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Hundreds sign online petition supporting woman suing JD.com CEO in rape case

Hundreds of people have added their names to an online petition in support of a University of Minnesota student who said she was raped last August by Richard Liu, the chief executive officer of China’s e-commerce retailer JD.com Inc.

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Stocks are calm and volume has dried up — is this the ‘calm before the storm’?

When volatility died down twice last year, stocks crashed, writes Simon Maierhofer.

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Tesla to shrink board to seven directors from 11

Tesla Inc said on Friday that four members of its eleven-member board would be leaving over the next two years, as the electric car company looks to streamline its board.

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Tesla looks to make major changes to board amid SEC fight

As Tesla Inc. discusses potential ramifications for Chief Executive Elon Musk’s actions with the Securities and Exchange Commission, it surprisingly disclosed a dramatic change to its board of directors and proposed corporate governance changes in a proxy delivered late on Good Friday.

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This is how Lyft, Ben & Jerry’s and Pizza Hut are celebrating 4/20

The unofficial cannabis holiday is getting legitimized by mainstream brands.

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Illinois cop pulls man over — and gives him a ride to his job interview instead of a ticket

And guess what? He got the job.

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PepsiCo results beat as new CEO’s ad push lifts sales

PepsiCo Inc’s quarterly sales and profit beat Wall Street estimates on Wednesday, as the beverage maker’s advertising and marketing push helped drive sales of its snacks, sparkling waters and low-sugar sodas globally.

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Many Americans say they’re comfortable doing business with non-violent ex-cons

The findings could help ease corporate worries that hiring ex-cons is bad for the bottom line.

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Venezuela congress to weigh 2020 PDVSA bond payment next week

Venezuela’s opposition-controlled National Assembly expects to vote on making a $71 million bond interest payment when it meets next week, a lawmaker and a member of state-run oil company PDVSA’s ad-hoc board of directors said.

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Will the Benettons use Alitalia to fly in from the cold?

Italian transport group Atlantia could join a rescue of loss-making flag carrier Alitalia to try to win favor with the government and secure the future of its own domestic business following a deadly bridge collapse last year, sources said.

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