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    Labor market tightness unaffected by unemployment uptick

    Labor market conditions likely remain untouched despite a recent rise in unemployment claims prior to the Thanksgiving holiday, with labor demand still outpacing supply.

    By Nov. 23, 2022
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    ‘Inflation may have peaked’ as economy slumps: Fannie Mae

    The U.S. economy will likely shrink during this quarter and most of 2023 as the Federal Reserve cools demand and curbs inflation, Fannie Mae said.

    By Nov. 22, 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. 

    By CFO Dive staff
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    CFO stressors: four cures for inflation fever

    CFOs have seized on ways to shield profits against the worst price pressures in nearly 40 years.

    By Nov. 21, 2022
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    U.S. will ‘narrowly avoid recession’: Goldman Sachs

    The Federal Reserve will slow the pace of tightening next month and early next year but not cut the federal funds rate until Q2 2024, Goldman Sachs predicted.

    By Nov. 18, 2022
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    Most auditors pessimistic about economy: CAQ

    Inflation ranks as the top threat to U.S. companies in the coming months, according to auditors surveyed by the Center for Audit Quality.

    By Nov. 16, 2022
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    Businesses can expect more pushback on taxes from new Congress: KPMG

    With midterm votes still being tallied, corporate leaders are still grappling with the election’s likely impact on tax policies and regulations.  

    By Nov. 9, 2022
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    M&A rebound unlikely in 2023 after 35% slump: S&P Global

    Higher borrowing costs this year have choked off deal-making, a trend that will probably persist in 2023.

    By Nov. 9, 2022
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    Fed flags risks from liquidity strains, Russia’s invasion, inflation

    Hidden leverage or declining market liquidity may amplify harm from a financial shock, Fed Vice Chair Lael Brainard said.

    By Nov. 7, 2022
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    Stock buybacks rise toward record $1T: Goldman Sachs

    Companies are repurchasing shares at a fast pace before the federal government next year levies a 1% excise tax on such transactions.

    By Nov. 4, 2022
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    Fed intensifies inflation fight, may slow tightening next month

    The Federal Reserve may raise borrowing costs in smaller increments but a pause in its efforts to reduce price pressures is not in the cards, Fed Chair Jerome Powell said.

    By Nov. 2, 2022
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    Default rate likely to triple by Sept. 2023: Moody’s

    Higher borrowing costs and a slowdown in the economy may trigger a rise in credit downgrades and outright defaults in the next 12 months.

    By Oct. 31, 2022
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    Rising wages, inflation keep Fed on track for Nov. 2 tightening

    CFOs may not realistically expect wage pressures to ease as long as pay increases lag inflation and job openings exceed the number of job seekers.

    By Oct. 28, 2022
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    Ukraine raises fresh fraud concerns, Stripe exec says

    The war in Ukraine raised the stakes for fraud detection, as threat actors devise more complex ways of evading oversight.

    By Oct. 26, 2022
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    Low-tax laurels go to Wyoming, NJ dead last

    Companies are more likely to move to another state with lower taxes than to an appealing foreign location, the Tax Foundation said.

    By Oct. 26, 2022
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    More companies lag Q3 earnings estimates: FactSet

    Inflation, surging interest rates, cautious consumers and a rising dollar have eroded profits at many big companies.

    By Oct. 24, 2022
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    More than half of economists brace for recession: NABE

    Rising wages and other cost pressures have dimmed economists’ outlook.

    By Oct. 24, 2022
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    Companies brace for downturn amid high inflation: Fed

    Persistent cost pressures and supply chain bottlenecks are intensifying recession fears at U.S. companies, the Federal Reserve said.

    By Oct. 20, 2022
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    Recession to start in Q2 2023, Fitch says

    Warnings of a possible downturn are increasing amid a steady withdrawal of monetary stimulus, a slump in the housing market and a weakening in retail spending.

    By Oct. 19, 2022
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    Businesses seek 15% minimum tax guidance for financials

    Absent IRS direction, certain companies may struggle to accurately report the new tax’s financial impact in their future financial reports.

    By Oct. 18, 2022
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    7 CFO tips to prepare for SEC climate risk rule

    CFOs should not delay putting in place the staff, technology and processes needed to comply with an imminent SEC rule requiring detailed disclosure on climate risk.

    By Oct. 18, 2022
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    ESG backlash unlikely to derail SEC climate risk rule

    SEC Chair Gary Gensler faces growing resistance to the agency’s proposal that companies provide detailed disclosures on carbon emissions.

    By Oct. 17, 2022
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    Superfund taxes stress chemical importers, suppliers

    Many companies are still struggling to understand whether the reinstated Superfund excise taxes apply to their operations and what it all means for tax bills. 

    By Dawn Wotapka • Oct. 14, 2022
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    BlackRock reports profit pullback, affirms ESG commitment

    BlackRock’s ESG policies, which have put it in the middle of a tug-of-war in U.S. politics, are providing investors with a range of options, the asset manager said.

    By Oct. 13, 2022
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    FASB votes for fair-value crypto fix

    The FASB’s tentative decision Wednesday is an important step toward providing an answer to the crypto valuation question companies and other stakeholders have been clamoring for.

    By Oct. 13, 2022
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    Recession to start this quarter: Fannie Mae

    Rising interest rates are undercutting economic growth and increasing the risk of a financial crisis in coming quarters, according to Fannie Mae economists.

    By Oct. 12, 2022