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August 19, 2015 Wal-Mart Is Getting Hit Hard by Thieves

Source: Bloomberg

Wal-Mart has a shrinkage problem, and it's not the Seinfeld variety. It's the kind that, in retail industry jargon, refers to stealing and losing stock to damage or poor inventory management.

August 18, 2015 Amazon fights back against accusations of 'brutal' worker treatment

Source: CNN

From a mid-level engineer to the CEO, Amazon employees are fighting back hard against accusations that the company treats its workers deplorably

August 17, 2015 Firms wary as investor activism gains traction

Source: Livemint

The idea that investors should work to influence the running of a company is fast catching up. Shareholders—both institutional and retail—are becoming more vocal in questioning and opposing the company boards on corporate...

August 14, 2015 GE to Sell U.S. Online Deposit Platform to Goldman Sachs Bank USA

Source: MarketWatch

FAIRFIELD, Conn.-- GE GE, -0.27% announced today an agreement to sell GE Capital Bank’s U.S. online deposit platform along with all deposits of GE Capital Bank, including online savings accounts, online CDs and brokered CDs, to...

August 14, 2015 What's Behind the Parade of Poor Earnings at Department Stores

Source: The Street

Retail sales at department stores are down 2% this year, according to the latest data from the Census Bureau. That represents the second-worst sales performance on an unadjusted basis behind the 19.7% plunge at gas stations, due...

August 13, 2015 Exxon's $40 Billion Oil Discovery Sparks a Nasty Feud

Source: Bloomberg

For generations, Venezuela has formally laid claim to most of its tiny neighbor, Guyana. Many dismissed the case, given Venezuela’s oil wealth and Guyana’s penury. Hugo Chavez, longstanding president of Venezuela, even let it...

August 12, 2015 2015 Proxy Season: Proxy Proposals Up Almost 500% From 2014

Source: ValueWalk

Shareholder activism -- convincing management of public firms to take steps to increase shareholder value -- has been one of the most prominent themes relating to stock markets since the financial crisis. Most shareholder...

August 12, 2015 Google's Alphabet is Silicon Valley's new Alpha Bet

Source: Fortune

As the name implies, it could be anything and everything, but Alphabet is a major something in the evolution of Google.

August 7, 2015 How companies are changing old ways to attract young workers

Fox 11 - More frequent promotions and raises: Progress. Millennials at work are eager to see it early and often. So some clients of îMercerî, a global îconsultingî firm, have responded by changing the...

August 6, 2015 Companies Must Disclose Pay Gap Between CEOs and Workers

Source: Time

Companies will have to provide investors with a ratio showing how the median pay of their workforce squares with their chief executive officers’ compensation, according to new rules adopted by U.S. securities regulators on...

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