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Finance Roundup for Executives: May 26, 2016

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Kerry MarunaMay 26, 2016
Finance Roundup for Executives: May 26, 2016

 Standout Stories

Special report: health care… Companies race against the clock and employ new strategies in their bid to avoid an onerous excise tax that takes effect in four years.

Only when it comes to health care would anyone cheer for a 4% annual increase in a major category of corporate expense.

That figure — the average percentage gain in medical claims costs in 2016, according to research by Willis Towers Watson — actually is super, from a historical perspective. Read article.

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Special Report: Managing Health Care

Companies race against the clock and employ new strategies in their bid to avoid an onerous excise tax that takes effect in four years.


The ABCs of Self-Funding Your Health Plan

More employers are moving to self-funding. Here’s what you need to know to make the switch.


Three Ways Broad PPO Networks Can Cost You

To insurance carriers, the more providers in the network, the merrier. But that might not be the right solution for your company.


Self-Funding Health Benefits Could Kill Your Company

For small companies, acting on the temptation to save some money by dumping an insured plan could blow up in their faces.


New Curses for Health Costs

Innovative ways to engage employees offer hope for bringing health care spending under control.


N.Y. Sues Domino’s for ‘Wage Theft’ at Franchises

The state says Domino’s Pizza workers at some franchises were underpaid because a payroll system undercounted the hours they worked.


Tiffany’s Sparkle Dims as Q1 Sales Drop 7%

The jeweler has been hurt by the strong dollar but analysts believe the brand is also not resonating with millennial shoppers.


HP Spinoff Doing Its Own IT Services Spinoff

Hewlett Packard Enterprise will merge its troubled IT services unit with Computer Sciences Corp. , creating a company with $26 billion in revenue.


Pakistani Accused of Manipulating Tech Stock

The SEC says Nauman Aly made a $450,000 profit by submitting a bogus takeover offer for Integrated Device Technology.


Alibaba Discloses U.S. Probe of Accounting

The SEC investigation comes as analysts and investors have questioned the transparency of the e-commerce giant’s financial statements.


Citibank Fined $425M in Rate-Rigging Cases

U.S. regulators allege Citi manipulated key swaps and interest rate benchmark to benefits its own trading positions.


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