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VERIFIABILITY is where the fact is capable of being tested (verified or falsified) by experiment or observation.

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AUTHORIZED CAPITAL STOCK is the maximum number of shares of common stock that can be issued under a companys Articles of Incorporation. Issued shares are normally less than the number of authorized shares.

BRITISH-AMERICAN MODEL is an accounting model. There are other accounting systems which differ from the U.S. accounting model. U.S. GAAP and FASB standards are not the only accounting principles used internationally; for example, many countries reverse the U.S. debit and credit system. Many countries with high rates of inflation account for inflation in financial reports much more than the U.S. does. Also, for any company operating internationally there is the currency exchange translation problem when consolidating financial statements.

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