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AI Washing Enforcement Continues, Highlighting Risks to Companies and Investors

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by David Rhinesmith, Brad Marcus, and Sara Schaedler, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, on Friday, July 19, 2024 Editor's Note: David Rhinesmith , Brad Marcus , and Sara Schaedler are Partners at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP. This post is based on Orrick memorandum by Mr. Rhinesmith, Mr. Marcus, Ms. Schaedler, and Jackson Hagen.

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Aircraft MRO 2.0: The digital revolution

Mckinsey and Company

A new survey suggests AI-powered advances could reshape aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul. But companies will need to embrace digital disruption.

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McKinsey technology trends outlook 2024

Mckinsey and Company

Which technology trends matter most for companies in 2024? New analysis by the McKinsey Technology Council highlights the adoption, development, and industry effects of advanced technologies.

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Capital One Critics Lobby To Block 'No Good' Discover Deal

Law 360 M&A

Critics of Capital One's planned $35 billion purchase of Discover Financial Services urged federal regulators on Friday to withhold approval for the tie-up, rejecting a landmark community benefits pledge for the merger as a fig leaf for what they said is really a "terrible, horrible, no good, very bad" megadeal.

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How to Leverage Intent Data for Better Outcomes

Speaker: Susan Spencer, Principal of Spencer Communications

Intent signal data can go a long way toward shortening sales cycles and closing more deals. The challenge is deciding which is the best type of intent data to help your company meet its sales and marketing goals. In this webinar, Susan Spencer, fractional CMO and principal of Spencer Communications, will unpack the differences between contact-level and company-level intent signals.

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Comment on Exposing Predatory AMCs by Pray Hard

Appraisers Blog

In reply to Baggins. Yeah, I “need” to do a lot of things, as in retraining in another field in which I don’t have to put up with this and in which I can make much more money, which I’m currently doing. Yeah, I know there are many special appraisers out there who don’t see a problem with anything.

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Converse Bank: At the Forefront of Innovation in Armenia

Global Finance

Throughout its 30-year history, Converse Bank has been a trendsetter in Armenia. This began with it as the first bank since the country became independent to be set up with foreign investment – led by principal shareholder Eduardo Eurnekian, an Argentine-Armenian businessman. Being a pioneer seems to be in Converse Bank’s DNA. It has consistently applied best practices across its operations, creating business processes informed by knowledge and customer experience.

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FTC Wants To Block Kroger & Albertsons' 'Principal Defense'

Law 360 M&A

Federal Trade Commission staffers want to block Kroger and Albertsons from using their main defense to an in-house merger challenge — the plan to sell off 579 stores — or otherwise force the companies to produce documents so far protected as privileged, according to a recently public filing.

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Estate planning Q&A: Spousal Lifetime Access Trusts explained

LaPorte

(authored by RSM US LLP) Reduce estate taxes? Consider a SLAT to maintain spouse's financial security. The post Estate planning Q&A: Spousal Lifetime Access Trusts explained first appeared on LaPorte.

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Comment on Uncovering Flaws in FHA Appraisal & Loan Review Process by Todd Redington, SRA AI-RRS AGA

Appraisers Blog

I work in an area where onsite sewage systems (OSSs) are common. A few years ago I put out a poll to appraisers that work in my area and similar areas asking 3 questions with the possible answer of always/sometimes/never Q1 – do you pull the as built and OSS data prior to your site observation of the property? Q2 – do you physically verify the location per the as-built of the OSS and water supply while at the site?

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After Chevron: What the Supreme Court’s Loper Bright Decision Changed, And What It Didn’t

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Nowell D. Bamberger, Carmine D. Boccuzzi, Jr., William Baldwin, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, on Thursday, July 18, 2024 Editor's Note: Nowell D. Bamberger , Carmine D. Boccuzzi are Partners, and William E. Baldwin is an Associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP. This post is based on a Cleary Gottlieb memorandum by Mr.

