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A Meeting to Remember

July 6, 2007
Two executives say they tried to persuade the Department of Labor to let America’s Job Bank survive in some form, by either selling or giving away its assets. The assistant secretary of labor in charge of the site reportedly told them there was no evidence the site helped people get jobs. That statement is refuted by one of DOL’s own studies.
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Bank Withdrawal The Closure of America's Job Bank

July 6, 2007
In closing America’s Job Bank, the country’s first national job site, the U.S. Department of Labor cited its outdated technology and claimed that it duplicated what was already available in the private sector. But the department has refused to make public any comprehensive study weighing the pros and cons. And there was a good deal of evidence that argued for the site’s preservation.
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Gay Execs Urged to Come Out

June 4, 2007
Executives disclosing their sexual orientation would improve their companies’ reputations in an era when transparency is increasingly valued. But some observers say the downfall of BP’s chief indicates there’s still pressure to stay in the closet.
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Feds Get New Life in Brocade Backdating

May 22, 2007
The case alleges that former CEO Gregory Reyes, CFO Antonio Canova and HR executive Stephanie Jensen orchestrated a scheme to backdate options and then falsified board compensation committee minutes.
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