Sunday April 20, 2014
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    Boardroom News
    Weekly Jobless Claims Tick Up From Lowest Level Since 2007
    April 18, 2014

    Jobless claims at lowest level since the start of the recession.

    Merger Activity Is Boon to Goldman, Morgan Stanley
    April 18, 2014

    Recent string of corporate yields better than expected income in first months of 2014.

    Business Groups Petition SEC for Tougher Proxy Rules
    April 18, 2014

    SEC petitioned to up the percentage of shareholder votes required to include certain proposals in proxy statements.

    Health Care Enrollments Exceed Targets
    April 18, 2014

    Eight million people signed up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act, exceeding original target.

    U.S. Court Rejects Genworth Investors’ Class Action Attempt
    April 17, 2014

    Judge refuses to hear case where plaintiffs claim they were defrauded by Genworth Financial and lost millions.

    Brazilian Companies Keeping CEO Pay Secret
    April 17, 2014

    Keeping CEO pay under wraps intended to safeguard against kidnapping.

    Yellen’s Mind-the-Gap Goals Rule Says Rates Stay Low for Long
    April 17, 2014

    Yellen gives her first speech as Federal Reserve chairman.

    BlackRock CEO Plans to Keep Speaking Out on Corporate Governance
    April 17, 2014

    Laurence Fink tells shareholders that he will continue to be a voice on corporate governance issues.

    Obama to Announce Targeted Job-Training Initiatives
    April 17, 2014

    Obama administration expands access to apprenticeship programs.

    Starbucks to Move European HQ to UK
    April 17, 2014

    Uproar over corporate tax avoidance prompts Starbucks to move its European headquarters.

    Yahoo Surges on Solid First Quarter
    April 17, 2014

    Yahoo's sales and earnings exceed expectations in first quarter.

    AmEx Profit Surpasses Estimates
    April 17, 2014

    With consumer spending on the rise, American Express sees 12 percent increase in net income.

    Rising Costs Erode Google Profits
    April 17, 2014

    Google's first-quarter profits disappoint investors.

    Bank of America Swings to Loss on Legal Charge, Lower Mortgage Originations
    April 17, 2014

    Bank of America reports $6 billion in legal fees that stemmed from the financial crisis.

    It’s Time for Boards to Have Technology Committees
    April 16, 2014

    CFO columnist says boards need to seriously turn their attentions to technology.

    Capital Spending Poised for a Comeback
    April 16, 2014

    Stronger economy and investor pressure leads companies to invest more money in capital expenditures.

    Rolex Names Dufour CEO in Third Post Change Since 2008
    April 16, 2014

    Head of Louis Vuitton watch brand named new Rolex CEO.

    GE’s Immelt Nay Exit Sooner Than Expected
    April 16, 2014

    Immelt's tenure may prematurely end, sources ID Simonelli and Bolze as possible successors.

    Walgreen Pressured to Move Headquarters to Europe
    April 16, 2014

    Shareholders lobby Walgreen's to take advantage to better tax benefits overseas.

    Premium on Experience Hinders Board Diversity
    April 16, 2014

    Study says little progress is being made when it comes to diversifying the boardroom.