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  • The Power of the Balance Sheet

    Power company Duke Energy outperformed the utility index despite a drop in sales volume and a pending regulatory approval. CFO Lynn Good preaches the virtues of a strong balance sheet during a downturn. September 11, 2009

  • Stock Answers

    Secondary offerings are back in vogue, with a few twists. September 1, 2009

  • Supply Chains and Demand

    As consumers scale back, supply chains are hurting from end to end. Finance can ease the pain. September 1, 2009

  • Leadership in Finance: Christina Cook of the Bank of Marin

    Five years as CFO of a small commercial bank during one of the most tumultuous financial meltdowns in history has given this 19-year banking veteran a new view of capital, government programs, and serendipity. August 26, 2009

  • Get Ready for the Next Fair-Value Showdown

    By the end of the year, FASB likely will release more details on its proposed mark-to-market rules for loans. Expect the banking industry to balk, again. August 18, 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

  • Is the Credit Tussle Easing?

    Trade credit managers are seeing an uptick in business and credit applications. Now the question is whether they will approve them. August 4, 2009

  • When You Can't Bank On It

    Knowing how to do PIPEs, rights offerings, and at-the-market deals could prove a valuable alternative to dealing with stingy banks. July 15, 2009

  • In Pursuit of a Cutting Edge

    Cost performance may be a useful measure for companies that want to trim spending as effectively as possible. July 15, 2009

  • The Picture of Health: Cash at Medical Midcaps

    Compared with four other industries – the machinery, software, internet, and semiconductor sectors – health-care companies in the CFO Midcap 1500 produced the highest 2009 first-quarter cash earnings per share. July 8, 2009

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