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  • May 5- MarketCounsel, a regulatory compliance consulting firm, hired Loren Morris as director of strategic development and Bob Powell as director of special projects. Morris will join the firm from Cantor Fitzgerald, where he was partner and director of operations and advisor services. He has previously worked at Dynasty Financial Services, Charles Schwab...

  • LOS ANGELES, April 22- As McDonald's Corp prepares yet another plan to revive its business, company watchers have the following advice: reconnect with lower income consumers who remain faithful to the brand, improve wages and ease the financial burden on operators. Steve Easterbrook, the company's new chief executive, on May 4 will announce his plan to reinvent...

  • U.S. audit, consulting firm KPMG names first woman CEO Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 9:40 AM ET

    NEW YORK, April 21- KPMG LLP has named Lynne Doughtie, head of the firm's advisory and consulting business, as its U.S. chairman and chief executive officer, the second woman this year to be tapped as CEO of a major U.S. accounting and consulting firm. Effective July 1, Doughtie, 52, will replace John Veihmeyer, whose five-year term as U.S. chairman and CEO ends on June 30,...

  • April 21- Hints that U.S. regulators could veto Comcast Corp's proposed $45 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable Inc have investment bankers worried about whether they will get paid, with smaller advisory firms particularly on edge. Boutique investment banks such as Allen& Company, Centerview Partners and Paul Taubman's PJT Partners have limited resources...

  • April 16- Tata Consultancy Services Ltd has been sued by a white American information technology worker who accused India's largest software services exporter of overwhelming favoritism toward workers of South Asian descent in the United States. In a complaint filed on Tuesday in San Francisco federal court, Steven Heldt said 95 percent of Tata's 14,000-...

  • TORONTO, April 10- Proxy advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services has recommended that shareholders vote against Barrick Gold Corp's executive pay plan, the second influential advisor to find fault with the company's compensation scheme. A 36 percent jump in Executive Chairman John Thornton's compensation, to $12.9 million in 2014 from $9.5...

  • NEW YORK, March 31- As the bull market in U.S. stocks enters its seventh year, the 2015 U.S. "We wanted to highlight consistency over multiple time periods this year," said Tom Roseen, head of research services at Lipper, a division of Thomson Reuters. Five socially screened funds received Lipper Awards, including the Calvert Global Water Fund, the Guidestone...

  • NEW YORK, March 13- U.S. authorities investigating potential manipulation of Herbalife Ltd's shares by consultants working for billionaire investor William Ackman will find it difficult to prove that false statements were deliberately made to drive down the company's value, securities lawyers said. Attorney Preet Bharara have been examining whether the...

  • March 13- Billionaire investor Bill Ackman said some people hired by a consulting group working for his hedge fund had received subpoenas from federal agencies investigating possible manipulation of Herbalife Ltd's stock. Herbalife's shares rose more than 15 percent after the Wall Street Journal reported late on Thursday that federal prosecutors and...

  • 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.

  • 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."