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Thou Shalt Comply (and More), or Else: Looking at Sarbanes-Oxley
Compliance with the US Sarbanes-Oxley Act (and a slew of other regulations) is crucial for all businesses, as failure to comply with the law’s strict standards

if then else  their earnings potential, and if the company fails to meet these estimates, then they should at least be able to give a detailed explanation as to why. SOX sets new standards with regards to responsibility, accountability, transparency, and correct behavior in companies. The act also sets requirements for the effectiveness of internal monitoring of companies' financial reporting (see Checking It Twice ).The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), established by the Securities Exchange Act of 1934,

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