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U.S. Companies Aid Philippine Typhoon Victims

From Citibank to the Miami Heat, companies are mobilizing their expertise and capabilities as a response to Typhoon Haiyan. Corporate pledges have so far been announced that exceed $30.1 million. The need is acute: thousands have died and some 660,000 have been forced from their homes. According to the Philippine government, more than 2 million people, including 300,000 pregnant woman and new mothers, need food aid. Here is where to report any aid your company is providing, and a summary of what U.S. companies have committed to doing thus far. Asia , CEO Briefing Newsletter , Global Business November 15 2013

U.S. Faces Another Downgrade of its Credit Rating

Moody’s is threatening to downgrade the U.S. prized triple A credit rating if Congress fails to reach a deficit reduction deal. What are the knock-on effects for business and possibly the November election? CEO Briefing Newsletter , Corporate Finance September 13 2012

U.S. GDP Growth Rate Increased in Q4 2010

The U.S. economy grew at an inflation adjusted 3.2% rate in the last quarter of 2010 vs. a 2.6% rate [...] January 28 2011

U.S. Plunges in Economic Freedom Index

The United States, long considered the standard bearer for economic freedom among large industrial nations, has experienced a substantial decline in economic freedom during the past decade, according to researchers who created the Economic Freedom of the World (EFW) index . CEO Briefing Newsletter , Corporate Finance January 10 2013

Uncertainty Remains after Election Results; CEO Confidence Index Drops to Year Low of 4.99

The presidential election has come and gone, and the result that surveyed CEOs had consistently expressed anxiety about has come to pass. CEO Confidence Index November 20 2012

Unintended Consequences

ONLY IN WASHINGTON WOULD ONE CONCEIVE OF PUNITIVELY TAXING AN INDUSTRY in order to pay to give away its products. [...] Final Word April 22 2010

Union Funds Target Political Spending, Bring Proposals Unrelated to Share Value

The 2012 proxy season has proven to be politically charged, with activist shareholders targeting political spending, lobbying, executive compensation, and chairman independence. CEO Briefing Newsletter July 12 2012

US Health Care Reform to have Bigger Impact than Expected on Employee Benefits

In 2014, when many of the provisions of the Affordable Care Act actually take effect, business owners will have serious [...] CEO Briefing Newsletter June 3 2011

Using War Games to Battle Test Your Innovation Strategy

When launching new offerings innovators commonly fail to anticipate their rivals actions and motivations. McKinsey strategy practice experts say that war gaming competitors can help focus innovators in the way they identify markets, seize opportunities and shape their new products and services. CEO Briefing Newsletter March 27 2013


No. 9 Utah Taxation and Regulations Workforce Quality Living Environment Based on CEO Survey by Key Metrics Taxation and [...] Best & Worst States May 3 2011

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