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Issued In 2015

Update 2015-09—Financial Services—Insurance (Topic 944): Disclosures about Short-Duration Contracts

In June 2013, the FASB issued proposed Accounting Standards Update, Insurance Contracts (Topic 834) (2013 proposed Update). The objectives of the amendments in the 2013 proposed Update were to (1) increase the decision usefulness of the information about a reporting entity’s insurance liabilities, including the nature, amount, timing, and uncertainty of cash flows related to those liabilities and the effect of those cash flows on the statement of comprehensive income, and (2) improve comparability between reporting entities, regardless of the type of entity issuing the contract.

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Update 2015-08—Business Combinations (Topic 805): Pushdown Accounting - Amendments to SEC Paragraphs Pursuant to Staff Accounting Bulletin No. 115

The Accounting Standards Codification is amended as described in paragraphs 2-7. In some cases, to put the change in context, not only are the amended paragraphs shown but also the preceding and following paragraphs.

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UPDATE 2015-07—FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENT (TOPIC 820): DISCLOSURES FOR INVESTMENTS IN CERTAIN ENTITIES THAT CALCULATE NET ASSET VALUE PER SHARE (OR ITS EQUIVALENT) (A CONSENSUS OF THE EMERGING ISSUES TASK FORCE)

Topic 820, Fair Value Measurement, permits a reporting entity, as a practical expedient, to measure the fair value of certain investments using the net asset value per share of the investment. Currently, investments valued using the practical expedient are categorized within the fair value hierarchy on the basis of whether the investment is redeemable with the investee at net asset value on the measurement date, never redeemable with the investee at net asset value, or redeemable with the investee at net asset value at a future date.

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UPDATE 2015-06—EARNINGS PER SHARE (TOPIC 260): EFFECTS ON HISTORICAL EARNINGS PER UNIT OF MASTER LIMITED PARTNERSHIP DROPDOWN TRANSACTIONS (A CONSENSUS OF THE EMERGING ISSUES TASK FORCE)

Topic 260, Earnings Per Share, contains guidance that addresses master limited partnerships that originated from Emerging Issues Task Force (EITF) Issue No. 07-4, “Application of the Two-Class Method under FASB Statement No. 128 to Master Limited Partnerships.”

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UPDATE 2015-05—INTANGIBLES—GOODWILL AND OTHER—INTERNAL-USE SOFTWARE (SUBTOPIC 350-40): CUSTOMER’S ACCOUNTING FOR FEES PAID IN A CLOUD COMPUTING ARRANGEMENT

The Board decided to add guidance to Subtopic 350-40, Intangibles—Goodwill and Other—Internal-Use Software, which will help entities evaluate the accounting for fees paid by a customer in a cloud computing arrangement. The guidance already exists in the FASB Accounting Standards Codification® in paragraphs 985-605-55-121 through 55-123, but it is included in a Subtopic applied by cloud service providers to determine whether an arrangement includes the sale or license of software.

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UPDATE 2015-04—COMPENSATION—RETIREMENT BENEFITS (TOPIC 715): PRACTICAL EXPEDIENT FOR THE MEASUREMENT DATE OF AN EMPLOYER’S DEFINED BENEFIT OBLIGATION AND PLAN ASSETS

A reporting entity with a fiscal year-end that does not coincide with a month-end may incur more costs than other entities when measuring the fair value of plan assets of a defined benefit pension or other postretirement benefit plan. This is because information about the fair value of plan assets obtained from a third-party service provider typically is reported as of the month-end. That information then is adjusted to reflect the fair value of plan assets as of the fiscal year-end.

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UPDATE NO. 2015-03—INTEREST—IMPUTATION OF INTEREST (SUBTOPIC 835-30): SIMPLIFYING THE PRESENTATION OF DEBT ISSUANCE COSTS

The Board is issuing this Update as part of its initiative to reduce complexity in accounting standards (the Simplification Initiative). The objective of the Simplification Initiative is to identify, evaluate, and improve areas of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) for which cost and complexity can be reduced while maintaining or improving the usefulness of the information provided to users of financial statements.

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UPDATE NO. 2015-02—CONSOLIDATION (TOPIC 810): AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSOLIDATION ANALYSIS

Amendments to the Consolidation Analysis, focuses on the consolidation evaluation for reporting organizations (public and private companies and not-for-profit organizations) that are required to evaluate whether they should consolidate certain legal entities.

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Update No. 2015-01 - Income Statement

Extraordinary and Unusual Items (Subtopic 225-20). Simplifying Income Statement Presentation by Eliminating the Concept of Extraordinary Items.

