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AALL Spectrum / July/August 2017 / Volume 21, Number 6

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54 AALL SPECTRUM | WWW.AALLNET.ORG R esearching corporations can be a dicult task. e corporate realm is a fast-paced, constantly changing world, and many of the best business news services require expensive subscrip- tions. Fortunately, there is a database of corporate information that is authori- tative, constantly updated, and 100 per- cent free. EDGAR (the Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval system) is the electronic tool that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) uses to collect, index, and pub- lish corporate lings. e U.S. securi- ties laws protect investors by requiring companies selling securities to the public to disclose detailed information about their nances and operations, and EDGAR brings those disclosures into the electronic age. Tips for using EDGAR to research companies. BY DAVID M. HAENDLER TECHNOLOGY A REFRESHER ON SEC FORMS AND REGULATIONS GETTING TO KNOW EDGAR

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