AFP EconWatch: Business Optimism Rises, Corporate Cash Falls
Corporate optimism continued to build during the third quarter as U.S. businesses slowed the pace of cash accumulation growth to the point that short-term corporate cash balances at many companies fell under year ago levels.
Futures in Finance: It's Here - Career Development at AFP 2014
The 2014 AFP Annual Conference
in Washington, D.C. is less than two weeks away, so this month we're
presenting you with a full list of this year's career development
CFO Coach: How to Know if You’re Marketable
What makes you marketable, as a jobseeker? Your technical skills are unquestionably important. But what you do only matters to a prospective employer in the context of how you used those technical finance skills to solve a problem and deliver a tangible impact.
Corporate Finance Week: Fear Wreaks Havoc on the Markets
Last week, fears of deflation, recession, Ebola and sectarian strife took its toll on the markets. Interest rates dropped to recent lows, stock markets fell by triple digits, and oil prices dipped to multi-year lows. But as the week ended, a bit of confidence has reemerged.
AFP EconWatch: Manufacturing Strengthens in September
Manufacturing output grew 0.5 percent in September, despite a second monthly decline in automobile production. Retail sales also fell in September, and the U.S. federal budget deficit contracted in FY2014.