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The Pension Pickle

In addition to budget crises and high unemployment rates, serious pension problems loom for the US. States now face a $3 trillion-plus shortfall in state pension plan funds. Unable to hire new employees, CEOs are increasingly reliant on contract workers; this just results in depressed employment and loss of payroll taxes for states that desperately need revenue.

ChiefExecutive.net Global Business , Governance/Compliance , North America June 13 2011
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Volatility: Predictions and Prescriptions

As world financial markets are increasingly interconnected, events across the globe can have a significant impact here at home. The earthquake and nuclear meltdown in Japan is just a recent example. The sooner CEOs accept the reality of our fragile markets, the sooner they can begin to figure out how to mitigate risk.

Robert Lawrence Kuhn Global Business , Leadership & Strategy June 9 2011
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A National Addiction to Deficit Spending

If you can afford a lobbyist and make campaign contributions, you can be immune from the tax collector and be assured your special interests receive federal funding. So how will this pattern of leadership affect Americans? Some warn that the dollar might fall even more sharply in value.

Ronald R. Pollina Election Center , Global Business , Governance/Compliance May 19 2011
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Inflation Watch: Are You Prepared?

Ram Charan, long-time advisor to CEOs and prolific business author, writes exclusively for ChiefExecutive.net on the possibility that the US is about to see significant inflation in the marketplace. Giants like Clorox and Procter & Gamble are already feeling the pressure; P&G raised some prices 9% recently. Are you ready?

Ram Charan Global Business May 11 2011
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The New UK Bribery Act: A Legal Minefield for CEOs

New UK law, the harshest anti-corruption legislation ever enacted, poses serious legal risks for corporate officers and directors regardless of nationality or domicile. Timothy Ashby outlines the new law and lets CEOs know how to stay in compliance.

Timothy Ashby Global Business , Governance/Compliance , Legal May 6 2011

Time for a Serious Re-Evaluation of Energy Risk and Opportunity

As you consider your options for reducing energy cost and mitigating energy-related risk, don’t let your company’s performance of the recent past limit your perception of what is possible.

Jerry Dolinsky Global Business , Green Business April 1 2011
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Manufacturing Matters, But So Does the Solution

Business leaders like Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris and Patriarch Partners CEO Lynn Tilton see manufacturing as the future of American business. And they’re right. Chief Executive magazine Editor-in-Chief JP Donlon wants to know how to get there.

JP Donlon Global Business , Manufacturing March 10 2011
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China’s Rising Stars

Meet eight of China’s emerging business leaders.

Rebecca A. Fannin China , Global Business March 9 2011
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Remastering the Art of Doing Business in China

For foreign companies in China, the game has changed.

Robert Lawrence Kuhn China , Global Business , Strategy March 7 2011

Global Competitiveness

If the confidence of U.S. CEOs hadn’t been sufficiently shaken by the recession and the collapse of the credit markets, [...]

C.J. Prince Global Business February 23 2011

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