- Newsmaker: Blue Ribbon Panel to Issue Recommendations on Soaring Executive Compensation
Jack Welch of GE is the latest business leader whose glossy reputation has been tarnished by revelations about his retirement package. Today, The Conference Board has announced new reforms in executive compensation, designed to prevent corporate officers from enriching themselves at shareholders' expense. Andrew Hill, US business editor for the Financial Times, has details.
- Reporter's Notebook: How Latino Immigrants View US Foreign Policy
The New York Times calls the novelist Victor Villase-or -a cherished figure among Mexican-Americans-whose dog-eared books are read by several generations of a family at the same time.- His Rain of Gold was a best seller. His award-winning Thirteen Senses is just out in paper. Villase-or talks about immigrant assimilation, Independence Day and how Latino immigrants View US foreign policy.
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Touching down in fly-over country Dodge City, Kansas and Erie, Pennsylvania may have something in common. That’s just one surprise in “Our Towns,” a new book by James and Deborah Fallows. The veteran Atlantic magazine correspondent and his scholarly wife spent two weeks in each of 25 different cities. Their search for America’s character provides anecdotes, comparisons and distinctions after a journey of 100,000 miles.
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