Could This Be the Recession That Wasn’t?
Even as key corporate financial indicators continue to fall, some hope may be emerging that forecasts of an impending recession will prove inaccurate.
How to Deal With the 5 Stages of Business Distress
No matter how grim things become, it's important to face each level of distress as soon as it arises and with full transparency.
Tax Cuts Trigger CFO Optimism
U.S. finance chiefs see earnings growth in 2018, but they also expect higher wage and benefits costs.
UPS’ Network Upgrade Costs Worry Investors
The company's Q4 earnings beat estimates but the expense of improving its delivery network may continue to weigh on margins.
Will Tax Cuts Boost Capital Spending?
Despite surging sales and cash flow, company spending on capex continues to lag.
Capital Gets a Reset
Among a number of capital-raising experiments, some companies are seeking investors for specific projects.
Equipment Financing Nosedives
New business volumes dropped substantially in July and are off 8% compared with 2015, says ELFA.
FedEx Beats Q4 Estimates But Lowers Guidance
The reduced forecast for 2017 reflects an increase in capital spending to $5.1 billion as FedEx tries to keep pace with ecommerce growth.
U.S. Durable Goods Orders Surge 3.4% in April
But orders for non-defense capital goods (excluding aircraft) fell 0.8%, said the Commerce Department.
Shell’s Q1 Profit Falls 58% But Beats Estimates
The profitability of the company's refining and integrated businesses helped offset a $1.4 billion loss in the energy production unit.
U.S. Productivity Weakness Continues in Q1
The recent declines in output may reflect "hangover effects from companies’ deep job and capital-spending cuts in the wake of the recession."