After Pao’s Loss, Silicon Valley Facing More Bias Suits

Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers’ decisive victory over Ellen Pao’s gender bias suit doesn’t mean Silicon Valley giants are off the hook. More lawsuits alleging gender discrimination, sexual harassment and retaliation are already in the pipeline. Cases against Twitter Inc. and … Continue reading


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W.R. Berkley Combines U.S. Broker Reinsurance Units

W. R. Berkley Corp. said it has combined its U.S. broker market reinsurance units, Berkley Re America and Facultative ReSources, into a single operating unit that will trade under the Berkley Re America (BRAM) name. Berkley Re America is a … Continue reading


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AIG Chairman Miller to Exit in July: WSJ

American International Group Inc. Chairman Robert “Steve” Miller intends to step down in July after five years in the role, the Wall Street Journal reported. The insurer’s directors have not yet decided on a replacement, but the next outside chairman … Continue reading


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Medical Marijuana Discussion Come to the Texas Legislature

Calling it “an historic moment” medical marijuana advocates praised the filing of what has been deemed comprehensive medical marijuana legislation in the Texas House. Introducing the legislation at a press conference on March 17, Rep. Marisa Marquez said “it’s time … Continue reading


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Norton Rose Fulbright Reclaims Top Spot in Canadian Brand Survey

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Cadwalader Special Counsel Helps Author FBI Report

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Mortgage Rates Slightly Improved Over Weekend

Mortgage rates fell moderately to begin the week, but haven’t yet returned to recent lows.  Even so, the improvement is a relief considering rates had only just begun fighting back against a big move higher that happened on Wednesday and … Continue reading


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Family of four dead in Gibraltar flat

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UK couple found shot dead in Spain

Peter and Jean Tarsey were found dead in their Spanish home, according to local police … Continue Reading »


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E-cigarette use ‘high among teens’

Many teenagers, even those who have never smoked, are experimenting with e-cigarettes, researchers in north-west England say. Questionnaires completed by 16,193 14 to 17-year-olds, published in BMC Public Health, showed one in five had tried or bought e-cigarettes. The researchers … Continue reading


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Cameron launches election campaign

David Cameron has said he wants to complete the job of “turning the country around” as the election campaign officially got under way. The prime minister said he would offer the “strong leadership” needed while Labour said it had a … Continue reading


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Plenty of potential — and frustration — in the Periscope video app

Actor John Hodgman is goofing off with a friend. Famed venture capitalist Chris Sacca is taking questions while walking down the beach. And someone I don’t know at all — not even her name — is reporting on the building … Continue reading


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