Pressure from Above
With new deals falling off, private-equity firms are hovering over portfolio-company CFOs like never before.
One Nation, Left Behind
The race to cut compliance-based capital has begun, and U.S. banks are trailing the pack — badly.
MAC clauses are supposed to protect buyers, but in a seller's market the burden may fall to the buyer's CFO.
Going for the Records
Electronic health records, intended to provide more-efficient medical care and avoid duplicative treatments, have also triggered concerns about privacy and accuracy.
Forensic Audits: Got a Clue?
Experts who spoke at the PCAOB's advisory group meeting on Thursday seemed unconvinced that companywide forensic audits would be cost-effective or, indeed, effective at all.
An IPO Resurgence?
Private equity is helping to stoke the fire even as it offers a solid alternative to going public.
The scandal hasn't had any obvious chilling effect on merger-and-acquisition activity.
Comment on This
While international companies complain that the cost of listing on U.S. exchanges is too high, stateside regulators suspect a different motive.
Where to Stash the Cash
Opportunities abound for companies looking to invest their excess cash, but most stick with just three investment vehicles.