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March 10, 2015 GM faces union demands following stock buyback plan

Source: Automotive News

DETROIT (Bloomberg) -- General Motors CEO Mary Barra started off her second year in the job with an activist investor at her door after her first year was largely consumed by a safety investigation over fatally defective ignition...

March 9, 2015 Head of UN Women: No country has reached gender equality

Source: Washington Post

UNITED NATIONS — The head of the United Nations agency promoting equality for women is lamenting that a girl born today will be an 81-year-old grandmother before she has the same chance as a man to be CEO of a company.

March 9, 2015 Independent Sector Should Stop Pushing Self-Regulation

Source: Huff Post

Last month Independent Sector, the coalition of big foundations and nonprofits, held a major event on Capitol Hill calling attention to newly updated guidelines on accountability it hopes every nonprofit will follow.

March 6, 2015 U.S. banks pass Fed capital test, trading books hurt

Source: Reuters

All 31 U.S. banks passed a test of how they would do in a next economic crisis, the Federal Reserve said on Thursday, but those with large trading books came out weak because of new elements in the check-up.

March 4, 2015 When shareholders want to talk about pay equality, but companies don’t

Source: Washington Post

Across the country, conversations about the gender pay gap are gaining prominence. In Washington, the Paycheck Fairness Act got a big push from Democrats before ultimately stalling in Congress last year. President Obama also...

March 4, 2015 The smart way to divest fossil fuels

Source: Reuters

The New York Times Business section article entitled “Study Claims Oil Divestiture May Hurt College Endowments” on February 9 reported on a new paper, financed by the Independent Petroleum Association of America, claiming that...

March 4, 2015 Target to shift big chunk of spending to tech from stores

Source: Fortune

Target ( TGT 0.41% ) is best known for its nearly 1,800 big-box stores. But it’s betting its future on grabbing its share of digital commerce.

March 3, 2015 Gannett Settles With Icahn Over Corporate Governance -- Update

Source: NASDAQ

Gannett Co. has agreed to implement certain corporate-governance policies at the upcoming spinoff of its publishing division, settling a dispute with activist investor Carl Icahn.

March 3, 2015 Barclays Takes $1.2 Billion Charge in Currency-Rigging Probe

Source: Bloomberg

Barclays Plc set aside an extra 750 million pounds ($1.2 billion) to cover the cost of settling the probe into alleged currency rigging and posted a 32 percent drop in full-year pretax profit at the investment bank.

March 2, 2015 Institutional investors should broaden horizons - Institutional investors should expand their horizons beyond their familiar opportunity set and adopt less constrained strategies following strong run-ups in asset prices in the wake of the Global Financial Crisis...

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