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    Jury Backs Kleiner Perkins In Sex-Bias Case

    DJ Business News – 5:35 PM ET 03/27/2015

    A San Francisco jury Friday found that venture-capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield& Byers did not discriminate or retaliate against former partner Ellen Pao, in a closely watched case that raised questions about the treatment of women in Silicon Valley. The six-man, six-woman jury deliberated for three days, after a four-week trial. Jurors had to work through 14 pages of instructions and a seven-page verdict form with 30 questions to formulate its verdict on two charges of...

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    This was the week when men ruined everything

    MarketWatch – 8:37 AM ET 03/27/2015

    Men don't hire women, a dead man rewrote history, and men who love junk food spread their culinary tastes across the world. Even the sun can't throw light on what happened in Silicon Valley this week: A woman got a meaningful job. There are no presses left to stop, but still...

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    7 reasons to buy Facebook now

    MarketWatch – 6:31 AM ET 03/27/2015

    Bullish reasons to buy outnumber the bearish concerns about valuation. Against my better judgment, I do actually read the comments sections under my articles. And in addition to the bald jokes and links to sites where you can get rich working from home, I've noticed some questions lately about Internet giant Facebook Inc..

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    Google Details Pay for Incoming Financial Chief -- Update

    DJ Business News – 7:44 PM ET 03/26/2015

    It's good to be Google Inc.' s chief financial officer. Ruth Porat, who said Tuesday that she would leave her job as Morgan Stanley's (MS) finance chief to take the same role at Google (GOOG), will receive around $30 million in salary, restricted stock and bonuses for her first seven months of work. That would make her one of the highest-paid CFOs in the U.S.

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    Google details pay for incoming financial chief

    MarketWatch – 5:04 PM ET 03/26/2015

    Ruth Porat replaces Patrick Pichette, who retired. Google Inc. said Thursday that it would pay its incoming chief financial officer, Ruth Porat, a base salary of$ 650,000.. The tech giant also agreed to pay Porat a $5 million one-time sign-on bonus, a $25 million new hire grant and a $40 million biennial grant that begins in 2016..

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    EBay bows to pressure with two women directors

    MarketWatch – 1:34 PM ET 03/26/2015

    Shareholder group pulls proposal after eBay (EBAY) appoints women. NEW YORK-- EBay Inc. (EBAY) agreed to nominate one additional woman to its board of directors earlier this week in response to mounting public pressure for diversity. The appointment of American Red Cross CEO Gail McGovern to the eBay (EBAY) board came partially in response to a shareholder proposal filed last November by a group of investors that includes New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli and Trillium Asset Management,...

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    The New Odd Couple: Wall St. and Main St.

    MarketWatch – 7:31 AM ET 03/26/2015

    "Have you now, or have you ever, worked on Wall Street?" That might well be the question posed in the form of an indictment by the latter-day McCarthyites who find it convenient to paint all who earn their living in finance as Gordon Gekkos. Not that there aren't rapacious and vicious bastards in the financial markets who would stab their grandmothers to gain an advantage.

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    This is nothing like the 2000 dot-com bubble

    MarketWatch – 6:31 AM ET 03/25/2015

    Valuations are high, but they aren't as insane as they were 15 years ago. Should we be worried about another dot-com crash? After all, the Nasdaq Composite is back up to 5,000-- the giddy level last seen during the peak of the big tech bubble back in 2000..

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    7 reasons to buy Google stock

    MarketWatch – 6:06 AM ET 03/25/2015

    Google (GOOG) is still growing, still dominant, still innovating. Google Inc. got a bit of a bump in recent days on news of a big-time hire, snapping up Morgan Stanley (MS) exec Ruth Porat to make her the tech firm's new chief financial officer. While musical chairs in the C suite is interesting to Wall Street insiders, particularly given the number of bankers defecting to technology firms these days, investors in Google (GOOG) stock need to keep perspective; one hire does not make or break a stock of this...

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    Google makes most of close ties to White House

    MarketWatch – 11:49 PM ET 03/24/2015

    WASHINGTON-- As the federal government was wrapping up its antitrust investigation of Google Inc., company executives had a flurry of meetings with top officials at the White House and Federal Trade Commission, the agency running the probe. Google (GOOG) co-founder Larry Page met with FTC officials to discuss settlement talks, according to visitor logs and emails reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. Google Chairman Eric Schmidt met with Pete Rouse, a senior adviser to President Barack...

