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HealthSouth whistleblower Weston Smith to speak at Notre Dame

Author: Carol Elliott

In 2003, FBI agents opened a federal investigation of accounting fraud on a massive scale at health-care giant HealthSouth, with fraudulent entries mounting as high as $2.7 billion. Nearly put into bankruptcy, the company fired its CEO Richard Scrushy and spent three years restructuring its operations and financial reporting procedures.…

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Why Bank Earnings Report Might Be Old News

Author: Lorie Marsh

Many publicly traded banks wrapped up their second-quarter earnings reports before the end of July. Some banks didn’t, but for that group, investors actually might have had an early window into their performance: The banks’ quarterly regulatory filings, known as “call reports,” were likely already available, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Notre Dame.

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20 laps, 30 miles, one well, many lives

Author: Carol Elliott

At 6 a.m. on May 3, Michael Meyer will start off on a 30-mile trek that will take him around the University of Notre Dame campus 20 times. The reason for the Notre Dame accountancy teacher's trek is part of a story that goes back four years and thousands of miles to a small, very poor country in equatorial Africa, Burkina Faso.

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Students help at tax time

Author: Scott Frano

Each year, accountancy students from Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s help prepare thousands of tax returns for low-income local residents as part of the Tax Assistance Program.

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