April 25, 2021

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Hartford Rejected 3 Acquisition Offers From Chubb From $65 to $70 a Share

After its initial offer of $65 per share to acquire The Hartford was rejected, insurer Chubb came back with two additional offers of $67 and then $70 per share, The Hartford reported today in its first quarter filings.

The Hartford’s board of directors unanimously rejected each of Chubb’s proposals, determining that “entering into discussions regarding a strategic transaction would not be in the best interests of the company and its shareholders.”

On March 11, Chubb CEO Evan Greenberg proposed an acquisition of Hartford Financial Services for about $23.2 billion in cash and stock in what would have been one of

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Share of black employees in senior US finance roles falls despite diversity efforts

Black employees held a lower share of top US financial services jobs in 2018 than they did more than a decade earlier, according to new research by the Financial Times, underlining the shortcomings of Wall Street’s long-running efforts to improve racial diversity.

The FT analysed the most recently available anonymised data on the demographics of 3.6m staff across 13,000 financial services employers in the US from 2007 to 2018. All companies with more than 100 staff were required to submit the information to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission from 2007. 

Black staff account for 13 per cent of all finance

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5 Reasons To Share Company Content On Personal LinkedIn Pages

Are you wasting time sharing content to company pages? Maybe.

Company pages just aren’t very effective. LinkedIn is all about the users. LinkedIn users care most about other users. It’s time you do, too.

Nobody Looks at Company Pages

When was the last time you woke up in the morning, opened up LinkedIn, and thought, “what did X company say on LinkedIn today?”

Never. You have never done that. Unless maybe you work in PR?

LinkedIn is all about connecting with your peers, people with shared interest, skills, or work experience, and having a

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COVID-19: Business owners share how they’ll respond to Texas’ face mask mandate lift

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Many people are trying to decide what they’ll do next Wednesday when the state’s mask mandate gets lifted.

Some leaders and health professionals across the city said it’s still too soon, and one bar owner said lifting the order puts an unfair pressure on local businesses.

National businesses have already taken a stance in Texas, saying they will continue their corporate policy of requiring a mask for employees and customers.

The owner of Marquis II, a longtime staple in West University, said he’s frustrated because making a decision one way or the other could have big

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You can finally share Microsoft To Do lists between work and personal accounts

Source: Daniel Rubino / Windows Central

Microsoft To Do makes it easy to share tasks and lists between devices and other people. But until recently, you couldn’t share lists between personal accounts and work accounts. A recent update to Microsoft To Do brings support for sharing lists between the two types of accounts.

Before this update, you could only share lists between personal accounts or between work (or school) accounts within the same organization. Now, you can easily share lists across account types.

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Microsoft explains all of the

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Legislators Join Women’s Business Development Council to Share Advice on Weathering Pandemic

State legislators joined the Connecticut Women’s Business Development Council to host an informational webinar on Tuesday about resources available to women and minority business owners to weather the pandemic. 

State Rep. Devin Carney, R-Old Lyme, joined Bipartisan Women’s Legislative Caucus members State Representatives Donna Veach, R-Berlin,  and Christie Carpino, R-Cromwell, and Women’s Business Development Council CEO Fran Pastore to share advice for small business owners.  

“Typically, WBDC sees about 800 women a year from all over the state of Connecticut, but from March to November 2020, we increased that by 600 percent,” Pastore said. “We helped put an estimated $11

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