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Dale Buss
Dale Buss is a long-time contributor to Chief Executive, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal and other top-flight business publications. He lives in Michigan.

Should You be Hiring a ‘Chief Accounting Officer’?

Thanks to more stringent monitoring and regulation of corporate financial statements, there’s been a dramatic rise in the number of American companies adding a “chief accounting officer” to the C-suite. The purpose of the CAO is to assist the CFO in all aspects of accounting and regulatory compliance.   

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Moving Beyond the Core Makes Sense for Many Mid-Market Firms

Big-company CEOs increasingly are being strafed by activist investors and others for moving too far afield of their core businesses, and many are simplifying their organizations as a result. But mid-market chiefs and many of their counterparts at Fortune 1000 companies still have good reasons to move beyond their corporate core.

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5 Major Dynamics to Watch Regarding America’s Energy Future

In many arenas, President Obama is attempting to cement his legacy, and America’s energy future is one of those areas. In his recent amplification of his energy policy, the president has continued to try to weaken the coal industry and buttress “green” fuels such as wind and solar, mainly because of his views on the role of carbon-dioxide emissions in climate change.

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