Major company sells brand name sweetener, lump-sum pension payouts, insider trading and finding accounting talent. All these stories and more in CFO’s roundup of August 25, 2015…

 

J&J Makes a Sweet Deal to Sell Splenda

Since J&J introduced it in 1999, Splenda has reached $300 million in annual sales.

>> Matthew Heller

 

Tips for Making a Lump-Sum Pension Payout Offer

Here’s what you need to know if you’re thinking of joining the wave of plan sponsors that are de-risking by making lump-sum offers to participants.

>> Joe Nankof

 

Ex-JPMorgan Analyst Charged With Insider Trading

The SEC says the illicit trading scheme used confidential JPMorgan information about impending tech mergers to reap more than $672,000 in profits.

>> Matthew Heller

 

Salary Increases Give Way to Variable Pay Hikes

Companies are allocating more of their payroll budgets to compensation vehicles that don’t add fixed, ongoing costs.

>> David McCann

 

Schlumberger to Buy Rival Cameron for $12B

The proposed merger of oilfield services companies is the latest example of industry consolidation driven by the decline in oil prices.

>> Katie Kuehner-Hebert

 

PC Market to Continue Slide for Two More Years

A new survey forecasts worldwide PC shipments will fall 8.7% this year and suffer a further decline in 2016.

>> Katie Kuehner-Hebert

 

In Search of Finance and Accounting Talent

How do you find the people that have the skills to succeed in a more judgment-based role?

>> CFO Staff

 

Core Capital Goods Orders Up Again In July

The 2.2% increase is the biggest since June 2014 and may help convince the Fed to go ahead with an interest rate hike this year.

>> Katie Kuehner-Hebert

 

Tax Reform Gridlock Weighs on CFOs

A new survey says indecision over a bill to extend more than 50 tax breaks is contributing to CFOs’ uncertainty about growth.

>> Matthew Heller

 

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