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Beyond The Balance Sheet
Lesley Kump & Lacey Rose, 09.30.04, 6:30 PM ET

here is more to corporate performance than what you see in the earnings reports. Could an investor have anticipated the trouble at companies like Enron, Adelphia, WorldCom and Tyco by looking more closely at how they were governed and how they kept their books? Their problems, to be sure, are far more visible in hindsight, but nonetheless each left telltale signs that all was not well.

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