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Corporate directors believe that gender diversity on corporate boards is beneficial, but most think the issue gets too much attention from shareholders, according to PwC's latest Corporate Directors Survey.

Why it matters: That sentiment became much more prominent in the last year. 63% of directors say investors devote too much attention to board gender diversity — compared to just 35% who said so in 2018.

  • 72% of the men who were surveyed said the issue was getting too much attention, but only 35% of women agreed.
  • "They're saying, 'We heard you, we've taken a lot of measures and we're focused on it— now go away and focus on something else,'" Paula Loop, leader of PwC's Governance Insights Center, told Fortune.

The big picture: Board gender diversity has become more mainstream in recent years, as events like the installation of the Fearless Girl statue in New York brought it to the forefront of corporate conversation.

  • As of this summer, no S&P 500 companies have an all-male board.
  • As boardrooms become more diverse, boards have seen the benefits of giving people with different viewpoints a seat at the table, PwC writes in their analysis.

Go deeper: Corporate board changes for top companies come slowly or not at all

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Trump impeachment trial to start week of Feb. 8, Schumer says

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. Photo: The Washington Post via Getty

The Senate will begin former President Trump's impeachment trial the week of Feb. 8, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced Friday on the Senate floor.

The state of play: Schumer announced the schedule after reaching an agreement with Republicans. The House will transmit the article of impeachment against the former president late Monday.

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CDC extends interval between COVID vaccine doses for exceptional cases

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Patients can space out the two doses of the coronavirus vaccine by up to six weeks if it’s "not feasible" to follow the shorter recommended window, according to updated guidance from the Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention.

Driving the news: With the prospect of vaccine shortages and a low likelihood that supply will expand before April, the latest changes could provide a path to vaccinate more Americans — a top priority for President Biden.

Texas AG sues Biden administration over deportation freeze

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton speaks to members of the media in 2016. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is suing the Biden administration in federal district court over its 100-day freeze on deporting unauthorized immigrants, and he's asking for a temporary restraining order.

Between the lines: The freeze went into effect Friday, temporarily halting most immigration enforcement in the U.S. In the lawsuit, Paxton claims the move "violates the U.S. Constitution, federal immigration and administrative law, and a contractual agreement between Texas" and the Department of Homeland Security.