Thursday April 24, 2014
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    Green Business Is Good Business for Some Companies
    April 23, 2014

    More companies are embracing the environmental and economic benefits of going green.

    More Women Than Ever on Corporate Boards
    April 23, 2014

    Study shows marked increase in global companies that have female directors.

    Activist Urges ‘Fix’ for Silicon Valley
    April 23, 2014

    Jeff Ubben criticizes Silicon Valley's corporate governance practices.

    Starboard Wins Backing of Darden Shareholders
    April 23, 2014

    Activist investor gets shareholder consent to hold meeting on proposed Red Lobster spinoff.

    Wal-Mart Set To Reveal How Compliance Moved Executives Pay
    April 23, 2014

    Wal-Mart to report on how well executive pay is aligned with compliance goals.

    Big Firms Fill Funding Gap
    April 23, 2014

    Small businesses unable to get conventional loans turn to larger companies.

    Charter Said to Be Near Deal for Divested Comcast Subscribers
    April 23, 2014

    Charter stands to acquire 1.5 million subscribers from Comcast.

    March Leading Indicators Rise 0.8 Percent
    April 22, 2014

    Signs say that economic growth lies ahead. But will that growth be sustainable?

    Ford Said to Name Mark Fields CEO
    April 22, 2014

    As Alan Mulally prepares to depart, CFO Mark Fields may be tapped to helm Ford.

    Corporate Boards Exceeding Oversight Requirements on Environmental and Social Issues
    April 22, 2014

    Study says more than half of S&P 500 companies go above and beyond when it comes to overseeing environmental and social issues.

    General Mills Abandons Mandatory Arbitration After Consumer Outcry
    April 22, 2014

    General Mills revises policy regarding consumer rights in response to public outcry.

    IBM End to Buyback Splurge Pressures CEO to Boost Revenue
    April 22, 2014

    Pressure is on CEO Ginni Rometty to hit profit targets.

    Ackman, Valeant Team Up to Pursue Takeover of Botox Maker Allergan
    April 22, 2014

    If successful, purchase would create a global eye and skin care behemoth.

    Novartis Buys GlaxoSmithKline’s Oncology Unit for $14.5 Billion
    April 22, 2014

    Novartis buys GSK oncology unit, sells vaccines unit.

    Japan’s Trade Deficit Widens as Export Growth Weakens
    April 21, 2014

    Japanese economy faces setbacks.

    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.