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    Tax-free M&A comes in crosshairs of bipartisan Senate legislation

    An effort to scuttle deal-making tax exemptions coincides with signs of life in M&A after a severe slump last year.

    By March 25, 2024
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    Office real estate value likely to plunge 26% through 2025: Moody’s

    An above-average amount of commercial real estate debt will soon mature and property owners will need to refinance at the highest rates in years, Moody’s said.

    By March 22, 2024
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    CFO best practices in the evolving generative AI era

    As the initial frenzy around the launch of generative artificial intelligence subsides, a new GenAI era appears to be taking shape.

    By CFO Dive staff
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    Companies plan 4.5% pay raises this year, outpacing inflation: Payscale

    As price pressures fall, pay increases will help employees recover from the highest inflation in four decades, Payscale said.

    By March 21, 2024
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    Marqeta CFO touts EWA expansion

    The card-issuing fintech has seen adoption of its debit card-linked EWA product increase as hourly workers at Walmart and Uber have been added, CFO Mike Milotich said.

    By James Pothen • March 21, 2024
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    Boeing to spend $4B plus to fix safety, supply chain woes: CFO

    The aerospace company’s finance chief on Wednesday detailed some of the financial implications of the safety issues that have have recently plagued the company.

    By March 20, 2024
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    Fed forecasts three, quarter-point rate cuts in 2024, holds main rate steady

    Central bank officials upgraded their projection for 2024 economic growth to 2.1% while predicting unemployment will end the year at 4%.

    By March 20, 2024
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    Tech Q1 job cuts surge above 50K

    The latest figures show that layoff activity in the tech sector may be far from over despite a huge drop after the first quarter of last year.

    By March 19, 2024
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    CFOs play it safe on AI spending

    Close to two-thirds (62%) of CFOs responding to a Deloitte poll anticipated an allocation of less than 1% of their organization’s budget for GenAI next year.

    By March 19, 2024
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    Audit committees rank cybersecurity as top priority amid SEC crackdown

    Cyberattacks are just one of several rapidly changing threats confronting audit committees, according to the Center for Audit Quality and Deloitte.

    By March 14, 2024
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    Affirm CFO swears off auto lending, for now

    The buy now, pay later company seeks to be involved in more consumer spending opportunities, but finance chief Michael Linford all but ruled out auto lending.

    By Caitlin Mullen • March 13, 2024
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    Inflation exceeds forecasts, affirming Fed’s caution on initial rate cut

    Futures trading suggested that the odds that policymakers will cut the main interest rate by at least a quarter point on May 1 have plunged to 11% from 52% a month ago.

    By March 12, 2024
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    Peloton CFO leans on cost cutting to reverse post-pandemic slump

    Finance chief Liz Coddington is cutting overhead costs and driving more revenue from Peloton’s digital subscription and bike rental businesses.

    By Suman Bhattacharyya • March 12, 2024
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    CEO confidence, capital spending plans rise: Business Roundtable

    Like CEOs, economists at large companies have grown more optimistic and foresee stepped up spending on business fixed investment this year, Wolters Kluwer said.

    By March 11, 2024
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    Powell assailed by Democrats calling on Fed to cut rates from 23-year high

    The Fed chair said that policymakers will likely begin trimming borrowing costs sometime this year if data show that inflation is steadily falling.

    By March 7, 2024
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    Costco CFO ‘voice’ looks back on 40 years, $1.50 hot dogs and leadership

    Richard Galanti thought he might stay four years at what was then a retail startup. Costco’s CFO stayed about four decades.

    By March 7, 2024
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    Powell predicts commercial real estate woes will most afflict smaller banks

    The Fed, bankers and commercial real estate executives have warned of turbulence as property owners struggle to refinance debt at higher rates.

    By March 6, 2024
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    SEC drops scope 3 from final climate rule

    The agency said scope 3 was removed due to a large number of comments concerning compliance costs, as well as the consistency and reliability of scope 3 data.

    By Lamar Johnson • March 6, 2024
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    Gender diversity on boards correlates with high credit quality: Moody’s

    Investors seek greater gender and racial diversity on corporate boards, according to the Securities and Exchange Commission.

    By March 5, 2024
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    Pay roundup: States where minimum wage is on the rise

    A growing number of states are raising minimum wages: Delaware, Illinois and Rhode Island are expected to raise their levels to $15 in 2025, according to NELP.

    By Chris Gaetano • March 5, 2024
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    Legacy tech stymies cost-cutting innovations

    Most companies fell short of their cost-reduction targets last year, with half citing challenges related to legacy tech as a top barrier, Deloitte found.

    By March 5, 2024
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    93% of firms use a mix of ESG standards, thwarting uniformity efforts: IFAC

    The spotlight on confusion from a jumble of ESG frameworks comes just days before a vote on an SEC rule aimed at ensuring uniformity in climate disclosure.

    By March 4, 2024
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    Fed’s key inflation measure rose in January, validating high-rate hold

    Policymakers have refrained from declaring sufficient progress in their fight against inflation, pushing back by several months market expectations for a rate cut.

    By Feb. 29, 2024
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    Consumer confidence falls, breaking three-month rising streak

    Spending by consumers is showing signs of sputtering after propelling better-than-expected economic growth last year.

    By Feb. 27, 2024
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    SaaS license waste tops IT spend challenges

    Hasty software purchasing during the pandemic led to bloated tech stacks that are now ripe for trimming.  

    By Feb. 27, 2024
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    Economists predict 2.2% GDP growth, outstripping prior 2024 forecast: NABE

    Data on the job market, and consumer and producer prices, suggest the Fed may need to keep the main interest rate at a 40-year high longer than markets anticipated.

    By Feb. 26, 2024