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U.S. company directors compensated more than ever, but now risk backlash

 

(This November 8 story corrects spelling of analytics firm ESGauge, paragraph 10)

Culture change is the cutting edge of mental health benefits at work

 

When Hartmut Braune comes to work in security communications at SAP, he never knows what emergency will land in his inbox.

Billionaires' wealth falls for first time since 2015

 

The world's richest people became a little less well off last year, according to a report by UBS and PwC, as geopolitical turmoil and volatile equity markets reduced the wealth of billionaires for...

Five new life lessons from Charles Schwab

 

(The writer is a Reuters contributor; the opinions expressed are his own.)

Record highs not enough to lure fund investors to U.S. stocks

 

U.S. investors last week pulled $4.1 billion from mutual funds and exchange-traded funds that hold domestic stocks, extending a pullback from the U.S. equities market that has now lasted for five of...

Beyond windmills, Epoch's Van Valen looks for grid improvements

 

At a time when U.S. utilities face pressure to rely more on renewable energy, a well-known investor in the space said it is equally important to judge companies by their spending on less glamorous...

Starved for income? Hungry investors hunt dividend ETFs

 

Rock-bottom interest rates may be great for lots of people - but not for savers.

Wealth gap among retired Americans worsens despite a growing economy

 

(The opinions expressed here are those of the author, a columnist for Reuters.)

AT&T to add directors, sell up to $10 billion in assets next year

 

AT&T Inc on Monday unveiled a three-year strategic plan that included selling up to $10 billion worth of businesses next year, paying off all its debt from the purchase of Time Warner and adding two...

Ken Fisher says no lay-offs despite withdrawals over his remarks

 

Fisher Investments founder Ken Fisher said there will be no lay-offs at his Washington state investment firm despite some $3 billion in withdrawals by pension funds and others over allegedly sexist...

Fisher loses another $584 million from high-profile clients

 

A Texas retirement system and Goldman Sachs Group Inc pulled a combined $584 million from Fisher Investments on Friday, after allegations that firm founder Ken Fisher made sexist comments at a...

Despite robot efficiency, human skills still matter at work

 

Artificial intelligence is approaching critical mass at the office, but humans are still likely to be necessary, according to a new study by executive development firm, Future Workplace, in...

After Ken Fisher no-show, LA pension system terminates his firm

 

The Los Angeles fire and police pension system voted to terminate Fisher Investments on Thursday over allegedly sexist comments made by founder Ken Fisher earlier this month.

U.S. stock funds post near $4 billion outflow: Lipper

 

U.S. equity funds shed $3.98 billion in the week ended Wednesday, according to data released by Lipper on Thursday.

Third Point confirms EssilorLuxottica stake, still talking with Sony: letter

 

Billionaire investor Daniel Loeb said on Thursday his hedge fund owns a $700 million stake in Ray-Ban maker EssilorLuxottica SA and is urging the company to "accelerate leadership transitions".

Vinik to shut down hedge fund, says raising cash 'much harder' than expected

 

Money manager Jeffrey Vinik said on Wednesday he was shutting down his stock-picking hedge fund, citing unexpected difficulties raising cash for the decision to end a much-hyped but short-lived...

U.S. money market assets increased in latest week: iMoneyNet

 

U.S. money market fund assets increased by $18.00 billion to $3.437 trillion in the week ended Oct 22, the Money Fund Report said on Wednesday.

Workers in pain: Employers take a new twist to prevent costly injuries

 

Your job does not have to be physically demanding to literally be a pain in the neck, or knee, or lower back.

Top pension consultant NEPC questions sustainability of Fisher Investments

 

Top pension consultant NEPC said it questioned the "sustainability" of Fisher Investments, in a memo sent to NEPC clients and seen by Reuters on Tuesday.

U.S. companies facing worker shortage race to automate

 

U.S. companies are responding to the lowest unemployment rate in almost 50 years by increasing their focus on automation in order to maintain healthy margins as labor costs tick higher, a Reuters...

Upgrade: This is the No. 1 cruise line for your money

 

The best cruises for families, couples, the affluent and more, according to U.S. News. Plus, secrets for saving on cruises.

Asia Markets: Asian markets little changed as traders seek direction

 

Asian markets sought direction in early trading Tuesday, as traders awaited the next development in U.S.-China trade talks and violent protests continued in Hong Kong.

WeWork bonds slip to new low amid renewed scrutiny of financial metrics, reports that T-Mobile CEO may be in line for top spot

 

WeWork’s junk bonds slid to a record low of about 78 cents on the dollar Monday after its reliance on controversial financial metrics was thrust back in the spotlight and reports emerged that WeWork may want T-Mobile CEO John Legere as its chief executive

Budweiser maker to buy Kona Brewing and more craft beers for a discount

 

Anheuser-Busch InBev SA , the world’s largest brewer, found a way to buy some beers it knows well — including the Kona Brewing Co. and Redhook Brewery — for a cheaper price than expected.

Cannabis Watch: Cannabis earnings: How much worse can it get for underperforming weed companies?

 

Weed companies in Canada have consistently over-promised and under-delivered for investors at earnings time, a big reason previously fattened valuations have been on a severe diet. The next major test for the tortured set of names begins Monday.

The Margin: E-cigarettes may actually be worse for your heart than regular cigarettes

 

New American Heart Association research suggests e-cigs reduce blood flow to the heart

Where Should I Retire?: I’m 59, have $2,500 a month to spend and prefer an artsy community near the ocean that’s not too hot — where should I retire?

 

He’s ready to leave Alaska for somewhere warmer on the West Coast.

Personal Finance Daily: New York regulator probes Apple Card algorithms for gender bias after viral tweets, and 7 ways to reduce the carbon footprint on your Amazon orders

 

Monday’s top personal finance stories

Livability: 6 charming mountain towns that are worth visiting even if you don’t ski

 

No skis? No problem. These mountain paradises offer plenty of activities on and off the slopes.

NewsWatch: Seeing America again through new eyes

 

In 2011, at 50, I took early retirement from my job as an air-traffic controller, left Texas and began traveling the world.

 

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