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    US faces risk of long stagflation struggle: Moody’s

    The odds of recession will rise if inflation fails to steadily fall toward the Federal Reserve’s 2% target, according to Moody’s Analytics.

    By Sept. 26, 2022
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    SEC committee calls for FASB reform

    FASB’s slow rule-making process can have negative consequences for investors and financial executives, the SEC’s report asserts.

    By Sept. 26, 2022
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    Giving your working capital plan a fresh look

    The return to more normal operations as the pandemic eases is a good time to take a fresh look at your current expenses and liabilities and whether your working-capital ratio is right for your organization. 

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    Fed redoubles inflation fight, raising main rate 75 basis points

    Fed officials raised their projections for inflation and unemployment while marking down their forecasts for economic growth.

    By Sept. 21, 2022
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    Fed tightening deepens housing recession

    Record home prices, mounting construction costs and a Fed-spurred rise in mortgage rates have worsened a downturn in housing, homebuilders said.

    By Sept. 20, 2022
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    Recession likely from Q4 through Q1 2023, Conference Board says

    Fed tightening, stubbornly high inflation and a slump in consumer spending will probably trigger a downturn during the fourth quarter, the Conference Board said.

    By Sept. 16, 2022
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    Slowing economy could mean boost for budget-friendly litigation finance

    The appeal of litigation finance — which has evolved into a $17 billion business — could rise in a slowing economy as investors warm to non-correlated assets.

    By Sept. 15, 2022
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    Producer prices show inflation spreading

    Rising costs for transportation and other services suggest that inflation is gaining strength across the economy.

    By Sept. 14, 2022
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    High inflation persists, bolstering case for forceful Fed tightening

    Price gains during August for rent and other services exceeded forecasts, eroding hopes that the Federal Reserve will slow its campaign to curb demand.

    By Sept. 13, 2022
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    Recession likely in 2023, Fitch says

    Cuts to estimates for earnings growth underscore the growing risk of a U.S. downturn next year, Fitch Ratings said.

    By Sept. 12, 2022
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    Gensler: securities laws cover ‘vast majority’ of crypto tokens

    The SEC’s Gary Gensler signaled he would cooperate with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to the extent that “it needs greater authorities with which to oversee and regulate crypto non-security tokens.”

    By Sept. 8, 2022
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    Bankruptcies fall during first half of 2022 yet risks loom

    Factors such as rising borrowing costs may fuel a rise in bankruptcy filings after a decline during the first half of 2022, Cornerstone Research said.

    By Sept. 7, 2022
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    Q3 earnings estimates cut ‘more than average’: FactSet

    S&P 500 companies for the second quarter reported their lowest growth in earnings on an annual basis since the fourth quarter of 2020, FactSet said. 

    By Sept. 6, 2022
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    Cybersecurity firm ExtraHop names new CFO

    ExtraHop appointed Mike Parson as its new CFO, one of a series of new C-suite leaders named as the company seeks to scale up.

    By Sept. 2, 2022
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    Fed’s Williams sees inflation falling to 2.5% to 3% next year

    The Federal Reserve must interpret several “crosscurrents” in the economy as it fulfills its pledge to curb inflation to 2%, according to the president of the New York Fed.

    By Aug. 30, 2022
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    Six CFO tips for defanging inflation: Deloitte

    While most CFOs have never faced the high price pressures of today, they can take steps to blunt the harm to their companies from inflation, Deloitte said.

    By Aug. 26, 2022
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    U.S. companies face ‘growing risk’ to profit margins: Fitch

    Many CFOs during the second quarter were apparently able to pass on to consumers the rising cost of labor and materials. That may not last, Fitch Ratings said.

    By Aug. 25, 2022
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    Fitch sees ‘modest’ tax headwind from Inflation Reduction Act

    Fitch’s assessment comes as CFOs, accountants and tax-preparers are just beginning to grapple with the Inflation Reduction Act’s tax implications.  

    By Aug. 24, 2022
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    Fed unlikely to avoid recession: economists

    Almost 50% of economists believe a downturn will begin by the first quarter of 2023, the National Association for Business Economics found in a survey.

    By Aug. 22, 2022
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    EY requests ‘immediate’ Treasury tax guidance on split-offs

    Accountants and tax-preparers are just beginning to grapple with the ramifications of the new 15% Corporate Alternative Minimum Tax.

    By Aug. 19, 2022
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    U.S. may fall into recession by early 2023: Conference Board

    Factors including stock market volatility and a slump in both housing construction and manufacturing orders could cause a downturn by early next year.

    By Aug. 18, 2022
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    Fed planned more tightening while noting risk of going too far

    Central bank officials last month gave no indication of plans to slow their fight against inflation while noting an imperative to alter policy based on fresh economic data.

    By Aug. 17, 2022
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    AICPA warning on 15% tax timeline goes unheeded

    CFOs at companies on the threshold of being subject to the new tax will also need to familiarize themselves with the complex rules. 

    By Aug. 15, 2022
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    Consumer sentiment rises on improved inflation expectations

    The falling price of energy and other essential goods buoyed consumer sentiments, the University of Michigan found in a survey this month.

    By Aug. 15, 2022
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    ‘Inflation persistence has jumped’: Richmond Fed

    Price pressures, pumped up by the pandemic and other shocks, have proven more durable in the past several quarters compared with a period beginning in 2008.

    By Aug. 12, 2022
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    Average US CFO pay jumps 16%, outpacing inflation

    The gap between U.S. and European CFO pay persists with U.S. executives making more than double their French counterparts, a Spendesk survey found.  

    By Aug. 11, 2022