Pricing debate bedevils employee option accounting

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Shareholder rage over the recent US corporate accounting scandals has spurred a growing number of US companies to account for their employee stock options as an expense. Last month alone, Ford Motor Company and Sunoco joined nearly 100 others – including blue-chips such as General Electric, General Motors and American International Group – that have announced plans to change their option accounting method.

But will this actually bring more transparency to corporate accounts? The companies

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