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June 24, 2013 The Lawsuit and the N.C.A.A.Source: Joe Nocera, NY Times
In 1951, a man named Walter Byers became the first-ever executive director of the N.C.A.A., an organization that at the time was both toothless and penniless. That year, the N.C.A.A. had been forced to abandon its short-lived...
Source: Larry Checco, president, Checco Communications
The banking industry still can’t get it right. The Washington Post recently reported that a new study found that the nation’s biggest banks—those, so-called too big to fail—have been violating the terms of the US$25 billion...
June 21, 2013 USA - These bastards should never have so much power
Meat Trade News Daily - The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) petitioned USDAâs îFood Safety and Inspection Serviceî (FSIS) asking that all slaughter facilities be required to create and implement a comprehensive,...
June 19, 2013 Why Investors Must Do More Than Divest From Fossil FuelsSource: Dan Apfel, The Nation
Eleven cities, including San Francisco and Seattle, are moving towards divesting from fossil fuel companies. Unity College, Hampshire College, College of the Atlantic, Sterling College and Green Mountain College have all...
Source: Bloomberg Law
The heightened focus on corporate governance by regulators, stock exchanges, and investors over the past decade has made periodic evaluation of members of a board of directors increasingly important. A robust program of...
June 14, 2013 Going Dark, and Putting Blindfolds on InvestorsSource: Floyd Norris, NY Times
What happens to investors who buy securities issued under the protection of United States securities laws and continue to hold them after many of the protections are removed? Sometimes it is not pretty.
Source: Wall Street Journal Blog
Although the current proxy season is still working up to its peak, it already offers some clues to what we can expect next year, according to the consulting firm Mercer’s “Say on Pay and the 2013 Proxy Season” webcast June 11.
June 11, 2013 Can You Afford Good Business Ethics?Source: Better Business Bureau Blog
Is there a place for good ethics in business? According to a site on the history of Rotary, one attorney told Mr. Taylor, “If I followed your Test explicitly, I would starve to death.” Hmm. Can we really balance integrity and...
June 10, 2013 Call for greater corporate governance in AsiaSource: Star Online
The international community is calling for greater corporate governance in Asia, with further improvement in the areas of enforcement and board nominations. Flying in from France to attend the Asian Roundtable on Corporate...
June 10, 2013 How to Monetize PlagiarismSource: Joe Nocera, NY Times
This is a column about Jonah Lehrer, the 31-year-old disgraced former New Yorker writer who recently — sigh — landed a contract for a book about love. (Yes, love.) But I want to start by recalling another disgraced former...
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