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Six Days in June: Behind Office Depot's Reg FD Violation
A strategy of talking down analyst expectations earned the company, CEO, and former CFO stiff SEC penalties. October 29, 2010
Who's in Charge Here?
Listening to shareholders is easy. Making sense of their concerns is not. September 1, 2010
"It Wouldn't Matter if It Was Widgets."
(Except, of course, that no one has ever been arrested for smoking a widget.) An interview with Richard Cowan, CFO, Cannabis Science Inc. September 1, 2010
SEC Charges Former Citi CFO
Gary Crittenden, the Citigroup CFO who steered the company through the financial crisis, is charged by the SEC with misleading investors. July 30, 2010
The Buyback Backlog
The amount of announced share repurchases is climbing, but actual buying activity is sluggish. Why? July 28, 2010
SEC Reviewing Proxy Process
The SEC takes the first step toward a possible overhaul of the corporate proxy system. July 27, 2010
"Intoxicated Investors" Slammed Corporate Bonds
A key culprit behind the precipitous price declines in credit markets during the financial crisis: mutual funds with short investing horizons. July 21, 2010
Time to Get Off Your Cash?
Companies are content to sit on their cash hoards, but investors are losing patience. What's a CFO to do? July 15, 2010
Former Bristol-Myers CFO Goes Free
The deferred prosecution agreement won by Frederick Schiff bodes well for finance chiefs' ability to say what they want to say during earnings calls. July 6, 2010
More Shareholder Say on Auditors
An unrelated regulation has prompted more companies to give their investors a vote on accounting firms. June 25, 2010