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Goals Lead to Dell Cooking the Books

Aug 17, 2007, 15:45 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Erica Ogg)

"Though Dell has finished an internal investigation into its accounting practices, there are still plenty of questions about the company, which not long ago could do no wrong in the minds of investors and customers.

"What we know now, is that Dell's finance department was apparently willing to fudge numbers to ensure it would hit or surpass its quarterly earnings forecasts. They seem to have done that with the knowledge of, or sometimes at the request of, senior executives..."

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