Business and industry news from around the web: April 2 – 6, 2018

Written on Apr 05, 2018

Trump's tariff threats against China put U.S. states on notice
President Trump's announcement March 22 to impose new tariffs on about $50 billion in Chinese goods marked the fulfillment of a campaign promise to counter what he says are unfair trade practices used by the nation's largest trading partner. No doubt dozens of U.S. states are bracing for the blowback.

How CFOs can better support board directors — and vice versa
Regardless of where they sit, many CFOs should spend more time helping board directors understand a company’s strategy and defining value creation in the context of both the financial outcomes of the past and forecasts of future performance.

There’s no legal limit for AI development
AI offers both great potential and an assortment of business risks. Some of the latter are legal in nature and suggest a number of questions that corporate executives may reasonably ask.

How to avoid misunderstandings in multicultural workplaces
Global companies expect talent from all over the world to work together, whether remotely or in the same location. However, the different norms and value systems that come into play can lead to misunderstandings, especially in sensitive workplace situations such as conflict resolution, giving and receiving feedback, and consensus building.

Tech Corner - Is your VPN leaking?
Check your virtual private network of choice to see if it's truly private, or if that VPN's middle name is just a suggestion.

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