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Senators Head for Home; Reps Still in DC

With tempers still flaring, the nation's senators have voted to go to separate corners and cool off, leaving Clinton and the federal budget to fester in Washington until after the election. Before exiting, the Senate passed two stop-gap measures that will keep the government's lights on until they return on November 14.Both Republicans and Democrats claim their sides will be strengthened by the retreat. Democrats are hopeful that they will pick up seats in both chambers in the upcoming election.
Community News

Dallas Firm Belew Averitt Joins BDO Seidman

Twenty-four-year-old Belew Averitt LLP, a Dallas, Texas CPA firm, has merged its practice with BDO Seidman. Belew Averitt was a member of Horwath International."In twenty-five years of practice, it is not often you find a firm with which you share such a uniquely compatible practice philosophy," said Jim Belew, formerly Managing Partner of Belew Averitt.

Spotlight on Donna Ingram

AccountingWeb SpotlightDonna Ingram, CPA, CFEMay & CompanyVicksburg, MSChange is a Good Thing for This CPADonna Ingram is one CPA who never gets tired of change. In fact, she thrives on seeing her world constantly evolve, grow and thrive.

Banana Bust-Up Beckons for Deloitte & Touche

Deloitte & Touche has stepped into the transatlantic dispute raging between the U.S. and Europe over banana trading.The Big Five firm has agreed to help a packaging company as it tries to fight a 100% increase in import tariffs on goods it exports to the U.S.
Technology

Ratings of Two Top Internet Job Sites

According to a new report by Smart Business magazine, the two largest sites on the Internet to post and find a job are Monster.com and HotJobs.com. In fact, the story states that if you can't find a job at either of these two sites, something is terribly wrong, somewhere.But which one is best? According to the testers, the winner is HotJobs with four stars, vs. Monster with three stars. Why?
A&A

AmEx Offers Small Business an Entree to E-Commerce

If you're a small business or firm, chances are you or your clients may accept American Express for payment.
Community News

HP bid to buy PwC Lowered

According to recent reports, Hewlett-Packard has lowered its bid to buy PricewaterhouseCoopers because the firm isn't worth as much as previously thought.The difference is about $3 billion. Several months ago when talks first began to buy PwC, HP was willing to pay as much as $18 billion because that's how much the firm was valued at given its stock and cash.
Technology

XBRL: An Update on the Future of Financial Reporting

XBRL UpdatePresented by: Mike WillisTuesday October 31, 20004:00pm EDT,The AccountingWEB Workshop RoomExtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) is an open specification that uses XML-based data tags to describe financial statements for both public and private companies.

Jeffrey S. Locketz, CPA, CNE

Jeffrey S. Locketz, CPA, CNELBL Technology Partners, a division of Lurie Besikof Lapidus & Co., LLPJeff is a 1980 graduate of the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, Computer Science and Business Administration. He has also received his certification as a Novell Netware Engineer.Jeff specializes in consulting with business owners needing help with their management information systems and internal control structures.

Pay-Per-View Content Debuts on AccountingWEB

E-commerce doors are open for business as the first of what should be many pay-per-view content selections debuts on AccountingWEB. Working in conjunction with First Research, Inc., AccountingWEB is pleased to offer Industry Profiles on over 80 different industries, providing marketing and business development information, ideas and resources. Look for additional pay-per-view resources to be added regularly.

Geoffrey H. Wold, CPA

Geoffrey H. Wold, CPALBL Technology Partners, a division of Lurie Besikof Lapidus & Co.,LLPGeoff Wold is a member of the LBL Technology Partners, a division of Lurie Besikof Lapidus & Co., LLP. Previously, Geoff was employed from 1975 to 1999 at McGladrey & Pullen in the capacity of National Director of Information Technology Consulting and National Director of Integrated Technology Solutions.

The Public's Profession

SEC Chairman Arthur Levitt spoke to members of the AICPA at the Fall Council meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada, October 24, 2000. Below is the text of his speech.The Public’s Professionby Chairman Arthur LevittU.S. Securities & Exchange Commission Fall Council of the American Institute of Certified Public AccountantsLas Vegas, Nevada October 24, 2000 I'd like to thank Barry and the leadership of the AICPA for the invitation to be here today.

Like Avis, Ellison Tries Harder to be Number 2

Being the second-wealthiest man in America is a real feat. Consider the odds and you're left with a percentage that would probably shock even the most die-hard gamblers in Las Vegas.Holder of this title is Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle, who is worth an estimated $40 billion. Oracle bet the farm and won respect by harping on how important databases were in the cyberspace and computer continuum.
A&A

A Look at Lucent's CFO: Cause or Effect?

Most people know about the ongoing barrage of problems facing Lucent, including the recent firing of CEO Richard McGinn. Now that the dust from his departure has settled, analysts are beginning to scrutinize other areas of the company, including the role played by CFO Deborah C. Hopkins.Hopkins came to Lucent last spring, having left Boeing with a string of successes to her credit. Lucent hired her to help fix the problems plaguing the company--not an easy task given McGinn's record for wanting to run things his own way.

Special Report Covers Public Company & Software Valuation

Most of us may take the impact of the software industry for granted, but according to sources, this one business sector contributes more to the U.S.

XBRL: An Update on the Future of Financial Reporting, with Mike Willis

Session Moderator: I must thank Mike Willis for returning to our workshop series to give us an update and peek into the future of XBRL.Let me introduce Mike quickly and then we'll get onto what you came to "hear!" Mike Willis, CPA is the Partner and Deputy Chief Knowledge Officer of the Audit Practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP. He brings more than 18 years of experience to the table. He has responsibilities for applications and software tools used by the global audit and accounting profession of PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr.
Technology

Powerful Accounting on the Web

Join David Thomas, President of Intacct Corporation, in a live workshop discussion about powerful accounting on the Web, next Thursday, November 2, at 4:00 Eastern time.Topics for discussion will include: - Introduction to Intacct- Live Demo of the Web- Market Size- Key Features & Benefits of Web Accounting- e-PracticeBring your questions and find out all about how Web accounting is changing the way companies think about keeping the books.Workshop sponsored by Arthur Ander

David Thomas

David C. ThomasCo-founder, Chairman and Chief Executive OfficerIntacct CorporationDavid Thomas brings more than 20 years’ experience in the fields of accounting and Internet architecture to his role as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Intacct Corporation. Thomas first developed accounting solutions in 1980, when he founded Cyma Systems, Inc., a leading provider of PC-accounting software.

CCH Offers Tool for Financial Planning

CONTACT:MARY DALE WALTERS847-267-2038mediahelp@cch.comNEIL ALLEN847-267-2179allenn@cch.comCCH ENTERACT OFFERS REAL-TIME, INTEGRATED SOFTWARE TOOL FOR FINANCIAL PLANNING(RIVERWOODS, ILL., October 30, 2000) – CCH INCORPORATED (CCH), a leading provider of tax and business law information and software, has introduced a powerful and valuable personal financial planning software system for those providing financial planning services.

Are You Ready to Vote?

Test your knowledge of where the candidates stand on Social Security, the Economy, Education, and Health Care with this quick quiz. Make sure you understand the positions of the major candidates by taking these four quick pop quizzes. It's always helpful to have a little extra knowledge in your pocket before you head for the polls.And while you're thinking about voting - don't forget - next Tuesday, November 7, is Election Day.

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