Jamie Dimon

CEOs are America's new politicians

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The Business Roundtable today made a small, symbolic but significant move: 181 of the nation’s top CEOs agreed that driving shareholder value is no longer their sole business objective. 

Why this matters: They expanded their mission beyond mere wealth creation to include everything from taking care of employees to helping their communities.

The financiers' hour

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This was a big week for financiers looking to make enormous profits from the empire-building ambitions of businesses with dubious business models.