Best Practices Series

SmartBrief for CFOs

Financial news and best practices

SmartBrief for CFOs

Unemployment rate fell to 5.5% in Feb.

3/6/2015

  • CNBC
  • Bloomberg

The nation's unemployment rate fell to 5.5% last month as 295,000 jobs were added to payrolls, according to the Labor Department. Meanwhile, pay edged up 3 cents an hour and the average work week rema… Read More

SmartBrief on ExecTech

Tech news and insights and why they matter to business

SmartBrief on ExecTech

Fastest-known star still speeding along a decade after discovery

3/6/2015

  • New Scientist

Scientists say a star barreling through the Milky Way at 745.6 miles per second is fleeing a supernova that was once its companion star. Astronomers at observatories in Germany and Hawaii have been tr… Read More

SmartBrief on Leadership

Innovative ideas about leadership and management

SmartBrief on Leadership

5 ways to master office politics and climb the ladder

3/6/2015

  • SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership

Promotions come to those who master the art of workplace politics, writes Bonnie Marcus. That means carefully promoting yourself, learning to navigate workplace dynamics, and networking strategically.… Read More

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

Public policy news from a business perspective

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

Republicans plan for ACA victory

3/6/2015

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The
  • Hill, The

Ryan

With the Supreme Court weighing a critical component of the Affordable Care Act, Republicans are trying to figure out what they'll do if they succeed in hamstringing the president's flagship health ca… Read More

SmartBrief on Sales

Insights and advice to help sales leaders

SmartBrief on Sales

How to learn from every sales meeting so the next one improves

3/6/2015

  • MTDSalesTraining.com

Each sales meeting should end with the rep asking him- or herself "what happened," "what does that mean" and "what will happen next," writes Sean McPheat. This internal debriefing will help the rep de… Read More

SmartBrief on Sustainability

News about the future of sustainable business

SmartBrief on Sustainability

How N.Y. regulators are spurring a renewable revolution

3/6/2015

  • Mother Jones

New York's energy regulators have set in place an innovative system in which utilities earn money based on how many customers they serve, not how much energy they sell, and are banned from directly ow… Read More

SmartBrief on Workforce

Essential reading for HR professionals

SmartBrief on Workforce

Startup touts low-cost retirement plans for small businesses

3/6/2015

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Honest Dollar says it will offer a low-cost, online retirement-planning service aimed at helping businesses with less than 50 employees. The company says the goal is to provide retirement options to e… Read More

SmartBrief on Your Career

Career tips for young professionals

SmartBrief on Your Career

The private company that ruled an empire

3/6/2015

  • Guardian (London), The

The East India Company, run out of a single small office in London, essentially governed much of the Indian subcontinent and emerged as an independent military power along the way, writes historian Wi… Read More

PLI SmartBrief

The latest stories on corporate and business legal issues

PLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Practising Law Institute

Federal courts can hear case over Colo. Internet tax law, high court rules

3/6/2015

  • ABC News

Federal courts can have jurisdiction in cases involving states' sales-tax collection, the Supreme Court ruled this week. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit was ordered to reconsider a disp… Read More

Inclusion Solutions

News on diversity and inclusion for the accounting profession

Inclusion Solutions

Published in partnership with: American Institute of CPAs

Can adding female directors boost your stock price?

2/10/2015

  • Quartz

A study says companies with greater gender diversity in the boardroom tended to experience less stock-price volatility. This article takes a close look at the research and what it might mean. Read More