In answer to the question my colleague Nikki Sein posed, “Can things get worse for the cruise ship industry?” If Costa Cruises’ most recent debacle is any indication, the answer […]
Allergan, maker of Botox and other skin aesthetics and medical products, announced it appointed longtime executive Jim Hindman as its new CFO. Hindman, who has been with the company since 1984, has served in various roles, including controller, VP financial planning and analysis, and as president of The Allergan Foundation. Hindman succeeds Jeff Edwards, who is stepping down due to family commitments. Edwards was Allergan’s CFO for 9 years.
August 18, 2014
In an update last week, D&B Editor Tracey Panek noted the fifth consecutive year of declining revenue for IT services firm Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC). The company’s fiscal 2014 (ended March) revenue of about $13 billion is down nearly 25% from the $16.7 billion it posted in fiscal 2009. To turn itself around, CSC has emphasized cost-cutting and operational efficiencies, as well as focusing its operations around specialized software and technology services. The company has divested several businesses in recent years, including its credit service business, its Australian IT staffing business, and its flood insurance BPO business.
August 18, 2014
A new federal law gives US veterinarians greater flexibility to treat animals outside clinics. The Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act, signed into law in August 2014, amends a provision in the Controlled Substances Act that had prevented vets from transporting, administering, and dispensing controlled substances (such as those needed for pain management, anesthesia, and euthanasia) beyond their registered location. Veterinarians with mobile practices in the US can now carry the necessary medications when attending to animals away from their clinics. Read more in our Veterinary Services profile.