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Corporate Governance, News and Updates on Corporate Governance
Before the late-2001 financial implosion at Enron " Fortune's 7th largest of the famed 500 " resulted literally in the disappearance of that Houston-based corporation, and before the largest corporate bankruptcy filing in history " WorldCom in 2002 " few people in the United States regularly used the term "corporate governance."
News & Updates
July 1, 2016 Hershey rejects $23 billion Mondelez takeover offerSource: Reuters
Hershey Co (HSY.N) said on Thursday it had rejected a $23 billion takeover bid by Mondelez International Inc (MDLZ.O) that would seek to expand the latter's limited U.S. footprint and create the world's largest confectioner.
Source: US News
The study, published in Environmental Research on Wednesday, says canned food consumption can expose our bodies to too much BPA. BPA is used in myriad consumer products to prevent metal corrosion and breakages and preserve the...
July 1, 2016 Uncertainties Loom as Vermont GMO Law Takes Effect
ABC News - They also say they don't want to end up with a patchwork of multiple state regulatory schemes. Industry groups including the Grocery Manufacturers Association have sued to block the Vermont law, arguing that the...
Research & Insights
June 27, 2016 Ethics dilemmas may hold back autonomous cars: studySource: Japan Today
The looming arrival of self-driving vehicles is likely to vastly reduce traffic fatalities, but also poses difficult moral dilemmas, researchers say in a study.
Source: NBC News
Americans now spend more money dining out than on groceries — and we generally like what we get for our money when we eat out, according to the new American Customer Satisfaction Index restaurant report released on Tuesday.
The CEOs of Bain & Company Inc., Ultimate Software Group, Inc., McKinsey & Company Inc., Facebook Inc., and LinkedIn Corp. took the top five spots a just-released list of the highest-rated CEOs in the U.S. According to a report...
Commentary & Opinion
June 27, 2016 Another Step Backward for Nuclear and the EnvironmentSource: Geoffrey Styles, Energy Outlook
I don't normally do breaking news, but today's announcement by PG&E and a coalition of environmental groups on retiring the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant in California within 8-9 years merits immediate comment.
June 17, 2016 Beware the Arc of HistorySource: Larry Checco
Since time immemorial civilizations and empires have existed on finite arcs of history—rising from humble beginnings, soaring to pinnacles of glory then slowly or rapidly declining into extinction or, if lucky, into more benign...
June 14, 2016 The Guardian view on business ethics: decency neededSource: The Guardian
While parliament’s chief preoccupation is the letter of the law, it also has a duty to uphold the law’s spirit. That role is especially important in business and finance, where a tension exists between a raucous commerce that...
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