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  • Booking a Tax Benefit for Barnes & Noble Founders

    B&N agrees to give the bookseller founders a tax break to seal a strategic deal that brings the college book store division into the corporate fold. August 17, 2009

  • Dynegy CFO Makes Case for Asset Sale

    Finance chief Holli Nichols dissects the electric-power company's $1 billion sale of nine plants, contending that it bought the company autonomy and financial strength. August 12, 2009

  • The Changing Face of Bankruptcy

    A need for speed, a shortage of DIP financing, government bailouts, and a complex web of debt structures are the hallmarks of the most recent crop of Chapter 11 filings. August 11, 2009

  • PepsiCo Beats the Others "Old and Cold"

    The soft drink and snack giant is set to acquire its two biggest bottlers in a tax-free merger, and it helps that PepsiCo's existing interest in the target companies satisfies reorganization rules. August 10, 2009

  • How Chrysler Spruced Up Bankruptcy

    A series of new developments in the area of corporate restructuring — most notably the speed with which the automaker was able to emerge from bankruptcy — may change the face of a 100-year-old transaction. August 7, 2009

  • Stock Market Surge Seen Spurring IPO Growth

    After months without activity, the market for IPOs is picking up. August 5, 2009

  • Take It Back: IRS Rules on Rescinding a Merger

    How does a company walk away from a merger without causing a big tax disruption? New guidance from the IRS provides details. August 3, 2009

  • Private Equity: the Barbarians Are Coming, Again

    There are signs of revival among private equity's giants. July 30, 2009

  • Midmarket M&A Registers a Pulse

    Acquisition plans by big-name companies like IBM and Sprint Nextel breathe a little life into the deal market, which is down more than 40% this year. July 28, 2009

  • What to Do on the Way to CFO

    Taking on new challenges keeps the job fresh for female controllers, treasurers, and vice presidents of finance. July 22, 2009

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