A building housing the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) branch office stands behind a Chinese national flag in Beijing January 24, 2014. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce plans to lobby U.S. officials to reach... more 
A building housing the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) branch office stands behind a Chinese national flag in Beijing January 24, 2014. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce plans to lobby U.S. officials to reach a diplomatic deal with China, after a judge ruled that the Chinese units of the global "Big Four" accounting firms should be suspended from auditing U.S.-listed companies for six months. Wednesday's ruling by SEC Administrative Law Judge Cameron Elliot declared that the Chinese arms of Deloitte, PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG and Ernst & Young "willfully" refused to provide the SEC with the audit documents, and said the firms deserved "little sympathy." REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon (CHINA - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS) less 
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Fri, Jan 24, 2014 3:38 AM EST