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March 4, 2013

By Randy Frischer, Jonathan Forman, and Brad Poris, BDO USA, LLP

September 6, 2011

A report released Tuesday by commercial real estate firm C.B. Richard Ellis said that 59% of U.S. retailers plan to open more stores due to the attractive rental rates available in the current market environment.

Los Angeles -- A report released Tuesday by commercial real estate firm C.B. Richard Ellis said that 59% of U.S. retailers plan to open more stores due to the attractive rental rates available in the current market environment.

August 8, 2011

By Fred Stiftel, president and CEO, Walton Management Services

May 25, 2011

Optimism about economic expansion is on the rise among senior finance executives in the United States and around the rest of the globe, according to the annual American Express/CFO Research Global Business & Spending Monitor.

Optimism about economic expansion is on the rise among senior finance executives in the United States and around the rest of the globe, according to the annual American Express/CFO Research Global Business & Spending Monitor.  In fact, the level of optimism was the highest in the four years that the survey has been conducted, with three in four (75%) executives expecting modest to strong economic expansion over the next twelve months -- up from 71% in 2010. The U.S. figure was even higher at 79%, although most predict modest growth.

January 18, 2011

The increased pace of merger and acquisition activity late in 2010, including some huge deals, suggests that 2011 will be an active year.

By George F. Brown, Jr., gfb@bluecanyonpartners.com

The increased pace of merger and acquisition activity late in 2010, including some huge deals, suggests that 2011 will be an active year. Low interest rates, significant cash on many firms’ balance sheets, and stock prices that are low enough to attract buyers but high enough to move sellers off the sidelines all reinforce that possibility.

December 23, 2010

Proactively managing taxes should always be top of mind for businesses at year-end. Recent Congressional actions and extension of the Bush-era tax cuts are serving as this year’s reminder.

By Scott Balestrier & David Des Roches, BDO.com 
 
Proactively managing taxes should always be top of mind for businesses at year-end. Recent Congressional actions and extension of the Bush-era tax cuts are serving as this year’s reminder. As many retailers seem to be returning to profitability, there are several tax and accounting opportunities that should be considered.

December 7, 2010

The National Retail Federation has announced its support of a tentative bipartisan agreement that would temporarily extend Bush-era tax cuts for all taxpayers regardless of income in return for extending unemployment benefits.

Washington, D.C. -- The National Retail Federation has announced its support of a tentative bipartisan agreement that would temporarily extend Bush-era tax cuts for all taxpayers regardless of income in return for extending unemployment benefits.

August 25, 2010

A survey released Thursday by the National Retail Federation found that most Americans feel a...

June 30, 2010

New legislation introduced in the House by Representative William Delahunt (D-MA) could provide an infusion...

October 18, 2009

Whole Foods chairman and CEO John Mackey, who addressed the Tulane Business Forum in New...

December 22, 2008

The National Retail Federation asked President-elect Barack Obama on Tuesday to incorporate a series of...

December 10, 2008

Online retailers who open a bricks-and-mortar location during the holiday shopping season could see more...

September 17, 2008

Dillard's Inc. and small retailers around Arkansas are pressing lawmakers to give consumers an annual...

March 3, 2005

New York City, ...