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Ops-Savvy CFO Flies High
ThyssenKrupp Aerospace's Doug Penner spends his time educating business-unit managers about finance and tailoring processes to the company's operational needs. October 14, 2009
When Are Capital Contributions Not Taxable?
Looking for tax savings? Don't forget this relatively new private letter ruling that expels certain "contributions to capital" from taxable gross income. October 12, 2009
The Art of the Double Play
How a CFO runs the finances of two companies at once, why he won't agree to a prepayment penalty past the first two years of a capital-financing deal, and what he has against Starbucks. October 5, 2009
Corporate Finance: Thawing out
It is not quite business as usual, but firms are finding it surprisingly easy to raise money again. October 1, 2009
Curbing Fleet Costs
Fewer cylinders, more GPS, backup leases, and better benchmarking are just some of the ways fleet managers are outpacing rising costs. September 24, 2009
Climate Change and the UN: Nice Words
Leaders offer little of substance at the latest climate change gathering in New York. September 23, 2009
J&J CFO: Biggest Nightmare Is Public Health Option
Dominic Caruso fears that a government-run plan would opt for the cheapest product, not the best one. September 23, 2009
CFO Finds Signs of Life in the Rust Belt
A veteran of GE and Black & Decker, Mark Zeffiro, the finance chief of TriMas, tries to bring an intense management style to the industrial heartland. September 22, 2009
New Revenue-Recognition Rules: The Apple of Apple's Eye?
The computer company and other tech outfits are likely to cash in on revenue-recognition changes if the new regs take on an international flavor. September 16, 2009
Are Sales Set to Explode in 2010?
An overwhelming majority of sales executives predict revenue gains next year. Companies, though, are hedging their bets by tweaking sales compensation plans. September 15, 2009