbers' increase in earnings reports

...of earnings in a way that could mislead investors. However, Lynn Turner, the chief accountant at the Securities and Exchange Commission at the time, says companies are still touting "made-up, phony numbers" as much as they did 15 years...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-08/phony-numbers-increase-ear
Wal-Mart chairman hands off role to son-in-law

...Walton family's control.Wal-Mart is expected to file the final tally of proxy votes next week with the Securities and Exchange Commission.During the meeting, McMillon, who succeeded Mike Duke to the top position in February 2014, called...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-05/wal-mart-chairman-hands-ro
SEC chief opposes new watchdog body

WASHINGTON --- The head of the Securities and Exchange Commission is objecting to a plan being considered...investor protection functions out of the Securities and Exchange Commission," Ms. Schapiro told reporters at the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/05/21/bus_524695.shtml
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New SEC chairman pushes tighter ethics

WASHINGTON - The new chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission is challenging American corporations to behave more ethically...face." - William H. Donaldson, the new chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/03/01/bus_367557.shtml
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Business briefs: Chairman seeks new auditing rules

NEW YORK -- Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Arthur Levitt said Wednesday that...figures of its Aggressive Growth Fund. The Securities and Exchange Commission and the New York attorney general's office...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/05/11/bus_288216.shtml
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SEC: More firms likely to be charged

...industry, the head of the Securities and Exchange Commission's enforcement division...I question why the Securities and Exchange Commission ... has failed to...hours. On the Net: Securities and Exchange Commission: http://www.sec...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/11/05/fin_388568.shtml
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Business briefs

...as the company confirmed that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating accounting irregularities...as they review possible wrongdoing. The Securities and Exchange Commission has issued a formal order of investigation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/02/27/bus_376920.shtml
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SEC chairman questions decimal trading

...smaller price increments. Now the head of the Securities and Exchange Commission is questioning whether the system might...cons are entirely his own." On the Net: Securities and Exchange Commission: www.sec.gov House Financial Services...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/06/02/bus_377286.shtml
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