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August 6, 2009


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"Itís like trying to look through a jar of peanut butter,Ē said Bob Faletra, CEO of United Business Mediaís Everything Channel. What is it like trying to look through a jar of peanut butter? Faletra was referring to the budgeting process for the remainder of 2009 and into 2010. Do you feel the same way? Do your clients? Share your thoughts and views with AccountingWEB readers. You can do so anonymously if you like.

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