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CFO compensation hit $2.1M in 2014

3/31/2015

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

The median compensation package for CFOs likely increased 8% last year, reaching $2.1 million, according to Steven Hall & Partners. The base salary climbed 4%, up from 3% in recent years. Companies wi… Read More

Pending home sales post largest gain since June 2013

3/31/2015

  • Bloomberg
  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

The National Association of Realtors' pending home sales index rose 3.1% in February, beating forecasts and suggesting an improvement in the housing market. The monthly gain was the highest since June… Read More

U.S. consumer, housing data point up

3/31/2015

  • Reuters

U.S. consumer confidence and housing data put a happier face on the recently glum outlook for first-quarter growth. The Conference Board's index of consumer attitudes rose to 101.3, defying forecasts … Read More

Germany's corporate giants team up with startups

3/31/2015

  • Reuters

Big German companies are joining with startups to seek more innovation. Corporate executives and government officials are worried that Germany's firms are in danger of falling behind the rest of the w… Read More

Aging highways pose dangers for truck drivers

3/31/2015

  • Bloomberg

Truck drivers and observers say congested highways and deteriorating infrastructure are making places such as Atlanta dangerous to navigate. Hundreds of truck drivers die every year in accidents on U.… Read More

Only one bank has opened since Dodd-Frank

3/31/2015

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Only one U.S. bank has been newly established since the Dodd-Frank Act passed in 2010 -- the Bank of Bird-in-Hand in Pennsylvania's Amish country. Bankers point to regulations as a hindrance, while re… Read More