Best Practices Series

SmartBrief for CFOs

Financial news and best practices

SmartBrief for CFOs

Darren Karst to become CFO at Rite Aid

7/25/2014

  • Supermarket News (free registration)

Karst serves as CFO and executive vice president at Roundy's Supermarkets. Michael Turzenski, group vice president and chief accounting officer, will succeed Karst. Read More

SmartBrief on ExecTech

Tech news and insights and why they matter to business

SmartBrief on ExecTech

NASA reveals details of how Earth averted a solar crisis

7/25/2014

  • PhysOrg.com

Two years ago, modern civilization as we know it nearly came to an end when a large blast from a solar storm entered our obit, nearly close enough to cause significant damage, according to a report fr… Read More

SmartBrief on Leadership

Innovative ideas about leadership and management

SmartBrief on Leadership

Do innovation districts work? We don't know

7/25/2014

  • New Republic (free registration), The

The value of innovation districts in places such as Boston, Atlanta and Detroit is more untested theory than fact, writes Elizabeth Winkler. Proximity doesn't necessarily foster collaboration, and col… Read More

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

Public policy news from a business perspective

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

Will Obama go it alone on immigration reform?

7/25/2014

  • Politico
  • MSNBC

The White House is preparing¬†for a major U-turn on immigration policy, with President Barack Obama likely to push to slow deportations through executive actions, despite previously having claimed tha… Read More

SmartBrief on Sales

Insights and advice to help sales leaders

SmartBrief on Sales

Quality content, customer-centric approach are key in sales

7/25/2014

  • HubSpot.com

High-quality content is key as salespeople try to excel in the modern sales climate, experts say. It's also critical to leverage the value of inbound sales initiatives and to maintain a customer-focus… Read More

SmartBrief on Sustainability

News about the future of sustainable business

SmartBrief on Sustainability

Retrofits help Chicago skyscrapers slash their energy use

7/25/2014

  • Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

Chicago

A program called Retrofit Chicago has seen participating skyscrapers achieve a 7% reduction in energy use less than two years, sparking a wave of interest from Windy City property owners. "It's been f… Read More

SmartBrief on Workforce

Essential reading for HR professionals

SmartBrief on Workforce

Fast-food workers to rally for better pay, unions

7/25/2014

  • Fox Business

About 1,300 fast-food workers reportedly will attend a convention in Chicago this weekend to discuss ideas for better pay and unionization. Read More

SmartBrief on Your Career

Career tips for young professionals

SmartBrief on Your Career

Job market is becoming more favorable for workers, experts say

7/24/2014

  • Houston Chronicle (tiered subscription model)

U.S. workers have greater job security, while employers face more pressure to offer pay raises to retain talent, experts say. Applications for unemployment benefits have decreased to their lowest leve… Read More

PLI SmartBrief

The latest stories on corporate and business legal issues

PLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Practising Law Institute

Nortel's U.S. unit settles with bondholders over interest

7/25/2014

  • Bloomberg

An agreement has been reached between the now-closed U.S. unit of Nortel Networks and its bondholders over how much interest they are owed on debt issued in 2006 and 2007. Nortel, which filed for bank… Read More

Inclusion Solutions

News on diversity and inclusion for the accounting profession

Inclusion Solutions

Published in partnership with: American Institute of CPAs

Ohio accounting careers program receives diversity award

7/7/2014

  • CPA Practice Advisor online

The Accounting Careers Awareness Program, which is run by the Ohio Society of CPAs, the Ohio CPA Foundation and the Ohio chapters of the National Association of Black Accountants, received a Power of … Read More