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Costco sells out of 27-pound mac-and-cheese bucket with 20-year shelf life NEW YORK POST > Alphabet, the parent company of Google, has been sued over its sexual misconduct policy. BBC NEWS > President Donald Trump’s trade war could divide smartphone ...

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Do Americans want activist CEOs?

Researchers at The Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Rock Center for Corporate Governance looked at the prevalence of CEO activism, the range of positions taken by CEOs and the public’s reaction to activism. DOWNLOAD THE FULL REPORT >

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Sales during the holiday shopping season were the strongest in the past six years. REUTERS > Auto buyer preferences are changing. Here’s a look at the cars that will be killed in 2019 USA TODAY > When Mark Cuban needed ...

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Johnson & Johnson’s internal documents show it kept information about asbestos in baby powder from regulators and the public. REUTERS > There’s a seven-story vending machine that dispenses cars in Indianapolis. No kidding.  INDIANAPOLIS STAR > A year after the ...

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Companies with marketing experience on their board grow faster, researchers say

A study by the National Association of Corporate Directors found that only 4 percent of board members believed marketing experience was valuable at the board level. Does that make sense when companies want to grow? Do companies grow better with ...

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Study: Board gender diversity reduces environmental suit exposure

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New research finds that firms that have a balance of men and women on their boards can reduce their exposure to environmental lawsuits. The study from the University of Adelaide and published in the Journal of Corporate Finance also found that companies ...

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Want your customers to come back? Try using uncertainty.

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Returning customers are usually better for your business than customers who come only once. So how can you get them to come back? You can try to make a game out of it. A new study from the University of ...

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Consumer confidence is now at an 18-year high. MARKETWATCH > Southwest Airlines is the latest air carrier to offer free in-flight messaging. CNBC > The richest families got much richer from stocks in 2017. BLOOMBERG > Small businesses whose companies ...

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The Labor Department reported a new high in job openings, quits, and new hires. CNBC > Income for the middle class is now returning to where it was in 2000. CNN > Find out what 25 things cost 25 years ...

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Papa John’s founder John Schnatter has lost his office in the pizza chain’s corporate headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky. CBS NEWS > FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said he has “serious concerns” about Sinclair Broadcast Group’s acquisition of Tribune Media. POLITICO > ...

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