Duke CFO Survey http://wunc.org en Survey: Companies Don't Like $10 Hour Minimum Wage http://wunc.org/post/survey-companies-dont-10-hour-minimum-wage <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Chief Financial Officers say increasing the national minimum wage to $10 an hour could have negative consequences.</p><p>The latest survey by <a href="http://www.cfosurvey.org/">Duke University</a> and <a href="http://www.cfosurvey.org/2014q1/press-release.pdf">CFO Magazine</a> shows companies would cut jobs or reduce hiring if the minimum wage rose to $10 an hour.&nbsp;</p><p>Duke Finance Professor John Graham says nearly half of retail firms and one-third of service and manufacturing companies said they would decrease hiring plans.</p> Sat, 15 Mar 2014 11:59:21 +0000 Leoneda Inge 31987 at http://wunc.org Survey: Companies Don't Like $10 Hour Minimum Wage CFOs Want Immigration Reform For Certain Jobs http://wunc.org/post/cfos-want-immigration-reform-certain-jobs <p></p><p>The latest <a href="http://www.cfosurvey.org/">Global Business Outlook survey</a> from Duke University and CFO Magazine shows companies are hungry for immigration reform.&nbsp; Close to 90 percent of Chief Financial Officers surveyed say the U.S. government should adopt a merit-based system to determine which immigrants would get to stay and work in this country.</p><p>Duke Finance Professor John Graham is director of the quarterly Global Business Outlook survey.&nbsp; He says they had not asked this type of immigration question before.</p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 11:24:59 +0000 Leoneda Inge 11981 at http://wunc.org CFOs Worried About "Fiscal Cliff" http://wunc.org/post/cfos-worried-about-fiscal-cliff <p>Pessimism is growing among Chief Financial Officers as debate continues over how to address the impending “fiscal cliff.”&nbsp; The results of the latest Duke University – CFO Magazine Survey are in.</p><p style="margin-left: 40px; display: block;"><span style="font-weight: bold;">Campbell Harvey:</span>&nbsp; "Given the uncertainty of the fiscal cliff, that the CFOs are giving us the very strong message that they have stopped hiring."</p> Thu, 13 Dec 2012 14:55:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 6222 at http://wunc.org Duke - CFO Magazine Sees Optimism http://wunc.org/post/duke-cfo-magazine-sees-optimism <p>A survey by Duke University shows Chief Financial Officers from across the country were more optimistic the last quarter of the year than in earlier months.</p> Fri, 16 Dec 2011 22:00:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 7083 at http://wunc.org CFOs More Optimistic http://wunc.org/post/cfos-more-optimistic <p>Chief Financial Officers say they are a lot more optimistic about the economy in this last quarter of 2010 than they were just a few months ago.<br><br>More than 800 CFOs from across the country – representing public and private companies – were surveyed by Duke University and CFO Magazine.&nbsp;</p><p>Kate O’Sullivan is Senior Editor at CFO Magazine.&nbsp; She says 50-percent of the CFOs surveyed say their companies plan on spending money in the new year on everything from research and development to full-time hiring.</p> Wed, 15 Dec 2010 13:00:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 11397 at http://wunc.org