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  • Jan 11- Business research firm IHS Inc said it agreed to buy Oil Price Information Service, a provider of U.S. refined petroleum pricing data, for $650 million.

  • RIG-OL-USA- BHI> The remaining 516 rigs were the fewest since April 2010, according to the data, but few expect the slump to end there. "So long as the price for oil stays low, the rig count will continue to decline," said Arthur Gelber, founder and president of energy consulting and advisory firm Gelber and Associates in Houston. U.S. oil futures on Friday failed to draw...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 4- A former partner at consulting firm McKinsey& Co has been arrested on charges that he engaged in a scheme to submit fraudulent invoices and expenses to the company and clients, including State Farm, for more than $890,000. He was named in an indictment filed in federal court in Chicago along with a former internal State Farm consultant, Matthew...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 4- A former partner at the McKinsey& Co consulting firm has been arrested on charges that he engaged in a scheme to submit fraudulent invoices and expenses to the company and clients, including State Farm, for more than $999,000. He was named in an indictment filed in federal court in Chicago along with a former internal State Farm consultant, Matthew...

  • Freeport said Moffett, who had been appointed chairman emeritus, would be a consultant to its board and advise the company on its Indonesia operations, including Grasberg. Icahn, who owned 8.8 percent stake in Freeport as of Sept. 22, has criticized the miner's spending, capital structure and executive compensation at a time when the company is struggling with...

  • Dec 28- Freeport-McMoRan Inc co-founder James Moffett will step down as chairman and quit its board, months after the miner added two new directors under pressure from billionaire investor Carl Icahn. Moffett, who has been appointed chairman emeritus, will be a consultant to Freeport-McMoRan's board, including advising the company on its Indonesia...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 17- U.S. investors withdrew $15.4 billion from taxable bond funds over the week ended Dec. 16, Lipper said on Thursday, as some funds posted record-setting withdrawals in a week marked by fears over the stability of the bond market. "We saw some very large redemptions, in fact, we set some records," said Tom Roseen, head of research services for Lipper.

  • Dec 17- Accenture Plc reported a better-than-expected jump in quarterly revenue, helped by strong growth in its consulting business, particularly in North America. The business accounts for just over half of Accenture's revenue, with its outsourcing unit contributing the rest. Accenture has been investing heavily to boost its digital business, which offers...

  • Dec 17- Accenture Plc reported a 1.5 percent rise in quarterly revenue, helped by strong growth in its high-margin consulting business, particularly in North America. Net income fell to $858.5 million, or $1.28 per share, in the first quarter ended Nov. 30 from $882.2 million, or $1.29 per share, a year earlier. Net revenue, or revenue before reimbursements, rose to...

  • Dec 15- A consultant hired by the state of Michigan to help oversee Detroit's $121 million blight-removal program- a key part of the city's efforts to rebuild itself after a historic bankruptcy- has been accused of falsifying billing statements for his work, the state's attorney general said on Tuesday. Ellentuck is accused of overbilling for asbestos...

  • *CSC to buy Xchanging for 190 p/shr in cash. *Xchanging recommends CSC offer over Capita bid. Dec 9- British outsourcing company Xchanging Plc agreed to be bought by Computer Sciences Corp for about 480 million pounds after the U.S. technology consulting company topped an offer from Capita Plc.

  • Dec 9- Technology consulting company Computer Sciences Corp will buy Xchanging Plc for about 480 million pounds, the companies said, beating out other suitors in a bidding war for the insurance-focused outsourcing company. The cash offer of 190 pence per share represents a premium of about 72 percent to Xchanging's closing price on Oct. 2, the day before the...

  • Dec 9- Technology consulting company Computer Sciences Corp will buy Xchanging Plc for about 480 million pounds, the companies said, ending a bidding war for the provider of services to the insurance industry.

  • Global IT spending to drop in 2015, but rise in 2016: Gartner SVP

    Peter Sondegaard, senior vice-president and global head of research at Gartner, says the currency appreciation in the dollar has caused IT investment to drop this year.

  • Students at Royce Hall on the UCLA campus in Los Angeles.

    Hey, college freshmen—your job search starts now! Here five job-search tips from Accenture's David Smith to get employed right out of college.

  • Accenture reported better-than-expected quarterly earnings and revenue, helped by strong demand in North America.

  • Republican presidential candidates (L-R) Ben Carson, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Donald Trump participate in the presidential debate hosted by FOX News and Facebook at the Quicken Loans Arena August 6, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio.

    Presidential candidates draft experts to help them learn about complex issues. CEOs can do the same, says Alexander Saint-Amand.

  • This consulting company's commitment to firm culture, training, compensation and work-life balance were crucial factors.

  • The growing trend for freelance consultants

    Daniel Callaghan, founder and CEO of MBA & Co, explains how his company connects businesses with consultants on demand.

  • This start-up wants to disrupt the consulting space

    Bridget Loudon, CEO of Expert360, introduces the Sydney-based start-up which helps to connect top-level consultants to clients around the world.