Corporate Governance

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Walmart Employees Group Cites Simon’s Leadership Failures

A labor group made up of employees of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) has been pushing the company for nearly two years to raise its minimum annual wage for full-time ...
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Workers Won’t Miss Walmart U.S. Chief Bill Simon

Update: In a statement Thursday commenting on the departure of Bill Simon as President and CEO of Walmart USA, labor organization OUR Walmart highlights Simon’s failure to provide a ...
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RadioShack CEO Should Not Join American Apparel Board

The CEO of one of the worst-run retailers in American is joining the board of another company in the same category. Joseph Magnacca, chief of RadioShack Corp. (NYSE: RSH) since ...
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Can A New COO Help Save BlackBerry?

BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ: BBRY) has a turnaround that remains caught between a rock and a hard place. The consumer move into iPhone and Android smartphones has sucked in almost all ...
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Herbalife and Ackman Fight Intensifying This Week

Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE: HLF) remains one of the most controversial stocks on Wall Street and Main Street. That controversy is set to come to yet another head on Tuesday, July ...
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Activist Investors Could Face Trouble Influencing EMC and VMware Efforts

VMware Inc. (NYSE: VMW) could finally find itself independent of such strong control from former parent and super-majority shareholder EMC Corp. (NYSE: EMC), but only with odds of "maybe" for ...
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Top Stocks With Insider Buying and Selling This Week

After a week that had almost every possible component for investors, from good earnings to a steep sell-off to numerous geopolitical issues, there was still some sizable insider transactions on ...
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Apple’s Reminder of Low Female Board Membership

The appointment of Susan L. Wagner, a senior executive of massive investment firm BlackRock Inc. (NYSE: BLK), to Apple Inc.'s (NASDAQ: AAPL) board of directors is a reminder of how ...
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Will Microsoft Exit Search?

We already know where the ax is going to fall most harshly in the 18,000 job cuts that Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) announced Thursday morning. The smartphone business that the ...
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Microsoft Firings Hit Former Nokia Employees Hardest

The planned cut of 18,000 employees at Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) will hit hardest the 25,000 or so employees that joined the company as a result of the the Nokia ...
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Investors Unfazed by Board Changes at Tech Giants

Investors appear largely unfazed by announced board changes at tech giants Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ) and Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL). Shares of the former were up Wednesday in early afternoon ...
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Ex-Ford Chief Mulally Joins Google Board

After markets closed on Tuesday, Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) announced that former Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) CEO and President Alan Mulally joined the search engine company’s board of directors ...
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Why Does J.C.Penney Have 42 Stores in New York?

Throughout its debt and revenue struggles, J.C. Penney Co. Inc. (NYSE: JCP) has closed very few stores. Since the company loses money, it stands to reason that many of its ...
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Abbott, Mylan Join Forces to Dodge U.S. Taxes

Add one more to the litany of pharmaceutical company mergers that are being made to avoid U.S. taxes. Abbott Laboratories (NYSE: ABT) has agreed to sell its non-U.S. generic drug business ...
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American Apparel Shares Ready to Double

With new financing in place, the appointment of new board members in the offing and an upcoming resolution about whether founder Dov Charney will remain as CEO, American Apparel Inc. ...
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