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    1. On Leadership: When Shareholders Want to Talk About Pay Equality, But Companies Don’t

      On Leadership: When Shareholders Want to Talk About Pay Equality, But Companies Don’t

      Across the country, conversations about the gender pay gap are gaining prominence. In Washington, the Paycheck Fairness Act got a big push from Democrats before ultimately stalling in Congress last year. President Obama also signed two executive actions to boost pay transparency among federal contractors...

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    2. Why Companies are Rewarding Shareholders Instead of Investing in the Real Economy

      Why Companies are Rewarding Shareholders Instead of Investing in the Real Economy

      If you’ve noticed the steep upward trajectory of the stock market over the past few years, looked around and wondered why cash doesn’t appear to be raining down upon your friends and neighbors, you’d be justified in wondering: What’s going on here? If corporate America is doing so well, shouldn’t we feel like things are getting better...

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    3. Wonkblog: Amy Poehler explains inequality, in animated pony form

      Inequality is complicated, but not so much that a My Little Pony parody can't tell you about it.

      Indeed, this Adam McKay-directed short, featuring the voices of Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Sarah Silverman, Billy Eichner, and Andy Richter, actually does a pretty good job going over inequality's greatest hits. Technology and globalization boosting corporate profits by keeping worker wages flat? Check. Tax cuts for the rich, but a minimum wage that hasn't come close to keeping up with inflation?

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    4. On Leadership: HP’s Meg Whitman Changes Her Tune

      On Leadership: HP’s Meg Whitman Changes Her Tune

      The news that Meg Whitman is splitting HP into two companies is historic. The venerable Silicon Valley institution was founded in a Palo Alto garage in 1939 and is often seen as the company that kickstarted the digital age, transforming an agricultural area of California into a hotbed of innovation and technology...

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    5. On Leadership: Five things to know about Alibaba’s Leadership

      On Leadership: Five things to know about Alibaba’s Leadership

      On Friday morning, Jack Ma, the charismatic and already super-wealthy founder of Alibaba Group, is expected to ring the bell of the New York Stock Exchange. It will mark the much-anticipated debut of shares of the Chinese company, and could become the world's largest initial public offering ever. Here are some key points you should know about the people...

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    6. Wal-Mart faces pressure at annual meeting, but it doesn’t spoil the party

      Wal-Mart faces pressure at annual meeting, but it doesn’t spoil the party

      Wal-Mart hosted its annual shareholder meeting Friday morning, a confab more like a star-studded corporate pep rally than an investor event. Pharrell Williams started the meeting by singing “Happy” at 7 a.m. central time in front of a video of company employees dancing to the popular hit song. Robin Thicke, Sarah McLachlan and Florida Georgia Line also entertained. Chief executive Doug McMillon took a selfie with four of the thousands of Wal-Mart workers flown in from 27 countries.

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    7. Bitcoin Foundation distances itself from indicted board member

      Bitcoin Foundation distances itself from indicted board member

      The Bitcoin Foundation has accepted the resignation of Charlie Shrem, the Bitcoin entrepreneur who was charged Monday with violating money laundering laws. Shrem, founder of the Bitcoin startup BitInstant, is accused of facilitating illegal drug transactions on the underground market Silk Road...

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    8. The Switch: Edward Snowden has a new gig: Joins board of press freedom group

      The Switch: Edward Snowden has a new gig: Joins board of press freedom group

      Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has a new gig: He's joining the board of the Freedom of the Press Foundation. "It is tremendously humbling to be called to serve the cause of our free press, and it is the honor of a lifetime to do so alongside extraordinary Americans like Daniel Ellsberg on FPF’s Board of Directors," Snowden said in a statement on the organization's blog...

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    9. LivingSocial CEO Tim O’Shaughnessy stepping down

      LivingSocial CEO Tim O’Shaughnessy stepping down

      LivingSocial chief executive and co-founder Tim O’Shaughnessy announced he was stepping down from the online deals company based in Washington.  O’Shaughnessy described his plans in an e-mail to staff on Friday morning. He will remain chief executive until the company finds a replacement in the first half of 2014. He began talking to the company’s board about a move in late 2013, according to spokesperson Sara Parker...

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    10. Darden's Dilemma Shows Us Bitter Truths About Boardroom Behavior

      Darden's Dilemma Shows Us Bitter Truths About Boardroom Behavior

      I made my first trip to a Red Lobster last week — I had the Bar Harbor Lobster Bake — to better understand the financial melodrama that is playing out on Wall Street and in the company’s boardroom. It’s a case study of everything that’s wrong with the current version of “shareholder capitalism”...

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    11. Companies turning again to stock buybacks to reward shareholders

      Companies turning again to stock buybacks to reward shareholders

      Battered by months of disappointing sales, networking giant Cisco needed a way to give its shareholders a pick-me-up. So the San Jose-based firm did what has become routine for many big U.S. companies nowadays in a slow-growing economy: It announced last month that it was buying back shares of its own stock...

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