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  • Several states cut corporate tax rates for 2023

    Many states are competing for businesses by reducing corporate tax rates as of Jan. 1, the Tax Foundation said.

    By Jan. 25, 2023
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    Working from home boosts working time: NBER paper

    The number of U.S. employees who work remotely has more than tripled during the pandemic. Workers who forgo a commute spend more time at work, researchers said.

    By Jan. 24, 2023
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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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    More companies report falling profit margins: NABE

    U.S. businesses in the new year face signs that the economy is cooling, including a tapering in consumer spending and a pullback in factory output.

    By Jan. 23, 2023
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    Unions lose clout even amid high-profile organizing gains

    The wages of workers unaffiliated with a union have risen faster in recent years than those of their unionized counterparts.

    By Jan. 20, 2023
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    Weak retail sales, manufacturing signal cooling economy

    The Fed’s fight against inflation, while showing some recent signs of success, may dim prospects for economic growth.

    By Jan. 18, 2023
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    Opinion

    3 reasons to make accounts receivable a top priority

    Unpaid invoices take a nasty bite out of cash flow. Dean Kaplan writes that taking time early on to evaluate receivables and stratify accounts for fast attention will pay off.

    By Dean Kaplan • Jan. 18, 2023
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    US to jack up fees for big mergers

    Filing fees are expected to soar this year and companies will need to prepare for increased regulatory scrutiny of M&A deals.

    By Jan. 18, 2023
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    Biotech CFOs sharpen financing tactics for lean times

    In today’s challenging market, some biotech companies are going the extra mile to keep their existing investors, reopening earlier rounds and moving to rolling closings.

    By Jan. 17, 2023
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    Legal ops chiefs have opportunity amid cost-cut mandates

    The systems and processes they put in place could drive cultural change in how law departments carry out their day-to-day work.

    By Suman Bhattacharyya • Jan. 12, 2023
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    M&A spurred share price gains during Q4: WTW

    Five trends in deal-making will likely unfold in 2023, including a focus on purchases less than $1 billion and on “friend-shoring” to reduce geopolitical risks to supply chains, WTW said.

    By Jan. 11, 2023
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    Small business optimism falls, recession expected

    Owners of small businesses ranked inflation as their top challenge, “lamenting” rising costs that have compelled them to increase prices, the NFIB found in a survey.

    By Jan. 10, 2023
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    Profit estimates slump for Q4: FactSet

    Earnings forecasts for U.S. companies fell, FactSet said, after the Fed’s aggressive effort to curb inflation increased borrowing costs and dimmed prospects for economic growth.

    By Jan. 9, 2023
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    4 CFO trends to watch in 2023

    Fed efforts to curb inflation, an imbalance in the demand and supply of workers and clarification of accounting standards are among the CFO trends this year.

    By , Jan. 6, 2023
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    CFOs in 2023 plan to keep pay raises below inflation: Fed

    CFOs are pessimistic about the economic outlook but predict slightly higher growth next year than Federal Reserve estimates.

    By Dec. 21, 2022
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    IPO proceeds plunge 94%: EY

    Investors sizing up prospects in the sluggish IPO market in 2023 will favor companies with “resilient” business models, EY said.

    By Dec. 20, 2022
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    Fed may cut rates in mid-2023: Fannie Mae

    The U.S. economy will likely enter a mild recession during the first quarter after a slump in manufacturing and consumer spending, according to Fannie Mae economists.

    By Dec. 19, 2022
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    Executive pay linked more to ESG progress: WTW

    Investor pressure has prompted many large U.S. companies this year to begin rewarding executives for meeting sustainability targets.

    By Dec. 16, 2022
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    Fed raises main rate by half point, signals higher level in 2023

    Fed Chair Jerome Powell said that recent progress in reducing inflation is not enough to forestall increases in borrowing costs in 2023.

    By Dec. 14, 2022
  • Inflation slows, validating Fed plans for half point rate hike

    Fresh data show that the Fed is making progress in its fight against inflation and may pause its policy tightening early next year.

    By Dec. 13, 2022
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    CEOs trim hiring, capital investment plans: Business Roundtable

    CEOs facing a gloomier economic outlook have pared back expansion plans but do not necessarily expect a recession in 2023.

    By Dec. 6, 2022
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    Recession odds next year exceed 50%: NABE

    High inflation will persist next year but slow as employers trim growth in payrolls, forecasters told NABE in a survey.

    By Dec. 5, 2022
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    CFOs budget to party like it’s 2009

    While some companies are splurging, the share of businesses surveyed that have holiday parties teed up is hovering near a pre-pandemic low.

    By Dec. 5, 2022
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    10 of the year’s biggest CFO stories

    As the year winds down, we wanted to take a moment to highlight some of the stories that have helped keep our readers in the know in 2022. 

    By Dec. 2, 2022
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    Beyond Paris: the tax implications of remote work

    While working from almost anywhere is increasingly possible, employers need to consider the tax implications before sending employees to or from the U.S.

    By Christine Deveney • Dec. 2, 2022
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    FASB takes step toward clarifying lease accounting

    The proposed lease accounting update comes as the FASB works on a project that would require companies to disclose more income-tax information.

    By Dec. 1, 2022