The CFO as Change Agent: Finance People Need to Ask the Tough Questions, Says Steven Paladino of Henry Schein

The CFO as Change Agent

Finance People Need to Ask the Tough Questions, Says Steven Paladino of Henry Schein

NOELLE KNOX

March 9, 2014 7:47 p.m. ET

Over the past 25 years, Henry Schein Inc. HSIC +0.01% has transformed itself from a family-owned business with $125 million in annual sales into a $10 billion provider of products and services to dental, medical and veterinary offices world-wide. Read more of this post

Newspaper Consortium Seeks to Sell Cars.com for $3 Billion; Online Marketplace is Jointly Owned by Gannett, Tribune, McClatchy and Other Publishers

Newspaper Consortium Seeks to Sell Cars.com for $3 Billion

Online Marketplace is Jointly Owned by Gannett, Tribune, McClatchy and Other Publishers

WILLIAM LAUNDER, DANA MATTIOLI and MIKE SPECTOR

Updated March 9, 2014 4:48 p.m. ET

A group of newspaper publishers has put the cars.com online marketplace up for sale for as much as $3 billion, hoping to cash in on booming values for e-commerce sites, people familiar with the plans said. Read more of this post

New Norm for Stock Investors: Performance Matters; Stocks Are No Longer Moving in Tandem With Broad Market

New Norm for Stock Investors: Performance Matters

Stocks Are No Longer Moving in Tandem With Broad Market

ALEXANDRA SCAGGS And DAN STRUMPF

March 9, 2014 1:49 p.m. ET

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Stock pickers are starting to breathe a sigh of relief. Read more of this post

A CFO With Many Jobs-and Challenges: Baidu’s Jennifer Li Talks About China’s Booming Internet Industry

A CFO With Many Jobs—and Challenges

Baidu’s Jennifer Li Talks About China’s Booming Internet Industry

PAUL MOZUR

March 9, 2014 7:47 p.m. ET

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‘You depend on [employees] to think for themselves and take action.’ Bloomberg News

BEIJING— Jennifer Li is the No. 2 executive at the company often called the Google of China—and by extension the most powerful woman in the booming Chinese Internet industry. Read more of this post

Caterpillar, Sany Heavy Take Digs at Each Other; Each Lays Claim to No. 1 Ranking in China, but It Depends How You Parse It

Caterpillar, Sany Heavy Take Digs at Each Other

Each Lays Claim to No. 1 Ranking in China, but It Depends How You Parse It

JAMES R. HAGERTY

March 7, 2014 2:57 p.m. ET

LAS VEGAS— Caterpillar Inc. CAT -0.56% reported progress in its long struggle to win a bigger slice of the Chinese market, the world’s biggest battleground for makers of construction equipment. Read more of this post

Asian Demand for Milk Shakes Up Market; U.S. Milk Exports to Asia Are on the Rise

Asian Demand for Milk Shakes Up Market

U.S. Milk Exports to Asia Are on the Rise.

KELSEY GEE

March 9, 2014 6:23 p.m. ET

Asia’s growing thirst for milk is spilling over into the U.S. market, pushing up prices for consumers and pressuring profits for some food makers. Read more of this post

Chinese Firm’s Bond Default May Not Be the Last

Chinese Firm’s Bond Default May Not Be the Last

Some See It as Injecting Some Discipline Into a Swelling Debt Market

LINGLING WEI, DINNY MCMAHON And WAYNE MA

March 9, 2014 3:28 p.m. ET

BEIJING—The first default in China’s corporate-bond market is unlikely to be the last.

The failure by a distressed Chinese solar-equipment maker to make a bond-interest payment on Friday signals Beijing’s willingness, however tentative, to let some weak companies fall—a move that analysts and investors said could inject some discipline into a swelling debt market long viewed as implicitly supported by the government. Read more of this post

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