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Finance Roundup for Executives

Be informed, get involved, and shape the world through finance. Here's today's roundup.
Kerry MarunaNovember 16, 2015

What’s Going on in Finance Today

 

The Federal Reserve may not be raising interest rates next month due to U.S. producer prices falling. September’s producer-price index drop of 0.5% followed by the 0.4% drop in October shows a “strong dollar and weak demand abroad,” according to a Wall Street Journal report. Does this report mean a weak start to the Q3? Find out here or in the link below.

U.S. Postal Service had a good year with a net loss decline of 7% and revenue growth by 1.6% in 2015. This comes as no surprise, the package-delivery industry has grown by half in the last five years. Although it has not been easy for many reasons, says Postal Service CFO Joseph Corbett. Find out here or scroll down to the link.

A Better Way to Do Ecommerce

A Better Way to Do Ecommerce

Learn how Precision Medical leveraged OneWorld to cut the cost of billing in half and added $2.5M in annual revenue.

CFO.com has the information and resources finance professionals can use, get started with the CFO roundup…

 

But First, the Finance Win and Fail of the Day

Win…

Apple will be the first company in Singapore that runs entirely on renewable energy. With the help of Sunseap Group, a solar energy provider, Apple will open a retail store in Singapore after “long-term contract,” beginning in 2016. They are not stopping there, Apple’s goal is to one day power all operations with renewable energy. Get the whole story of today’s finance win courtesy of Eileen Yu of zdnet.com.

Fail…

Don’t take your children to this New Jersey mall if you want them to meet Santa, unless you’re willing to pay. Prices marked down to $35 from $75 sounds ridiculous for what used to be free. Get the details of today’s fail brought to you by Jason Laughlin, staff writer at Inquirer.

 


5 Metrics for Measuring Recurring Revenue

A short list of the ‘go-to’ metrics every CFO of a recurring revenue business should track.

Tom Dibble

 

Nordstrom Stock Drops 21% on Earnings Miss

‘It’s just a traffic thing,’ said one of the retailer’s executives.

Matthew Heller

 

CFOs on the Move: Week Ending Nov. 13

WEX, PG&E, Monster, JM Family Enterprises, Analogic, Brookdale Senior Living, PowerSecure, Sterling Construction, A-Mark Precious Metals, Dana Holding

Joan Urdang

 

Producer Prices Dip for 2nd Straight Month

October showed a 0.4% decline in the producer price index, possibly complicating the Federal Reserve’s decision to raise interest rates.

Matthew Heller

 

Postal Service Narrows Loss, Boosts Revenue

USPS’ package-delivery business fuels revenue growth but its CFO predicts a “difficult” road ahead, citing escalating costs.

Matthew Heller

 

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