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Men give their companies’ diversity efforts a much better grade than women do

October 15, 2017 |

Corporate executives like to say gender diversity is one of their top priorities. They mount publicity campaigns, tout their equal pay measures and start up women’s networks to help promote female leaders.

But the view of those agendas — and companies’ success at achieving them — is starkly different…


L.A. Times – Business

Stocks slip; retailers and media companies slump

October 12, 2017 |

U.S. stocks were slipping in early trading Thursday as retailers and communications and media companies declined. Women’s clothing retailer J. Jill was tumbling after it slashed its forecast for the third quarter. AT&T was falling after it said it expects to lose DirecTV subscribers, while cable…


L.A. Times – Business

Companies Leave Catalonia on Fears of Secession From Spain

October 10, 2017 |

Moves pressure separatists and come as Spanish official apologize for police violence during independence referendum last week, in a conciliatory note.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

Stocks open slightly higher; tech and energy companies edge up

October 9, 2017 |

Stocks are opening slightly higher as technology and energy companies inch upward.

Seagate Technology rose 1.2% in early trading Monday, and Chevron rose 0.5%.

General Electric fell 2% after the company named a new director to its board and announced the departure of its chief financial officer…


L.A. Times – Business

More companies are boosting transparency about their political spending

October 8, 2017 |

Major public companies are letting a little more sunlight into their wallets, making more disclosures about their political spending on their websites and adding more board oversight to monitor it, according to a new study.

The report, released last month by the nonpartisan Center for Political…


L.A. Times – Business

7 Companies Have 0 Women in Leadership Positions

October 4, 2017 |

Some companies are better than others—much better—when it comes to cracking open the glass ceiling for women. Using data from research group LedBetter, 24/7 Wall St . has come up with the best and worst companies on this front among 237 global corporations. Factors include the number of women…
Newser

Here’s a way to make companies with large databases keep our info safe

September 29, 2017 |

Let’s say there was a bank that locked the front door at night but left all its money sitting out on a table instead of securing it in the vault. That would be incredibly stupid — an invitation for thieves to break in and make off with the loot.

And it’s precisely what nearly every big company…


L.A. Times – Business

Stocks edge up as healthcare companies rise

September 28, 2017 |

U.S. stocks are turning slightly higher Thursday as healthcare companies rise. AbbVie jumped after it reached a deal with competitor Amgen that would delay competition for its anti-inflammatory treatment Humira, the biggest-selling drug in the world. Technology companies and banks are taking small…


L.A. Times – Business

Stocks rise; small companies make the biggest gains

September 28, 2017 |

U.S. stocks climbed Wednesday as smaller companies soared after a report that showed business investment climbed in August. Investors also hoped stocks will benefit from tax cuts proposed by President Trump and congressional Republicans.

The Labor Department said orders for long-lasting manufactured…


L.A. Times – Business

Banks and tech companies pull stocks down slightly

September 13, 2017 |

U.S. stocks are slightly lower Wednesday morning as banks and technology companies give back some of their gains from earlier in the week. Apple continues to take small losses as investors contemplate its new lineup of iPhones and other products. Energy companies and retailers are trading higher.


L.A. Times – Business