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Will shareholders halt the inexorable rise of CEO pay?

LAST YEAR was a terrible one for travel of any sort. You would not know it from the way some American chief executives trousered pay. Annual filings show that Larry Culp, boss...

When a Pipeline Goes Down, Tanker Trucks Come to the Rescue

But driving millions of gallons of gas around the country is trickier than you might think.On Wednesday night, the Colonial Pipeline Company, which operates the country’s largest pipeline system for refined oil,...

The Chip Shortage Is Driving Up Tech Prices—Starting With TVs

Some high-end televisions already cost 30 percent more than they did last summer. As the crunch continues, expect more gadget prices to spike.Televisions, laptops, and tablets have been in high demand during...

AI Shows ExxonMobil Downplayed Its Role in Climate Change

According to a new paper, the company’s own research showed that human activity was a contributor, but public statements suggested otherwise.Between 1977 and 2014, 80 percent of ExxonMobil’s internal research supported the...

It’s True. Everyone IS Multitasking on Their Video Calls

A Microsoft study finds just how often remote workers multitask during videoconferences—especially when the group is large and the meeting runs long.The etiquette for remote work meetings is weird. You don’t have...

Help! A Male Colleague Thinks I’m Scary

Whose problem is it when men are intimidated by women at work?Dear OOO,I’m a female middle manager at a medium-size company. “Ben,” a male colleague with whom I’m relatively close, just told...

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How executive mothers cope

BETSY HOLDEN was vice-president of strategy and new products at Kraft, a giant food company, when she became pregnant for the second time. “No...

Kick-starting Harley-Davidson

THE LARGE dealership with the distinctive orange logo in Berlin’s Huttenstrasse displays a range of Harley-Davidsons from a spectacular custom machine, “Der Texaner”, to...

The power of lobbyists is growing in Brussels and Berlin

EUROPEANS HAVE long assumed that excessive lobbying is only an American problem. But over the past 15 years Brussels has become the world’s second...