This paper modifies the standard returns-earnings regression in accounting research to show that financial reports convey both cash-flow news and discount-rate (expected-return) news. The paper points to the realization principle, associated as it is with the resolution of risk, as the accounting feature that conveys expected-return news. The modified returns-earnings regressions indicate that the information so conveyed pertains to priced risk. In corroboration, the paper also shows that the identified expected-return news forecasts changes in both stock return betas and earnings betas, and expected-return news predicts future returns, whereas cash-flow news does not. The analysis yields a number of additional insights: financial statements distinguish expected-return news associated with operations from that associated with financing activities; given accounting information, there is not much news in dividends; and, in comparing the information content of earnings versus cash flows, cash flows largely convey expected-return news rather than cash-flow news. In sum, the paper shows that the objective of the Financial Accounting Standards Board and International Accounting Standards Board to provide information about the <em>amount</em> and <em>uncertainty</em> of future cash flows is (as least, partially) satisfied by accounting principles underlying current financial reporting.