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  • BOSTON, Feb 8- These are nervous times at the top of North America's oil companies. "2014 is going to look like a pretty good year for most," said Mike Halloran, senior partner and executive compensation specialist at the Dallas office of consulting firm Mercer. In dollar terms, energy company CEOs made an average of $7.3 million in 2013 compared with an average of $5.3...

  • CHICAGO, Jan 23- U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has directed agency staff to create and deliver an updated Animal Welfare Strategy plan within 60 days, according to an internal email reviewed by Reuters. The emailed memo from Chavonda Jacobs-Young, head of the agency's Agricultural Research Service, was sent to all Animal Research...

  • Jan 12- Privately held 23 andMe Inc said Pfizer Inc would have access to its research services, helping the pharmaceutical giant better understand the lupus disease. About 5 million people worldwide have a form of lupus, according to the Lupus Foundation of America. Pfizer is already partnering with the company to study genetic factors associated with the...

  • Citigroup appointed Shreyas Bordia managing director in its EMEA energy team based in London. Bordia joins from Morgan Stanley, where he was part of the energy team with a primary focus on the E&P and oil field services sectors, Citigroup said in a statement. DeBono, based in London, will focus on risk management and valuation of complex assets at FTI Consulting,...

  • Accenture raises revenue outlook after strong 1Q Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 12:02 PM ET

    Accenture raised its revenue forecast for fiscal 2015 after contract wins helped it post better-than-expected first-quarter earnings and revenue.

  • Dec 18- Consulting and outsourcing company Accenture Plc raised its revenue forecast for fiscal 2015 after contract wins helped the company post better-than-expected first-quarter earnings and revenue. Accenture's shares rose 3.5 percent to $88.25 in premarket trading on Thursday. Accenture, which gets about 56 percent of its revenue from outside North...

  • Buy American? Not so for retail stock fund investors Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Dec 17- A record run in U.S. stocks does not appear to have won over one large investor pool: Mom-and-pop retail investors. So far this year, mutual fund buyers have added about $1.6 billion in net new cash to domestic stock funds, according to data from Thomson Reuters unit Lipper. "That's almost a rounding error," said Tom Roseen, head of research services at...

  • New York advisory firm charged with defrauding investors Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 4:54 PM ET

    Dec 10- U.S. federal regulators charged a New York- based investment advisory firm and two co-owners with misleading clients into investing in a risky hedge fund. The Securities and Exchange Commission accused that Timothy Dembski and Walter Grenda of Reliance Financial Advisors misled clients who were retired or nearing retirement and living on fixed...

  • Indian retailers hobble as e-commerce race ahead Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 5:58 PM ET

    Indian retailers are struggling to keep up online as e-commerce garner large investments.

  • Who has the best job? Saturday, 19 Apr 2014 | 10:11 AM ET

    On the best jobs list, STEM careers dominate—High-five, math and science guys!—and the worst can be summed up in one word: Timber!

  • And the No. 1 source of stress at work is ... Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 12:00 AM ET

    Eight out of 10 US workers are stressed out. Can you guess why: Don't make enough money? Annoying co-workers? All of the above?

  • PwC strikes deal to buy Booz   Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 7:16 AM ET
    PwC strikes deal to buy Booz

    Bob Moritz, PricewaterhouseCoopers chairman and senior partner, discusses the company's plan to boost its consulting business by extending its global reach.

  • Former Citigroup CEO Pandit launches new firm: WSJ Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 3:01 PM ET
    Vikram Pandit

    Vikram Pandit, the former Citigroup chief executive who was ousted in 2012, is launching a new consulting firm called TGG, WSJ reported.

  • The 25 CRAZIEST job-interview questions Friday, 17 Jan 2014 | 8:00 AM ET
    Glassdoor's whackiest interview questions for 2014

    Are you a hunter or gatherer? Why are tennis balls fuzzy? Prepare to be stumped—here are the top 25 oddball interview questions for 2014.

  • Save cities or let them go bankrupt? Tuesday, 29 Oct 2013 | 8:36 AM ET
    People, mostly union and retired city workers, protest in front of the U.S. Courthouse where Detroit's bankruptcy eligibility trial began this morning October 23, 2013 in Detroit.

    Some cities may need to be pushed into bankruptcy, while others may just need a healthy dose of private-sector medicine, said TransPro Consulting CEO Mark Aesch.

  • Want to be a CEO? Work here Friday, 13 Sep 2013 | 11:33 AM ET

    To outsiders, McKinsey & Co. is a simply a consulting firm, but for many of the biggest hitters in corporate America, it is an indispensable tool.

  • Morningstar Says Client Data May Have Been Leaked Saturday, 6 Jul 2013 | 5:29 PM ET

    Morningstar said personal information, including credit-card details, of about 2,300 customers may have been compromised due to a security breach last year.

  • Making Consultants Play by the Rules   Tuesday, 25 Jun 2013 | 1:23 PM ET
    Making Consultants Play By the Rules

    Ben Lawsky, New York state's superintendent of financial services, talks with CNBC's Kate Kelly about the financial regulatory landscape, saying, "We want banks to do business, but not funny business."

  • Wall Street: How Much Does Bloomberg Know? Saturday, 11 May 2013 | 7:22 PM ET
    The Bloomberg Terminal computer system

    The Bloomberg terminal privacy breach puts the firm in an awkward situation: Explaining itself to Wall Street clients.

  • Fed, Treasury Examining Bloomberg Saturday, 11 May 2013 | 3:59 PM ET

    The Fed and Treasury are examining the extent to which Bloomberg journalists tracked usage of Bloomberg terminals.