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    1. A New Law Prohibiting Employers From Inquiring About a Candidate’s Salary will shake up Wall Street Recruitment

      A New Law Prohibiting Employers From Inquiring About a Candidate’s Salary will shake up Wall Street Recruitment
      • On Halloween this year a new law takes effect in New York City prohibiting employers from inquiring about a candidate’s salary history during the hiring process.
      • It will move the spotlight away from a too-basic metric—compensation—and shine it on the most profound elements of long-term value for an organization: motivation, cultural fit, aspiration, understanding of the business and strategic intelligence.
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    2. American Express' CEO is Stepping Down

      American Express' CEO is Stepping Down

      Reuters

      • Kenneth Chenault is stepping down after nearly 18 years at the helm of American Express.
      • Warren Buffett called Chenault "the gold standard for corporate leadership..."

      American Express Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Kenneth Chenault is stepping down after 37 years at the company, a company press release said on Wednesday...

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    3. The Company Behind Burger King Wants to Take Over Fast Food — and That Could Mean Buying Papa John's

      The Company Behind Burger King Wants to Take Over Fast Food — and That Could Mean Buying Papa John's
      • Restaurant Brands International, the company behind Burger King and Tim Horton's,  recently snapped up popular fast food chain including Popeye's.
      • Credit Suisse says investors want more, and predicts Papa John's, Wingstop, or Yum Brands could be next.

      After snapping up Popeye’s for $1.8 billion earlier this year, investors in Restaurant Brands International, the company behind Burger King and Tim Horton’s, are hungry for more...

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    4. Rio Tinto and its Former CEO Tom Albanese Have Been Charged with Fraud

      Rio Tinto and its Former CEO Tom Albanese Have Been Charged with Fraud

      US authorities have charged Rio Tinto and two former senior executives, including former CEO Tom Albanese, with fraud.

      The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) alleges the executives inflated the value of coal assets that were acquired for $3.7 billion and sold a few years later for $50 million.

      Rio Tinto, the world’s second largest mining company behind BHP, faces permanent injunctions, return of allegedly “ill-gotten gains” plus interest, and civil penalties...

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    5. Harvey Weinstein has Resigned from The Weinstein Company Board, as the Company Struggles to Survive

      Harvey Weinstein has Resigned from The Weinstein Company Board, as the Company Struggles to Survive

      Harvey Weinstein resigned Tuesday from the Weinstein Co. board of directors, as the company continues to try to distance itself from the disgraced mogul.

      Though he was fired as co-chairman on October 8, Weinstein continues to own 22% of the company’s stock, and until today continued to hold a seat on the board.

      The company now risks falling into a protracted legal battle with Weinstein, who alleges his firing was illegal...

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    6. Saudi Aramco is 'Considering Shelving Plans for an IPO'

      Saudi Aramco is 'Considering Shelving Plans for an IPO'

      Saudi Aramco might be delaying its initial public offering.

      The Financial Times' Anjli Raval, James Fontanella-Khan, Arash Massoudi, and Simeon Kerr report that the state-oil behemoth "is considering shelving plans for an international public offering in favour of a private share sale to the world's biggest sovereign wealth funds and institutional investors...

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    7. Samsung Electronics' CEO Steps Down in a Shocking Resignation

      Samsung Electronics' CEO Steps Down in a Shocking Resignation

      The CEO of Samsung Electronics has stepped down in a shock resignation. It comes despite the South Korean smartphone company forecasting record profits. The heir to the Samsung empire was recently jailed for bribery. Samsung Electronics said on Friday its CEO and Vice Chairman Kwon Oh-hyun plans to step down from management, deepening concerns over a leadership vacuum at the tech giant after group scion Jay Y. Lee was jailed for bribery...

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    8. HSBC Has Reportedly Picked Retail Chief John Flint as its Next CEO

      HSBC Has Reportedly Picked Retail Chief John Flint as its Next CEO

      LONDON, Oct 8 (Reuters) - HSBC wants to appoint company insider John Flint as its next chief executive and has approached regulators seeking their approval, Britain's Sunday Times newspaper said.

      Europe's biggest bank has told the Bank of England it wants approval for Flint, who currently runs the lender's retail and wealth management businesses, to take over from Stuart Gulliver, the paper said, citing unnamed sources....

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    9. One Chart Shows Why Shareholders are so Happy About Netflix's Price Increase

      One Chart Shows Why Shareholders are so Happy About Netflix's Price Increase

      Netflix raised its prices for US subscribers on Thursday and its stock took off, hitting an all time high of $194.39 per share by the end of the day. The price bump took the standard tier up to $10.99 from $9.99, and the premium tier to $13.99 from $11.99. The entry level $7.99 plan will not change. Subscribers are likely to grumble, but the stock increase indicates investors are confident the company won't see a decline in subscription numbers...

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    10. Elizabeth Warren tells Wells Fargo's CEO: 'You should be fired' (WFC)

      Elizabeth Warren tells Wells Fargo's CEO: 'You should be fired' (WFC)

      It's been one year since the Wells Fargo fake accounts scandal came to light, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren doesn't think the bank has done enough to make up for the damage.

