Who Needs Equity?
With new stock offerings going nowhere, capital-hungry issuers are turning instead to zero-coupon convertible bonds.
Counting Their Chickens
Equity-based transactions may save cash, but you don't always get what you bargain for.
It's time to wring tax savings out of E-business outlays. In one survey, 68 percent of CFOs said taxes played little or no role in their decision-making on E-business initiatives.
No Place to Hide?
Moving offshore can still cut taxes, but the savings may not be worth the trouble.
Tax Break, Trade Battle?
Congress wants to replace foreign sales corporations with new foreign income rules, but the European Union is crying foul.
2000 Excellence Awards: Paul J. Liska
At the St. Paul Cos., cutting expenses by $500 million has boosted shareholder value.
2000 Excellence Awards: Steven Shindler
Keeping Nextel Communications flush with cash has produced spectacular results.
Critics complain that the Treasury's assault on corporate tax shelters amounts to overkill. The tax man says he's misunderstood.