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Shareholder Advocacy Group Targets CEO Pay in New Campaign

Shareholder advocacy group As You Sow has launched a campaign combining corporate engagement and institutional shareholder pressure to fight what it says are excessively high levels of executive compensation at U.S. companies. Walgreens among the first companies approached to overhaul executive compensation policies.

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Manufacturer Creates New Path for High School Dropouts

All summer, hundreds of teens have worked on Southwire Co.’s factory line four hours a day, earning above minimum wage and spending eight hours a day in the company’s classrooms. It is part of a novel program designed by the cable manufacturer to develop a skilled workforce and get troubled high-school students from the community back on track. “I didn’t really care about ...

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CEOs Head Off to Summer Camp

The pack of wilderness guides huddled outside Leen's Lodge in Grand Lake Stream, Maine, last Friday morning knew how to identify countless fish and birds, trap bears and even build canoes. Unlike those in the rest of the state, though, they also knew why their customers were keeping them waiting on a beautiful August morning: the nonfarm-payrolls report.

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