Corporate Governance

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6 Impressive Bank Dividend and Buyback Hikes After Fed-CCAR Results

It was just last week that investors learned that all of the major banks were shown to have passed their Federal Reserve stress tests. Now the capital return plans (CCAR) ...
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Alcoa Offers Details on Split, Investors Head for the Exit

Alcoa Inc. (NYSE: AA) filed a Form 10 initial registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Wednesday morning that gave some details regarding the company's plan to ...
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comScore Still Not Ready to File 2015 Documents

In late February, research firm comScore Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR) said that it had "received a message regarding certain potential accounting matters," and that it would be unable to file either ...
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Lending Club Fires 179 Staff, Names New CEO, Chairman

Peer-to-peer loan maker LendingClub Corp. (NYSE: LC) announced Tuesday morning that it has named a new CEO, a new chairman of the board, and that it will cut 179 jobs. ...
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Did Stock Buybacks Already Go From A Record Level to a Halt in 2016?

It was just in the week of June 25, before the surprise of the Brexit news, that the market was told about record stock buybacks in the first quarter of ...
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SEC Issues Charges Surrounding $80 Million Oil and Gas Fraud

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently charged four companies and eight individuals in an $80 million oil and gas fraud orchestrated by a Dallas man who calls himself ...
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Freeport-McMoRan Swaps Debt for Equity

In a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Friday morning, Freeport-McMoran Inc. (NYSE: FCX) announced a debt-for-equity swap in which the company issued 19.9 million shares of ...
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Merrill Lynch Pays Over $400 Million to Settle SEC Charges

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently announced that Merrill Lynch has agreed to pay $415 million and admit wrongdoing to settle charges that it misused customer cash to ...
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20 Companies Buying Back the Most Stock in 2016

It is no secret that investors love dividends and stock buybacks. In recent years, there has been a larger shift into companies buying back shares of common stock, even while they ...
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SEC Issues FCPA Charges Against Medical Device Manufacturer

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently announced that Massachusetts-based medical device manufacturer Analogic Corp. (NASDAQ: ALOG) and its wholly owned Danish subsidiary have agreed to pay roughly $15 ...
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Tesla Investors So Negative on Solar Deal, Carmaker Loses More Value Than SolarCity Is Worth

If you ever wondered about the risks of investing in a company in which the CEO has absolute control, or if you ever worried about what can happen when a hot-shot is high ...
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SEC Settles Muni-Bond Fraud Charges With Chicago Charter School Operator

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently announced a settlement with Juan Rangel, the former President of UNO Charter School Network and former CEO of United Neighborhood Organization of ...
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SEC Freezes Advisor Assets in Scheme Defrauding Pro Athletes

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently announced that it has obtained a court order that will freeze the assets of an investment advisor in regards to secretly siphoning ...
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Viacom Indemnifies CEO, Board in Dispute With Redstone

In an announcement Friday morning, Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB) said that it now expects adjusted earnings per share for its third fiscal quarter ending this month to come in at ...
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SEC Charges Software Executive and 3 Friends With Insider Trading

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently announced insider trading charges against a former software company executive and three close friends who made over a half-million dollars based on ...
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