Cyber Security Spending Up, But Many Uninsured
Finance execs say they are spending more on preventing cyber attacks, but almost a third indicate their companies are shouldering all the risk.
Only the Most Profitable Need Apply?
As compliance with Basel III makes capital more expensive, big banks are trying to be more selective in the companies they lend to, says new research.
GOP Sees Corporate Tax Cut With Control of Senate
If they win the Senate, Republicans say, they will need to show they can legislate, lead, and solve problems, including corporate tax reform.
Bio-Rad to Pay $55M to Settle Bribery Allegations
“Bio-Rad Laboratories failed to detect a bribery scheme and did not properly address red flags that such a scheme was underway,” said an SEC official.
Investor Activism Expected to Substantially Increase
As far as how activists will try to influence companies, a new survey predicts they will be more vocal about merger and acquisition deals.
Accounting Error Forces Resignation of REIT’s CFO
The resignation will cost American Realty Capital's Brian S. Block approximately $35 million in compensation.
Japan Opts for More QE to Ward Off Deflation
As reasons for the move, the Bank of Japan cited weak consumer demand since a sales tax hike in April and a substantial decline in crude oil prices.
Fed Eases Out of Quantitative Easing
The Federal Reserve said it "continues to see sufficient underlying strength in the broader economy to support ongoing progress toward maximum employment."
Cost-Saving Idea: Don’t Take Credit Cards
Credit cards are increasingly used in business-to-business transactions, and the associated fees are cutting into profitability, says REL.
Economic Recovery Boosts Pay for CFOs
Compensation for CFOs of firms with revenue ranging from $25 million to $325 million rose 15% in fiscal 2013.
Some Investors Get a Jump on SEC Filings, Study Says
In more than half the cases analyzed, a Form 4 filing was available to an institutional investor before it was posted on EDGAR.