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    1. Twittter Chief Executive Dick Costolo to Step Down

      Twittter Chief Executive Dick Costolo to Step Down

      Twitter chief executive Dick Costolo will step down on July 1, and hand the reins over to Jack Dorsey, Twitter's co-founder and current chairman of the board, the company announced Thursday. Dorsey will serve as interim chief executive while Twitter looks for someone to fill Costolo's position. Costolo has been Twitter's chief executive since 2010; before that he was the company's chief operating officer...

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    2. Rosetta Stone Receives Buyout Offer From Private Equity Firm

      Rosetta Stone Receives Buyout Offer From Private Equity Firm

      Arlington-based Rosetta Stone said Friday that its board of directors is evaluating a purchase offer from New York-based private-equity firm RDG Capital, an overture that sent its languishing stock soaring. Terms of the offer were not disclosed, but shares of the language-learning software company jumped nearly 20 percent, to $7.62, on the disclosure...

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    3. The Rise and (Maybe) Fall of the Golden Parachute

      The Rise and (Maybe) Fall of the Golden Parachute

      Roland Smith has been the CEO of Office Depot for approximately 16 months.During that time, the company’s stock — at least before it announced a merger with Staples in February — declined slightly, while the S&P 500 rose by double digits. Its sales, in a long slump affecting most brick-and-mortar retailers, continued to fall amid store closures and layoffs...

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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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