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February 1, 2013
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Selling your business? Here are 7 things you should do now.
If you're considering selling your business, you should be doing everything you can to get the best possible price. In just 7 simple steps you can improve your chances of attracting buyers and getting big bucks for your business. Read the article and learn the 7 steps.

  Regulatory Roundup 
 
  • Editorial: A Libor settlement would be better for everyone
    Banks accused of manipulating the London Interbank Offered Rate should settle civil lawsuits instead of fighting them in court, Bloomberg's editorial board argues. Settling will be cheaper in the long run and improve their public perception, the board writes. Bloomberg (1/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Barnier warns against blocking OTC derivatives rules
    EU Internal Market Commissioner Michel Barnier has written European Parliament members to urge them not to block over-the-counter derivatives rules. Lawmakers have said they are hesitant to adopt such rules, saying they could hurt businesses. Barnier says rejecting the rules could harm the EU's credibility and competitiveness. Bloomberg Businessweek (1/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • NFA execs keep jobs but lose bonuses after Peregrine
    The National Futures Association has elected to retain its top four executives following the revelation that they failed to detect fraud at Peregrine Financial Group, but it announced that those executives will not get a bonus for 2012. The NFA said it plans to improve the way it supervises futures industry firms. An independent investigator made several recommendations to the NFA, including updating its auditing activities and overhauling its training and hiring practices for auditors. Reuters (1/31), Crain's Chicago Business (1/31), The Wall Street Journal/Dow Jones Newswires (1/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Transformational Journeys: Modern Business Planning
Harvard Business Review explores why CFO's and their finance organizations must adapt to the changing landscape of their markets and how big data, organizational collaboration, and new cloud-based planning and analysis technologies are driving successful change.
Click here to access the report.

  Industry Developments 
 
The IDC Market Spotlight on Network Automation and Agility
The arrival of virtualization, cloud computing, and mobility has strained data center networks—and IT staff—like never before. This Market Spotlight explains how data center network fabrics provide a foundation for automated provisioning, configuration, and management of network-based services in a new era of IT agility. Download now.

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Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat."
--F. Scott Fitzgerald,
American writer


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