#MeToo taught women that there's strength in numbers. Those numbers will rise if women's male co-workers and employers also get on board. Linda Smith Published 10:30 am CST, Friday, February 22, 2019 Photo: Olaser | Getty Images Photo: Olaser | Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Olaser | Getty Images Women 'Stood Up'; Now It's Time for Men and Companies to Follow 1 / 1 Back to Gallery At the beginning of the #MeToo movement, women saw clearly that there is strength -- and power -- in numbers. Multiple women speaking out emboldened others to come forward until a trickle of accusations turned into a critical mass. Then and only then were … [Read more...] about Women ‘Stood Up’; Now It’s Time for Men and Companies to Follow
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By WSJ Fri., Feb. 22, 2019 This is the web version of the WSJ’s newsletter on the economy. You can sign up for daily delivery here. Chinese President Xi's special envoy is in Washington for trade talks. Can he deliver the kind of structural reform the U.S. is demanding? Good morning. Jeff Sparshott here to take you through key developments in the global economy, including the paradox of strong hiring and weak investment, sagging home sales, more warnings signs from Europe and Asia, and physical exertion on the job. Send us your questions, comments or suggestions by replying to this email. CAN HE DELIVER? President Trump is set to meet with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He on Friday. The White House is counting on the special envoy to get Beijing to accept tough new trade strictures. Both sides are focused on reaching a deal before a March 1 deadline that could see tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports rise to 25% from 10%. But deep … [Read more...] about Real Time Economics: Why Aren’t Companies Investing More?
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A Denver-based natural gas producer has agreed to pay a $3.15 million civil penalty to resolve pollution violations at 32 drilling sites in West Virginia. The U.S. Department of Justice says in a news release that the agency and the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection reached a proposed settlement with Antero Resources Corp. over allegations of Clean Water Act violations at sites in Doddridge, Harrison and Tyler counties. In addition to the fine, the settlement filed in federal court for the state’s northern district requires the company to conduct restoration, stabilization and mitigation work at impacted sites as well as provide mitigation for aquatic resource impacts. The violations involved the unauthorized disposal of dredged and fill materials into waters near sites where Antero built well pads and other structures involved in hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking. … [Read more...] about Denver-based Antero agrees to $3.15 million fine in pollution settlement
Walmart CEO Doug McMillon began working for the retailer in high school. McMillon experienced a meteoric ascent in the company, helming Sam’s Club and Walmart International during his rise to the top. McMillon was appointed CEO of Walmart Inc. in 2014. Walmart has been a major part of Doug McMillon’s life for years. Back in high school, the future CEO took on a job unloading trucks at the retail chain. While studying for his MBA years later, McMillon decided to return to Walmart. He proceeded to rise through the company’s corporate structure and ultimately became the CEO of Walmart Inc. in 2014. His promotion didn’t come as much of a surprise, though. Fortune dubbed him “The Chosen One” in a 2015 profile. Here’s a look back on the life and career of Walmart CEO Doug McMillon: Born in Memphis, McMillon has two younger siblings. He spent his childhood in Jonesboro, Arkansas, but the family moved to Bentonville — the beating heart … [Read more...] about How Doug McMillon went from a high schooler working at Walmart for $6.50 an hour to a millionaire CEO running one of the world’s most powerful companies
Geoff Mulvihill Associated Press Published 2:00 PM EST Jan 18, 2019 The legal pressure on the prominent family behind the company that makes OxyContin, the prescription painkiller that helped fuel the nation’s opioid epidemic, is likely to get more intense. The Sackler family came under heavy scrutiny this week when a legal filing in a Massachusetts case asserted that family members and company executives sought to push prescriptions of the drug and downplay its risks. Those revelations are likely to be a preview of the claims in a series of expanding legal challenges. Members of the family that controls Connecticut-based Purdue Pharma are also defendants in a lawsuit brought by New York’s Suffolk County. Few, if any, other governments have sued the family so far. But Paul Hanly, a lawyer representing the county, said he expects to add the Sacklers to other opioid suits. He explained last year that he was targeting the family, known for its donations to some of the … [Read more...] about Lawsuits ramp up pressure on owners of opioid company