http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=azXvW6B6aINg&refer=home "Meshing U.S. regulations with rules adopted by other countries is a priority for the agency, which has said companies will be able to reduce expenses by eliminating duplicate accounting. Investors will benefit because they ultimately bear the burden of higher compliance costs, SEC officials argue." Ah, yes, those pesky accounting rules. By that logic, why don't we eliminate as a requirement that doctors and nurses wash hands between patients. This way more patients will receive care and hospitals will reduce water-usage costs. Is this world f-ing nuts or what????? Haven't these a-holes created enough crises in the past several years than to be blazing a trail for new ones already. I need a drink.