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    Sex-Bias Trial Takes Big Toll on Kleiner Perkins

    DJ Business News – 8:36 PM ET 03/24/2015

    In a packed San Francisco courtroom earlier this month, John Doerr looked exhausted, at times gloomy, after hours of testimony in which he defended the Silicon Valley venture-capital firm where he has worked for 35 years against allegations of sex discrimination and retaliation. The billionaire investor explained why Kleiner Perkins Caufield& Byers had placed a male partner on the board of startup RPX Corp. (RPXC) instead of his accuser, Ellen Pao, who pushed for the investment.

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    University of Phoenix's Wings Get Clipped

    MarketWatch – 8:34 PM ET 03/24/2015

    Executives at Apollo Education Group Inc. (APOL) would love to live their marketing slogan: "I am a Phoenix." While the once-soaring for-profit education giant isn't in ashes, its business has shriveled. For example, degreed enrollment was most recently 227,400 students.

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    Morgan Stanley CFO Can Put Wind in Google's Sails

    MarketWatch – 8:02 PM ET 03/24/2015

    At first blush, Ruth Porat's decision to leave as Morgan Stanley's (MS) finance chief for the same position at Google (GOOG) could be seen as yet another sign of Silicon Valley's primacy--and Wall Street's decline. But the signal it sends isn't nearly so stark, and if anything holds promise for shareholders of both companies. At Morgan Stanley (MS), the move speaks to the long, turbulent journey the firm has taken since Ms.

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    State Department Lacked Top Watchdog During Hillary Clinton Tenure

    DJ Business News – 7:45 PM ET 03/24/2015

    The State Department had no permanent inspector general--the lead watchdog charged with uncovering misconduct and waste--during Hillary Clinton's entire tenure as secretary, leaving in place an acting inspector who had close ties to State Department leadership. President Barack Obama didn't put forward a nominee to lead the inspector general's office while Mrs. Clinton led the State Department, making it the only agency with a presidentially appointed inspector...

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    Morgan Stanley Turns to Adviser to CEOs as New Finance Chief

    DJ Business News – 6:54 PM ET 03/24/2015

    In picking his next finance chief, Morgan Stanley Chief Executive James Gorman once again went with a candidate who had spent a lot more time advising other bank CEOs than counseling him. With current finance chief Ruth Porat announcing Tuesday that she was leaving for Google Inc., Mr. Gorman selected as her successor Jonathan Pruzan, a 46- year-old investment banker who once reported to Ms.

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    Some technology companies still boast double-digit profit growth

    MarketWatch – 3:06 PM ET 03/24/2015

    Investors are downplaying expectations for strong earnings growth this year. The technology sector has outperformed the S&P 500 this year, but investors may still find bargains as some companies don't appear to be overvalued, according to a report from S&P Capital IQ. With the benchmark index trading at close to a record high, there's no shortage of warnings about a stock market decline.

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    Wall Street and tech fight over women executives

    MarketWatch – 2:38 PM ET 03/24/2015

    Top female executives are rare-- and in demand. SAN FRANCISCO-- Ruth Porat's decision to leave Morgan Stanley for Google Inc. may seem to contradict the case of women who claim the tech industry is hostile to their gender. But the role of women on Wall Street and Silicon Valley is a nuanced story.

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    Google Turns to Wall Street for New Finance Chief

    DJ Business News – 1:34 PM ET 03/24/2015

    By Justin Baer, Rolfe Winkler and Vipal Monga. Its stock lagging and investors grumbling, Google Inc. reached out to Wall Street, hiring Morgan Stanley's Ruth Porat as its new finance chief. Porat, 57, is a one-time investment banker on technology deals who served the past five years as Morgan Stanley's (MS) finance chief.

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    Morgan Stanley's Porat: Best Part of Job Was Restoring Bank to Pre-Eminence

    DJ Business News – 1:03 PM ET 03/24/2015

    Ruth Porat's long run as an executive and banker at Morgan Stanley (MS) has been marked by bold career choices that often, though not always, paid off. The 57- year-old finance chief, who is leaving later this year to become the chief financial officer at Google Inc., represented a range of clients in technology, finance and government before moving to become one of Morgan Stanley CEO James Gorman's top lieutenants in 2010.. "She was always among the most creative, thoughtful and helpful...

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    Court Hears Challenge to Safe Harbor Data Deal

    DJ Business News – 10:30 AM ET 03/24/2015

    LUXEMBOURG--In a gold-curtained courtroom here, a debate is playing out over billions of dollars in trans-Atlantic transfers of European personal data. The European Court of Justice--the European Union's top court-- heard arguments Tuesday in the biggest threat yet to a legal mechanism that allows Facebook Inc. (FB) and thousands of other firms to transfer European personal data to U.S.- based servers. Following revelations of widespread surveillance by the U.S.


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