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Tuesday, December 11, 2018  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Wild ride to nowhere: U.S. stocks rise, fall and repeat

NEW YORK – U.S. stocks careened between big gains and modest losses on Tuesday before indexes ended the day mixed, the latest dizzying run for a market that’s been dominated by them in recent months. A morning burst driven by hopes for U.S.-China trade talks gave way to losses triggered by falling bank stocks and the threat of a federal government shutdown. The result of Tuesday’s trip through the spin cycle, though, belies all the action. Indexes ended the day nearly where they began.

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Women get board seats mostly when it’s required by law

A new study by Egon Zehnder points out that among countries that average three or more women on large company boards – thought to be the threshold at which diversity starts to yield higher returns – all but one operate under government-mandated quota systems.
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At NPR, an army of temps resents a workplace full of anxiety and insecurity

For decades, the public broadcaster has relied on a cadre of temporary journalists to produce its hourly newscasts and popular news programs. Without temporary workers – who are subject to termination without cause – NPR would probably be unable to be NPR. Temps do almost every important job in NPR’s newsroom: they pitch ideas, assign stories, edit them, report and produce them. Temps not only book the guests heard in interviews, they often write the questions the hosts ask the guests. And there are a lot of them.