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Archive: December 19, 2010 - December 25, 2010

UConn's Auriemma: Breaking Wooden's streak

Auriemma has been called arrogant--something few would ever ascribe to Wooden, college basketball's patron saint. He may not be long on feel-good inspirational mottoes, but Auriemma's record speaks for itself.

By Jena McGregor | December 22, 2010; 11:21 AM ET | Comments (19)

The expert influence behind START

Mullen's letter, requested by Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), the chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, proves that support from a respected name on a subject can still help cut through partisan acrimony and surmount petty differences.

By Jena McGregor | December 22, 2010; 9:26 AM ET | Comments (9)

As SEC said to investigate Hurd, gray areas for HP's board

Who knows what Hurd told Fisher, and what his relationship with her really was. What intrigues me is the debate the board reportedly had about what to disclose from Fisher's letter, including the claim that Hurd shared details on inside deals. It's a legal gray area, the Journal reports. On the one hand, Fisher denied trading on the information in her initial letter, which means the board may not be required to report it. But Hurd's revelation, if the allegation is true, may also be a breach of fiduciary responsibility, according to legal experts.

By Jena McGregor | December 21, 2010; 11:41 AM ET | Comments (0)

Wall Street bonuses may drop, but not expectations

The issues surrounding Wall Street compensation will never be resolved by new rules or new laws about how big bonuses can be or in what way people can be paid. The people who work there are smart, and they will find a way around them. The only way any change will happen is for firm leaders--who currently have little incentive to change things themselves--to upend company culture through making tough, bold decisions that overturn years of ingrained expectations.

By Jena McGregor | December 20, 2010; 11:05 AM ET | Comments (6)

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