The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 23,250 investigative stories — both print and broadcast. These stories are searchable online or by contacting the Resource Center directly (573-882-3364 or firstname.lastname@example.org) where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need. Browse or search the tipsheet section of our library below. Stories are not available for download but can be easily ordered by contacting the Resource Center:
The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 23,250 investigative stories — both print and broadcast.
These stories are searchable online or by contacting the Resource Center directly (573-882-3364 or email@example.com) where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need.
Browse or search the tipsheet section of our library below. Stories are not available for download but can be easily ordered by contacting the Resource Center:
Search results for "Cisco Systems" ...
Excessive spending and lavish furnishings for San Jose's new city hall inspired this San Jose Mercury News investigation. City officials planned to equip the new building with 45 million dollars worth of furniture, plasma televisions, and the most costly technology. At the same time, the city was undergoing a series of budget deficits, layoffs, and service cuts to residents over the years. According to the questionnaire, "city officials privately consulted with Cisco about what technology it ought to deploy in the new building and then designed an $8 million computer-and-telephone network using only the company's equipment."
Business Week surveys Wall Street's biggest investors and most prominence government experts to determine the best and worst boards of directors nationwide. The survey finds consistency with results from previous years: GE, IBM, Home Depot, Intel, Cisco Systems, Compaq an Campbell rank among the top ones; Walt Disney, Archer Daniels Midland. Advanced Micro Devices, Rite Aid and Cendant are at the bottom. Accounting scandals are often a major cause for underperformance.
The Wall Street Journals looks at how the "merger mania [that] gave birth to new behemoths" has changed the way that big companies are being managed. The story finds that now "dumb moves or stumbles are subject to much greater scrutiny, decisions must be made quickly, with limited information," and "vastly expanded overseas operations can make ... communicating with employees increasingly difficult." The article examines the strategy of the biggest U.S. corporate structures and reveals how their managers have accommodated their companies' growth. The author concludes that "technology and delegating help tame the barrage of data, deals, [and] decisions."
Tags: CEOs; mergers and acquisitions; employees; decision-making; Dell Computer Corp.; General Motors Corp.; Boeing Co.; Procter & Gamble Co.; Kimberly-Clark Corp.; Nortel Networks Corp.; Cisco Systems Inc.
Many top companies, including Nextel, Qualcomm, Microsoft and Dell, figure profits without calculating expenditures on employee stock options. "They would have had their profits reduced -- or losses increased -- by as much as 139 percent, according to annual reports they filed with the SEC," Steffy reports.
This three-part series investigates how a) Wall Street's "$10-million-a-year superstar analysts" reserve their true "whispers" estimates to leak to big investors and "deliberately lie" to other investors; b) "... how companies - with the approval of their accountants - are now able to understate their losses and overstate their earnings."; c) "Companies routinely disclose market-sensitive information at closed-door conferences with big investors and analysts, giving them a chance to trade first and putting small investors at a disadvantage."
Tags: CAR investing stock brokers brokerages First Call Earningswhisper.com discrimination fraud investment banking SEC Securities and Exchange Commission FASB Financial Accounting Standards Board GAAP Generally Accepted Accounting Principles Intel Blockbuster Wal-Mart ConAgra Cisco Systems equal access public information cash earnings conference calls IPO road shows initial public offering
A list U.S. NEWS put together of the 25 fastest moving companies. The hard-driving businesses were picked for their stellar performance during the economic expansion, excelling in sales growth and average return on equity. The top five rankings were Creative Technology, Micro Warehouse, Cisco Systems, AGCO and Polaris Industries. (July 3, 1995)