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January 13, 2015 Globally, women gain corporate board seats -- but not in the US

Source: Fortune

The push for women to gain corporate board seats is having an impact in many countries. Progress is possible. That seems to be the message from Catalyst’s new global census of women on boards, which counts the number of women...

January 12, 2015 European Central Bank Policy Makers Remain Divided on Bond Purchases

Source: NY Times

Top officials of the European Central Bank offered dueling views over the weekend on how to deal with the risk of a downward price spiral in the eurozone, a sign that internal debate continues ahead of a crucial meeting next week.

January 9, 2015 CEO Pension Benefits: Bigger Than the Pay Advantage?

Source: Bloomberg/BusinessWeek

For many new retirees, the biggest worry isn’t about how they’ll keep themselves busy after years of the 9-to-5 grind. It’s whether they’ll have enough money to get by during their golden years. Not so for Gregg Steinhafel, who...

January 9, 2015 GM CEO Mary Barra says there is plenty room for the US auto industry to grow

Source: Microcap Observer

During a meeting with journalists on the eve of Detroit’s North American International Auto Show, General Motors Co. CEO, Mary Barra has expressed hopes that the US auto market still has a wide leeway for increased sales and...

January 8, 2015 Activist to public pensions: Thank you!

Yahoo Finance - He cited efforts by the Scott Stringer-led îNew York City pensionî and others to make it easier for smaller shareholders to nominate directors as an example of "politicized activism" along "individual...

January 7, 2015 2015 Top 10 trends in corporate governanc

Source: Canadian Lawyer Magazine

2015 is shaping up to be a year where boards, once again, will be under intense pressure and scrutiny to get it right. Here is my list of trends and key issues, along with what boards are, or should be doing in response.

January 6, 2015 An Unusual Boardroom Battle, in Academia

Source: NY Times

A normally academic question about corporate governance has erupted into a nasty, often personal battle among elite professors, regulators and white-shoe lawyers that has raised the suggestion of securities fraud on one side and...

January 6, 2015 Germany overtakes UK in corporate executive pay stakes


Germany has overtaken the UK as the home of Europe’s top-paid corporate executives in a shift that partly reflects public and investor pressure on remuneration at British listed companies.

January 6, 2015 Harvard Ideas on Health Care Hit Home, Hard

Source: NY Times

For years, Harvard’s experts on health economics and policy have advised presidents and Congress on how to provide health benefits to the nation at a reasonable cost. But those remedies will now be applied to the Harvard faculty,...

January 6, 2015 FCC makes it easier to complain about cable, Internet, and phone providers

Ars Technica - îConsumers Unionî, the advocacy arm of Consumer Reports, said it gave input to the FCC as it was building the new complaints portal. âThis site will make it easier for people to file and track...

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