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Finance Roundup for Executives

Be informed, get involved, and shape the world through finance. Here's the CFO roundup.
Kerry MarunaNovember 18, 2015

What’s Going on in Finance Today

 

Christopher Condeluci, former tax counsel to the Senate Finance Committee claims the Obamacare’s “Cadillac Tax” will undermine employer-based health insurance and result in a likely drop of employee benefits. The tax “should be repealed,” says Condeluci. Get more details here.

Capital spending in 2016 will increase, according to TD Bank’s fifth annual CFO Survey. Look for increased capital spending in technology, existing facilities, and data security. There may be an increase in interest rates, yet this prediction is not stopping CFOs from planning to spend next year, click here to find out why.

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Junk Bond Default Rate to Hit 3.3%

S&P warns the speculative-grade market will be under pressure from a “near-certain” hike in interest rates.

Matthew Heller

 

Blockbuster Tax Trade: Less Complexity for More Transparency

With fewer disclosures and less complexity in the tax code, firms could report timelier, more transparent financials, says Haskell & White’s Rick Smetanka.

Rick Smetanka

 

Obamacare’s Cadillac Tax Must Be Repealed

Former Senate tax counsel Christopher Condeluci lays out a plan to replace the tax in a way that would meet both Democratic and Republican policy goals.

Christopher Condeluci

 

The Reform We Need Is Unlikely to Occur

Politicians won’t support reform that would take a bite out of campaign contributions, tax professor says.

Philip G. Cohen

 

Tax Reform’s First Goal Should Be Simplicity

No matter what path of reform Congress pursues, decreasing the tax code’s complexity would be a substantial accomplishment, says KPMG’s John Gimigliano.

John Gimigliano

Major Reform Needed to Boost Investment in U.S.

Significantly lowering the corporate tax rate is among four recommendations by Red Hat CFO Frank Calderoni.

Frank Calderoni

 

What Kind of Tax Reform Do We Need?

This is an introduction to a package of five articles offering opinions on what kind of tax reform would be best.

CFO Staff

 

CFOs to Boost Capital Spending in 2016

But certain elements of the cash-flow cycle are causing them problems, according to TD Bank.

Katie Kuehner-Hebert

 

Consumer Prices Rise Slightly in October

Core prices grew 0.2%, driven by price increases in medical care, lodging, and airline fares.

Katie Kuehner-Hebert

 

Angie’s List Rejects $512M Takeover

Home services marketplace rejects bid from IAC that values Angie’s List at a price-to-earnings ratio of 46.

Katie Kuehner-Hebert

 

Wal-Mart Showing Signs of a Turnaround

Sales in existing U.S. stores rose 1.5% in the third quarter, the fifth straight quarter of growth.

Matthew Heller

 

Feds Clarify new White-Collar Crime Policy

To earn cooperation credit, a ‘corporation does need to produce all relevant facts,’ said Deputy Attorney General Sally Quillian Yates.

Matthew Heller

 

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