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    Inflation slows but probably not enough to deter Fed tightening

    Central bank officials say they need to see consistent signs that price pressures are falling toward their 2% target before they declare victory against inflation.

    By Aug. 10, 2022
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    Inflation anxiety hits highest level since 1979: NFIB

    Small businesses flagged several reasons for pessimism beyond price pressures, including a tight labor market and crimped supply chains, NFIB found in a survey.

    By Aug. 9, 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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    Companies reporting weak earnings go unpunished

    Several CFOs have announced disappointing second-quarter earnings while not triggering a decline in their company’s share price, FactSet said.

    By Aug. 8, 2022
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    Business taxes in Manchin deal draw fire from Chamber of Commerce

    Tax experts have warned CFOs to be on the lookout for a renewed push from President Biden’s administration for new or higher corporate taxes. 

    By July 29, 2022
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    Fed makes second .75 rate hike in bid to tamp down runaway inflation

    The second consecutive 75 point hike follows “worse than expected” June results, with Chairman Jerome Powell stating a strong labor market still belies a current recession.

    By July 27, 2022
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    Recession likely to begin in first quarter 2023: Fannie Mae

    The Fed will probably succeed in slowing inflation but its withdrawal of stimulus may trigger a recession early next year, economists said.

    By July 22, 2022
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    Coca-Cola CFO to take on additional role as president

    Coca-Cola CFO John Murphy will also serve as company president following retirement of current president Brian Smith.

    By July 22, 2022
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    Six U.S. states cut corporate tax rates

    Although only four states forgo a corporate income tax, six states this year have eased the tax burden on companies.

    By July 15, 2022
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    Companies next year plan biggest average pay raise since 2008

    In order to succeed in a highly competitive labor market, companies need to consider providing non-monetary benefits such as workplace flexibility in addition to pay raises, Willis Towers Watson said.

    By July 14, 2022
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    Prices surge 9.1% as Fed girds for tougher inflation fight

    The jump last month in “core prices” — excluding volatile food and energy — signals that inflation was widespread. 

    By July 13, 2022
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    Inflation knocks small business expectations to record low: NFIB

    Small businesses — a bellwether for U.S. economic trends — face persistent hiring challenges in a tight labor market.

    By July 12, 2022
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    Auditors see inflation plaguing economy for at least 12 months: CAQ

    High inflation and tight labor markets have compelled many CFOs to revise business plans during the past several months. Most audit partners see the two challenges persisting.

    By July 8, 2022
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    Fed anticipated a big rate increase later this month, minutes show

    Policymakers alarmed at their June meeting by mounting price pressures supported an aggressive pullback in stimulus to curb economic growth.

    By July 6, 2022
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    How CFOs can free liquidity from insurance 'collateral jail'

    Insurance collateral financing now offered by the 1970 Group is designed to solve a pain point that has long vexed treasurers and finance executives who opt for loss-sensitive policies to lower premiums.

    By July 5, 2022
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    IPOs worldwide plunged 46% during first half 2022: EY

    Many CFOs have held off on IPOs this year as high inflation, a pullback in monetary stimulus and sanctions following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine roiled equity markets.

    By June 30, 2022
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    Cutting commodities as inflation hedge now 'team sport': Chatham

    Companies are moving to reduce their commodities exposure to hedge against spiking inflation and recession fears, but doing so successfully means thinking about this as a “team sport,” Amol Dhargalkar, chairman of the board for Chatham Financial, said.

    By June 30, 2022
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    Fed inflation fight 'highly likely to involve some pain': Powell

    Powell committed the Fed to hitting its 2% inflation target as rising prices undermined consumer expectations and increased the odds of a recession.

    By June 29, 2022
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    Dobbs decision will cause worker retention challenges for CFOs

    The overturning of Roe v. Wade will likely lead to sweeping logistical and worker retention challenges for CFOs and employers operating across state lines, experts say. 

    By June 29, 2022
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    Fundbox CFO: Shifting product strategies could help SMBs curb inflation

    Smaller businesses must reconsider their product strategy to meet inflation challenges, Fundbox CFO Marten Abrahamsen said.

    By June 28, 2022
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    SPAC backing Trump issued grand jury subpoenas, shares plunge

    Federal investigations of Trump’s attempted SPAC deal may set back his plan to build a social media channel and bounce back from his Twitter ban.

    By June 27, 2022
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    Icahn sues, questions 'basic integrity' of trillion-dollar CMBS market

    The suit comes as the pandemic accelerated changes in shopping and work habits that drive how retail and offices are used and valued, leaving financial executives to grapple with rising uncertainty around how to assess commercial real estate holdings. 

    By June 17, 2022
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    FASB drops four-year project changing goodwill accounting

    The U.S. accounting standard-setter shelved a proposal recasting how companies account for an estimated $3.6 trillion in goodwill on their balance sheets.

    By June 16, 2022
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    Fed failure in fighting inflation 'not an option,' Powell says

    The Federal Reserve announced a 0.75 percentage point increase in the main interest rate and indicated that policymakers plan more aggressive tightening in coming months.

    By June 15, 2022
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    State Street looks to reduce bank spend, increase digital transformation

    To navigate a “constantly changing” macro-economic environment, State Street is focusing on reducing its day to day technology spend in favor of more strategic operational investments in AI, automation and like technologies, according to its CIO and CFO.

    By June 13, 2022
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    May inflation spike likely to prod Fed to more aggressive action

    May CPI data shows inflation rose 8.6% in the latest 12 months, its fastest in 40 years, extinguishing hopes inflation had reached its peak.

    By June 10, 2022