      As a refresher, it was initially found that Wells Fargo employees opened more than 2 million customer accounts  without their knowledge from 2011 and 2015. The scope of the scandal has since increased with the possibility of more fraudulent accounts opened over a longer period of time...

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    11. Shareholders Call out Starbucks for 'Unequal' Family Leave Policy that they say Hurts Low-Income and LGBTQ Workers

      Shareholders Call out Starbucks for 'Unequal' Family Leave Policy that they say Hurts Low-Income and LGBTQ Workers

      Shareholders are calling for Starbucks to change its family leave policy.

      On Monday, a group of shareholders led by Zevin Asset Management filed a resolution to express concern with the company's "unequal paid parental leave policy."

      While Starbucks' corporate offices have extensive maternity and paternity leave policies, these policies do not include in-store workers...

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    12. The World According to a $2 Trillion Investment Chief

      The World According to a $2 Trillion Investment Chief

      Mark Haefele is constantly in the air.

      A former lecturer and acting dean at Harvard University, Haefele is the global chief investment officer at UBS Wealth Management, overseeing policy and strategy for $2 trillion in assets. He is also always traveling.

      Business Insider caught up with Haefele this week at the UBS CIO Global Forum in New York before he set off on another long-haul flight. Europe, the Middle East, and Asia are all on the schedule, as well as frequent trips to the US...

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    13. Oracle's Board will Unanimously Reject a Shareholder Request for a Gender Pay Gap Audit

      Oracle's Board will Unanimously Reject a Shareholder Request for a Gender Pay Gap Audit

      Et tu, Safra?

      When Oracle meets for its annual shareholder meeting on November 17, the board of directors will vote to reject a shareholder proposal requesting that the company do a payroll audit to check for a gender pay gap.

      In a filing with the Security and Exchange Commission on Thursday, the board — made up of nine men and three women — indicated that it would reject the proposal unanimously...

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    14. An Activist Investor Praises Apple, and Slams Google, Over Equal Pay for Women Transparency

      An Activist Investor Praises Apple, and Slams Google, Over Equal Pay for Women Transparency

      Activist investor Natasha Lamb is calling on Alphabet, parent company of Google, to quit stalling and to release comprehensive data on how pay for women and men compare. On Wednesday she sent a letter to Alphabet's board demanding more information. Activist investor Natasha Lamb, managing partner for Arjuna Capital, is once again calling on Google to share information on if it pays women equally to men.

      On Wednesday, she sent a letter to the company's board with a long list of questions...

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    15. One of American, Delta, and United's Biggest Rivals has a New CEO

      One of American, Delta, and United's Biggest Rivals has a New CEO

      Etihad

      • Tony Douglas was named the new CEO of Etihad Aviation Group on Thursday.
      • Douglas will join the company in January 2018.
      • He will replace long-time CEO, James Hogan.

      Abu Dhabi has recruited Britain's top defense buyer to run troubled Etihad Airways which is rethinking an aggressive expansion strategy that led it to huge losses last year...

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    16. Kellogg's CEO Steps Down

      Kellogg's CEO Steps Down

      (Reuters) - Cereal maker Kellogg Co said Chief Executive John Bryant will step down effective Oct. 2, and would be succeeded by Steven Cahillane, the chief of nutritional supplements maker Nature's Bounty.

      The company's shares were marginally down at $63.03 in morning trading on Thursday.

      Kellogg, like other packaged food makers, has been struggling with declining demand as consumers shift to healthier alternatives, posting lower sales for the past 11 quarters...

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    17. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says he Voted Against Steve Ballmer's $7.6 Billion Nokia Mistake

      Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says he Voted Against Steve Ballmer's $7.6 Billion Nokia Mistake

      When Microsoft's then CEO Steve Ballmer proposed buying Nokia to shore up the company's foundering mobile phone division, Satya Nadella thought it would be a mistake.

      Four years later, he hasn't changed his mind.

      In his new book, "Hit Refresh," Nadella, who replaced Ballmer as Microsoft CEO, says he unsuccessfully tried to dissuade his predecessor from purchasing Nokia...

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    18. Facebook Has Settled the Lawsuit Over Non-Voting Shares Days Before Mark Zuckerberg's Planned Testimony

      Facebook Has Settled the Lawsuit Over Non-Voting Shares Days Before Mark Zuckerberg's Planned Testimony

      Facebook has settled the lawsuit about its plan to create a class of non-voting shares, a court official told Business Insider on Friday.

      The settlement means that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other Facebook insiders will not take the witness stand in the closely-watched trial...

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    19. Shareholders Care About Way More than Maximizing Profits

      Shareholders Care About Way More than Maximizing Profits

      University of Chicago Booth School of Business professor Luigi Zingales discusses the debate surrounding corporate profit maximization. He talks about a research paper he authored, which makes the point that profit maximization is important to shareholders, but it’s not the only thing they care about. Put simply: shareholder welfare is not equal to market value...

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