Optimism Plummets for 2020 M&A Market
Only a third of top executives have a positive outlook for deal activity next year, half as many who said so coming into 2019.
DOJ Plans Heightened Scrutiny of Government Contractors
The new "Procurement Collusion Strike Force" aims to root out antitrust crimes like bid-rigging and price-fixing in the procurement of government contracts.
New Top Concern for Internal Audit: Data Governance
Risks related to data management push cybersecurity preparedness out of the lead on the list of worries for chief audit executives: Gartner.
SEC Proposal Protects Executives, Hamstrings Investors
Proposed rule changes would pressure proxy advisory firms to take a more management-friendly stance in their reports and vote recommendations.
U.S. Economic Indicators for Next 12 Months Point Down
Business economists dial back expectations for GDP growth, corporate revenue, and hiring, among other key economic indicators.
Companies Move to Limit Employees’ Health Costs
Most large and midsize employers hit "pause" on requiring workers to pay more out-of-pocket for health services.
The Two Faces of Private Equity
Host Analytics' CFO makes a case for private equity, recalibrates the software company's business focus, and sets a six-point agenda for his finance team.
Fears Over Digitalization Efforts Top Execs’ Worry List
But executives should shore up issues involving products, productivity, and customer experience before deciding how to digitally transform, Gartner says.
Operations Leaders Are Pessimistic on Recession
More so than other executives, COOs and supply chain leaders expect an economic downturn, causing significant harm to the business, within 18 months.
Annual Waste in U.S. Healthcare System Nears $1 Trillion
The waste equates to approximately a quarter of all healthcare spending, according to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
FedEx Marches to Its Own Beat on Pension De-risking
Rather than jump on the bandwagon of lump-sum payouts, FedEx continues to donate more to its U.S. pension plans than is required to fund future liabilities.