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.

What the Democrats Mean for the Stock Market

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The rule of thumb that Republicans are better for investors and big business needs more nuance now.

Twitter Rally Leaves Fundamentals Behind

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Twitter’s shares have jumped more than 30% since Microsoft’s deal for LinkedIn; why the rally looks overdone.

More Patience Needed at Gilead

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Gilead’s second consecutive revenue miss won’t make deal speculation go away.

Why Sony's Best Deal May Come From Within

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The rumor mill is grinding again for Sony to take its financial unit private. A deal this time makes more sense than before.

Videogames: Knowing What Really Sells

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Revenue recognition rules make tracking videogame sales activity a challenge.

Fed Officials Push Back Against Calls to Overhaul Structure

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Federal Reserve bank presidents are pushing back against a rising chorus of voices saying the central bank’s century-old structure needs to be overhauled to reduce bankers’ influence over its operations and policies.

Global Economy Week Ahead: Fed and BOJ Decisions, Eurozone GDP

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It will be a big week in monetary policy as the U.S. Federal Reserve and Bank of Japan announce their latest monetary moves and Brazil’s central bank unveils the minutes from its first policy decision under its new governor.

How Popular Is Home Solar Energy?

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Number of systems and megawatts

CFPB Seeks $146 Million From Debt-Settlement Firm

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau officials are seeking a $146 million judgment against World Law Debt Services, a shuttered Texas debt-settlement firm, over a scheme that the agency said targeted people who were struggling to pay their bills.

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