Five Things You Should Read

April 10, 2017

Gender pay discrimination at Google, bribery probe at Shell, and unusual IPO plans at Spotify.

Wilbur Ross: China Must Produce 'Tangible Results' on Trade Soon

Fox Business

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross wants the Chinese to step up efforts on trade following President Trump's meeting with the country’s president, Xi Jinping.

Department of Labor Accuses Google of “Extreme” Gender Pay Discrimination


In the latest example of how Silicon Valley is often a men’s club, government investigators say Google severely underpays women who are doing similar work as men.

Shell Executives’ Call Offers Inside Look at Bribery Probe

WSJ (subscription may be required)

Recorded conversation reveals Anglo-Dutch giant worried Nigerian oil deal could expose it to U.S. investigation.

The Risky Side of Spotify’s Unusual IPO Plans


Spotify is planning to go public, but rather than go through the whole media-circus-road-show ordeal, the company is considering something called a direct listing.

6 Best Brain-Boosting Podcasts to Listen to Over Your Lunch Break


Grab some food and a few colleagues, step away from your laptop, and get educated in a way that fuels the rest of your workday.