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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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A number to know: Apple’s disputed EU taxes

$16.7 billion The European Union recently announced it had collected $16.7 billion from Apple for receiving illegal tax benefits and back taxes. READ MORE AT REUTERS >

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Tech talk: Twitter users can now switch between timelines

Twitter recently announced it has brought back the option for its users to view their timelines in chronological order. The social media company said users will be able to switch between the “most relevant” tweets and the latest tweets. Although ...

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Business news roundup

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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Business news roundup

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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These are the highest-paid actors for 2018

According to Forbes, the world’s highest-paid actors for 2018 are: 1. George Clooney ($239 million) 2. Dwayne Johnson ($124 million) 3. Robert Downey Jr. ($81 million) 4. Chris Hemsworth ($64.5 million) 5. Jackie Chan ($45.5 million) 6. Will Smith ($42 ...

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A number to know: Market capitalization

$1 trillion Online retail giant Amazon’s stock recently topped the $1 trillion value for the first time in the company’s history. Amazon became the second publicly traded company to surpass the $1 trillion value, following Apple. READ MORE AT USA ...

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Why an HSA belongs in your retirement strategy

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With the increasing likelihood that Social Security and Medicare benefits may be reduced in the future, it’s more important than ever to use every technique available to maximize your retirement savings.

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A number to know: Struggling families

40 percent According to a recent survey by the Urban Institute, about 40 percent of American families struggled to meet at least one of their basic needs (food, health care, housing, utilities) in 2017. READ MORE IN U.S. NEWS & ...

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Business news roundup

Senator Bernie Sanders wants to tax Amazon and other companies that employ workers who collect public assistance. Amazon disputes the senator’s depiction of the situation. CNN MONEY > British sports car maker Aston Martin wants to go public. Investors should ...

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