• GM CEO Barra's pay dipped slightly to just under $22 million in 2018

    General Motors Co's top executive, Mary Barra, received a compensation package worth just under $22 million in 2018, slightly less than the previous year, according to the No. 1 U.S. automaker's proxy statement released on Thursday. GM also said two members of the board of directors - former chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, retired Admiral Michael Mullen and the former CEO of ConocoPhillips , James Mulva - will not stand for re-election. GM and the rest of the auto industry are facing an expected decline in U.S. demand this year, slowing sales in the world's largest auto market in China and potential costly tariffs that could be imposed by the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump as it negotiates new trade deals with China, Europe and Japan.


  • San Francisco Mayor Sees PG&E Assets as a ‘Great’ Opportunity

    Breed said she sees an opportunity to deliver clean power to her residents while keeping rates as low as possible. “I’m pretty excited about it, and I am hopeful that we are able to do it,” Breed said in an interview with Bloomberg News Wednesday at City Hall. Breed’s remarks showed the potential for sweeping change at San Francisco-based PG&E, which filed for bankruptcy in January under the weight of an estimated $30 billion in liabilities from wildfires.


  • Mom files $1 million lawsuit after brain-eating amoeba at Texas water park kills son

    A woman has filed a lawsuit months after her son was killed by a brain-eating amoeba contracted at a Texas water park.


  • Does TIMIA Capital Corp.'s (CVE:TCA) CEO Pay Matter?

    Mike Walkinshaw became the CEO of TIMIA Capital Corp. (CVE:TCA) in 2015. First, this article will compare CEO compensation with compensation at similar sized companies. Next, we'll consider growth that the business demon...


  • Does The Pine Cliff Energy Ltd. (TSE:PNE) Share Price Tend To Follow The Market?

    If you're interested in Pine Cliff Energy Ltd. (TSE:PNE), then you might want to consider its beta (a measure of share price volatility) in order to understand how the stock could impact your portfolio. Modern finance theory consid...


  • Trump thought Mueller would 'end' his presidency and other takeaways from the Mueller report

    Although the probe "did not establish that members of Trump campaign conspired" with the Russians, it identified "numerous links" between them.


  • IPO mania: Zoom, Pinterest surge in market debuts

    NEW YORK (AP) — Investors are giving unicorn technology companies Zoom and Pinterest a rousing reception in their debuts on the stock market.


  • Mumps Cases At Indiana University More Than Double In A Week Amid Outbreak

    As of Thursday morning, there are 17 mumps cases at the Bloomington campus, upfrom seven last week


  • USMCA would modestly boost U.S. economy, cut vehicle production: analysis

    (Reuters) - The U.S. International Trade Commission estimated the proposed new North American free trade deal would modestly boost the U.S. economy but could reduce U.S. vehicle production.


  • Volkswagen Joins IBM-Backed Blockchain Platform for Cobalt Supply Chains

    Volkswagen is joining a blockchain-powered scheme to ensure the cobalt used in lithium-ion batteries for its electric vehicles is responsibly sourced. In smartphones to cars, cobalt has become a crucial component for consumer products, but according to an IBM blog, two-thirds of global production comes from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where an estimated two million miners face “profound challenges including human rights violations.” In 2017, Reuters reported that some cobalt mines use child labor and are controlled by insurgent militias.


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