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    1. Helios and Matheson Hires a Second Proxy Advisor

      Helios and Matheson Hires a Second Proxy Advisor

      The parent company of MoviePass gave another indication Thursday that it's struggling to convince shareholders to back its plan to reverse-split its stock for the second time in four months.

      Helios and Matheson, which bought a controlling stake in the subscription movie ticket service last year, has hired a second firm to help it collect investor votes, it announced..

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    2. StarKist Admits Fixing Tuna Prices, Faces $100 Million Collusion Fine

      StarKist Admits Fixing Tuna Prices, Faces $100 Million Collusion Fine

      SAN FRANCISCO — Authorities say StarKist has agreed to plead guilty to price fixing as part of a broad collusion investigation of the canned tuna industry. Federal prosecutors announced the plea agreement Thursday and said the company faces a fine up to $100 million. Bumble Bee Foods last year pleaded guilty to the same charge and paid a $25 million fine. Chicken of the Sea has not been charged because prosecutors say the company exposed the scheme and cooperated with the investigation...

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    3. Campbell Soup CEO Sees No Room for Concessions to Third Point

      Campbell Soup CEO Sees No Room for Concessions to Third Point

      (Reuters) - Campbell Soup Co interim Chief Executive Keith McLoughlin does not believe that there are any concessions to be made in an ongoing proxy fight with hedge fund Third Point LLC, he told Reuters on Thursday. Third Point seems only open to taking over Campbell's board and has not expressed interest in anything less, McLoughlin said in a telephone interview...

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    4. 'Change the Board': Hedge-Fund Billionaire Dan Loeb Lays out his Plan to Turn Around Campbell Soup

      'Change the Board': Hedge-Fund Billionaire Dan Loeb Lays out his Plan to Turn Around Campbell Soup
      • Third Point Management, the hedge fund owned by the billionaire Dan Loeb, on Thursday laid out its plan to turn around Campbell Soup.
      • The soup maker has suffered through years of declining soup sales.
      • Third Point says the company's entire board should be replaced.

      Campbell Soup is rallying Thursday, up almost 2%, after Third Point, the hedge fund owned by the billionaire Dan Loeb, called on shareholders to replace the company's board of directors...

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    5. Investors Seem to be Balking at MoviePass' Parents' Plans to Reverse Split its Stock Again — And for Good Reason

      Investors Seem to be Balking at MoviePass' Parents' Plans to Reverse Split its Stock Again — And for Good Reason
      • Helios and Matheson, the parent company of MoviePass, is seeking to boost its share price through another reverse-split of its stock.
      • Two of the major research firms that offer investors advice on shareholder votes back the reverse-split proposal.
      • Even so, investors appear dubious of it.
      • They have good reason to oppose it — it would free the company up to issue billions of new shares of stock after it's already massively diluted shareholders...
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    6. Boards Sharpen Focus on Social Issues

      Boards Sharpen Focus on Social Issues

      Directors increasingly see matters such as resource scarcity, human rights, and income inequality as important components of strategy discussions. Please enter your email address * Subject * Comments * While the population grows ever-more polarized around social issues, corporate boards of directors don’t necessarily need to consider them. Increasingly, though, they are doing so...

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    7. Campbell Heirs to Vote for Own Board, Third Point Calls Move a 'Stunt'

      Campbell Heirs to Vote for Own Board, Third Point Calls Move a 'Stunt'

      Campbell heirs to vote for own board, Third Point calls move a 'stunt' close breaking news Business Campbell heirs to vote for own board, Third Point calls move a 'stunt' Campbell Soup Co said on Wednesday that four key shareholders, all descendants of the company's former chairman John Dorrance, have formally aligned themselves against hedge fund Third Point LLC's plans to oust the embattled soupmaker's entire board...

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    8. Once Feared on Wall Street, Dodd-Frank’s Watchdog Is in Retreat

      Once Feared on Wall Street, Dodd-Frank’s Watchdog Is in Retreat

      (Bloomberg) -- A key response to the 2008 financial crisis was setting up a super-group of regulators to protect the economy from another disastrous crash. But in the Trump era, flagging new dangers has taken a backseat to cutting constraints on business. The latest blow came Wednesday when the Financial Stability Oversight Council said it no long considered Prudential Financial Inc. so big and complex that the insurer’s failure could trigger a panic...

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    9. Teladoc Health Appoints Care Delivery Expert Dr. Mark Smith to Board of Directors

      Teladoc Health Appoints Care Delivery Expert Dr. Mark Smith to Board of Directors

      (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Teladoc Health (NYSE: TDOC), the global leader in virtual care, is pleased to announce, effective today, the appointment of Mark Douglas Smith, MD, MBA, to its board of directors. Dr. Smith is a professor of clinical medicine at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) and a nationally-recognized health policy and delivery system expert...

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    10. Powerful Facebook Investors Just Co-Filed a Proposal to Take Down Mark Zuckerberg as Chairman

      Powerful Facebook Investors Just Co-Filed a Proposal to Take Down Mark Zuckerberg as Chairman
      • Four powerful institutional Facebook investors have co-filed a shareholder proposal calling for Mark Zuckerberg's dual role as CEO and chairman to be split.
      • The proposal was originally filed by activist investor Trillium Asset Management and revealed by Business Insider in July after Facebook's brutal second quarter earnings...
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