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Top U.S. CEOs rethink the meaning of shareholder value

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 19, 2019, 3:41 p.m.

A new principles on the role of a corporation released Monday implies a foundational shift, putting shareholders on more equal footing with others that have an interest in a corporation to some degree – a group that includes workers, suppliers, customers and, essentially, society at large.
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BBB Tip of the Week: Keeping your child safe from identity theft

When we talk about scams, people usually think of a sweet, older lady being swindled out of her retirement money. Or a grandpa asked to wire money to save a grandchild from arrest in a foreign country. But that’s really a small percentage of scam scenarios. In fact, there’s an entire demographic you might never guess is at serious risk – even more so than adults. Whether kindergarten-age or freshmen in college, children and teens are at greater risk for identity theft, a problem that can haunt them for years and is only getting worse. According to a study conducted by Carnegie Mellon University, 10% of children had someone else using their Social Security number, and children were targeted 51 times more frequently than adults. With spotless credit reports, children are easy, lucrative and often unnoticed targets.
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Business Beat

Banking Mountain West Bank has promoted Ann Thomas to commercial lender and vice president of professional banking at the bank’s Coeur d’Alene commercial lending center. Thomas serves on the boards of directors of the Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce, the Excel Foundation and Safe Passage.
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Week Ahead

Conventions 2019 Veterans for Peace Convention – Veterans For Peace, today-Monday, Spokane Convention Center, 300 attendees.