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March 2007

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  • Got the Data Shakes

    Dave Lindorff

    Too much of anything is never a good thing, even when it comes to information. As corporate dashboards get ever more sophisticated, executives are wrestling with when to cut back on the data feed

  • Set for the Long Haul

    Pat Wechsler

    Software executive Jiro Okochi discusses ongoing struggles with FAS 133 and how fair value standards will impact hedge reporting

  • Back from the Dead

    Robert Rosenberg

    There has been considerable hand wringing over the fate of defined benefit plans. But, thanks to a combination of economic and legislative factors, DB plans have a new lease on life for once-skeptical companies

  • Earth to FSB

    Pat Wechsler

    Hello? Is there anyone home at the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB)? Admittedly, there is no shortage of examples of companies on the wrong side ...

  • Taking the Lead

    James S. Gandolfo

    There are at least three things businesses can do to help make healthcare consumerism succeed and more appealing to employees

  • The Capitol Hill Diet?

    Staff Writer

    Executives may have to swallow limits on compensation from Congress or investors

  • Oracle Launches GRC Applications Suite

    Staff Writer

    Oracle Corp. already offers tools that help companies comply with any number of regulations, in areas ranging from identity management to audit and IT compliance.

  • Pricing Good Governance

    Robert Rosenberg

    Do the equity markets reward good governance practices with higher valuations? Two new studies suggest there is a link, but that some best practice attributes carry more weight with investors than others

  • Ready for the Task

    Robert Rosenberg

    Damn the restatements. Nancy Cooper, CA's new CFO, is moving full speed ahead to overhaul processes

  • Axentis and Open Text Launch New Tools

    Staff Writer

    Axentis Inc., a provider of governance, risk and compliance solutions, released an enhanced version of its software-as-a-service (SaaS) based Axentis Enterprise application.

  • Revving Up the Bond

    Duncan Wood

    Hybrid bonds have typically been the province of financial companies, but other corporate issuers are beginning to see their attraction, especially when it comes to financing acquisitions

  • Odd Couple That Works

    John Labate

    While treasury and tax have very different ways of looking at things sometimes, pairing the two functions up can actually make for a convivial corporate couple under the right treasurer. The combination gets tax thinking beyond mere compliance into strategic advantage and treasury considering the total cost implications of its...

  • Tricky Shortcuts

    Duncan Wood

    It's been eight years since FAS 133 was adopted and still there is confusion about what it really says. Now, the debate is over using the shortcut for FX

  • People on the Move

    Staff Writer

    Google Inc. named Brent Callinicos as vice president and treasurer of the $6.1 billion Mountain View, Calif. online giant. He comes to Google from Microsoft ...

  • Banking on Odds

    Russ Banham

    Thanks to a perfect storm of perfect storms, the property catastrophe market was thrown for a loop in recent years, left with high premiums and limited coverage. But the capital markets are coming to the rescue

  • Calling the Shots

    Richard Gamble

    ServiceMaster Co. develops an aggressive approach to partnering with business units

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