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Global Tax Avoidance Crackdown May Damage Earnings

A global crackdown on tax avoidance has spurred multiple multi-national companies to issue warnings that higher payments are set to have a negative impact on their earnings. More than twice the number of U.S. companies alerted investors to the likelihood of higher taxes in their 2015 accounts than in their 2014 accounts, the Financial Times said in reporting an analysis of company filings it had recently conducted.

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How CEOs Can Fix the Flaws in Their Risk-Sensing Programs

Risk sensing harnesses analytics in the risk management space, scanning big data to generate insights into strategic risks—that is, when done right. A new Deloitte/Forbes Insights study found that four in five (80%) companies have risk sensing capabilities. However, many companies’ risk sensing efforts today have potentially serious flaws.

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Do Current Accounting Systems Inhibit Innovation?

Innovation thought leaders and industry experts emphatically harp that if you want to stay afloat (and ultimately thrive) in today’s hyper-competitive business environment, innovation is not optional—it’s absolutely imperative for survival and success. Your customers demand it; and if you can’t innovate, your competitors will consistently outflank and outperform you.

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Countdown to April 15: What You Need to Know About Paying Nanny Taxes

Nannies, personal assistants, senior care providers, housekeepers, and chauffeurs… these are just a few examples of the more than 700,000 workers we hire in our homes nationwide. They help take care of our children and aging parents, manage our estates, and even assist us while traveling and managing our businesses. Hiring a household worker likely means you’ve become a domestic employer, making you responsible for collecting and submitting “nanny taxes” on their behalf.

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The Possibility of a Recession Has Some CEOs Worried

Predictions of a possible recession—as evidenced by decelerated hiring activity, rising labor costs, stagnant productivity, and decreasing profits—have some CEOs running scared. However, others think these fears are unfounded.

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3 Reasons Why Your Company Needs a Chief Revenue Officer

In late July, Yahoo released a disappointing sales forecast for the third quarter and, just days later, announced the appointment of Lisa Utzschneider as chief revenue officer. After integrating all of the company’s disparate sales teams together, CEO Marissa Mayer was hoping Utzschneider could uncover new ad revenue streams. Should you be doing the same?

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