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EXCEPT FOR is a qualified opinion. An auditor can qualify the audit opinion for both departures from U.S. GAAP in the financial statements and restrictions on the scope of the audit. The opinion paragraph of the qualified report is worded "In our opinion, except for..."

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FICA (FEDERAL INSURANCE CONTRIBUTIONS ACT) is the U.S. law requiring U.S. employers to match the amount of Social Security tax deducted from an employees paycheck.

ACTIVE MANAGEMENT, in securities, is the trading of securities to take advantage of market opportunities as they occur, in contrast to a buy-and-hold strategy.

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