Corporate Governance


American Realty Comes Back to Reality

American Realty Capital Properties Inc. (NASDAQ: ARCP) announced Wednesday morning that its previously issued financial statements and other financial information should no longer be relied upon. This is not just ...
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Facebook, Amazon and the Harm of Increased Spending Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) shares fell about 10% after it announced earnings and forecast a losing fourth quarter. Wall Street said founder Jeff Bezos was once again on a spending ...
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Amazon Is Still Growing 20%

One of the tenets of business management is that it is easier to cut costs than to drive extremely strong growth. Investors who pushed Inc.'s (NASDAQ: AMZN) stock lower ...
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Risks Rise as KLA-Tencor Pursues Leveraged Recapitalization

KLA-Tencor Corp. (NASDAQ: KLAC) reported its earnings on Thursday and announced that it plans to pursue a leveraged recapitalization. The earnings for the first quarter of its 2015 fiscal year ...
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Pfizer Stock Buyback Plan Just Too Large to Ignore — It Is on Viagra

A Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) press release on Thursday evening was honestly given the wrong title by the company's investor relations department. The new release titled "Pfizer Declares 26-Cent Fourth-Quarter ...
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Amazon Earnings Analysis: Bezos Runs a Charity Rather Than a Business Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) has now announced its third-quarter financial results. The stock initially took it on the chin as it appears as though Jeff Bezos wants to continue running ...
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The Argument for IBM Firing Ginni Rometty

Ginni Rometty, the CEO of International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM), had little to say as the tech company produced horrible earnings: We are disappointed in our performance. We saw ...
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Sears Announces Rights Offer and Leasing Deal

Two announcements Monday morning from Sears Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: SHLD) are intended to put some cash in the company’s coffers, but in quite different ways. Sears will commence a rights ...
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Walmart’s Mexico Chief to Leave Next Year

The CEO of Wal-Mart de Mexico, widely known as Walmex, the publicly traded arm of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT), will step aside next year, according to reports. Scot Rank ...
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Gap to Hire More Seasonal Holiday Workers Than Walmart!

Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) may have recently said that star CEO Glenn Murphy would not renew his contract with the company and will retire in February, but Gap and its ...
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Herbalife Throws Distributors’ Websites Under the Bus

While nutrition and weight loss company Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE: HLF) says it is confident that the multi-level marketing firm won’t be shut down, it is not taking a lot of ...
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J.C. Penney Names Mike Ullman Succession Plan: Meet the New CEO

J.C. Penney Co. Inc. (NYSE: JCP) had its analyst meeting just last week, and CEO Mike Ullman said he would remain on as long as the company wanted him to. ...
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Analysts Take Very Mixed View of Sudden AMD CEO Change

Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (NYSE: AMD) has not handled very well to the sudden and unexpected news that Rory Read is stepping down as chief executive of AMD. While the ...
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Gap CEO to Depart — the Announcement

Stock down 9%: Gap Inc. today announced that Art Peck, the president of its Growth, Innovation and Digital division, has been selected by the Board of Directors to succeed Glenn ...
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CEO Change at AMD Announced Without Much Explanation

Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (NYSE: AMD) has made a significant, and somewhat unexpected, management change and succession plan. The processing and graphics company announced that Rory Read has stepped down ...
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