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Alphabet's board opens investigation into behavior of executives

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By Jon Swartz

The board of Alphabet Inc. /zigman2/quotes/202490156/composite GOOGL +0.27% /zigman2/quotes/205453964/composite GOOG +0.22% has opened an investigation into charges of sexual harassment and misconduct by its executives, including Chief Legal Officer David Drummond, according to a CNBC report. Alphabet confirmed the news in a statement to MarketWatch. "As has already been confirmed in public court filings, in early 2019, Alphabet's Board of Directors formed a special litigation committee to consider claims made by shareholders in various lawsuits relating to past workplace conduct," an Alphabet spokesperson said. Shares of Alphabet are up 23.5% this year. The S&P 500 index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX -0.32% is up 23% this year.

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$861.47 billion
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$ 1,343.56
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Volume: 1.36M
Dec. 9, 2019 4:00p
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