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Statement of Cash Flows vs. Cash Flow Statement

Speaker: Wayne Spivak - President and Chief Financial Officer of SBA * Consulting LTD, Industry Writer, and Public Speaker

The old adages that "cash is king" and "you can’t spend profits" still hold true today. But however well-known these sayings might be, it requires a change in mindset to properly implement a cash flow management system that predicts your business's runaway as accurately as possible. Key to this new mindset is understanding the difference between the Statement of Cash Flows, a historical look at the source and uses of cash, and the Cash Flow Statement, which uses transaction history and forward-l

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How retailers can build and retain a strong frontline workforce in 2024

Mckinsey and Company

Frontline retail workers in the United States are still planning to leave the industry in droves. New data reveals how retailers can improve the frontline experience and retain employees.

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Judge OKs $47.5M QuantumScape Shareholder Deal

Law 360 M&A

A California federal judge granted preliminary approval to a $47.5 million deal ending class action allegations by QuantumScape investors that the company made misleading statements about the quality of its batteries.

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Warner Bros Discovery weighs possible split to boost flagging stock

Financial Times M&A

Group behind CNN and HBO has discussed options including spin-off of its streaming service and movie studio

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Comment on Exposing Predatory AMCs by Retired Appraiser

Appraisers Blog

In reply to Pray Hard. Perhaps X owned by “Nut Job Mollusk” will compensate you can sleep at night. Praying hard that you regain your sanity.

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Mastering Intent Data: Understanding its Importance & Best Practices

Speaker: Joe Apfelbaum, CEO of Ajax Union

In this webinar, Joe Apfelbaum, CEO of Ajax Union and business strategist, will take you through the ABCs of intent data. You'll learn how to effectively use it to drive business results, with practical tips on how to leverage both company and contact intent data to maximize your marketing efforts. Whether you're a seasoned marketer or just getting started, this webinar is a must-attend for anyone looking to stay ahead in the ever-evolving world of digital marketing.

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What Settlement Data Says About the Evolution of Activism

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Pat Tucker, Garrett Muzikowski, and Sean Lange, FTI Consulting, on Monday, July 15, 2024 Editor's Note: Pat Tucker is a Senior Managing Director, Garrett Muzikowski is a Senior Director, and Sean Lange is a Director for Financial Communications at FTI Consulting. This post is based on their FTI Consulting memorandum. Since the introduction of Universal Proxy in August 2022, one of the most notable changes in shareholder activism has been the significant increase in settlements between

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Nature stress test: Assessing exposure of five African banking systems

Mckinsey and Company

Nature-related risks are impacting Africa’s natural ecosystems and economy. An enabling environment could accelerate action from Africa’s private financial sector to manage risks and opportunities.

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Ex-Goldman Sachs Analyst Gets Over 2 Years For Insider Tips

Law 360 M&A

A Manhattan federal judge hit a former Goldman Sachs analyst with a 28-month prison sentence Wednesday for tipping his stepbrother and a friend to market-moving information, saying the Long Island native wanted to be "the big man" among his peers.

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Back to School Sales Tax Holiday Weekend for 2024

Machen McChesney

Machen McChesney provides individuals with the Sales Tax Holiday information for 2024.

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Comment on Exposing Predatory AMCs by Pray Hard

Appraisers Blog

In reply to AppraisersBlogs Team. “Are we now living in a world where even measured, legitimate critique of certain corporate entities is being actively censored on major social media platforms?” You already know the answer to that question. Facebook has exposed its leftist agenda over and over and over, thousands of times.

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Q1 2024 Gender Diversity Index

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Amit Batish, Equilar, Inc., on Wednesday, July 17, 2024 Editor's Note: Amit Batish is Director of Content at Equilar, Inc. This post is based on his Equilar memorandum. The pace of women joining Russell 3000 boards has slowed substantially, according to the latest Equilar Gender Diversity Index (GDI). The Q1 2024 GDI reveals that women now represent 29.7% of all Russell 3000 board seats, up modestly from 29.4% in Q4 2023.

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Toward the long term: CFO perspectives on the future of finance

Mckinsey and Company

In a new survey, CFOs report a growing focus on longer-term planning and high expectations for technology, including generative AI.

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Now More Than Ever, Lawyers Must Exhibit Professionalism

Law 360 M&A

As society becomes increasingly fractured and workplace incivility is on the rise, attorneys must champion professionalism and lead by example, demonstrating how lawyers can respectfully disagree without being disagreeable, says Edward Casmere at Norton Rose.