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Issued In 2014

Update No. 2014-18 - Business Combinations (Topic 805)

Accounting for indentifiable intangible assets in a business combination (a consensus of the privacy company council)

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Update No. 2014-17 - Business Combinations (Topic 805)

Pushdown accounting (a consensus of the FASB Emerging Issues Task Force)

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Update No. 2014-16 - Derivatives and Hedging (Topic 815)

Determining whether the host contract in a hybrid financial instrument issued in the form of a share is more akin to debt or to equity (a consensus of the FASB Emerging Issues Task Force).

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Update No. 2014-15 - Presentation of Financial Statements

Going Concern (Subtopic 205-40): Disclosure of Uncertainties about an Entity’s Ability to Continue as a Going Concern

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Update No. 2014-14 - Receivables

Troubled Debt Restructurings by Creditors (Subtopic 310-40): Classification of Certain Government-Guaranteed Mortgage Loans upon Foreclosure (a consensus of the FASB Emerging Issues Task Force)

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Update No. 2014-13 - Consolidation (Topic 810)

Measuring the Financial Assets and the Financial Liabilities of a Consolidated Collateralized Financing Entity (a consensus of the FASB Emerging Issues Task Force)

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Update No. 2014-12 - Compensation - Stock Compensation (Topic 718)

Update No. 2014-12—Compensation—Stock Compensation (Topic 718): Accounting for Share-Based Payments When the Terms of an Award Provide That a Performance Target Could Be Achieved after the Requisite Service Period (a consensus of the FASB Emerging Issues Task Force)

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Update No. 2014-11 - Transfers and Servicing (Topic 860)

Update No. 2014-11—Transfers and Servicing (Topic 860): Repurchase-to-Maturity Transactions, Repurchase Financings, and Disclosures

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Update No. 2014-10 - Development Stage Entities (Topic 915)

Update No. 2014-10—Development Stage Entities (Topic 915): Elimination of Certain Financial Reporting Requirements, Including an Amendment to Variable Interest Entities Guidance in Topic 810, Consolidation

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Update No. 2014-09 - Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606)

  • Section A - Summary and Amendments That Create Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606) and Other Assets and Deferred Costs—Contracts with Customers (Subtopic 340-40)
  • Section B - Conforming Amendments to Other Topics and Subtopics in the Codification and Status Tables
  • Section C - Background Information and Basis for Conclusions

Update No. 2014-08 - Presentation of Financial Statements (Topic 205) and Property, Plant, and Equipment (Topic 360)

Reporting Discontinued Operations and Disclosures of Disposals of Components of an Entity

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Update No. 2014-07 - Consolidation (Topic 810)

Applying Variable Interest Entities Guidance to Common Control Leasing Arrangements (a consensus of the Private Company Council)

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Update No. 2014-06 - Technical Corrections and Improvements Related to Glossary Terms

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Update No. 2014-05 - Service Concession Arrangements (Topic 853) (a consensus of the FASB Emerging Issues Task Force)

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Update No. 2014-04 - Receivables - Troubled Debt Restructurings by Creditors (Subtopic 310-40)

Reclassification of Residential Real Estate Collateralized Consumer Mortgage Loans upon Foreclosure (a consensus of the FASB Emerging Issues Task Force)

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Update No. 2014-03 - Derivatives and Hedging (Topic 815)

Accounting for Certain Receive-Variable, Pay-Fixed Interest Rate Swaps—Simplified Hedge Accounting Approach (a consensus of the Private Company Council)

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Update No. 2014-02 - Intangibles - Goodwill and Other (Topic 350)

Accounting for Goodwill (a consensus of the Private Company Council)

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Update No. 2014-01 - Investments - Equity Method and Joint Ventures (Topic 323)

Accounting for Investments in Qualified Affordable Housing Projects (a consensus of the FASB Emerging Issues Task Force)

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Issued In 2013

Update No. 2013-12 - Definition of a Public Business Entity - An Addition to the Master Glossary

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Update No. 2013-11 - Income Taxes (Topic 740)

Presentation of an Unrecognized Tax Benefit When a Net Operating Loss Carryforward, a Similar Tax Loss, or a Tax Credit Carryforward Exists (a consensus of the FASB Emerging Issues Task Force)

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Update No. 2013-10 - Derivatives and Hedging (Topic 815)

Inclusion of the Fed Funds Effective Swap Rate (or Overnight Index Swap Rate) as a Benchmark Interest Rate for Hedge Accounting Purposes (a consensus of the FASB Emerging Issues Task Force)

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Update No. 2013-09 - Fair Value Measurement (Topic 820)

Deferral of the Effective Date of Certain Disclosures for Nonpublic Employee Benefit Plans in Update No. 2011-04

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Update No. 2013-08 - Financial Services - Investment Companies (Topic 946)

Amendments to the Scope, Measurement, and Disclosure Requirements

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Update No. 2013-07 - Presentation of Financial Statements (Topic 205)

Liquidation Basis of Accounting

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Update No. 2013-06 - Not-for-Profit Entities (Topic 958)

