CFOs Turn to Outside Consultants as Challenges Mount

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Finance chiefs at companies including Baxter International, Northern Trust and Alaska Air are turning to outside consultants as they grapple with increasingly complex challenges ranging from shareholder activism to merger integration.

Strong Yen Could Further Damp Japan Corporate Earnings Outlook

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Major Japanese firms will this week release results for the April-June period in which the yen strengthened more than 8% against the U.S. dollar.

Best-Paid CEOs Lag in Results, Study Says

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The best-paid CEOs tend to run some of the worst-performing companies and vice versa, even when pay and performance are measured over the course of many years, according to a new study.

Tesla Accelerates Work on Battery 'Gigafactory'

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Tesla is scrambling to finish building its massive $5 billion battery factory to meet demand for its coming cheaper sedan and provide power for new types of vehicles CEO Elon Musk says are under development.

LVMH Sells Donna Karan Brand to G-III for $650 Million

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LVMH agreed to sell Donna Karan International to apparel company G-III Apparel Group for $650 million including debt, an unusual retreat for the French luxury giant.

As It Ends, Yahoo's Tale Is One of Missed Chances

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Yahoo’s $4.83 billion sale to Verizon puts an exclamation point on a tumultuous two-decade run that began with success as the web’s organizer, and ended with a cycle of failed leaders and strategic blunders.

Ericsson Chief Ousted After Profit Plunge

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Hans Vestberg is stepping down as the Swedish telecom-equipment maker struggles with slowing demand and fierce competition.

AMC, Carmike Agree to Sweetened Takeover Deal

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AMC Entertainment and Carmike Cinemas said they had agreed to a sweetened takeover deal at more than $800 million, after a vote to approve the deal was twice postponed.

Apple Taps Highly Regarded Executive to Oversee Car Project

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Apple has tapped a highly-regarded senior executive who helped bring to market many of Apple’s signature products to oversee its fledgling automobile project, according to people familiar with the matter.

Videogames: Knowing What Really Sells

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Revenue recognition rules make tracking videogame sales activity a challenge.

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