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According to Nasdaq, three-quarters of listed companies would not currently meet the proposed diversity standards. Mark Lennihan/AP hide caption

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America Reckons With Racial Injustice

Nasdaq Takes Aim At All-White, Male Company Boards With Diversity Proposal

The exchange wants to require listed companies to include women and minorities. California and Goldman Sachs have made similar steps recently; some European countries have had such rules for years.

Kurt Papenfus is the lone full-time emergency room physician at a hospital in Cheyenne Wells, Colo. His illness is a test case for how the pandemic is affecting the fragile rural health care system. Dr. Kurt Papenfus hide caption

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Dr. Kurt Papenfus

The Coronavirus Crisis

The Ripple Effect Of 1 Rural Colorado Doctor Catching The Coronavirus

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The Ripple Effect Of 1 Rural Colorado Doctor Catching The Coronavirus

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According to Nasdaq, three-quarters of listed companies would not currently meet the proposed diversity standards. Mark Lennihan/AP hide caption

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Mark Lennihan/AP

America Reckons With Racial Injustice

Nasdaq Takes Aim At All-White, Male Company Boards With Diversity Proposal

2 min

Nasdaq Takes Aim At All-White, Male Company Boards With Diversity Proposal

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A private delivery company's courier drives his delivery vehicle in a residential area in Beijing in June. Andy Wong/AP hide caption

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For China's Overburdened Delivery Workers, The Customer — And App — Is Always Right

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