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The Long Road to Improved Utility Storm Planning Begins Here

Apr 2014

The Long Road to Improved Utility Storm Planning Begins Here

Hurricane Sandy made it obvious that electric distribution utilities were ill-prepared to prevent large-scale power outages or quickly restore power to businesses and households.

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Myanmar at a Pivotal Stage: Will Fortune Favor the Bold?

Apr 2014

Myanmar at a Pivotal Stage: Will Fortune Favor the Bold?

After nearly 50 years of economic decline and political isolation, Myanmar is experiencing a stampede of foreign companies seeking to stake their claim in one of the world’s last economic frontiers.

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The Long (and Expensive) Good-Bye

Mar 2014

The Long (and Expensive) Good-Bye

The 2010 Affordable Care Act was designed (in part) to reduce the rising and unsustainable cost of healthcare while improving its quality. One area in which this value equation is vividly out of whack is end-of-life care.

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When Is a Payment a Bribe?

Mar 2014

When Is a Payment a Bribe?

A recent panel hosted by Corporate Board Member and FTI Consulting took a deep dive beneath the turbulent seas of global regulatory compliance and asked what a good compliance program really looks like for businesses, large and small, operating in a variety of jurisdictions.

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SEARCHING FOR VALUE: EQUITY MARKET VALUATIONS HOME AND AWAY

Feb 2014

SEARCHING FOR VALUE: EQUITY MARKET VALUATIONS HOME AND AWAY

U.S. equity markets have bounced back, and market valuation metrics now appear stretched even as prospective returns on investment are being compressed. Are U.S. equities overvalued?

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INSIDE THE BUSIEST PATENT COURT IN AMERICA

Feb 2014

INSIDE THE BUSIEST PATENT COURT IN AMERICA

More than 1,700 patent infringement cases were filed in the Eastern District of Texas in 2013. That’s more than in any other district in the United States.

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Is “Business Ethics” an Oxymoron?

Feb 2014

Is “Business Ethics” an Oxymoron?

Scandals. Fines. Show trials. These days, just doing business can appear almost criminal. While government-imposed regulation can soothe the public’s ire, it can also create burdensome costs and competitive disadvantages. To survive, businesses must perform reputational due diligence and create self-policing organizational cultures.

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Social Media Power Users and Why They Matter

Jan 2014

Social Media Power Users and Why They Matter

Although social media has become a pervasive means of communication, businesses struggle to tie their social media efforts to demonstrable business results.

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BANKS IN THE CROSSHAIRS

Jan 2014

BANKS IN THE CROSSHAIRS

It’s monumentally difficult for banks to ensure that they’re not being used by money launderers, terrorists, and other assorted bad guys. But governments increasingly are asking them to do just that, and punishing them severely when they fail. How can banks track customers and regulate transactions more effectively and cost-efficiently?

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The Affordable Care Act and Beyond: Winners and Losers in the New Era of Healthcare

Jan 2014

The Affordable Care Act and Beyond: Winners and Losers in the New Era of Healthcare

Bruised, bloodied but still standing, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is moving forward, bringing the most sweeping changes to the American healthcare system since the establishment of Medicare and Medicaid in 1965.

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A Conversation With Steve Gunby, FTI Consulting's Next President And CEO

Dec 2013

A Conversation With Steve Gunby, FTI Consulting's Next President And CEO

FTI Journal sat down with FTI Consulting’s newly appointed CEO, Steve Gunby, to get an inside look into his experiences, leadership philosophy and expectations for his new role.

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When Your Taxes Are Everybody's Business

Nov 2013

When Your Taxes Are Everybody's Business

For a long time, when enterprises thought of taxes, it primarily was in terms of determining, paying and limiting them. Questioned about tax policies, the typical corporate response has been to say that the organization is complying with the law and is fulfilling its responsibilities to its shareholders.

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Not Your Father's Proxy Fight

Nov 2013

Not Your Father's Proxy Fight

In the energy and industrial sectors, activist funds are having more success re-making boards and influencing corporate strategies than ever before. Size is no defense; performance is no defense. The only real defense is a response plan that assumes your company eventually will become a target.

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Angels in the Analytics

Nov 2013

Angels in the Analytics

Boston Medical Center was the city’s largest safety-net provider. But with healthcare insurance reform, state funding dried up, and hospital revenue was in free-fall. Here’s how it turned a 2010 operating loss of $34 million into a $2.5 million gain in two years by deploying advanced analytics to inform decision-making at all levels.

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Calling Dr. Data

Nov 2013

Calling Dr. Data

Many hospitals and physician groups in the United States are confronting new forms of reimbursement that seek to curb the upward spiral of healthcare costs. These forms of reimbursement are putting revenues at risk.

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