The newswire has been hot this week, and we can barely keep up with all the announcements from companies such asHome DepotandAmerican Standardexploring the option of selling-off underperforming business segments. Most of these decisions have come from the grumbling of shareholders and board members ready for a change.

What about your business? Are you listening to what your financials are telling you? Is it time to pull out of unprofitable markets? Or divest with under-performing employees? Maybe for you it's the opposite. Is it time to expand or pursue new opportunities?

Whatever your numbers are saying, be sure to pay attention. And be sure to get your industry news as it happens by bookmarking our Web site.