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Nasdaq seeks mandatory rule on board diversity for companies

Nasdaq seeks mandatory rule on board diversity for companies

The Nasdaq stock exchange is seeking U.S. authority to require more diversity in the boardrooms of Nasdaq-listed companies, or for those companies to explain why they can not. It is the first major exchange to pursue such a requirement.
OPEC talks on production hit snag as pandemic clouds outlook

OPEC talks on production hit snag as pandemic clouds outlook

FRANKFURT — The OPEC oil producers' cartel was to push ahead with a new round of discussions Tuesday about how much to pump next year as countries wrestled over whether to extend the production cuts that have been supporting prices depressed by the p
US factories grew more slowly last month; index dips to 57.5

US factories grew more slowly last month; index dips to 57.5

WASHINGTON — American factories grew at a slower pace last month and there are concerns that surging coronavirus infections will endanger an economic recovery.
‘I’m Your Woman’ puts a fresh spin on the 1970s crime drama

‘I’m Your Woman’ puts a fresh spin on the 1970s crime drama

Director Julia Hart couldn’t stop thinking about Tuesday Weld. She had just watched Michael Mann’s 1981 thriller “Thief” and Weld’s character Jessie had taken over her imagination.
Asian stocks gain on stronger Chinese factory data

Asian stocks gain on stronger Chinese factory data

BEIJING — Asian stocks rose Tuesday after Chinese manufacturing improved, with investors looking ahead to U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s appearance before legislators. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney advanced.

Palm tree helps toddler survive 4-story fall from apartment

MIAMI — A 2-year-old girl is recovering after falling early Monday from a fourth-floor window of an apartment in Miami. A palm tree under the window helped slow the speed of the fall and the child landed in some bushes, Miami Fire Rescue Capt.
Biden names liberal econ team as pandemic threatens workers

Biden names liberal econ team as pandemic threatens workers

WILMINGTON, Del.
Trump science adviser Scott Atlas leaving White House job

Trump science adviser Scott Atlas leaving White House job

WASHINGTON — Dr. Scott Atlas, a science adviser to President Donald Trump who was skeptical of measures to control the coronavirus outbreak, is leaving his White House post.
Navy will decommission warship damaged in suspected arson

Navy will decommission warship damaged in suspected arson

SAN DIEGO — The Navy said Monday that it will decommission a warship docked off San Diego after suspected arson this summer caused extensive damage, making it too expensive to restore.
Powell says pace of economic improvement has moderated

Powell says pace of economic improvement has moderated

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell says that the pace of improvement in the economy has moderated in recent months with future prospects remaining “extraordinarily uncertain.