AT&T-Time Warner Deal Under Fire Again, Johnson & Johnson Pays Up in Talc Lawsuit

  • #METOO ON WALL STREET?: Lauren Bonner is suing her employer, hedge fund Point 72, for gender discrimination. This week, she appeared on Christiane Amanpour's television show to discuss what it could mean for the finance industry. 
  • SHINE SHOW: Reese Witherspoon announced on Twitter Thursday that she is launching a new television show called Hello Sunshine that will celebrate the accomplishments of women from all walks of life. 
  • APPEALING CASE: The Justice Department announced Thursday that it will appeal the approval of the AT&T-Time Warner acquisition, according to CNBC. It had previously been approved, but the department is now questioning whether it violates antitrust laws. 
  • TALC PROBLEMS: Johnson & Johnson will have to pay a $550 million to victims suing the company for its baby powder, Reuters reports. The victims allege that J&J's baby powder had asbestos in it, causing ovarian cancer in women who used it. 
  • DIVERSITY DIVIDENDS: Ensuring that a team is diverse can pay off financially for a company, a new Harvard Business Review article shows. 
  • FEMINIST FAIL: The man behind Feminist Apparel, a popular clothing company that popped up following the 2016 election, has a history of sexually assaulting women, Refinery 29 reports. 

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