Backdated Options, Future Rules?

After the greed and accounting saga of the late 1990s, the stock-options backdating scandal now pounding nearly two dozen companies might seem a little like a footnote. After all, most of the backdating seems to have happened 5 to 10 years ago, long before the practice was largely thwarted in August, 2002, by new rules mandated by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

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