A PCAOB proposal to require auditors to detail where they had issues with management is likely to stir an outcry over the cost involved. But a study shows that would probably be just a smokescreen.
Proponents of one supplemental pay disclosure model hopes theirs wins out. Whether investors go along is another matter.
The single-employer pension program's shortfall declines, but premiums could still rise
The ban on banks' proprietary trading may raise borrowing costs by only a little, based on a closer look at the markets they help make and how they manage the risks involved—or should.
We can't help feeling as if we're stuck in a financial and economic version of the movie in which weatherman Bill Murray keeps living the same bad day over and over again because of his mistakes. But if the bad karma on display in that 1993 film provided amusing popular entertainment, the financial/economic rendition of Groundhog Day is preventing growth and stability in the real world.
Advisory council is expected to suggest that Labor Department issue guidelines for de-risking transactions.
Cash on the books touched yet another record last quarter. But where to put it? Companies weighing their options don't see sufficient demand, analysts say.
Should companies that provide health coverage care about the troubled rollout of public exchanges?
Economic data and exectations are a mixed bag as 2013 draws to a close and CFOs look forward to next year.
Concerns that small businesses are turning to self-insurance to avoid ACA rules lead to efforts to limit use of stop-loss insurance.
Today's developments remind us that the devil's especially in the details when it comes to journalism. Just peruse the headlines and you'd think that corporate earnings couldn't be better, that Obamacare is freshly doomed, that Goldman Sachs did not lose $1.3 billion in currency trading in its most recent quarter, and that its back to business as usual with Iran.
Well, not exactly.
The third quarter will likely be the third period in a row in where operating earnings touched a record. Looks like more is in store for the fourth, if analysts' estimates hold.
BofA's CFO makes the most money in banking industry, according to an analysis of CFO pay released this week. But the study shows how difficult compensation comparisons are to make.
Getting managers to focus on the long term may take a lot more than "socially conscious" reporting requirements. Can cooperatives and other mutually owned entities make a real comeback?
While regulators are considering ways to improve companies' financial filings, companies should act on their own to make filings shorter and more useful for investors.
An admission of culpability and on-going criminal investigation mean that JPMorgan Chase's $13 billion settlement isn't the end of its legal troubles over bad mortgage securities.
Nowhere is the financial world's obtuse insularity more strikingly in evidence than in its repeatedly mistaken prediction that interest rates are about to soar, which it has made for, oh, about five years now, or more or less since the end of the financial crisis. And that fact that its been made since the crisis ended says a lot about the problem.
CFOs are valued not only for the skills and knowledge they provide to their own companies, but to others. In the years since Sarbanes-Oxley codified the importance of financial expertise in the boardroom, more CFOs than ever before have accepted outside directorships. It's a challenge to balance additional demands, but some CFOs say it's worth it.
Even local business leaders have criticized Kansas and Missouri's willingness to reward companies for moving jobs across state borders.
Shift to e-payments slowed over the last few years