Corporate Governance

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CEO Pay Up 12% in 2014

Compensation among S&P 500 chief executive officers (CEOs) rose 12.1% last year, according to consulting firm Towers Watson. Furthermore, financial advisor firm Mercer indicates that an average worker's pay rose ...
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Tim Cook Charity Lunch Price Hits $165,000

Bidders get a shot at a lunch with Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) CEO Tim Cook -- at Apple's headquarters. To up the ante, the winner bidder gets "2 VIP passes ...
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Companies With the Largest Stock Buybacks of All Time

The debate over whether investors prefer stock buybacks or dividends will continue in the years ahead. Companies use both tools under corporate governance for returning capital to their shareholders. And ...
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Walton Family Sells Walmart Shares

Last Friday the Walton family, heirs of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) founder Sam Walton, announced that the family business, Walton Enterprises LLC, would would distribute about 6% of its ...
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GE Outlines Industrial Future With Massive Asset Sales and $50 Billion for Stock Buybacks

Just on Thursday afternoon, General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) was reported to be in talks to sell up to $30 billion in its real estate assets. It was the sort ...
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More Details on eBay and PayPal Separation and Terms for Years Ahead

The old activist push against eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY) to spin out PayPal is now even closer to taking form. In 2014, eBay decided to separate the PayPal and eBay ...
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What a $30 Billion Asset Sale Might Really Mean to GE

Reports were out on Thursday that General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) is close to selling a large part of its real estate holdings. As the company aims to shrink its finance ...
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Don Mattrick Leaves Zynga, Founder and Chairman Mark Pincus Back as CEO

Zynga Inc. (NASDAQ: ZNGA) was supposed to have a new breath of fresh air when Don Mattrick left Microsoft to come joining the social game maker as its chief executive ...
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Why Doesn’t Google’s Stock Recover?

After years of being among the elite group of the world's most successful tech companies, a firm deeply admired for its innovation and rapid sales growth, and one of the hottest ...
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What Is the Fate of the Petrobras Dividend?

Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (NYSE: PBR), or Petrobras, has now rallied almost 40% from its lows. The problem is that its low is $4.90, and the American depositary shares (ADSs) are ...
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4 At-Risk Dividends That Could Be Cut: Mattel, Noble, Petrobras, Wynn

The bull market may have taken a pause in the first quarter of 2015, but the reality is that this rally is now more than six years old. If there ...
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Petrobras Rescued by China and Scandal News Alike

The bribery scandal surrounding Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (NYSE: PBR), or Petrobras, has plagued the company since last year. Now it looks like there is a new twist in this Brazilian ...
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Really Big Insider Buying in Chesapeake Shares

Investors love tracking insider buying and insider selling by corporate executives. When corporate insiders sell shares of their company, it may be for myriad reasons: buying a house, tax purposes, ...
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Chances of Google Dividend Now Higher Than Ever

Winston Churchill once said that Russia “is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.” He could also have been talking about Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL). The search giant ...
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Why the Caltex Sale Makes Chevron Dividend Safer

Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) has been unable to avoid the carnage of the oil and gas sector. Despite a 2% gain, mostly tied to the broader stock market rally, Chevron ...
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