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    1. Leaving the Contractual Term “Voting Power” Undefined Could Be Risky Business

      Leaving the Contractual Term “Voting Power” Undefined Could Be Risky Business

      What does the contractual term “voting power” mean? Does it refer only to the power to elect corporate directors, or does it refer to the power to vote on any fundamental matter of corporate governance? Is voting power an attribute of stock, or is it something that shareholders possess? Commercial Division Justice Marcy Friedman’s recent decision in Special Situations Fund III QP, LP...

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    2. A New Law Prohibiting Employers From Inquiring About a Candidate’s Salary will shake up Wall Street Recruitment

      A New Law Prohibiting Employers From Inquiring About a Candidate’s Salary will shake up Wall Street Recruitment
      • On Halloween this year a new law takes effect in New York City prohibiting employers from inquiring about a candidate’s salary history during the hiring process.
      • It will move the spotlight away from a too-basic metric—compensation—and shine it on the most profound elements of long-term value for an organization: motivation, cultural fit, aspiration, understanding of the business and strategic intelligence.
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    3. BHP Shareholders Tell Chairman MacKenzie What They Really Think

      BHP Shareholders Tell Chairman MacKenzie What They Really Think

      The freshly minted chairman of BHP, Ken MacKenzie, has travelled the world on what he calls his shareholder "listening tour" – an exercise which could more be accurately characterised as a shareholder assessment of the company's performance. His feedback? There were "areas we could do better" ... "areas where focus needs sharpening" and "areas we can build on"...

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    4. It's Time for a New Broom to Sweep Clean General Electric, Jim Cramer Warns

      It's Time for a New Broom to Sweep Clean General Electric, Jim Cramer Warns

      It's time for change at General Electric ( GE ) , according to TheStreet's founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer. "GE, right now, reflects a 15 cent cut in the quarterly dividend," Cramer said, referring to investors' fears that GE may reduce its dividend in an effort to turnaround the company. Earlier this month, GE announced the departures of a host of executives, including its chief financial officer and vice chairman...

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    5. ADP is Already Making Changes Ackman Wants

      ADP is Already Making Changes Ackman Wants

      Automatic Data Processing Inc is already making many of the changes activist shareholder William Ackman is advocating, but it will take time to see results, Chief Executive Officer Carlos Rodriguez said in an interview on Wednesday. "We have a pretty good track record of being able to deliver good improvements in our own business without making massive one-time job cuts," Rodriguez said...

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    6. American Express' CEO is Stepping Down

      American Express' CEO is Stepping Down

      Reuters

      • Kenneth Chenault is stepping down after nearly 18 years at the helm of American Express.
      • Warren Buffett called Chenault "the gold standard for corporate leadership..."

      American Express Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Kenneth Chenault is stepping down after 37 years at the company, a company press release said on Wednesday...

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    7. The Company Behind Burger King Wants to Take Over Fast Food — and That Could Mean Buying Papa John's

      The Company Behind Burger King Wants to Take Over Fast Food — and That Could Mean Buying Papa John's
      • Restaurant Brands International, the company behind Burger King and Tim Horton's,  recently snapped up popular fast food chain including Popeye's.
      • Credit Suisse says investors want more, and predicts Papa John's, Wingstop, or Yum Brands could be next.

      After snapping up Popeye’s for $1.8 billion earlier this year, investors in Restaurant Brands International, the company behind Burger King and Tim Horton’s, are hungry for more...

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    8. Pay Raises for Corporate Board Members Far Outpace Average Americans'

      Pay Raises for Corporate Board Members Far Outpace Average Americans'

      Compensation rates for corporate directors at the largest U.S. public companies have jumped nearly 20% in the past five years. That’s nearly twice the salary increase of the average American.

      A study from Equilar, a firm that tracks executive compensation, shows that the average base pay for directors at 500 companies jumped from $205,500 in 2012 to $245,000 in 2016—a 19.5% increase...

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    9. Chico's FAS, Inc. Recognized for Advancing Gender Diversity in the Boardroom

      Chico's FAS, Inc. Recognized for Advancing Gender Diversity in the Boardroom

      October 18, 2017 at 08:00 AM EDT Chico's FAS, Inc. Recognized for Advancing Gender Diversity in the Boardroom FORT MYERS, Fla. , Oct. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Chico's FAS, Inc. ( NYSE: CHS ) today announced that it will receive the Women Executive Leadership Florida's (WEL Florida) 2017 Corporate Salute Elevate Award for the Company's advancement of gender diversity in its boardroom and C-Suite...

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    10. Rio Tinto and its Former CEO Tom Albanese Have Been Charged with Fraud

      Rio Tinto and its Former CEO Tom Albanese Have Been Charged with Fraud

      US authorities have charged Rio Tinto and two former senior executives, including former CEO Tom Albanese, with fraud.

      The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) alleges the executives inflated the value of coal assets that were acquired for $3.7 billion and sold a few years later for $50 million.

      Rio Tinto, the world’s second largest mining company behind BHP, faces permanent injunctions, return of allegedly “ill-gotten gains” plus interest, and civil penalties...

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    11. Pershing Square's Nominees For ADP's Transformation To Participate In A Fireside Chat

      Pershing Square's Nominees For ADP's Transformation To Participate In A Fireside Chat

      Pershing Square Capital Management, L.P. ("Pershing Square") today announced that Pershing Square CEO Bill Ackman, Veronica Hagen and Paul Unruh ("The Nominees for ADP's Transformation") will participate in a fireside chat hosted and moderated by Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. ("Bernstein")...

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    12. Harvey Weinstein has Resigned from The Weinstein Company Board, as the Company Struggles to Survive

      Harvey Weinstein has Resigned from The Weinstein Company Board, as the Company Struggles to Survive

      Harvey Weinstein resigned Tuesday from the Weinstein Co. board of directors, as the company continues to try to distance itself from the disgraced mogul.

      Though he was fired as co-chairman on October 8, Weinstein continues to own 22% of the company’s stock, and until today continued to hold a seat on the board.

      The company now risks falling into a protracted legal battle with Weinstein, who alleges his firing was illegal...

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