Corporate Governance


10 Fired McDonald’s Workers File Civil Rights Lawsuit

In a federal civil rights lawsuit filed in the district court for western Virginia on Thursday, 10 former employees of McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE: MCD) are alleging a pattern of racial ...
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Can IBM CEO Ginni Rometty Survive?

International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM) board Presiding Director Michael Eskew and his fellow directors have a difficult decision ahead of them. Should they keep CEO Ginni Rometty for another year, or ...
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What Starboard Value Sees in Staples and Office Depot

Starboard Value has long called for the merger of office retailing giants Staples Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) and Office Depot Inc. (NASDAQ: ODP). The firm sent an open letter to The ...
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Why Disney CEO Makes $47 Million

The Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) filed a Schedule 14A definitive proxy statement after markets closed on Friday. The company’s annual meeting is scheduled for March 12, and one of ...
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Will Ocwen Survive Legal Onslaught?

Just when Ocwen Financial Corp. (NYSE: OCN) thought it had made it out of 2014 alive, reality checked back in. California regulators are currently looking to suspend the company’s mortgage ...
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Women Hold 19% of Board Seats in US

Women hold 19.2% of the board seats at S&P 500 companies in the United States. The number is in the middle of the pack among the world's largest countries, but ...
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The Bullish and Bearish Case for Microsoft in 2015

The bull market is nearly six years old, and investors have to be wondering what to think with the stock market at current valuations. In 2014, the Dow Jones Industrial ...
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IBM Is America’s Worst Run Company for 2014

Out of the field of eight that comprised 24/7 Wall St.'s  "America's Worst Run Companies," International Business Machines Corp. (IBM: NYSE) was chosen as the worst among them. Our original ...
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Is American Apparel Having Trouble Paying Its Bills?

As if the company is not having enough trouble, American Apparel Inc. (NYSEMKT: APP) appears to be having difficulty paying its bills. A report in the New York Post Wednesday ...
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Can Activist Fund Corvex Save American Realty?

In light of recent legal proceedings and increased scrutiny, the average investor might not view American Realty Capital Properties Inc. (NASDAQ: ARCP) as an attractive investment. Keith Meister, head of ...
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Sears Dumps E-Commerce Chief

Maybe Sears Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: SHLD), parent of Sears and Kmart, had a rough holiday in terms of e-commerce sales. The company's management may never say. For some reason, though, ...
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American Realty Woes Continue to Pile Up

Since late October when American Realty Capital Properties Inc. (NASDAQ: ARCP) announced that its financial statements since the full-year 2013 report could no longer be relied on, the stock has ...
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After the Settlement, Where Does Ocwen Go From Here?

Ocwen Financial Corp. (NYSE: OCN) announced Monday morning that it had reached a comprehensive settlement with the New York Department of Financial Services regarding the recent investigation. When the company ...
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10 Recent Dividend Hikes and Stock Buybacks Too Big to Ignore

Investors love dividends and stock buybacks. After all, these are the two most common forms of returning capital to shareholders under corporate governance. With 2014 coming to an end, and ...
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American Realty and RCS Plot Thickens as Lawsuit Surfaces

American Realty Capital Properties Inc. (NASDAQ: ARCP) has been under severe pressure since late October. The company announced at that time previously issued financial statements and other financial information should ...
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