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FASB may help companies hide the results of bad deals

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 concerned about employees' retirement readiness, survey shows

Companies should use technology, targeted communication to better reach individual employees and get them to save appropriately for retirement, Towers Watson said.

Audit committees open up

Committees are providing more information about their work in their report in the proxy statement, at least at the largest companies.

More on rising protectionism

An international trade expert explains why the WTO understates the rising degree of protectionism among the globe's more advanced economies.

Private companies exhibit moderate optimism about economy and growth

Strong margins bolster expectations, but private company executives are still cautious about capital spending.

Protectionism on the rise again among developed nations

A recent report shows rate of increase in tariffs and other measures since 2012 returning to post-crisis levels.

Companies spending more on cybersecurity

A survey shows nearly three-quarters of companies are spending more to prevent or mitigate cyber attacks. 

Financial planning, cash processes deemed high priorities by finance execs

Healthcare reform takes second place to sustainability among emerging issues.

CFOs who use automatic stock trading plans risk violating insider-trading rules

Executive stock sale plans can run afoul of short-term profit rules, one securities lawyer warns.

SEC charges 10 companies for 8-K filing violations

Following its "broken windows" policy, the SEC is on a mission to shape up companies that may be neglecting required disclosures on Form 8-K.