Companies that put payment terms pressure on their suppliers often don’t realize the economic ripple effects of their actions.
Conducting financial analysis on zero and negative NPV investments is as important as doing it on positive NPV investments.
For a second straight quarter, the insurance group dragged down the conglomerate's operating profit, though its BNSF railroad keeps rolling along.
The emphasis on Chinese steel is just the latest example of how narrow political interests in the U.S. have commandeered China-U.S. relations.
Another month of robust employment growth suggests "the U.S. economy is still growing at a strong pace."
The "restaurant operating environment remains challenging," CFO Mike Coyne says as the company posts a 4.9% drop in same-store sales.
The company's revenue rose 13% but the core generics business experienced "accelerated price erosion and decreased volume."
"We are adding an enterprise software business operating in two new vertical markets that are highly fragmented."
The July total is the lowest since November 2016 but "the specter of a downturn is on the horizon."
The Fed's July survey of senior loan officers is in line with other data showing weakness in business spending.