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SEC Forms List

“This page provides links to PDF versions of SEC public forms and many of the rules, regulations, and schedules associated with these forms. To find a form, either select the appropriate category below or scroll through the full list of SEC forms in alphanumeric order. Please note that you will need Adobe Reader plug-in toContinue Reading

Audited Financial Reporting and Voluntary Disclosure of Corporate Social Responsibility Reports

Chen, Long and Srinidhi, Bin and Tsang, Albert and Yu, Wei, Audited Financial Reporting and Voluntary Disclosure of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Reports (February 5, 2016). Journal of Management Accounting Research, Forthcoming. Available for download at SSRN: “Prior studies show that corporate social responsibility (CSR) reporting is informative to investors but lacks credibility. ThisContinue Reading

A Private Law Defense of the Ethic of Zeal

Silver, Charles, A Private Law Defense of the Ethic of Zeal (February 5, 2016). U of Texas Law, Law and Econ Research Paper No. 638. Available for download at SSRN: “Moral philosophers object to the ethic of zeal, also known as the fiduciary duty and the principle of partisanship, which requires a lawyer toContinue Reading

Google Search Education Online

“Improve your Google search skills with our Power Searching and Advanced Power Searching online courses. Learn tips and tricks to become a fast and effective fact-finder with Power Searching with Google. Deepen your understanding of solving complex research problems using advanced Google search techniques with Advanced Power Searching with Google. Join a growing global communityContinue Reading

FDA Guidance – Postmarket Management of Cybersecurity in Medical Devices

Draft Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff – Postmarket Management of  Cybersecurity in Medical Devices – This guidance document is being distributed for comment purposes only. Document issued on: January 22, 2016. “FDA is issuing this guidance to inform industry and FDA staff of the Agency’s recommendations for managing postmarket cybersecurity vulnerabilitiesContinue Reading

Market Valuation of Tax Avoidance and Corporate Social Responsibility

Inger, Kerry Katharine and Vansant, Brian, Market Valuation of Tax Avoidance and Corporate Social Responsibility: Does the Market Discount Corporate Robin Hoods? (January 4, 2016). Available for download at SSRN: This study examines whether market valuation of firms’ tax avoidance is tempered by the extent firms engage in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities. PriorContinue Reading

OPM to issue new requirements for personnel background investigations by contractors

Via Nextgov: “Contractors that conduct background investigations for the federal government will have to report information security incidents to the Office of Personnel Management within half an hour, are required to use smartcards as a second layer of security when logging on to agency networks and must agree to let OPM inspect their systems atContinue Reading

The Resilient State: New Regulatory Modes in International Approaches to Statebuilding?

Pospisil, Jan and Kuehn, Florian P, The Resilient State: New Regulatory Modes in International Approaches to Statebuilding? (February 4, 2016). Third World Quarterly, January 2016, DOI:; Edinburgh School of Law Research Paper No 2016/03. Available for download at SSRN: “Resilience’ has quickly risen to prominence in international security and development circles. In recentContinue Reading

SCAMPI database – search guide to military operations and history data

“The Joint Forces Staff College Ike Skelton Library is a specialized military library, focusing on research in joint and multinational operations, military history and naval science, operational warfare, and operations other than war. Library staff members regularly scan the weekly news magazines, monthly and bimonthly journals such as Military Review, Armed Forces Journal, and quarterlyContinue Reading

US International Trade in Goods and Services December 2015

“The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, through the Department of Commerce, announced today that the goods and services deficit was $43.4 billion in December, up $1.1 billion from $42.2 billion in November, revised. December exports were $181.5 billion, $0.5 billion less than November exports. December imports were $224.9 billion, upContinue Reading

Downloadable Housing Market Data From Redfin

Via Redfin: “Redfin is a real estate brokerage, which means we have direct access to data from local multiple listing services, as well as insight from our real estate agents across the country. That’s why we’re able to give you the earliest and most reliable data on the state of the housing market. We publishContinue Reading

Twitter – Combating Violent Extremism

Twitter news release: “Like most people around the world, we are horrified by the atrocities perpetrated by extremist groups. We condemn the use of Twitter to promote terrorism and the Twitter Rules make it clear that this type of behavior, or any violent threat, is not permitted on our service. As the nature of theContinue Reading