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Study finds a diverse corporate boards rein in risk, good for shareholders

A diverse corporate board isn’t just good public relations, it can be mean a bigger payoff for shareholders.

That is the finding of a study by a team of university researchers who examined the performance of more than 2,000 companies from 1998 to 2011. 553 more words


News: Dollar Tree is Buying Family Dollar for $8.5 billion

Oh how I love buying everything for just $1!

Huffington Post reports that Dollar Tree will be buying competiting discount store, Family Dollar in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $8.5 billion. 363 more words


Zillow, Trulia surge on merger rumor

Shares of rival real-estate websites Trulia and Zillow surged Thursday after Bloomberg News reported the two companies were in merger talks.
Citing people with knowledge of the matter, the report said Zillow is in talks to buy Trulia for as much as $2 billion, and an agreement may be announced…

Talent attracts talent

Concerning Reid Hoffman‘s new essay, The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age (HBS Press), I must say I agree with him: Professional relationships between employee and employer are broken. 176 more words


Apple's Earnings Top Estimates, but Sales Trail Expectations

Apple delivered a mixed bag in its quarterly earnings report, as per-share income came in just ahead of forecasts while iPhone sales and revenue were slightly less than some analysts had hoped for. 326 more words


Netflix Hits Its Q2 Numbers and the 50 Million Subscriber Mark

Netflix has a very, very lofty valuation — CEO Reed Hastings himself has suggested that it’s too high — so it can’t stumble when it comes to earnings. 114 more words