February 2009

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  • Better Than Spreadsheets

    Staff Writer

    With capital spending decisions critical in a down economy, CFOs want easier, faster ways to evaluate alternatives. IBM Cognos offers a new Blueprint.

  • Idle Balances Reap Rewards

    Richard Gamble

    The extension of FDIC insurance and other responses to the financial crisis have changed the value proposition for leaving money just sitting in the bank.

  • Opportunity Knocks Twice

    Beth Karlin

    Under more pressure to reduce costs, increase productivity and avoid accounting errors, CFOs look to outsourcers, who now see middle-market companies as an engine for growth.

  • Around the Hedges

    Duncan Wood

    Sometimes vanilla products are too constraining, But creating more flexible products that qualify for hedge accounting can be challenging.

  • Follow the Money

    Dave Lindorff

    Are taxpayers on the hook for hundreds of billions of dollars for a credit crisis that may have been overblown? Who is the bailout really helping?

  • Green Moves Up

    Donna Miskin

    Despite the financial crisis, escalating environmental and sustainability issues worldwide pose new risk on several fronts, survey says.

  • Editor's Desk

    Donna Miskin

    Economic chaos and the new administration.

  • At the Capital

    Beth Karlin

    The auditing industry faces many challenges as Mary Moore Hamrick moves to CAQ from PCAOB at a time of great change.

  • 401(k)s Come Up Short

    Beth Karlin

    Democrats and Republicans agree that retirement savings plans demand reform. Whatever happens, corporations will likely lead the way.

  • 2009 Middle Market Survey

    staff Writer

    Finance executives at companies with revenues of $2 billion or less last year ranked an economic slowdown as their worst fear.

  • Making the Most of the Middle

    Richard Gamble

    HealthTrans, Little Caesar and Western Container, like many middle-market companies, use a blend of ingenuity and enhanced traditional cash management techniques to preserve liquidity, cut costs, conserve working capital and prevent losses.

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