AFP EconWatch: Strongest U.S. Labor Market in 15 Years
U.S. employers added more workers in November than they had in any other month since January 2012, helping make 2014 the best year for the labor market in 15 years. Also, exports and vehicle sales surged in November.
CFO Coach: How Financial Professionals Can Market Themselves
In today’s competitive job market, financial professionals need to remember three key things when seeking a new position: you can’t rest on your laurels, you have to prove that you’re a problem-solver, and you need to show that your contributions have made an impact.
AFP EconWatch: Durable Goods Orders Remain Soft
A one-time surge in defense aircraft orders produced the first monthly gain in durable goods orders in three months. But removing the impact of all transportation goods, the Census Bureau report did little to calm concerns about manufacturing.
Self-Regulation: The Key to Improving Performance
Traditional performance management struggles mightily in today’s business environment, where treasury and finance executives are exposed to increasing doses of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. It raises the question of whether performance really can, or should be, managed at all.
AFP EconWatch: Deflation is Not a Concern...Yet
Two reports from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show the impact of plummeting gasoline prices on overall inflation. Deflation is currently not a pressing concern for the Federal Reserve, but it will nevertheless continue to watch prices closely.