Services Received from Personnel of an Affiliate (a consensus of the FASB Emerging Issues Task Force)

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Update No 2013-05 - Foreign Currency Matters (Topic 830)

Parent’s Accounting for the Cumulative Translation Adjustment upon Derecognition of Certain Subsidiaries or Groups of Assets within a Foreign Entity or of an Investment in a Foreign Entity (a consensus of the FASB Emerging Issues Task Force)

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Update No. 2013-04—Liabilities (Topic 405)

Obligations Resulting from Joint and Several Liability Arrangements for Which the Total Amount of the Obligation Is Fixed at the Reporting Date (a consensus of the FASB Emerging Issues Task Force)

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Update No. 2013-03 - Financial Instruments (Topic 825)

Clarifying the Scope and Applicability of a Particular Disclosure to Nonpublic Entities

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Update No. 2013-02 - Comprehensive Income (Topic 220)

Reporting of Amounts Reclassified Out of Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income

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Update No. 2013-01 - Balance Sheet (Topic 210)

Clarifying the Scope of Disclosures about Offsetting Assets and Liabilities

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Issued In 2012

Update No. 2012-07 - Entertainment - Films (Topic 926)

Accounting for Fair Value Information That Arises after the Measurement Date and Its Inclusion in the Impairment Analysis of Unamortized Film Costs (a consensus of the FASB Emerging Issues Task Force)

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Update No. 2012-06 - Business Combinations (Topic 805)

Subsequent Accounting for an Indemnification Asset Recognized at the Acquisition Date as a Result of a Government-Assisted Acquisition of a Financial Institution (a consensus of the FASB Emerging Issues Task Force)

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Update No. 2012-05 - Statement of Cash Flows (Topic 230)

Not-for-Profit Entities: Classification of the Sale Proceeds of Donated Financial Assets in the Statement of Cash Flows (a consensus of the FASB Emerging Issues Task Force)

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Update No. 2012-04 - Technical Corrections and Improvements

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Update No. 2012-03 - Technical Amendments and Corrections to SEC Sections

Amendments to SEC Paragraphs Pursuant to SEC Staff Accounting Bulletin No. 114, Technical Amendments Pursuant to SEC Release No. 33-9250, and Corrections Related to FASB Accounting Standards Update 2010-22 (SEC Update)

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Update No. 2012-02 - Intangibles - Goodwill and Other (Topic 350)

Testing Indefinite-Lived Intangible Assets for Impairment

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Update No. 2012-01 - Health Care Entities (Topic 954)

Continuing Care Retirement Communities—Refundable Advance Fees

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Issued In 2011

Update No. 2011-12 - Comprehensive Income (Topic 220)

Deferral of the Effective Date for Amendments to the Presentation of Reclassifications of Items Out of Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income in Accounting Standards Update No. 2011-05

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Update No. 2011-11 - Balance Sheet (Topic 210)

Disclosures about Offsetting Assets and Liabilities

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Update No. 2011-10 - Property, Plant, and Equipment (Topic 360)

Derecognition of in Substance Real Estate—a Scope Clarification (a consensus of the FASB Emerging Issues Task Force)

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Update No. 2011-09 - Compensation - Retirement Benefits - Multiemployer Plans (Subtopic 715-80)

Disclosures about an Employer’s Participation in a Multiemployer Plan

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Update No. 2011-08 - Intangibles - Goodwill and Other (Topic 350)

Testing Goodwill for Impairment

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Update No. 2011-07—Health Care Entities (Topic 954)

Presentation and Disclosure of Patient Service Revenue, Provision for Bad Debts, and the Allowance for Doubtful Accounts for Certain Health Care Entities (a consensus of the FASB Emerging Issues Task Force)

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Update No. 2011-06 - Other Expenses (Topic 720)

Fees Paid to the Federal Government by Health Insurers (a consensus of the FASB Emerging Issues Task Force)

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Update No. 2011-05 - Comprehensive Income (Topic 220)

Presentation of Comprehensive Income

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Update No. 2011-04 - Fair Value Measurement (Topic 820)

Amendments to Achieve Common Fair Value Measurement and Disclosure Requirements in U.S. GAAP and IFRSs

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Update No. 2011-03 - Transfers and Servicing (Topic 860)

Reconsideration of Effective Control for Repurchase Agreements

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Update No. 2011-02 - Receivables (Topic 310)

A Creditor’s Determination of Whether a Restructuring Is a Troubled Debt Restructuring

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Update No. 2011-01 - Receivables (Topic 310)

Deferral of the Effective Date of Disclosures about Troubled Debt Restructurings in Update No. 2010-20

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Issued In 2010

Update No. 2010-29 - Business Combinations (Topic 805)

Disclosure of Supplementary Pro Forma Information for Business Combinations (a consensus of the FASB Emerging Issues Task Force)

