Corporate Governance

Dakota Access Pipeline Builders Sue Greenpeace, Others on Racketeering Charges

By the time oil began flowing in the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), the pipeline's owner, Energy Transfer Partners L.P. (NYSE: ETP) and its general partner, Energy Transfer Equity L.P. (NYSE: ...
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BHP Billiton to Sell Assets It Never Should Have Purchased

In 2011, mining giant BHP Billiton Ltd. (NYSE: BHP) coughed up $20 billion to acquire onshore U.S. energy assets primarily in the Haynesville and Eagle Ford shale plays. Elliott Management ...
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Macy’s Names eBay Exec as President to Improve E-Commerce Expertise

Macy’s Inc. (NYSE: M), reeling from declining sales at its physical stores, said Monday it had hired Hal Lawton, a senior executive from eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY), to become president ...
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Tronc Hires Former Yahoo Exec Levinsohn as LA Times CEO and Publisher

Ross Levinsohn, an internet and media veteran who served as interim chief executive officer of Yahoo before he was passed over for Marissa Mayer, was named CEO and publisher for ...
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If Jeff Immelt Failed at GE, Can He Fix Uber?

Out of the frying pan and into the fire -- that seems to be what's in store for former GE CEO Jeff Immelt, who is reported to be the frontrunner ...
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6 Most Important Things in Business Today

Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) will stream NASCAR races live. The auto racing company released: For the first time in the sport’s history, NASCAR will live-stream an in-car camera on Twitter ...
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Is There a Buyer for Ford?

The recent report that a China-based buyer made an offer for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU) got us thinking about whether there might be a buyer somewhere interested in ...
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GE Shares, Down 20%, Put Drag on Dow

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is up 11.2% this year to 21,999. Its performance would be better if one of its 30 components, General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE), was not ...
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6 Most Important Things in Business Today

In a 24/7 Wall St. article titled "Government Share of ACA Premium Hikes Adds $194 Billion to Federal Deficit," it was reported: Total federal subsidies for health insurance in the nongroup ...
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Netflix Tries to Even the Score With Disney

Last week's announcement by Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) that it would end its distribution agreement with Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) for Disney- and Pixar-branded movies set the streaming video ...
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Hindus Want Kellogg to Stop Adding Beef to Cereal, Other Products

Hindus in the United States and India are reportedly seeking an apology from Kellogg Co. (NYSE: K) and the resignation of CEO John A. Bryant for failing to disclose the ...
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What Is Benchmark Capital, the VC That Sued Uber?

If you are curious about Benchmark Capital, the venture capital firm that on Thursday filed a lawsuit against Travis Kalanick, the recently departed CEO of ride-hailing firm Uber — one ...
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6 Most Important Things in Business Today

Uber's largest investor, Benchmark Capital, filed suit to push former CEO Travis Kalanick off the company's board. The VC said it had been misled about trouble at the company when ...
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CEO Turnover Increases Nearly 11% in July, Says Challenger Gray

The number of chief executive officers who announced their departures rose 10.9% in July from the same period a year ago, with 102 CEOs leaving their posts last month, according ...
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How Analysts Rate Brighthouse Financial After Its MetLife Spin-Off

There are many times that the investing community has dealt with an area of investing called "special situations" investing. This is when companies are undergoing a major change or have the ...
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