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January 8, 2013
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  • Fed divisions leave investors wondering about stimulus
    Widening divisions within the Federal Reserve over whether to continue buying bonds has left investors wondering about the future of the U.S. central bank's stimulus policies. At a recent meeting, some Fed governors leaned toward shutting down bond buying before year-end. CNBC (1/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Is Pricing Low Your Strategy to Success? Think again.
Pricing is the heart of a business. It affects everything you do and is affected by everything you do. Economists talk of supply and demand as key factors behind pricing—successful entrepreneurs manipulate demand by making their products more desirable. These six steps will help you determine the right price for your product or service, read the article and learn how to get pricing right.

Your Bottom Line 
 
  • Corporate borrowing could benefit from Basel Committee measure
    The Basel Committee has eased proposed rules on bank liquidity buffers that could boost corporate borrowing. The original measures would have made some kinds of credit lines more expensive to keep on the balance sheet. The committee also increased the kinds of assets that can be held against credit lines. CFO.com (1/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • IRS' Modernized eFile system debuts
    The Internal Revenue Service has begun accepting some business tax returns via its Modernized eFile system. The agency will announce when it can accept the remaining business forms for tax year 2012. Accounting Today (1/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email 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.
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In the C-Suite 
 
  • How your children shape your leadership style
    Having children changes the leadership style of male CEOs, including the way they compensate employees, researchers say. Male employees are most likely to be compensated less than their female colleagues, who can expect average salary increases of up to 1.1% after their boss becomes a father. That might be because bosses gain respect for women after seeing their wives give birth, or because they hope to create a more level playing field for their daughters, the researchers say. The Wall Street Journal (1/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Short on innovation? Maybe you need a "chief rouser"
    Conventional C-suite roles such as chief marketing officer or chief financial officer tend to be too inward-looking to help drive innovation, writes Luis Gallardo. It often pays off to think creatively, creating offbeat titles so that "executives can feel a new sense of purpose and direction in how they manage," he writes. "New titles ... such as chief of reason, chief resilience officer, and chief rouser will open the door to innovation like never before," Gallardo argues. InnovationExcellence.com (1/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
The ROI of Privacy with TRUSTe Solutions
Investment in a Data Privacy Management Platform can deliver significant, positive financial returns for corporate bottom lines. The "Total Economic Impact (TEI) of TRUSTe" Study explains how Forrester Analysts calculated a 151% ROI for TRUSTe customers. Download the study now.

On the Move 
  • Jason Cahilly has been named CFO and vice president of strategy for the National Basketball Association. He was a partner at Goldman Sachs Group. Bloomberg (1/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Tim Morse is the new CFO at Adap.tv. He was CFO at Yahoo for three years. Business Insider (1/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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Off the Charts 
SmartQuote 
I have two daughters. Do I think having kids has influenced me? Heck yes."
--Columbia Business School professor David Gaddis Ross, as quoted by The Wall Street Journal
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