Can Big Retailers Be Saved?
Innovative store concepts are buying some time, but brands like Macy’s and J.C. Penney need a lot more to reverse the falloff in sales.
Special Report: Government Fixes for the Retirement Problem
Congress is poised to help companies send their older workers off to a secure retirement.
Easy Money? Private Capital’s Drawbacks
Private capital providers are fighting to finance middle market firms. But finance chiefs should proceed with caution.
In Blockchain They Trust
The technology’s transparency and immutability allow competitors to share data and industries to build credibility with consumers.
First Person: Andy Fastow and Me
Enron’s former CFO and convicted felon Andrew Fastow talks with the CFO writer who first chronicled his “groundbreaking” manipulation of accounting rules.
Investors and the public will no longer tolerate personal misconduct by executives. Now, boards have to do the same.
Lessons on Auditing from Carillion’s Collapse
The sudden failure of U.K. construction firm Carillion exposes the limits of public company auditing and sparks discussion of reforms.
As a new era of real-time payments dawns, companies must weigh the benefits against arguments for early caution.
The Price of Protectionism
To defend some domestic industries, President Trump is ready to slap tariffs on foreign producers. But has he weighed the costs to the wider economy?
The Best Path Forward
CFOs blend new and old techniques in a quest for capital budgeting solutions that allow more flexibility.
Team Trump’s Tug-of-War
How will the president’s economic advisers alter the global business prospects of U.S. companies?