New Zealand teachers strike for first time in 20 years, challenge government’s fiscal plan

New Zealand school teachers went on strike on Wednesday for the first time in more than 20 years, challenging the Labour government’s plans to balance promised fiscal responsibility against growing demands to increase public sector salaries.

How Entrepreneurs Can Build And Manage Sane (And Competent) Boards Of Directors

Recruiting and managing Boards of Directors is difficult at best and dangerous — if done poorly — at worst. Make sure your Directors are competent, and remember that boards represent shareholders to which they have fiduciary responsibilities. Remember also that boards can be very political.

Soros Fund Management adds popular tech names, BlackRock in second quarter

Soros Fund Management LLC added Facebook Inc , Apple Inc and Twitter Inc , but trimmed stakes in Alphabet Inc and Amazon.com Inc in the quarter through June, according to a regulatory filing on Tuesday.

Japan’s Abe sends offering to Yasukuni shrine on World War Two anniversary

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering to the controversial Yasukuni Shrine for war dead on Wednesday, the anniversary of Japan’s World War Two surrender.