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    Powell spotlights risks to jobs, wants more gains against inflation

    The job market in recent months has shown signs of returning to its pre-pandemic trend, with demand for labor easing and unemployment rising to 4.1% in June.

    By July 9, 2024
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    Opinion

    How CFOs can leverage AI in spend management

    AI can sift through tons of data in seconds, streamlining tax calculations in the employee expense process, among other benefits, writes SAP Concur’s Chris Juneau.

    By Chris Juneau • July 9, 2024
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    Trendline

    Digital transformation, one smart step at a time

    By taking an incremental approach, CFOs can move their finance and accounting operations onto an automated, intelligent platform without letting disruption distract from their efforts to scale.

    By CFO Dive staff
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    Serta brings in ElectroLux alum as finance chief after latest CEO swap

    GE alum Cesar Perez will take the mattress manufacturer’s financial reins only a few days after its newly-appointed CEO, Jim Loree, stepped into his role as of July 1.  

    By July 8, 2024
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    Almost 60% of corporate cybersecurity budgets are higher this year: report

    Artificial intelligence is a key focal area as organizations scramble to keep up with threat actors, the study shows.

    By July 3, 2024
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    Inflation persists as top concern among small businesses: U.S. Chamber

    Businesses in services and manufacturing find price pressures more troublesome than their counterparts in other sectors, the U.S. Chamber said.

    By July 3, 2024
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    Powell sees gains against inflation, wants more progress before rate cuts

    After Powell’s comments, traders in interest rate futures increased the odds the Fed will cut the main interest rate by a quarter point in September.

    By July 2, 2024
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    OSHA proposes rule to protect workers from extreme heat

    Released this morning, the standard would require employers to provide water and rest breaks when high heat creates a hazardous work environment.

    By Zachary Phillips • July 2, 2024
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    Chevron ruling adds new wrinkle to US cybersecurity efforts

    The Supreme Court decision could have major ramifications for federal agencies that rely on old laws to tackle digital-era policy challenges, legal analysts said.

    By July 2, 2024
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    Cyber insurance prices fall amid rising competition: report

    The pricing relief comes even as cyberattacks are escalating and businesses are paying more to recover from them.

    By July 2, 2024
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    SCOTUS gives CFOs ‘brand new lens’ for tax positions

    Businesses should review their tax positions to see if they are dependent on a regulation that might be vulnerable to a challenge, attorney Robert Kovacev said.

    By July 1, 2024
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    IPO market quickens as stocks hit record highs during H1 2024, EY says

    In coming months the IPO market in the U.S. and beyond faces possible turbulence from intensifying regional conflicts and “an election super-cycle,” EY said.

    By July 1, 2024
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    Achieve real AI results in finance

    Standing idle is not an option as our organizations demand AI-enabled solutions.

    By Brad DeMent • July 1, 2024
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    Supreme Court deals big blow to federal agencies

    In a landmark ruling, the justices overturned a 40-year-old precedent and significantly reduced the power of federal agencies to interpret the laws they administer.

    By David Weisenfeld • June 30, 2024
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    Commercial property vacancy rate to peak in 2026 at 24%: Moody’s

    “The preference of many employees to work from home cannot be overlooked,” Moody’s economists said.

    By June 28, 2024
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    Enterprise cloud storage spend to double by 2028 as AI ramps up

    AWS dominated the segment with a 30% share of the nearly $60 billion market last year, according to Omdia’s analysis.

    By Matt Ashare • June 28, 2024
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    Cyberattack costs outpace insurance coverage: Sophos

    Only 1% of organizations that made a cyber insurance claim within the previous year saw their policy cover 100% of the costs they incurred while remediating the incident.

    By June 27, 2024
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    HP taps former JP Morgan executive as CFO

    The transition comes as the tech giant is focused on recovering from sagging sales after heightened demand during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    By June 26, 2024
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    Trump’s 10% tariff would annually harm households by at least $1,700: AAF

    Damage from a sweeping tariff would spread beyond the U.S., “threatening key relationships with allies and inviting a global trade war,” AAF said.

    By June 26, 2024
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    Consumer confidence falls amid sagging income, business expectations

    “Signs of strain continue to emerge among consumers with low-to-moderate incomes,” Federal Reserve Governor Lisa Cook said Tuesday.

    By June 25, 2024
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    Opinion

    Harnessing GenAI in corporate finance: Lessons from Microsoft

    Finance teams deploying the technology need a "trust, but verify" approach to outputs, among other best practices, a pair of Microsoft executives write.

    By Georg Glantschnig and Cory Hrncirik • June 25, 2024
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    Role clarity is key to fractional CFO pay

    Contract finance executives must understand the services they truly offer in order to charge — and be paid — what they’re worth, Joe Woodard said Sunday at his firm’s accounting tech conference.

    By Chris Gaetano • June 21, 2024
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    Opinion

    Mind the trust gap: Why C-suite humility matters in the AI era

    If executives engage in the big issues of today without acknowledging there can be a diverse set of explanations, they risk losing stakeholder trust, PwC’s Wes Bricker writes.

    By Wes Bricker • June 21, 2024
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    76% of large automating firms plan to swap workers with AI: CFO survey

    Automation ranks as a high or moderate priority for about 65% of companies, both large and small, Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business found.

    By June 20, 2024
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    Homebuilding sags to four-year low, stifled by higher-for-longer rates

    Mortgage activity last month slumped 8.5% compared with April and 7.3% compared with May 2023, Freddie Mac said Thursday.

    By June 20, 2024
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    Slim gain in retail sales highlights challenges for consumers

    “Inflation and higher interest rates are straining low- and moderate-income households,” St. Louis Fed President Alberto Musalem said Tuesday.

    By June 18, 2024