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Content Guy’s Note: Stories in this section are, in my estimation, important and relevant to business. However, they are relegated to this slot because some MNB readers have made clear that they prefer a politics-free MNB; I can't do that because sometimes the news calls out for coverage and commentary, but at least I can make it easy for folks to skip it if they so desire.

•  Axios reports on a new survey from The Conference Board of some 300 public, private and nonprofit entities, asking them about stands taken on social issues.  The survey indicates that companies are far more willing to take a stand on certain issues (racial equality, LGBTQ+ rights, vaccinations) than more controversial issues such as abortion, immigration and gun regulation.  

However, the story says, "The pressure on employers to speak about abortion is coming overwhelmingly from employees, the survey found."

From Axios