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To narrow the gender gap in boardrooms, Poker Power asks girls to ante up

Aug 23, 2023
"Stereotypically, poker is a boys' club. It's booze, it's betting, it's a smoky basement. It's all the places that women don't feel comfortable. And that's what we're trying to shift," said Erin Lydon, president of Poker Power.
"Half the world is women. So we want half the world playing poker," said Erin Lydon, president of Poker Power.
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What's next for JPMorgan after acquiring First Republic?

May 2, 2023
JPMorgan acquired First Republic's assets and customers, but also a lot of outstanding debt.
JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon is pictured. The bank's acquisition of First Republic means it assumes a large number of new assets, customers and debt.
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By acquiring First Republic, JPMorgan becomes "too big to be too-big-to-fail"

The reverberations of the Silicon Valley Bank collapse have taken down First Republic. What's next for the financial industry?
JPMorgan Chase's acquisition of First Republic further consolidates the industry in the country's largest bank, says the University of Michigan's Erik Gordon.
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When will the tech giants' AI investments start paying off?

Apr 25, 2023
Microsoft and Alphabet both reporting earnings this week. Expect AI to play a big role in their earnings reports.
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What's next for financial regulators after the banking jitters?

The recent bank rescues should serve as a wake-up call for regulators to do more, says senior economics contributor Chris Farrell.
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What does a bank's credit rating really tell us?

Mar 21, 2023
Credit rating agency Moody's had given Silicon Valley Bank a high rating — right up until it failed.
A sign for Moody's rating agencyat the company headquarters. Credit rating firms gave high marks to SBV and Signature Bank before collapsing.
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Some Republicans are blaming SVB’s collapse on ESG initiatives

We explore what’s really going on here with Washington Post reporter Julian Mark.
Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) is one of several prominent Republican lawmakers blaming the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank on so-called ESG investing.
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Banks may become more selective about who gets loans

Mar 21, 2023
The collapse of SBV could lead to increased scrutiny around potential risks for banks.
After the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank, financial institutions may become more selective about who gets loaned money.
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Resurgent economy foils Fed inflation fight

Mar 8, 2023
Strong consumer spending and job gains so far in 2023 spur Fed Chair Powell to double down on rate hikes.
U.S. Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell testifies before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee.
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Banks are weighing environmental, social issues when investing. Some states punish them for it.

Mar 3, 2023
ESG considers environmental, social, and corporate governance factors along with profitability. Republican opponents call it "woke investing."
Republican-controlled states are increasingly targeting investment strategies that consider environmental, social, and corporate governance factors.
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