Earlier this week, the Securities and Exchange Commission extended the deadline for businesses to participate in its Sarbanes-Oxley survey. (If you'll remember, the regulator delayed small business Sarbox compliance deadlines last year to conduct the survey.)
Instead of closing Jan. 16, the survey will now close Jan. 31, according to InvestmentWeek. Cindy Alexander, assistant chief economist for the SEC, indicated that the extra time will allow additional companies to participate, and will allow the SEC to "improve the information and insight to be gained."
InvestmentWeek reports that more than 2,000 companies have already taken the survey.