There's been a sea change in our focus on corporate ethics. We've made more progress in the last three years than the previous 30.
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I don't mean to sugarcoat the figure on restatements, but I think it is positive - it shows a healthy system. The general impression of the public is that accounting rules are black and white. They are often anything but that, and in many instances the changes in earnings came after new interpretations by the chief accountant of the SEC.
Our retail comparisons for the quarter reflect solid promotions and merchandising that were particularly effective during a more heavily consumer-based holiday season.
Over the past year or two we have been softer than normal in international.
The money helps to restore trust and faith in our system. But we don't want the pendulum to swing too far and stifle innovation.
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