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Strategies for audit staff transitioning to the cloud

ThomsonReuters

Like most industries impacted by technology, the audit landscape is transforming. Survey results from our latest State of the Tax Professionals Report show that firms are rethinking their priorities in order to adapt to evolving technology, compliance requirements, and client demands. Jump to: Staff perspective on moving to the cloud Cloud strategies: Challenges and opportunities for staff Preparing audit staff for success Staff perspective on moving to the cloud For staff at accounting and audi

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Comment on Key Part of USPAP Not Available from TAF by Donna Halfpenny on Facebook

Appraisers Blog

In reply to Rick Hemry on Facebook. Rick Hemry we pay for this and should not have to deal with it. Also if USPAP is considered “law” it should be free for anyone who needs it.

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How Companies React to Say on Pay Failures

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Lucia Song, Equilar, Inc., on Monday, July 22, 2024 Editor's Note: Lucia Song is a Research Analyst at Equilar, Inc. This post is based on her Equilar memorandum. Say on Pay continues to exert significant influence on corporate governance, compelling companies to reassess and adjust their executive compensation practices in response to shareholder feedback.

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The talent gap: The value at stake for global aerospace and defense

Mckinsey and Company

The aerospace and defense industry is under pressure from labor shortfalls and increasing demand. By focusing on five talent imperatives, it can unlock productivity and create value.

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Telecom Co. Stockholder Seeks Fees For Beefing Up Proxy

Law 360 M&A

A shareholder of Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc. is suing for his legal fees in Delaware's Court of Chancery, saying he brought "substantial" benefits to shareholders by forcing extra disclosures about the company's pending $3.1 billion merger with Searchlight Capital Partners LP and the British Columbia Investment Management Corp.

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2024 Paris Games: Can The Olympics Finally Claim Financial Victory? (Part 2)

Global Finance

In this two-part feature on the economics of the Olympics, Global Finance delves into the financial strategies and innovations that the 2024 Paris Games , which run from July 26 to Aug. 11, are implementing to avoid the pitfalls of past host cities. Part one explores the historical context of Olympic costs and the steps the Paris Games organizing committee is taking to ensure fiscal responsibility.

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Comment on Key Part of USPAP Not Available from TAF by Eric Kretz

Appraisers Blog

USPAP is a joke and the TAF is an irrelevant streetcorner pan-handler that only wants to sell books. This Country Club attitude of direction and governance hurts the appraisers they say they represent. Did you buy your $200 7/hr update? Did you buy the new manual? Good luck getting your license renewed. If they truly gave a crap about the appraisers and wellbeing of industry, they’d shove the Handbook and AO’s down our throat in a Corelogic software update.

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Supreme Court rules SEC use of in-house tribunals is unconstitutional

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Joel M. Cohen, Tami Stark and Ladan Stewart, White & Case LLP, on Saturday, July 20, 2024 Editor's Note: Joel M. Cohen , Tami Stark and Ladan Stewart are Partners at White & Case LLP. This post is based on a White & Case memorandum by Mr. Cohen, Ms. Stark, Ms. Stewart, Marietou Diouf and Robert DeNault. On June 27, 2024, the Supreme Court ruled in SEC v.

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Budapest awaits: Fulfilling the city’s tourism potential

Mckinsey and Company

Budapest’s tourism is on the rise. Ten opportunities could help the city to capture its growth potential and to further improve the experience of both tourists and locals.

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Live Nation Previews Part Of Case Against DOJ Suit

Law 360 M&A

Live Nation and Ticketmaster teed up part of their arguments against an antitrust lawsuit brought by the U.S. Department of Justice and state attorneys general, arguing all the state law claims from the attorneys generals are too threadbare and that a chunk of the DOJ case amounts to trying to force them to deal with competitors.

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Private-equity firm behind Six Nations rugby considers bid for Telegraph

The Guardian M&A

Potential bid by CVC Capital Partners believed to be structured to back newspaper group’s management team Business live – latest updates The private-equity group behind the Six Nations tournament and English Premiership Rugby is considering a bid for the Telegraph, before the deadline for the first round of the auction of the newspaper group this week.

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Comment on Uncovering Flaws in FHA Appraisal & Loan Review Process by Xpert

Appraisers Blog

HUD only helps black and brown borrowers when the appraised value is less than the contract price. And yes, close as many loans and as quickly as possible is today’s mantra. No one is interested in quality appraisals. That’s why many experienced appraisers have quit appraising.