March 31, 2009 |
U.S. Internet advertising revenue climbed marginally in the fourth quarter despite the poor economy. But the growth rate was sluggish compared with previous years. The report from the Interactive Advertising Bureau and PricewaterhouseCoopers said revenue from online ads totaled $6.1 billion in the last three months of 2008. That marked an increase of almost 3% from the same period in 2007. But back then, Internet advertising was up 24% over the previous year.
March 11, 2008 |
Moscow and Istanbul, Turkey, real estate investment returns are likely to surpass those of Paris and London because of optimism that faster growth in emerging markets will push up rents and fuel demand for property, according to a survey of investors, brokers and analysts. "There is an increasing appetite for emerging markets," said John Forbes, the London-based head of real estate at PricewaterhouseCoopers. London fell to 15th place out of 27 cities for 2008, from second last year, and Paris dropped to fifth from first, the Urban Land Institute and PricewaterhouseCoopers said in a report.
June 1, 2007
Re "Development ban on VA campus struck from bill," May 29 It could not be more clear that President Bush wants to "support our troops" by selling the land that was donated to the government for veterans' hospitals and healing. It is more than a belief that this has always been the administration's plan. The 2005 contract between the Department of Veterans Affairs and PricewaterhouseCoopers calls for the consultant to perform a study to "find the most probable non-VA use" using the "best commercial practices" for the commercial "reuse," not veterans' use, of the land.
August 5, 2005 |
Lawyers for former American International Group Inc. Chief Executive Maurice "Hank" Greenberg have questioned a decision to cut $2.26 billion from the insurer's net worth and said PricewaterhouseCoopers' role in the insurer's accounting woes should be examined.
April 22, 2003 |
Amerco, parent of U-Haul International Inc., sued PricewaterhouseCoopers for $2.5 billion Monday, accusing the world's largest accounting firm of providing bad advice that nearly led to bankruptcy. Reno-based Amerco said Pricewaterhouse structured off-the-books entities to help U-Haul legally avoid putting real estate-related losses on its books.
July 18, 2002 |
PricewaterhouseCoopers has agreed to pay $5 million to settle allegations by federal regulators that it broke rules meant to ensure that auditors remain independent from the companies whose books they oversee. PricewaterhouseCoopers neither admitted nor denied wrongdoing in the settlement that the Securities and Exchange Commission announced. The firm agreed to be censured for engaging in improper professional conduct and to make changes in how it operates, the agency said.