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Beating the Street

This is a transcript from the News Hour with Jim Lehrer in which Paul Solman discusses the "accounting tricks" that businesses use to beat Wall Street's expections. He uses an imaginary tortilla company to show how businesses embellish earnings reports. There is also a link to the segment in streaming video and RealAudio.


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