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    1. Group of Top CEOs says Maximizing Shareholder Profits No Longer can be the Primary Goal of Corporations

      Group of Top CEOs says Maximizing Shareholder Profits No Longer can be the Primary Goal of Corporations

      The new statement, released Monday by the Business Roundtable -- whose members are CEOs of America’s largest companies -- suggests balancing the needs of a company’s various constituencies and comes at a time of widening income inequality, rising expectations for corporate behavior and proposals from Democratic lawmakers that aim to restructure American capitalism...

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    2. The Fearless Girl Statue Turns One Today. Here's What She's Inspired

      The Fearless Girl Statue Turns One Today. Here's What She's Inspired

      (Peter Holley) Nearly 25 percent of State Street's 80 senior-most executives are women. While that's less than the roughly 30 percent of senior executives in the finance industry overall, the firm aims to increase its percentage of senior vice presidents to 36 percent within five years. "When we placed the statue, we knew it would shine a light on our organization and our gender diversity and we were prepared," Blake said...

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    3. On Leadership: The One CEO Perk That’s Not Fading Away

      On Leadership: The One CEO Perk That’s Not Fading Away

      Since 2006 -- when the Securities and Exchange Commission began requiring companies to disclose more detail about executive compensation -- the perks of top managers have been under attack. And under pressure from investors and the fear of embarrassing optics for companies, many have quietly vanished. Country club memberships have all but gone the way of the three-martini lunch. Allowances for company cars? So very 2005.Read full article...

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    4. On Leadership: This Might Just be why Progress on Board Diversity is So Slow

      On Leadership: This Might Just be why Progress on Board Diversity is So Slow

      Many reasons have been given for why only 19 percent of corporate board directors are women -- a number that has barely budged over the last decade. There aren't enough directors retiring to make room for new ones. There aren't enough outside pressures to prompt real change. Boards can't find enough women to take new seats...

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    5. On Leadership: Should CEOs Hold the Chairman’s Role? A Vote Facing Bank of America Reignites the Divide

      On Leadership: Should CEOs Hold the Chairman’s Role? A Vote Facing Bank of America Reignites the Divide

      Last October, Bank of America's board gave CEO Brian Moynihan another hat to wear, naming him chairman of the company's board.But this was no ordinary crowning of a CEO as the board's leader. Back in 2009, as the financial crisis raged, a majority of Bank of America shareholders voted to separate the company's top two leadership roles, stripping then-CEO Ken Lewis of his chairman's title, a rare feat for investors...

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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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