Banks are easing terms for corporate borrowers and, in some cases, lowering spreads to attract business, according to a Federal Reserve survey of senior loan officers. An improved economic forecast and a desire to stay competitive against other lenders are among respondents' reasons.
William Shakespeare is an early example of a writer who took control of his business affairs, Oxford University researcher Bart van Es says. Shakespeare gained power and creative freedom by obtaining shares in a theater company, van Es says.
Apple, Oracle and Google paid their CFOs the most last year, at $68.6 million, $51.7 million and $38.7 million, respectively. Facebook's and Intel's CFOs are the other tech executives in the top 10 for CFO pay.