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Sep 13
2011

Tech CFOs scaling back offshore outsourcing

Posted by Stephen Taub in R&DoutsourcingmanufacturingIT spendingITCash

Stephen Taub

Tech companies are souring on outsourcing.

According to a survey of 100 chief financial officers at technology companies by BDO USA, LLP, just 35 percent said they are currently outsourcing services or manufacturing to companies outside of the US. This represents a 43 percent decrease from the 2009 high when 62 percent of companies were outsourcing and a slight decline from 2010 (37 percent).

Aug 31
2011

Pessimism Continues to Grip Executive Suites, Wall Street

Posted by Stephen Taub in RiskISMEconomist Intelligence UnitCashBNY MellonADP

Stephen Taub

The doom and gloomers are growing in numbers.

On a day when the ADP employment report for May showed slower job growth than expected and the ISM Manufacturing Index plummeted in May, at least two new reports were released indicating the business community and investors are becoming increasingly nervous about the future.

Jun 03
2011

Pension funded status slips

Posted by Stephen Taub in Riskpensionspension fundsCashCareers/ManagementBNY Mellon Pension ServicesBNY Mellon Asset Management

Stephen Taub

The funded status of pension funds slipped for the first time in nine months.

The funded status of the typical U.S. corporate pension plan in May fell 2.3 percentage points to 86.9 percent, according to monthly statistics published by BNY Mellon Asset Management. This also erased nearly half of the gains achieved since the beginning of the year.    

Jun 02
2011

12 companies paid no taxes from 2008-2010

Posted by Stephen Taub in TaxcomplianceCitizens for Tax JusticeCash

Stephen Taub

One dozen companies paid no taxes over the most recent three-year period.

According to a study from Citizens for Tax Justice, the 12 companies paid an effective tax rate of negative 1.5 percent on $171 billion in profits. In the process, they reaped $62.4 billion in tax subsidies over the 2008-10 period.

May 20
2011

CFOs finally may stop sitting on all that cash

Posted by annearf in expansionDealsCFOsCash

annearf

CFOs around the world are feeling good--good enough to start spending some money.

But they're going to do so carefully.

May 18
2011

Employer HC costs to rise 8.5 percent in 2012: PwC

Posted by Stephen Taub in PwChealth careCash

Stephen Taub

Now this is what you can call inflation.

US employers are likely to shell out 8.5 percent more on healthcare costs in 2012 on top of an increase of 8 percent this year, according to an annual report on medical cost trends published by PwC's Health Research Institute.

May 16
2011

Companies want employees healthy, wealthy and wise

Posted by Stephen Taub in wellnessRiskhealthcarehealth insuranceCash

Stephen Taub

A growing number of companies think it is very important that their employees be healthy and plan to do something about this.

A new study from Towers Watson found that three out of four companies said workforce health and promoting health and well-being will be more of a priority this year and next. In addition, 87 percent said it will be a higher priority over the next two to four years.

May 13
2011

Why inflation fears are inflated

Posted by Stephen Taub in inflationConsumer Price IndexCashCareers/Management

Stephen Taub

Inflation? What inflation?

Pundits are fretting that prices are poised to surge out of control. They are partly pointing to Friday's report that The Consumer Price Index increased 0.4 percent in April, pushing up the 12-month rate to a whopping 3.2 percent.

May 12
2011

The economy's new norm

Posted by Stephen Taub in recessioninflationeconomyeconomic growthCash

Stephen Taub

Is the economy steadily improving or is it at risk to slip back into a recession? Is inflation about to take off or are its fears unfounded?

The answer to these questions is debated daily, depending upon the published stat du jour.

May 11
2011

Employees more committed to 401(k) plans

Posted by Stephen Taub in Riskretirement planretirementdefined contribution plansCashCareers/Management401k

Stephen Taub

Employees are once again ramping up their commitment to their 401(k) plans.

Just 2.4 percent of Defined Contribution plan participants stopped contributing in 2010, compared with 3.4 percent of participants in 2009, according to the ICI's latest quarterly study.

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