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February 7, 2013
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  • Efforts to revamp credit rating agencies are stalled
    The U.S. government's efforts to reform credit rating agencies have bogged down in the years since top-rated mortgage-backed securities started going bad, jeopardizing the financial system. The longer the government waits to overhaul the credit rating system, the closer the nation comes to repeating the 2008 crisis, experts say. The Washington Post (2/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Get It Right: Pricing Strategies That Work
Many entrepreneurs hope for success by offering low prices, while in fact most world-class entrepreneurs succeed by setting higher prices. If you're not exactly sure which pricing strategy will work for your business, these 6 steps can help you set your company's prices for success. Read the exclusive article now.

  Industry Update 
 
  • HSBC's money-laundering settlement took a toll, CEO says
    HSBC Holdings CEO Stuart Gulliver says he felt "absolutely no pleasure whatsoever" in settling with the U.S. Justice Department regarding money-laundering allegations in Mexico. "We've crushed our reputation with the Mexican events," he said. The settlement involved a $1.92 billion payment, and an independent regulator must monitor anti-money-laundering compliance at HSBC. Bloomberg (2/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Retirement plans seen making more use of target-date strategies
    Defined-contribution retirement plans likely will increase use of target-date investment strategies, encouraged by features including auto-enrollment, re-enrollment and default investment options, industry experts said. During the 12-month period that ended Sept. 30, investment in target-date strategies by defined-contribution plans rose nearly 29%, according to Pensions & Investments' annual survey of the biggest retirement plans. Pensions & Investments (free registration) (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Building Workplace Trust 2015
Interaction Associates' 6th annual research study tracking trust on the job, Building Workplace Trust, is out, and more than half of employees surveyed give their organizations low marks for trust and leadership. Yet this year's findings again point to how high trust leads to better outcomes and financial results — and even boosts innovation.

  New York Focus 
 
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.

  Career Development 
 
  • How to be a more intense boss
    Intensity is a powerful tool for any leader, although it's important to ensure that your focus and commitment don't come across as anger or obsession, writes Art Petty. Authenticity is a vital part of that process, Petty adds. "Your commitment to the mission at hand must come through in your every word, action and during every encounter," he writes. ArtPetty.com (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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--Jules Renard,
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