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January 4, 2013
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Business Finance Today 
  • Fate of Dodd-Frank might be decided this year, analysts say
    Because rhetoric over the Dodd-Frank Act has softened and political alliances across the aisle have formed, 2013 could be the year that meaningful regulation comes out of Congress, analysts say. "There is no repealing Dodd-Frank, but there will be efforts to eliminate duplicative parts of the law to avoid unintended consequences," said Jaret Seiberg, senior policy analyst at Guggenheim Partners. The Washington Post (1/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Your Bottom Line 
  • 3 questions small companies need to ask before outsourcing
    Small companies must consider three questions before they use outsourcing services, write Mark Neibart and Gerry Mendelbaum of Camber Advisors: "Can we gain economies of scale?" "Do we need specialized skills and/or complex systems that are not core to what we do?" and "Do we need new technologies to spur growth?" CFO.com (1/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
In the C-Suite 
  • Are you unconsciously rejecting qualified candidates?
    Hiring for "fit" forces you to rely on what psychologists call your "adaptive unconscious," which unfortunately is influenced by biases and irrational instincts, Laurie Ruettimann writes. To find out whether your hiring decisions are being unduly influenced by your adaptive subconscious, analyze payroll and other data to see whether you're only hiring certain types of people, she suggests. The Cynical Girl blog (1/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
On the Move 
  • Steve Bowers has been appointed CFO at Chemring Group. He was CFO at Umeco. Bloomberg (1/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Off the Charts 
SmartQuote 
Instead of focusing on the cost advantages associated with moving jobs overseas, smaller businesses are using outsourcing to punch above their weight in critical business functions, including IT, transportation and logistics, and procurement."
--Mark Neibart and Gerry Mendelbaum of Camber Advisors, writing at CFO.com
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