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  • The Role of Regulation in Strategy

    Companies have everything to gain from linking them. December 14, 2005

  • Favorite Finance Flavor: Plain Vanilla

    Only investment-grade companies may have it so simple, however; speculative-grade issuers may need to rely on more-complex finance arrangements. December 9, 2005

  • What's My Metric? Drug-Company CFOs

    Huge R&D outlays and a lengthy ''pipeline'' prompt the industry's finance chiefs to focus more on the future than on quarterly results. November 29, 2005

  • Comparing Performance When Invested Capital Is Low

    Return on capital is the benchmark for comparing performance between businesses. But new math is needed when a company's capital intensity is low. November 15, 2005

  • Who's Got the Edge?

    A new look at measuring shareholder value shows which management teams in Asia are truly delivering excess returns. November 9, 2005

  • The Kids Are Alright

    Many companies are discovering that consultant teams from business schools are an inexpensive means of obtaining solid advice. November 8, 2005

  • Is This Any Way to Run a Railroad?

    You think you've got problems? Amtrak's got an overpaid workforce. Its trains and tracks are falling apart. Worse, the carrier's balance sheet is a flat-out mess. November 2, 2005

  • A Market for Ideas

    Intellectual-property protection can be good for the technology industry as well as for its customers. But it requires careful handling. October 21, 2005

  • From Push to Pull: The Next Frontier of Innovation

    Some companies are learning how to take a more creative approach to mobilizing their resources. October 19, 2005

  • The Top Spot

    Why more companies are tapping their finance chiefs for CEO. October 7, 2005

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