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  • Goldman Sachs posts earnings of $2.5 billion, surpassing estimates on strong investment gains

    Goldman Sachs is expected to report fourth-quarter earnings later today, with analysts predicting adjusted profit of $4.53 a share, on a 19% drop in adjusted net income to $1.83 billion. It's also the first quarter of results for new CEO David Solomon.  Here are some other numbers to watch:  Revenue: Analysts predict Goldman to bring in $7.5 billion in fourth-quarter revenue. Expenses: Analysts forecast non-interest costs of $5.2 billion.  Institutional client services: KBW analysts are...

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  • The CEO of an $18 billion consulting firm looks for 2 main qualities in new hires at any level

    Julie Sweet, the CEO of North America for Accenture, said she looks for two qualities in new hires: curiosity and leadership. It's important for job candidates to demonstrate many different interests, she told The New York Times. As for leadership, it's important for hires to offer "straight talk" with clients, she said. Julie Sweet considers herself "a student of how to hire." Since 2015, Sweet has been CEO of North America for Accenture, a consulting firm worth $18 billion. Before joining the...

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  • SodaStream U.S. Marketing Chief Departs After 4 Months as PepsiCo Completes $3.2 Billion Acquisition

    SodaStream, the Israel-based home carbonation company that made major waves in the soda industry before being acquired by PepsiCo in December for $3.2 billion, recently parted ways with its top U.S. marketing executive, Maurice Herrera. The shakeup came only four months after Herrera arrived from Weight Watchers, where he spent more than three years as