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August 18, 2017
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Global markets respond to Spanish attacks
Global markets respond to Spanish attacks
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Main stock indexes in Britain, France, Germany, Hong Kong and Japan dropped today after Barcelona and Cambrils, Spain, experienced terrorist attacks. The situation contrasts with earlier in the year when investors seemed to shrug off political risk.
The New York Times (free-article access for SmartBrief readers) (8/18) 
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TPS video (Kevin Kane)
TPS video (Kevin Kane)
2017 State of Treasury Management
BMO Harris Bank's Kevin Kane explains why interest rates, fraud protection and disruptive technologies are among the factors that will impact liquidity strategies through the rest of 2017. Watch the video.
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Commentary: Libor should be amended, not scrapped
Commentary: Libor should be amended, not scrapped
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Amending the structure of the London Interbank Offered Rate, which is due for termination in 2021, might be simpler and cheaper than replacing it with an interest-rate benchmark that has yet to be established, Mark Gilbert writes. He suggests adjusting Libor to embrace data from real-time transactions, such as bond-clearing prices, credit default swaps and commercial paper.
Bloomberg Businessweek (tiered subscription model) (8/17) 
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HBR: The Discipline of Business Experimentation
Harvard Business Review: How can organizations run experiments in a way that truly changes the business? Download this article — named a "HBR Must Read" — to learn more.
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In the C-Suite
How to overcome a lack of energy at work
How to overcome a lack of energy at work
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If you're finding yourself short on motivation at work, acknowledge how you're feeling and remind yourself why your work matters to get back on track, writes Marca Clark. Sometimes, learning something new or taking time to pursue a hobby outside of work can lead to renewed energy on the job, adds Clark.
Glassdoor (8/11) 
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Seton Hall M.B.A.: Make Your Mark
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On the Move
Edward Record named CFO of Hudson's Bay
Record was CFO at J.C. Penney.
Reuters (8/17) 
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Off the Charts
Elvis still draws a crowd
Elvis still draws a crowd
Graceland (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)
Elvis Presley died 40 years ago, but his Graceland mansion in Memphis, Tenn., is visited by more people than any other US home except the White House, writes David Leaver. Nostalgia and the desire to explore a legend's physical space are among the reasons why attendance remains so high decades after Presley's death, Leaver writes.
The Conversation (US) (8/15) 
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Gary [Cohn] brings experience in how financial markets work and fail, through good times and stressful times.
Erik Gordon, law professor at the University of Michigan, as quoted by The Washington Post
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