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Edgar

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Eadgar

(both: ĕd`gər), 943?–975, king of the English (959–75), son of Edmund, king of Wessex. In 957 the Mercians and Northumbrians rebelled against Edgar's brother EdwyEdwy
or Eadwig
, d. 959, king of the English (955–57) and king of Wessex (955–59), son of Edmund. He succeeded his uncle, Edred as king of the English, but in 957, Mercia and Northumbria shifted their allegiance to his brother Edgar.
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 and chose Edgar as their king. In 959 he succeeded his brother as king of Wessex. His reign was one of orderly prosperity. He recalled (958) Saint DunstanDunstan, Saint
, c.910–88, English monk, archbishop of Canterbury (960–88), b. near Glastonbury. He lived as a monk until called (940) to court by King Edmund of Wessex.
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 from Flanders and with him initiated widespread monastic reforms. In 973 the king was crowned at Bath in an elaborate ceremony, the first of its kind in England, that stressed the analogy between kingship and priesthood. Shortly afterward he received homage from the other kings in Britain at Chester. He gave Lothian to the king of Scotland in return for his homage and granted practical autonomy to the Danes in England (see DanelawDanelaw
, originally the body of law that prevailed in the part of England occupied by the Danes after the treaty of King Alfred with Guthrum in 886. It soon came to mean also the area in which Danish law obtained; according to the treaty, the boundary between England and
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) in return for their loyalty. Edgar was succeeded by his son by his first wife, Edward the Martyr. His son by his second wife was Æthelred the Unready, who succeeded Edward.

Edgar

truthful, straightforward character; does no evil. [Br. Lit.: King Lear]
See: Honesty

Edgar

1. 944--975 ad, king of Mercia and Northumbria (957--975) and of England (959--975)
2. ?1074--1107, king of Scotland (1097--1107), fourth son of Malcolm III. He overthrew his uncle Donald to gain the throne
3. David. born 1948, British dramatist, noted for political plays such as Destiny (1976), Maydays (1983), and Albert Speer (1999): he adapted (1980) Nicholas Nickleby and (1991) Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde for the RSC

EDGAR

(Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis and Retrieval) A reporting system that public companies must use to send financial data to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). In the latter part of the 1990s, EDGAR was revamped to accept HTML and PDF files. For more information, visit www.edgar-online.com.
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This mirrors the SEC's efforts to modernize the EDGAR System using XBRL and promote better transparency and risk management.
As the SEC's aging EDGAR system (Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis and Retrieval) continued to gather dust, the Commission spent 2006 taking steps toward updating its reporting system beginning with its January 2006 announcement that it would offer incentives to companies who filed their financial information using XBRL.
GAAP reporting and to modernize the EDGAR system to accept company filings in XBRL format (www.xbrl.org).
In September 2006, the SEC announced that it was taking a giant leap into the 21st Century by transforming its EDGAR system into a real-time search tool with interactive capabilities.
Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced its decision to bring interactive data or XBRL (interactive data that makes financial statements machine-readable) to the SEC's EDGAR System. EDGAR Online currently subscribes to a real-time data feed from that system and has already adopted XBRL and interactive data technologies as a data delivery standard in its I * Metrix products.
They concern attest engagements relating to information that companies furnish under the SEC's XBRL Voluntary Financial Reporting Program on the EDGAR system (www.sec.gov/spotlight/xbrl.
Think of it: a twenty-year-old system at the FDIC is actually technically superior to the SEC's current EDGAR system. A quarterly bank call report has hundreds of discrete data elements, all tagged and ready for import into a commercial database.
The changes will require foreign private issuers and governments to file the majority of their securities documents electronically through the EDGAR system. These documents include registration statements under the Securities Act of 1933, reports, and other documents provided for under the Securities Act of 1934.
Indeed, there is merit in piggybacking on other electronic reports, such as those required by the Securities and Exchange Commission, which uses the so-called Edgar system.
(GSI), was surprised when, at a recent EDGAR conference at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), he noticed there was no mention of integrating NAICS codes into the EDGAR system in the near future.
10K Wizard (www.10Kwizard.com) provides free real-time online access and full-text search of the EDGAR system, thus providing the public a real-time link to the SEC's filings.
Developed in 1983, piloted in 1984, and fully phased in on May 6, 1996, the modem-based, non-Internet EDGAR system electronically receives all major corporate disclosure forms, and provides various dissemination mechanisms.