NU Online News Service, Feb. 4, 10:05 a.m. – Clark/Bardes Inc., Barrington, Ill, says it has had a hard time selling executive benefits and setting up its new human capital practice.

Many companies are putting off buying executives benefits because of the weak economy, and the new human capital practice is losing more money than expected, Clark/Bardes says. But the company says its banking practice is doing well.