Voluntary benefits bring goodwill with a small price tag, but watch out for liabilities.
Back to the Present
How some companies are taking advantage of extensions to net operating loss (NOL) carrybacks.
A Few Good Suppliers
During the past few years, many of the ''leading companies in procurement'' slightly increased the number of suppliers that they use.
A Trademark Move
Financial-services firms are entering legal terrain that Internet pioneers staked out in the late 1990s.
Sarbanes-Oxley requires the SEC to study credit-rating agencies, but one observer maintains that the commission has been ''unresponsive for nearly a year.''
Outsourcing the Handyman
For one company, outsourcing equipment maintenance increased uptime, saved money, and still preserved jobs for longtime employees.
Some suggest that an out-of-the-way corporate headquarters may place added pressure on the finance staff to comply with dicey executive orders.