Markets are doing fine, but there's little doubt that Europe is heading for a recession and that Japan and China are struggling to avoid one. That pretty much leaves the U.S., but it's no island.
The accounting standard setter is likely to try to resurrect amortization of goodwill, which critics say would enable companies to obscure the poor performance of assets they acquire.
Companies should use technology, targeted communication to better reach individual employees and get them to save appropriately for retirement, Towers Watson said.
Committees are providing more information about their work in their report in the proxy statement, at least at the largest companies.
An international trade expert explains why the WTO understates the rising degree of protectionism among the globe's more advanced economies.
Strong margins bolster expectations, but private company executives are still cautious about capital spending.
A recent report shows rate of increase in tariffs and other measures since 2012 returning to post-crisis levels.
A survey shows nearly three-quarters of companies are spending more to prevent or mitigate cyber attacks.
Healthcare reform takes second place to sustainability among emerging issues.
Executive stock sale plans can run afoul of short-term profit rules, one securities lawyer warns.