Corporate Governance

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7 Companies That Seriously Should Split Their Stocks

The bull market is now six years old, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) and S&P 500 have bounced an average of about 200% each from the March 2009 ...
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Is This the First of Many Legal Victories for Herbalife?

In the ongoing battle of Bill Ackman against Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE: HLF), it appears that Herbalife has struck a decisive blow. The lawsuit claimed that shareholders lost money because Herbalife ...
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GE Sheds Australian Bank

CEO Jeff Immelt continues to refashion General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) as an industrial conglomerate with less emphasis on its once-booming financial business. In the company’s latest move, GE has ...
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GE Stock Collapses While Jeff Immelt Is Chairman

Whatever else has happened through all its restructurings, share buybacks and dividend increases, General Electric Co.'s (NYSE: GE) stock is down 20%, while the S&P 500 has risen over 110%, since Jeffrey ...
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How Capex Cut Affects Coal and Gas Producer CONSOL

CONSOL Energy Inc. (NYSE: CNX) announced Friday morning that it is cutting its 2015 capital spending (capex) budget from $1 billion to $920 million. The announcement comes less than three ...
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Will Big Buyback Boost United Technologies Stock?

United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) announced Friday morning that it will repurchase $2.65 billion in stock in an accelerated repurchase agreement with Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley. The buyback includes ...
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Wall Street Bonuses Hit Third Highest Year Ever in 2014

It is the time for yet another round of evaluating who makes what and how much they deserve. This round pertains to the contested Wall Street bonuses and pay. New ...
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How GE 2014 CEO and Top Exec Pay Stacks Up Against the Kardashians

General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) has disclosed in its proxy summary filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission the pay of its top executives. This pay will likely be criticized ...
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Why Is the CFO of Google Retiring at 52?

Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) has made a very small disclosure after the close, The internet search giant disclosed in an SEC filing that its Chief Financial Officer was announcing plans ...
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9 Well-Established Companies That Just Refuse to Pay Dividends

Investors are still in love with dividends. After all, dividends can account for a large portion of total returns through time. With a bull market that is now six years old, ...
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Premature Talk of GE CEO Immelt Departure May Not Bring Right Outcome

General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) is the brunt of yet more market chatter that CEO and Chairman Jeff Immelt could step down as chief executive officer next year. This would ...
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12 Companies Expected to Raise Their Dividends Very Soon

With stocks having hit all-time highs and with the bull market now six years old, investors have to consider carefully which stocks and sectors they want to invest in. One ...
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Is American Realty Back?

Before the markets opened Monday morning, American Realty Capital Properties Inc. (NASDAQ: ARCP) restated operating results for its third quarter in 2014. The company said its revenue as $457.1 million, up by $361.9 ...
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Despite Stock Market Highs, 13 Major Dividend Cuts

Investors have a lot to cheer about these days. The bull market is now six years old, the major stock market averages have hit new all-time highs, and most major companies seem ...
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Jamie Dimon Readies J.P. Morgan Investors for Much Larger Dividends Ahead

Jamie Dimon, chief executive and chairman of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), hosted the banking giant's 2015 investors day on Tuesday. While there were many comments defending the bank's ...
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