SEC filings

Skype Narrows Earnings Loss, Boosts Subscribers

Internet-telephone service Skype has boosted its subscribers and cut costs, substantially shrinking its 2010 loss from a year earlier, the company reported in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing Friday.

Fraud Files: When 'Immaterial' Errors Hide Real Problems

When companies use the word "immaterial" to describe errors or irregularities in their previously reported numbers, what they're trying to say is that their mistakes involved such small amounts that they don't really matter. Too often, though, that's not really the case.