Corporate Finance

The man who blew the whistle on Bernie Madoff is accusing General Electric’s finances as a “bigger fraud than Enron” and now GE’s CEO is hitting back hard. Morgan Brennan joins us on the show to discuss about this developing story.

I don’t make predictions on where the S&P 500 will end up next year, but if you look at what usually powers gains in the stock market—corporate profits or multiple expansion—it seems more likely that any gains will come from increasing corporate profits. Increasing the multiple is possible, but there are many headwinds. Let’s talk …

The recent exodus of U.S. companies fleeing the country to lower their tax bill has a lot of people wondering: Are corporations paying their fair share of taxes? That depends on where you live—and whom you talk to. As the developed world becomes more tightly knit, corporate taxes are going to play an increasingly important …

Consumers who encounter problems or fraud when using bitcoin have a new place to lodge a complaint: the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The federal agency on Monday issued new warnings about the risks of using the nascent virtual currency, which is still subject to relatively loose regulation and is not backed by any central authority. The …

McDonald’s sales fell flat in the last quarter, disappointing investors. So, what does the burger chain need to do to get cooking again? Sara Eisen reports for Nightly Business Report.

BlackRock Chief Larry Fink thinks companies should focus more on long-term results instead of boosting dividends or buying back stock to appease short-term interests, such as those demanded by activist investors. Billionaire corporate agitator Carl Icahn thinks too many businesses are run by incompetents who waste shareholder money and need to focus on short-term improvements. Who’s right? Read …

Investor Carl Icahn renewed his attack on eBay’s board of directors Wednesday, highlighting what he claims are conflicts of interest and vowing to “stand up” to the company. in a new open letter to shareholders, the billionaire activist took specific aim at directors Scott Cook and Marc Andreessen’s links to eBay competitors. Icahn blasted what he called …