Employers reported 75,114 planned layoffs in January, up 218% on December and 42% on the year-ago period.
More workers were hired and many put in more hours, but overall they produced less, said the Labor Department.
The potential obstacles are the very reasons why CFOs should make the move in the first place, says a KPMG executive.
In the first U.S. offerings since December, U.S. and Chinese biotech firms raised about $252 million.
Banks moderately eased underwriting standards for some mortgages and auto loans in the fourth quarter of 2015 but tightened on C&I loans.
The EU's new General Data Protection Regulation will force companies to change how they handle consumers' online data.
The stock dives as fourth-quarter profits come in below expectations, but analysts say the outlook for Amazon is still positive.
These ease of taking out a loan from peer-to-peer and marketplace lenders has consumers borrowing more.
Companies also paid more for entry-level talent in 2015.