Political Fires Are Distracting Many U.S. Workers: Gartner
Almost half of employees report that debate surrounding the 2020 elections is hampering their ability to perform their job responsibilities, research shows.
‘Extreme Language’ in Earnings Calls Linked to Outperformance
Executives sway investors by using strong language to convey conviction about their expectations for future operating performance, academic study finds.
Want to Be a CFO? Consider Some Numeric Body Art
The new finance chief of Penn Mutual has had 10 jobs at the company over 19 years, but it was a chance exchange with the CEO that put him on the right path.
Coronavirus Crimps Supply Chains, May Harm World Economy
Companies with operations or suppliers in China are experiencing business interruptions, and global GDP growth could take a big hit.
Facebook Settlement May Trigger More Privacy Laws
The social media giant's $550 million settlement of a class-action case alleging that it violated an Illinois privacy statute could have a ripple effect.
More Companies Are Opting for Hedge Accounting
The new hedge accounting standard, designed in part to make hedge accounting more accessible to more companies, is making its mark.
Middle Market CFOs Pursue Aggressive 2020 Agendas
Most midsize companies are moving forward with their growth plans, despite weighty issues finance chiefs face in their respective industries.
More CEOs Must Retain Equity Awards Post-Vesting
If current trends hold, eventually stock-retention requirements for CEOs may be almost as universal as equity ownership requirements.
Goldman’s Nod to Diversity Draws Some Criticism
Might the investment bank's new policy to avoid IPOs of companies without at least one diverse board member not be quite as good as it looks?
Do CEOs Have an Economic Crystal Ball?
Watch out: Chief executives have long had an uncanny knack for predicting how the economy will fare in the next year — and for 2020, their outlook is dark.
Plastics Maker’s CFO Balances Cyclicality vs. R&D Imperative
Covestro, pressed by low pricing for its products, continues its focus on sustainability-oriented products that don’t necessarily convert quickly to profit.