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The Lure of 'Like New'

Dec 2014

The Lure of 'Like New'

Remanufacturing is a process that returns a product to “like new” performance, with a similar or extended warranty to match.

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Five Red Flags that Investors in Developing Economies Should Know

Dec 2014

Five Red Flags that Investors in Developing Economies Should Know

For one American hedge fund, there were many compelling reasons to invest in a U.S. software firm with significant operations in India — 1.3 billion of them, to be exact.

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It Takes a Community to Improve Healthcare

Dec 2014

It Takes a Community to Improve Healthcare

The Affordable Care Act was designed to lower the cost of healthcare while improving its quality. One requirement for achieving both goals is to have individuals make better decisions about their own health and for the health of their community.

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Internal Investigations: Revealing The Core Of Corruption

Nov 2014

Internal Investigations: Revealing The Core Of Corruption

An internal investigation of fraud, bribery and other types of malfeasance often is difficult to conduct and can be disruptive to business operations.

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A State of Siege: Gangs, Drugs, and Violence in Central and Latin America

Nov 2014

A State of Siege: Gangs, Drugs, and Violence in Central and Latin America

Between October 2013 and July 2014, 52,000 children fleeing gang violence in Central America and Latin America were apprehended at the U.S. border.

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Investor Activism: IR’s New Rules of Engagement

Nov 2014

Investor Activism: IR’s New Rules of Engagement

The shareholder activism landscape has changed dramatically over the last few years. Activist hedge funds today manage roughly $100 billion, almost three times as much as they managed just five years ago.

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Killing the Rate Card

Oct 2014

Killing the Rate Card

FTI Consulting is frequently called in by companies to help improve revenues and profits. In the media and entertainment industry, boosting revenues typically involves enhancing ad sales performance.

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Allstate Gives Voice to Middle Class Economic Concerns

Oct 2014

Allstate Gives Voice to Middle Class Economic Concerns

In 2009, Allstate, the United States’ largest publicly held personal lines insurer, saw that the confidence of America’s middle class – its core customer base – in its government and economic institutions was eroding.

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Game Of Shadows

Oct 2014

Game Of Shadows

Public relations (PR) has an evil twin: dark public relations (DPR), sometimes also referred to as black PR. It involves the unethical damaging of a client’s reputation or corporate identity; that is, it’s about getting the bad word out — and creating that bad word out of lies and falsehoods if need be.

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Drilling For A Social Media Strategy

Sep 2014

Drilling For A Social Media Strategy

Long disparaged as a forum for sharing silly videos and endless opining, social media channels like Twitter and Facebook are becoming increasingly important to energy company bottom lines.

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The Great Divide

Sep 2014

The Great Divide

Since the passage of the 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA), healthcare payers and physicians — in concert and independently — have been preparing for value-based reimbursement programs in which meeting quality-of-care and cost-reduction targets would result in benefits both for payers and providers and for the nation as a whole.

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Business Fraud: Culture Is the Culprit

Sep 2014

Business Fraud: Culture Is the Culprit

Fraud occurs every day all over the world. Some companies take an “it won’t happen to us” approach; others implement controls to try to keep individuals likely to commit fraud from entering the business; and still others outsource the work of combating fraud to external auditors.

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True Grit: What Every Woman Needs to Succeed

Sep 2014

True Grit: What Every Woman Needs to Succeed

Michele Coleman Mayes speaks with FTI Consulting Managing Director Dawn Hall and Senior Director Dana Hayes about confidence, self-doubt, mentoring, career trajectories and the challenges women face when reaching for the corporate brass ring.

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The Politics of Business

Aug 2014

The Politics of Business

After decades of scandals—from Enron to the 2008 financial crisis— corporations have found themselves squarely in the political limelight. Business strategies, actions and behaviors are increasingly subject to oversight and regulatory scrutiny.

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Saving the Twinkie

Aug 2014

Saving the Twinkie

Despite its iconic brand and products, Hostess Brands, which was founded in 1930 and was one of the largest wholesale bakers and distributors of snack cakes in the United States, emerged from bankruptcy in 2009 with a host of the same problems that had forced it into bankruptcy in 2004.

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