Corporate Governance

6 Most Important Things in Business Today

United Continental Holdings Inc. (NYSE: UAL) will appoint a new board chair. According to MarketWatch: The board of United Continental Holdings Inc. said Monday it will nominate a new chairman ...
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Can Akorn Win Its Fight Against Fresenius?

Akorn Inc. (NASDAQ: AKRX) shares were crushed on Monday (although not as bad as at Prothena) after it was announced that the German firm Fresenius would no longer be purchasing Akorn. ...
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Is Sears Disappearing Before Our Eyes?

In a letter to Sears Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: SHLD) dated last Friday, ESL Investments recommends that the company sell off its Kenmore appliance brand, its home improvement business (SHIP) and ...
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Is Netflix Pushing Its Luck With Another $1.5 Billion Debt Offering?

Streaming video giant Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) announced Monday morning that the company intends to offer $1.5 billion worth of senior notes to qualified U.S. institutional buyers and also to ...
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6 Most Important Things in Business Today

Troubled Mattel Inc. (NYSE: MAT) has another new CEO. According to The Wall Street Journal: Mattel Inc. Chief Executive Margo Georgiadis is leaving the toy maker after about a year ...
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Starbucks Reputation Gets Decaffeinated

When a company that prides itself on its social consciousness does something stupid, the genie escapes and there's no getting it back in the magic lantern. That's what happened last ...
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7 Companies That Have Raised Their Dividends for at Least 50 Straight Years

Investors love dividends. They particularly love it when they buy a company with a dividend that keeps rising and rising each year. The Dividend Aristocrats are those dividend payers that ...
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Will Apple Pay the $943 Million It Now Owes VirnetX?

Late Tuesday, a federal court jury in the eastern district of Texas awarded VirnetX Holding Corp. (NYSEAMERICAN: VHC) $502.6 million in a case that VirnetX brought against Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: ...
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Twitter CEO Takes No Salary or Stock Grant for Third Year in a Row

Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) CEO Jack Dorsey "declined all compensation" for 2017, according to the company's proxy statement filed this morning with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. This is ...
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Is This a Death Sentence for Longfin?

Longfin Corp. (NASDAQ: LFIN) is under a lot of fire after the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) halted the stock and is now suing the company. This very well ...
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6 Most Important Things in Business Today

Deutsche Bank has a new chief executive officer. According to The Wall Street Journal: Deutsche Bank AG replaced its British chief executive, John Cryan, with the senior German head of its ...
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Urban Outfitters Makes a Change at the Top

Urban Outfitters Inc. (NASDAQ: URBN) shares dipped on Friday after the retailer announced that there would be a change in its executive leadership. The company specified no reasons for this departure. ...
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Celgene Shuffles the Deck: COO Steps Down Immediately

Celgene Corp. (NASDAQ: CELG) is shuffling the deck in terms of its executive leadership, and one of its top executives is stepping down. In an announcement that came late on ...
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Time for United Continental Board to Fire CEO Munoz After He Steals Sand

The longer the board of United Continental Holdings Inc. (NYSE: UAL) keeps CEO Oscar Munoz, the more questionable its judgment on behalf of shareholders and employees becomes. After a string ...
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Why Elliott Management Wants Its Say (and Profit) in Commvault

Companies have seen mixed rewards and mixed responses when activist investors get involved in the day-to-day operations or in the oversight of the people running daily operations. One firm that ...
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