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  1. New Spam Worm Hits U.S. and Europe
  2. U.S. and Finland go Head to Head in Competitiveness Report
  3. Stock Option Expensing to Become Mandatory in 2005
  4. Study: Audit Firms Still Bend Rules to Benefit Big Clients
  5. 200,000 IRS Refund Checks Undeliverable, Update Addresses by 12/5
  6. PCAOB Releases Parameters of Non-U.S. Accounting Firms
  7. IRS Grants Tax Relief For Victims of California Wildfires
  8. GAO Releases Study Showing Improvement in IRS Performance
  9. Employees Ask For More Retirement Advice, Study Shows
  10. New Pilot Program Created to Assist Identity Theft Victims
  11. Book Recommendation: On Leading Change: A Leader to Leader Guide

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  1. Finding Ways to Make Your Employees Intrapreneurs
  2. Aligning Firm Culture With The Needs of The Times
  3. The Resume Pyramid: Building a Great Resume From The Top Down

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THIS WEEK'S RESOURCES

1. New Spam Worm Hits U.S. and Europe

A new e-mail worm appeared on Friday and victims soon saw it was more of a trick than a treat. With promises of photos from a friend, victims were lured into downloading a virus that could cause their computers to spam others.

- More Technology News

2. U.S. and Finland go Head to Head in Competitiveness Report

The United States and Finland are the two most competitive economies in the world, according to a report by the World Economics Forum. The survey provides invaluable data on why some countries manage to stay competitive year after year.

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3. Stock Option Expensing to Become Mandatory in 2005

The Financial Accounting Standards Board met on October 29 to put some of the final touches on its decisions towards mandating expensing of stock options just like any other compensation - an issue which has been steadily gaining momentum for over ten years.

- More FASB News

4. Study: Audit Firms Still Bend Rules to Benefit Big Clients

A study by Vanderbilt University researchers has found that audit firms are still likely to produce inaccurate audit opinions to benefit a big client — as long as company officials think they can get away with it.

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5. 200,000 IRS Refund Checks Undeliverable, Update Addresses by 12/5

6. PCAOB Releases Parameters of Non-U.S. Accounting Firms

7. IRS Grants Tax Relief For Victims of California Wildfires

8. GAO Releases Study Showing Improvement in IRS Performance

9. Employees Ask For More Retirement Advice, Study Shows

10. New Pilot Program Created to Assist Identity Theft Victims

11. Book Recommendation: On Leading Change: A Leader to Leader Guide Francis Hesselbein, Peter F. Drucker Foundation

This book features the best thinking from top experts on strategies for change, sustaining growth, and leading transition. Written in a concise style that is ideal for the busy executive with little spare time, the book presents a stellar roster of contributors. On Leading Change is one title in the Leader to Leader Guides, which draw from the most compelling articles that have appeared in Leader to Leader, the Drucker Foundation's award-winning journal. Order your copy today!

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1. Finding Ways to Make Your Employees Intrapreneurs

In our everyday work, we talk to a lot of people about what they want in their careers. Employers are slowly beginning to recognize these drives, and some are finding innovative ways to meet these needs, so that their best employees will have reasons to stay.

2. Aligning Firm Culture With The Needs of The Times

In the wake of a an economic downturn which has left those spared from layoffs either working daunting hours under stress or not busy enough to feel secure, firms need to foster a community feeling and sense of purpose as well as facilitate positive communication.

3. The Resume Pyramid: Building a Great Resume From The Top Down

If you have experienced writer’s block while trying to construct your resume, you might find it helpful to think of your resume as a three-layered pyramid. All the elements of an effective resume will fit within these three layers.

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2. Law Firm Ordered to Turn Over Tax Shelter Client List

3. Social Security Beneficiaries Get Increase

4. State Boards Developing Nationwide Licensee Database For CPAs

5. House Bill Aims to Grow Jobs, Cut Corporate Taxes and Avoid Sanctions

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