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Why Amazon may be a Ponzi scheme

How long can Amazon's free cash flow depend on the construction of warehouses?  

ISS proposes changes to the way it views executive compensation

Proxy adviser ISS suggests using a "scorecard" tally approach to equity plans, opens window for comment.

Directors at large companies get 6% raises

Board members' compensation shifts more toward shares, away from per-meeting fees.

Turning the Corner?

Get back to us when you see some serious capex.  

CFOs seen having to pay more for talent

As the jobs report shows, job seekers are beginning to have the upper hand. It's already challenging for CFOs to attract and retain talent, and next year they must expect to pay more to get and keep the best.

Are CFOs really focusing on growth?

A new study by Accenture finds that CFOs are no longer concentrating almost exclusively on costs, but the findings raise questions about what they're doing instead.

The law as a competitive advantage

Too tight a hold on legal expenses may cost companies opportunities to create value. Consider Disney.  

Corporate political contributions a hot proxy season topic

Measures related to political spending and lobbying were most frequently voted-on measures in first half.

Corporate pension plans not likely to follow CalPERS' lead

As giant California pension plan exits hedge funds, company plans increase their investments.

Big corporates outline wellness initiatives

Wellness programs and tools that employ wireless technology are among the strategies major corporations are using to improve employees' health and the state of U.S. healthcare, according to a report released yesterday by the CEO Council on Health and the Bipartisan Policy Center.