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    Monsanto settles $80 million accounting charges with SEC


    Image: Without admitting or denying wrongdoing, Monsanto Co. has agreed to an $80 million settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission over charges that it failed to properly report millions of dollars in rebates related to its Roundup weedkiller product line. “This type of conduct, which fails to recognize expenses ...

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    Audit Litigation Risk Down, but Not Out


    The respite from litigation that audit firms have enjoyed the past few years may be ending. A recent study found class-action lawsuits alleging accounting improprieties rose in 2014 after two of the lightest years in the past decade. While only a tiny fraction of those class-action filings are directed at ...