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Majority of employees want to work for a company that values diversity, equity and inclusion, survey shows

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Workers want business leaders to speak up on social and political issues and think companies can do more when it comes to diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, according to the latest CNBC|SurveyMonkey Workforce Survey. The C-suite should take notice: a......

Analysis: U.S. companies are worried about inflation, equity investors less so

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People are seen on Wall St. outside the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., March 19, 2021. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid A growing chorus of U.S. companies are raising concerns about the rising costs of everything from labor to components, yet stock investors appear unfazed by the prospects......

Target CEO Brian Cornell says George Floyd’s murder pushed him to do more about racial equity, diversity

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Brian Cornell, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Target Corporation. Anjali Sundaram | CNBC When George Floyd was killed a year ago, Target CEO Brian Cornell said he was shaken by the murder. He was troubled it happened so......

Pandemic Imperiled Non-English Speakers More Than Others

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Martha Bebinger, WBUR In March 2020, just weeks into the covid-19 pandemic, the incident command center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston was scrambling to understand this deadly new disease. It appeared to be killing more Black and brown patients than whites. For Latinos, there was an additional warning......

Thoma Bravo’s $12.3 billion purchase of Proofpoint is the largest private equity cloud deal

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Gary Steele, CEO, Proofpoint Scott Mlyn | CNBC Even with private equity firms spending record amounts of cash for software in recent years, Thoma Bravo just trumped them all, announcing the biggest cloud buyout ever on Monday. Thoma Bravo said......

Private equity is buying up annuity and life insurance policies. That may be bad for consumers

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here mdphoto16 | E+ | Getty Images Private equity firms are buying up insurers — and the policies they hold — at a feverish pace. Some groups, namely financial advisors, fear the trend may be bad for consumers who own annuity......

New Boston Mayor Kim Janey: ‘We cannot go back to normal’ on racial equity

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Aris Folley Kim Janey, who last month became the first Black woman to be named mayor of Boston, said in a CNN interview published Sunday that the city cannot return “to normal” when it comes to its history of racial inequities. Janey made the......

Op-Ed: Employers’ diversity and equity efforts often overlook people with disabilities

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here 2020 brought forward a crucial national conversation centered on the need for companies — from Main Street to Wall Street — to look inward at hiring practices, employment policies, recruitment and other aspects of the employment process to expand opportunities......

Private equity firm buys De Wafelbakkers

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GREENWICH, CONN. — Brynwood Partners VIII LP has acquired De Wafelbakkers from The Oklahoma Publishing Co., a subsidiary of the Anschutz Corp. Financial terms were not disclosed. Based in North Little Rock, Ark., De Wafelbakkers is a manufacturer of branded, co-manufactured and private label frozen pancakes, waffles and French toast.......

Racial equity effort launched in US by Bimbo

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HORSHAM, PA. — An initiative to combat racial inequity and injustice and to create positive lasting change has been launched by Bimbo Bakeries USA. In addition to supporting organizations dedicated to serving the needs of Black and other minority communities, BBU has formed a racial equity action council. In a......

China’s JD.com to invest $800 million in Dada Group

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FILE PHOTO: A sign of China’s e-commerce company JD.com is seen at its shop at a mall in Shanghai, China October 26, 2018. REUTERS/Aly Song (Reuters) – Chinese e-commerce firm JD.Com said on Monday it will invest $800 million in Dada Group, giving it a 51% stake in the Chinese......

Global equity funds achieve inflows for 11th week running: Lipper

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(Reuters) – Global equity funds attracted inflows for the 11th week running in the week to March 17, helped by hopes of unceasing low interest rates, after the U.S. Federal Reserve signalled its intent to keep rates near zero until at least 2024. FILE PHOTO: The Federal Reserve building is......

Treasury Ramps Up Racial Equity Review as It Deploys Relief Funds

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WASHINGTON — The Treasury Department is moving ahead with a formal racial equity review of the agency and its programs, putting in place an effort to ensure that economic fairness is prioritized throughout the Biden administration as it begins to disburse $1.9 trillion in relief money. The initiative is expected......

Private equity firm to acquire Aryzta North America

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NEW YORK — Private equity firm Lindsay Goldberg has reached an agreement to acquire the North American business of Schlieren, Switzerland-based Aryzta AG for $850 million. Aryzta North America provides bread, sweet and savory baked foods, and snacks to customers in the quick-service restaurant, foodservice and retail markets across the......

U.S. equity funds see big jump in inflows on stimulus boost, Lipper says

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(Reuters) – Investments into U.S. equity funds surged this week, as a retreat in U.S. bond yields and optimism over the approval of the Biden administration’s $1.9 trillion stimulus relief bill bolstered inflows. FILE PHOTO: Morning sunlight falls on the facade of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) building in......

Private equity firm CVC lands $509 million deal for international rugby tournament

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Liam Williams of Wales kicks upfield as Tom Curry of England charges down during the Guinness Six Nations match between Wales and England at Principality Stadium on February 27, 2021 in Cardiff, Wales. LONDON — Global private equity firm CVC......

Investment firms, private equity advocacy group hire lobbyists as lawmakers target tax loopholes

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Investment firms, incluing Cerberus Capital Management and the Carlyle Group, and an organization that advocates for the private equity industry have recently hired lobbyists as lawmakers take aim at tax loopholes. Democrats in Congress are looking to close the carried......

GLOBAL MARKETS-Wall Street surges on jobs data, global equity markets regain ground

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(New throughout, updates prices, market activity and comments) NEW YORK, March 5 (Reuters) – Wall Street and a gauge of global equity markets on Friday recovered from earlier losses as investors took stock of a report that showed faster-than-expected U.S. jobs growth but which had previously stoked inflation concerns. Trading......

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