1. Longtime Activist Investor Ralph Whitworth Dies After Cancer Battle

    Longtime Activist Investor Ralph Whitworth Dies After Cancer Battle

    Ralph Whitworth, a leading pioneer in activist investing who sparked change at companies like Home Depot Inc. and Hewlett-Packard Co., died Thursday at the age of 60. A founder of Relational Investors LLC, Mr. Whitworth served on 11 U.S. corporate boards, including as a chairman at H-P. Over his career, he confronted some of the biggest corporate titans helping to oust CEOs such as Robert Nardelli from Home Depot, Gary Forsee of... 

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