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2014-05-06 08:28:15

Exploring opportunities for businesses serving federal agencies and fund recipients NEW YORK, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- XBRL US, the nonprofit consortium for XBRL reporting in the U.S., announced today that it will be conducting a free webinar to discuss the implications and opportunities presented by the Digital Accountability and Transparency (DATA) Act, a bill mandating the use of a widely-used, nonproprietary data standard for reporting by federal agencies. The DATA Act was passed by...

2014-04-22 16:31:45

NEW YORK, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- XBRL US, the nonprofit consortium for XBRL reporting in the US, announced today the publication of a new online tool, the US GAAP Pension Analyzer which is available for free to public company reporting managers that runs a set of rules against the pension disclosure within an XBRL-formatted financial statement. A review of XBRL filings in the most recent quarter reveals that 32% of public companies had errors in their pension footnotes...

2014-04-11 16:23:01

NEW YORK, April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- XBRL US, the nonprofit consortium dedicated to XBRL reporting in the US, today congratulated the U.S. Senate for its passage of the Digital Accountability and Transparency (DATA) Act, S. 994, a bill mandating the use of structured data standards for the reporting of all government expenditures. The bill was approved by unanimous consent and is slated to move to a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives. An earlier version of the bill was...

2014-01-30 12:24:39

Program to focus on data transparency in government, securities and banking WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- XBRL International, the global standards organization dedicated to improving business reporting, today announced that its 2014 conference, Better Data for Better Decisions, will be held in Orlando, Florida on June 9-11, 2014. The conference is hosted by XBRL US, the US consortium for business information reporting, which is a jurisdiction of XBRL International....


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'