This edition of the CFO roundup includes how HP is saving billions by cutting their workforce, how corporate insiders made the right move by trading around an 8-K disclosure, and the beginnings of a possible trend in disinflation. All this and more right here in the CFO roundup…

 

HP Slashing Up to 33,000 Workers

The company expects to save about $2.7 billion, mostly by cutting jobs in the HP Enterprise business.

>> Matthew Heller

 

Insiders Profiting During ‘8-K Trading Gap’

Corporate insiders earn significant profits trading around the time of an 8-K disclosure, says a new study.

>> Matthew Heller

 

Hackers Are the Problem, Workers the Weak Point

It only takes one employee clicking on the wrong link to give away the keys to the kingdom.

>> Mary A. Chaput

 

IRS Taking Tougher Stance on Some Spinoffs

The agency has “significant concerns” that companies may be disguising taxable transactions as spinoffs to avoid paying taxes.

>> Katie Kuehner-Hebert

 

Industry Downturn Sinks Dry Bulk Shipper

Global Maritime Investments has filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy due to decade-low charter rates for its ships.

>> Matthew Heller

 

Anheuser-Busch InBev Mulling for SABMiller

A merger of the two companies would create a brewing behemoth but could face antitrust hurdles in the U.S.

>> Katie Kuehner-Hebert

 

Finding Qualified Job Candidates Getting Tougher

Nearly half of CFOs and others who responded to an AICPA survey said competition for good candidates has increased.

>> Katie Kuehner-Hebert

 

Consumer Prices Signal Disinflation Trend

The Consumer Price Index falls 0.1% in August, highlighting the interest-rate dilemma facing the Federal Reserve.

>> Matthew Heller

 

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