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Business Latest: Feminine leadership mystique

What, if anything, do high-profile dismissals tell us about women in senior workplace positions?
Former New York Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson Gives Commencement Address At Wake Forest University
Jill Abramson, former executive editor at the New York Times walks in with faculty and staff during commencement ceremonies for Wake Forest University on May 19, 2014 in Winston Salem, North Carolina.

THE FEMININE LEADERSHIP MYSTIQUE: In a single week earlier this month, Jill Abramson, the first woman to serve as Executive Editor of The New York Times, resigned under duress, and Natalie Nougayrède resigned as Editor-in-Chief of France’s leading newspaper, Le Monde, complaining in anopen letter of having been undermined. What, if anything, do these high-profile dismissals tell us about women in senior workplace positions?Read more

BANKRUPTCY: Medical bills are the single biggest cause of bankruptcy in the country, and the majority of those bankruptcies involve people who already have insurance. How do drug prices play a role in people filing for bankruptcy protection, and how can they avoid it? Read more

KIMPTON CONVERTING RJR TOBACCO HQ:  Times are a-changin’ in downtown Winston-Salem as the former RJ Reynolds headquarters (the prototype for the Empire State Building) will be converted into a Kimpton boutique hotel. Smoking might not be allowed. Read more