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Will Trump’s Six-Month SEC Checkup Reduce Short-Termism?

In America, we clean our teeth every six months and report our public company financials every three. Now, to root out short-term thinking in the C-Suite, President Trump has tweeted that what’s right for dentists is good for American business.

Q&A: FairWarning CEO Kurt Long On Launching Startups, Investor Relationships

FairWarning CEO Kurt Long has founded three companies over the course of his career and has learned the importance of partnering with outside investors to help take them to the next level.

Xerox: It Didn’t Have To End This Way

Xerox, the company that gave us the ethernet, the mouse, the graphical user interface, and the PC has succumbed as much to technology disruption as to corporate rot.

10 Steps CEOs can Take to Stop Activists Forcing them into M&A

The number of activist investor deals pushed by the likes of Carl Icahn are rising, putting boards on the defensive.

Why Bank and Utility CEOs Could Soon Have a lot More in Common

Utilities CEOs are valued for efficiently developing and maintaining portfolios of staid assets that typically provide investors with safe, yet unexciting regulated returns. Bank CEOs could soon be left touting the same skill set, a major consultancy group has suggested—and it's all due to the forces of digital disruption.

SPONSORED CONTENT: How Do Stakeholders Make Investment Decisions? The IR Website’s Critical Role

With 75% of institutional investors and analysts using corporate websites on a weekly basis, it’s critical your company’s IR website engages stakeholders and effectively communicates your company’s roadmap for generating both profit and sustained growth.

Mid-Market Companies are More Willing to Sell Themselves to Private Equity Buyers

More mid-market companies are willing to sell themselves to a private equity buyer today. These private equity firms are increasingly interested in the middle market, and in contrast with corporate buyers, can often offer more flexible deals.

American Directors are Warming to Activist Investors

Activist investors tend to cause headaches for CEOs and company directors, yet it appears that many of them don't seem to mind all the extra scrutiny,

The Wells Fargo Settlement has Some Asking When CEOs are Accountable

Wells Fargo announced last week that it would pay $5 million to customers and $185 million in penalties to settle a fraud case where regulators said the bank pushed customers into fee-generating accounts they never requested.

Mid-Marketers Want to Bring Back Community Banks

It's become axiomatic among small- and mid-market CEOs and their advocates that the Dodd-Frank financial reforms of 2010 disproportionately hampered the community banks on which these companies so rely for capital. Meanwhile, another piece of legislation made it more difficult for startups to use credit-card financing to bootstrap their way through infancy.
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