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Endnotes

1.BusinessWeek online, 2002 earnings index.
2.Shirley Kemp, “Core Earnings: A Better Measure,” CFOweb, July 13, 2002.
3.General Electric, investor information announcement, July 31, 2002.
4.Helen Jung, “Microsoft's Stock Option End Shows Change,” The Associated Press, July 10, 2003.
5.FASB Statements No. 141 (Business Combinations) and 142 (Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets), issued in June, 2001.
6.Credit Suisse/First Boston, The Magic of Pension Accounting, September 27, 2002, p. 13.
7.Ibid., page 18.
8.Howard Schilit, Financial Shenanigans, McGraw-Hill, 2002, p. 14.
9.Ibid., page 260.
10.Martin Peers and Robin Sidel, “Days May Be Numbered for EBITDA Numbers,” The Wall Street Journal, July 5, 2002.
11.Pamela Stumpp, senior vice president, Moody's, “The 10 Critical Failings of EBITDA as a Principal Determinant of Cash Flow,” July, 2000.
12.Bear, Stearns & Co., Inc., “Pro Forma Earnings: A Critical Perspective,” September 2002, p. 5
13.Ibid., pp. 5–6


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