This Year’s Model
While independent exchanges are stalling, industry-led trading hubs are gaining in popularity. Here's what we found when we examined E-marketplaces in four industries: metal, chemicals, paper, and energy.
Cover Your Assets
As commodity companies acquire assets, hedging can help take the caveat out of the emptor.
Down to the Wires
Even as California rushes into the dark, Nstar tries to prove that utility deregulation can work.
Looking for Raw Deals
E-procurement is hot, but the goods you need most are the hardest to buy online.
Tech Acquisitions: Batteries Not Included
For a CFO, assessing the merits of a high-tech takeover may require the brains of Stephen Hawking and the people skills of Dag Hammarskjold, and often takes the CFO into unknown territory.
New Life on Lease
From cranes to copy machines, you can finance almost anything via the Internet, but convenience seems to matter more than cost -- for now.