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    1. Expanding CEO-to-Worker Pay Gap Bad for Business

      Expanding CEO-to-Worker Pay Gap Bad for Business

      Public Domain Companies whose CEOs earn hundreds of times their average employee's pay are viewed as less desirable to work for, and to do business with, according to a new University of California, Berkeley, study. Probing a new angle of income inequality, UC Berkeley researchers sought to determine how people would feel about a company once they knew what the top executive made compared to the workers...

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    2. Think You Don’t Belong in the Boardroom? Think Again

      Think You Don’t Belong in the Boardroom? Think Again

      For the longest time, a “board” filled my mind with images of older white men wearing suits and sitting around a table making decisions. Unfortunately, the data back up my mental images. This 2016 study by the Alliance for Board Diversity and Deloitte shows that 3.8 percent of Fortune 500 board seats are held by minority women, compared to 69.2 percent by white men. This should be an urgent call for greater diversity in the boardroom...

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    3. Innovation Should Be a Top Priority for Boards. So Why Isn’t It?

      Innovation Should Be a Top Priority for Boards. So Why Isn’t It?

      Corporate directors and executives alike recognize that today’s pace of change continues to accelerate and that firms need to innovate to stay ahead. But are boards doing enough to support innovation, as they should? We conducted a survey of over 5,000 board members from around the world to find out...

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    4. Why Insider Trading Shouldn’t Be Illegal Any More

      Why Insider Trading Shouldn’t Be Illegal Any More

      A professional athlete in trouble with the law is not always front-page news anymore, but the case of Mychal Kendricks stands out from the usual. The biggest difference is that his crime is one more often associated with the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) than the SEC (Southeastern Conference). Specifically, he pled guilty earlier this month to felony insider trading violations...

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    5. Apple's new iPhones are boring. Investors Should Rejoice

      Apple's new iPhones are boring. Investors Should Rejoice

      Wall Street’s response to Apple’s annual product release on Wednesday was, as one analyst described it, a yawn. The company unveiled a handful of new devices and modest updates , including three new versions of the iPhone X and an Apple Watch with new features. All of that was expected. There was little fanfare. Apple shares dipped slightly Wednesday, down 1.2%...

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    6. We Never Learned From Lehman

      We Never Learned From Lehman

      (The Bloomberg View) -- Bloomberg Opinion marks the 10th anniversary of Lehman’s bankruptcy with a collection of columns from around the world. Read more. Ten years ago, amid a worsening subprime mortgage crisis, the U.S. government did what few have dared: It allowed a major global investment bank, Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., to file for bankruptcy...

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    7. CBS Just Added Three Women To Its Board: Here's Why It Matters

      CBS Just Added Three Women To Its Board: Here's Why It Matters

      In the aftermath of a sexual harassment scandal, is it really that important to ensure that half of your company’s new board members are female? On Monday, CBS announced the appointment of six new board members, three of whom are women. The announcement comes in the wake of the abrupt departure of Leslie Moonves, who resigned as chief executive amid sexual harassment accusations by a number of women. Moonves is yet another casualty in the long list of men taken down by the #MeToo movement...

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    8. A Proposed Alternative to Corporate Governance and Theory of Shareholder Primacy

      A Proposed Alternative to Corporate Governance and Theory of Shareholder Primacy

      On August 15, 2018, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts introduced proposed legislation, the Accountable Capitalism Act, in the U.S. Senate. The legislation would require all U.S. corporations with $1 billion or more in annual revenues to obtain a federal charter as a “United States corporation” and would obligate corporate directors to consider the interests of all corporate stakeholders in their corporate governance activities...

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    9. If Trump Were a CEO, his Board Would Have Fired Him By Now

      If Trump Were a CEO, his Board Would Have Fired Him By Now
      • A "quiet resistance" is trying to prevent President Donald Trump from taking actions "detrimental to the health of our republic," according to the recent op-ed piece in The New York Times.
      • If such disclosures occurred in the highest ranks of a public corporation, Northeastern University business professor Bert Spector writes, its board would fire its CEO.
      • The Founding Fathers created Congress to act as a co-equal branch to mitigate possible overstepping and abuses by the chief executive...
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    10. A Decade After the Crisis, the SEC Still Hasn’t Passed Executive Compensation Rules

      A Decade After the Crisis, the SEC Still Hasn’t Passed Executive Compensation Rules

      Almost everyone got on board the reform train after the 2008 financial crisis. However, big business, and in particular the biggest banks, slammed the brakes on reforms that threatened to separate senior executives from their money that critics said incentivized excessive risk taking before the crisis...

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    11. Quotas Get More Women on Boards and Stir Change From Within

      Quotas Get More Women on Boards and Stir Change From Within

      The share of women on corporate boards rose since the quotas were implemented in five European countries. Credit: Horizon Mandated quotas are raising the number of women appointed to top company posts in Europe and sparking a cultural push for gender equality, but entrenched networks are getting in the way of achieving true boardroom diversity, according to researchers...

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