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    Fed official makes a case for the dollar’s hegemony

    Can the dollar’s reign as the world’s reserve currency persist? This Fed official makes a strong case, but digital doubts may remain.

    By Lynne Marek • Feb. 28, 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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    Workforce wages: solving the cost-talent puzzle

    In today’s strong labor market, CFOs leery of raising wages find creative ways to find and retain key employees.

    By CFO Dive staff
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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
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    More than half of accountants make several errors each month: Gartner

    Accountants with excessive workloads tend to err through manual mistakes, lax review of records or misinterpretation of data, Gartner said.

    By Feb. 21, 2024
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    M&A to rise, buoyed by ready cash, solid profits, stable economy: McKinsey

    CFOs will sooner reach strategic goals through deal-making than through organic growth, McKinsey said.

    By Feb. 20, 2024
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    Investors rank securing talent as top corporate priority in 2024: EY

    Corporate directors and investors differ when identifying the biggest issues this year, with directors focusing more on the economy and capital allocation, EY said. 

    By Feb. 16, 2024
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    Werfel defends IRS against Republican efforts to slash funding

    Before the approval of $80 billion in extra funding in 2022, the Internal Revenue Services fielded just one examiner for every 150 of the largest tax filers, IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel said.

    By Feb. 15, 2024
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    IRS sues FDIC to get $1.45B in SVB back taxes

    The amount covers corporate income and employment taxes due between 2020 and 2023, but is an estimate because a review of the tax returns is ongoing, the IRS said. The FDIC has denied SVB’s entire tax claim.

    By Dan Ennis • Feb. 14, 2024
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    Inflation edges up, pushing back forecast of first Fed rate cut

    Futures traders now see a 52% probability that policymakers in June will cut the federal funds rate from its current peak level between 5.25% and 5.5%.

    By Feb. 13, 2024
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    Auditors should follow tougher standards for identifying fraud: IAASB

    A proposal for stricter rules by the global standard setter for corporate audits follows what it says is a rash in fraud cases in recent years.

    By Feb. 12, 2024
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    CEO optimism hits two-year high as inflation cools: Conference Board

    More than one out of three top executives believe the economic outlook will brighten during the next six months, according to a Conference Board and Business Council survey.

    By Feb. 9, 2024
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    Yellen backs legislation to avert AI threat to financial stability

    Testimony by the Treasury Secretary follows a pledge by the Biden administration to seize on the benefits of artificial intelligence while containing its risks.

    By Feb. 8, 2024
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    IRS to collect $561B more in tax revenue with new enforcement funds

    The Treasury highlighted the payoff from stepped up funding for IRS enforcement as Republicans seek to cut the agency budget.

    By Feb. 7, 2024
  • Treasury Secreatry Janet Yellen peers behind her glasses on Capitol Hill.
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    Yellen says commercial real estate losses may leave banks ‘quite stressed’

    Bank regulators aim to avert turmoil caused by a slump in the value of commercial real estate, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said in testimony to a House committee.

    By Feb. 6, 2024
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    Fed pivots to considering when to cut main interest rate: Powell

    Inflation will likely cool during the first six months of 2024, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said, adding that the central bank is unlikely to reduce borrowing costs in March.

    By Feb. 5, 2024
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    US economy will likely cool as ‘real’ interest rates rise: ACCA

    As the economy avoided a downturn last year, confidence among CFOs rebounded close to the long-term average, the ACCA said.

    By Feb. 2, 2024
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    Productivity rebound buoys profits, blunts inflation, validates streamlining

    A leap in productivity may reflect a post-pandemic readjustment rather than a lasting trend in higher efficiency, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said.

    By Feb. 1, 2024
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    Fed holds main rate steady, wants ‘greater confidence’ inflation falling

    The central bank dropped a prior reference to “additional policy firming” but gave no support to market expectations that it will soon reduce interest rates. 

    By Jan. 31, 2024
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    Consumer confidence, job openings rise as Fed favors holding rates high

    The Federal Reserve on Wednesday will probably keep the main interest rate as the highest level since early 2001 as the economy shows signs of unexpected strength.

    By Jan. 30, 2024
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    76% of companies link pay to ESG performance in rising trend: WTW

    The biggest companies are weaving ESG into pay incentives despite a backlash against the use of sustainability as a metric for corporate performance.

    By Jan. 24, 2024
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    Future of labor’s ‘Great Reset’ is murky

    While 2023 saw SAG-AFTRA and other big labor actions, CFOs still hold some strong cards as inflation and automation raise workers’ job security concerns.

    By Chris Gaetano • Jan. 23, 2024
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    Recession odds fall below 50% amid rising sales, profits: NABE survey

    The mix of slowing inflation and cooling demand has prompted many economists to abandon forecasts for a decline in gross domestic product in 2024.

    By Jan. 22, 2024
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    Audit committees in 2024 face rising tax, AI, regulatory challenges: EY

    A barrage of business risks may intensify this year, and audit committees need to help C-suite executives limit potential losses and seize opportunities, EY said.

    By Jan. 18, 2024
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    Retail sales exceed forecasts, highlighting steady consumer-fueled growth

    Robust retail sales defy predictions that trends such as declining savings and a cooling labor market will inhibit consumer spending. 

    By Jan. 17, 2024
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    CEOs see ballooning federal debt as biggest business threat: Conference Board

    Congressional leaders wrangle over federal spending and struggle to avert a government shutdown as business leaders fret over the worsening fiscal outlook.

    By Jan. 16, 2024