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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. After Years of ‘Glacial’ Change, Women Now Hold More than 1 in 4 Corporate Board Seats

      After Years of ‘Glacial’ Change, Women Now Hold More than 1 in 4 Corporate Board Seats

      When Kathy Higgins Victor first joined the board of directors at Best Buy in 1999, she was the only woman in the room. The former Northwest Airlines human resources chief and now president of a leadership coaching firm remembers how she “would say something, and then there’d be silence” followed by approval of a male colleague’s comments. She recalls thinking “Excuse me, was my mic off?”...

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    3. ‘Safety Was Just a Given’: Inside Boeing’s Boardroom Amid the 737 Max Crisis

      ‘Safety Was Just a Given’: Inside Boeing’s Boardroom Amid the 737 Max Crisis

      Before approving plans for a new jetliner called the 737 Max, Boeing’s board of directors discussed how quickly and cheaply it could be built to compete with a rival — but the members didn’t ask detailed questions about the airplane’s safety, according to three people present for the meetings...

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