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Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002

Legislation in the United States, passed in 2002, intended to increase transparency in accounting practices. It was adopted in the wake of a series of scandals involving aggressive accounting on the part of a number of major accounting firms, notably Arthur Andersen. Among other provisions, it created the Public Accounting Oversight Board to regulate accounting firms that provide auditing services. It established and enhanced provisions for auditor independence and financial disclosures to limit potential conflicts of interest. It introduced a requirement that the chief executive officer must sign a corporation's tax return and enhanced punishments for white collar crime. Proponents argue that the Act has increased transparency in public accounting, while critics contend that it has driven business outside the United States.


See Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

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Employees with special needs are also welcome in the company, who do tasks such as putting labels on socks and pulling orders for delivery.
Black socks are the most likely candidates to go missing, with 78 per cent of those surveyed complaining that these are the most difficult sock colour to pair up after a washing cycle.
Compression socks help with blood circulation as well as support the muscles and ankle joints.
You can find out by repeating the experiment with the same socks - wet.
General Lee finally surrendered to Grant not because the South was defeated but because the Confederate army ran totally out of matching socks, a condition "completely unacceptable for Southern gentlemen" (in General Lee's words).
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This is the area in which you describe the sensation of socks bunching up.
Other national brands of socks that leverage Milliken's VisaEndurance odor-fighting technology will be available this winter.
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Socks are a natural extension of our cold-weather footwear collection and we are very pleased to associate ourselves with Crescent, a company that is recognized as a premier manufacturer of socks with an excellent reputation for quality and value," said Ed Howell, Sorel's President.
These socks will be especially popular with people who like to walk because we use materials that offer greater cushioning than a standard sock.