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Post-Election, Prepare for More Minimum Wage Hikes

Five states—Arizona, Colorado, Maine, Washington and South Dakota—voted on minimum wage referendums during the national election, with voters in all cases either supporting a wage increase or rejecting a decrease.

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An Election Like No Other

Controversy continues to define the presidential race, yet everyone can agree on one thing—the outcome will dramatically impact both the national economy and individual businesses.

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Regulatory Preparation Depends on CEOs, Not on Who Wins the Election

Whether Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton becomes president will be a huge determinant in the U.S. government’s approach to regulatory enforcement over the next four or eight years. No matter who wins, however, there are some steps CEOs should take to improve their company’s position no matter what comes down the pike from the White House.

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Effective—Not Ideological—Leadership is the Key to Company Success

The best CEOs focus more on being effective than on being the smartest person in the room. In fact, CEOs who insist on being right often go down in flames, because they are unable to create enough alignment to move their organizations forward. Here are a few lessons in leadership based on today’s political landscape, from Tom Saporito, chairman and CEO of global consulting firm RHR International.

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Silicon Valley Titan Peter Thiel Raises Eyebrows with Trump Endorsement Speech

Peter Thiel has been called Donald Trump’s “most unlikely supporter” because he is an openly gay tech titan. But there he was on Thursday evening at the GOP convention in Cleveland, helping introduce the Republican presidential nominee who is anathema to so many Silicon Valley CEOs and whose party takes official positions against progress for the LGBT community.

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States, Localities Join the Feds in the Fight Against Companies Dodging Taxes  

The Obama administration got tougher against mergers motivated by so-called corporate tax-inversion schemes, and now the states are doing something similar by mitigating tax-haven usage. Boards will have to deal with the state-government impulse just as they’re confronting more obstacles to combinations of American companies with overseas concerns.

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