Month: August 2020

It’s “never been easier” to be ghosted because “everyone is isolated.” Enter Rachel Lindsay and Travis Mills, whose efforts to get to the root of love gone missing is more warranted than ever before. In the inaugural preview of the first-ever completely virtual season — debuting Wednesday, September 2 — young people are trying to…

Of America’s 50 states, 32 have at least one law that lets a firm’s fiduciaries take some non-shareholder interests into accountLAST YEAR 184 of America’s mightiest bosses vowed to manage their firms in the interest not just of company owners but also of other stakeholders—from employees to the environment. Of America’s 50 states, 32 have…

Freezing China out of the global payments system could have unthinkable consequencesPRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP’S sabre-rattling against corporate China has had a real but, so far, limited impact on relations between the world’s two biggest economies (see article). That could change if he decided to go all out and cut China off from the global payments…

IN THE SHARP-ELBOWED world of business, the dividends that firms pay to their shareholders are often considered a bloodless topic. Compared with share prices, they rarely set pulses racing. Corporate-finance theory says that dividends are largely irrelevant to a company’s underlying value and its shareholders’ wealth—just as withdrawing cash from an ATM machine doesn’t make…