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August 23, 2013 All Jobs Are Not Created EqualSource: Larry Checco
Soon we will be treated to another round of government job reports. The stock market most likely will rejoice if the unemployment rate ticks down a tenth of a percent or so, and agonize if it inches up, depending on what it...
August 21, 2013 How Not to Stay on TopSource: Joe Nocera, NY Times
In the late 1970s and early 1980s, the dominant computing device used in corporate America was a word processor made by Wang Laboratories. The company’s founder and chief executive was An Wang, a brilliant Chinese immigrant who...
August 19, 2013 The Problem With Wiggle Room in SecuritiesSource: Gretchen Morgenson, NY Times
To veterans of Wall Street, the details that emerged in last week’s criminal complaints against two former JPMorgan Chase traders didn’t exactly shock. Over the years, countless traders have misrepresented the values of the...
August 19, 2013 Merge Is What Airlines DoSource: Joe Nocera, NY Times
So how is it that 35 years after the law was passed that deregulated the airline industry, we stand today with two megacarriers, United and Delta, while a third proposed megamerger — of American and US Airways — was all but done...
August 14, 2013 Are These Companies Better After Shareholder Activism?Source: The Motley Fool
Within the past year, shareholder activists have been very busy within the energy space. In this video, Motley Fool energy analysts Joel South and Taylor Muckerman take a close look at Elliott Management's recent initiatives...
August 12, 2013 U.S. Companies Thrive as Workers Fall BehindSource: Floyd Norris, NY Times
AMERICAN companies are more profitable than ever — and more profitable than we thought they were before the government revised the national income accounts last week. Wage earners are making less than we thought, in part because...
August 7, 2013 G&A Institute Sustainability UpdateSource: Hank Boerner, CEO, Governance & Accountability Institute
Informative, insightful, thought provoking...the new blog from the Governance & Accountability Institute focusing on the sustainable world evolving daily before our eyes. Read it, absorb it, question it and challenge it. ...
August 5, 2013 Clawbacks in Word, Not DeedSource: Gretchen Morgenson, NY Times
WHAT good is a policy if it’s never enforced? That’s a question investors are asking these days about an executive pay standard that companies rarely seem to use. We’re talking about so-called clawback provisions allowing a...
July 31, 2013 Why we should stop subsidizing executive paySource: Kansas City Star
Almost everyone knows CEO pay is out of control. It surged 16 percent at big companies last year, according to The New York Times, and the typical CEO raked in $15.1 million. Meanwhile, the median wage continued to drop, adjusted...
July 26, 2013 For SAC, Indictment May Imperil Its SurvivalSource: Floyd Norris, NY Times
Is SAC Capital Advisors going to be the next Arthur Andersen, a company destroyed by an indictment? If so, there will be one primary distinction: Government officials came to regret forcing Andersen, the auditor of Enron and one...
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