Corporate Governance


Did the Lumber Liquidators Turnaround Just Become Catastrophic?

Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc. (NYSE: LL) reported its first-quarter financial results before the markets opened Wednesday. The flooring company had a net loss of $0.29 per share on $260.0 million ...
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Starwood Could Again Become the Ultimate Prize for Private Equity

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. (NYSE: HOT) announced its first-quarter financial results Wednesday before the markets opened. While Starwood beat earnings expectations, this will be no match whatsoever for ...
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Dividend Hike vs. Buyback: Is IBM Finally Getting It Right?

After years, International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM) has financially engineered earnings per share growth, despite no significant revenue growth. This has been achieved through cost cutting and share buybacks. ...
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Obviously, Xerox CEO Burns Needs to Go

One more quarter, one more excuse. Xerox Corp. (NYSE: XRX) CEO Ursula Burns has run out of excuses. Actually, that happened some time ago. After announcing a horrible forecast for ...
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What Boeing Needs to Say at Its Shareholder Meeting on Monday

On its Wednesday conference call following the announcement of first-quarter results, Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) had a lot more to say about its cash flow in the quarter and the ...
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American Apparel Sued Over Charney Firing

Late last month Dov Charney, the former CEO of American Apparel Inc. (NYSEMKT: APP), filed a $40 million lawsuit against the company seeking $40 million for breaches of contract and ...
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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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