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Update No. 2010-28 - Intangibles - Goodwill and Other (Topic 350)

When to Perform Step 2 of the Goodwill Impairment Test for Reporting Units with Zero or Negative Carrying Amounts (a consensus of the FASB Emerging Issues Task Force)

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Update No. 2010-27 - Other Expenses (Topic 720)

Fees Paid to the Federal Government by Pharmaceutical Manufacturers (a consensus of the FASB Emerging Issues Task Force)

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Update No. 2010-26 - Financial Services - Insurance (Topic 944)

Accounting for Costs Associated with Acquiring or Renewing Insurance Contracts (a consensus of the FASB Emerging Issues Task Force)

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Update No. 2010-25 - Plan Accounting - Defined Contribution Pension Plans (Topic 962)

Reporting Loans to Participants by Defined Contribution Pension Plans (a consensus of the FASB Emerging Issues Task Force)

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Update No. 2010-24 - Health Care Entities (Topic 954)

Presentation of Insurance Claims and Related Insurance Recoveries (a consensus of the FASB Emerging Issues Task Force)

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Update No. 2010-23 - Health Care Entities (Topic 954)

Measuring Charity Care for Disclosure—a consensus of the FASB Emerging Issues Task Force

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Update No. 2010-22 - Accounting for Various Topics - Technical Corrections to SEC Paragraphs (SEC Update)

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Update No. 2010-21 - Accounting for Technical Amendments to Various SEC Rules and Schedules Amendments to SEC Paragraphs Pursuant to Release No. 33-9026

Technical Amendments to Rules, Forms, Schedules and Codification of Financial Reporting Policies (SEC Update)

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Update No. 2010-20 - Receivables (Topic 310)

Disclosures about the Credit Quality of Financing Receivables and the Allowance for Credit Losses

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Update No. 2010-19 - Foreign Currency (Topic 830)

Foreign Currency Issues: Multiple Foreign Currency Exchange Rates (SEC Update)

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Update No. 2010-18 - Receivables (Topic 310)

Effect of a Loan Modification When the Loan Is Part of a Pool That Is Accounted for as a Single Asset—a consensus of the FASB Emerging Issues Task Force

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Update No. 2010-17 - Revenue Recognition - Milestone Method (Topic 605)

Milestone Method of Revenue Recognition—a consensus of the FASB Emerging Issues Task Force

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Update No. 2010-16 - Entertainment - Casinos (Topic 924)

Accruals for Casino Jackpot Liabilities—a consensus of the FASB Emerging Issues Task Force

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Update No. 2010-15 - Financial Services - Insurance (Topic 944)

How Investments Held through Separate Accounts Affect an Insurer’s Consolidation Analysis of Those Investments—a consensus of the FASB Emerging Issues Task Force

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Update No. 2010-14—Accounting for Extractive Activities - Oil & Gas - Amendments to Paragraph 932-10-S99-1 (SEC Update)

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Update No. 2010-13 - Compensation - Stock Compensation (Topic 718)

Effect of Denominating the Exercise Price of a Share-Based Payment Award in the Currency of the Market in Which the Underlying Equity Security Trades—a consensus of the FASB Emerging Issues Task Force

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Update No. 2010-12 - Income Taxes (Topic 740)

Accounting for Certain Tax Effects of the 2010 Health Care Reform Acts (SEC Update)

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Update No. 2010-11 - Derivatives and Hedging (Topic 815)

Scope Exception Related to Embedded Credit Derivatives

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Update No. 2010-10 - Consolidation (Topic 810)

Amendments for Certain Investment Funds

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Update No. 2010-09 - Subsequent Events (Topic 855)

Amendments to Certain Recognition and Disclosure Requirements

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Update No. 2010-08 - Technical Corrections to Various Topics

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Update No. 2010-07 - Not-for-Profit Entities (Topic 958)

Not-for-Profit Entities: Mergers and Acquisitions

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Update No. 2010-06 - Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures (Topic 820)

Improving Disclosures about Fair Value Measurements

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Update No. 2010-05 - Compensation - Stock Compensation (Topic 718)

Escrowed Share Arrangements and the Presumption of Compensation (SEC Update)

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Update No. 2010-04 - Accounting for Various Topics - Technical Corrections to SEC Paragraphs (SEC Update)

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Update No. 2010-03 - Extractive Activities - Oil and Gas (Topic 932)

Oil and Gas Reserve Estimation and Disclosures

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Update No. 2010-02 - Consolidation (Topic 810)

Accounting and Reporting for Decreases in Ownership of a Subsidiary—a Scope Clarification

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Update No. 2010-01 - Equity (Topic 505)

Accounting for Distributions to Shareholders with Components of Stock and Cash—a consensus of the FASB Emerging Issues Task Force

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