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Skills gap poses hiring challenge for company executives

Many job applicants lack even basic knowledge of science, technology, engineering and math, Business Roundtable survey shows.

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.

Companies spending more on cybersecurity

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

A phone book for electronic payment information

The persistence of checks in business-to-business transactions in part reflects their ease of use. To pay another company by check, all you need is its name and address, while paying electronically...

ISS plans changes to its board governance product

ISS revealed another update that the proxy advisory firm will employ for the 2015 proxy season, upping the angst for companies and their lawyers.

Big banking companies dominate currency trading

The biggest FX traders dominate the market, accounting for over half of the available business, and putting pressure on smaller players, a recent research report showed. If the situation continutes, finance executives may find their choices for trading partners limited,

Data breaches popping up all over

Forty-three percent of companies say they experienced a data breach, up from 33 percent last year.

Retailers grappling with higher costs of fraud, survey shows

Retailers report the total cost of recovering $1 lost in a fraudulent transaction has topped $3. 

SEC proves itself a quantitative shop

The SEC's late-filing charges, and a new office within the agency tasked with coordinating data analytics across divisions, shows how sophisticated computer models are helping regulators accomplish their job.

Technology companies seen vulnerable to hostile bids

Big cash balances and a change in culture have made the industry more open to unsolicited takeover offers, attorney says.