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    1. Uber's Board Reportedly Held a 'Marathon Meeting' as it Grapples With its Ties to Saudi Arabia

      Uber's Board Reportedly Held a 'Marathon Meeting' as it Grapples With its Ties to Saudi Arabia
      • Uber's board held a "marathon meeting" last week, Bloomberg reported, as the company grapples with its ties to Saudi Arabia in the wake of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder.
      • The Kingdom now reportedly owns more than 10% of the ride-hailing firm, which is eyeing an IPO as valuable as $120 billion next year...
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    2. A $774 Billion Investment Giant is Ramping Up Calls for a Tesla Board Shakeup — One That Goes far Beyond What the SEC Wants

      A $774 Billion Investment Giant is Ramping Up Calls for a Tesla Board Shakeup — One That Goes far Beyond What the SEC Wants
      • Tesla has until the end of November to add two independent directors to its board, as per a $40 million settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
      • CtW Investments and elected officials from three states are urging the company to go above and beyond the legal requirements in order to protect investors.
      • Five of Tesla's eight directors currently have close ties to CEO Elon Musk, the letter says, despite meeting the legal requirements for independence...
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    3. Tesla Says Elon Musk Plans to Buy $20 Million Worth of Stock as Soon as Possible

      Tesla Says Elon Musk Plans to Buy $20 Million Worth of Stock as Soon as Possible
      • Elon Musk plans to buy $20 million of Tesla stock, the company said in a filing Wednesday.
      • The plans were announced the day after a judge approved Tesla and Musk's settlement with the US' top stock regulator.

      Tesla CEO Elon Musk plans to buy $20 million worth of the company’s stock on the open market "during the next open trading window," the company said in a regulatory filing Wednesday...

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      Mentions: CEO Tesla lawsuit
    4. 'Was he high?': Elon Musk is back to Complaining About Short Sellers on Twitter, But His Gripes Don't Hold Water With Some Investors

      'Was he high?': Elon Musk is back to Complaining About Short Sellers on Twitter, But His Gripes Don't Hold Water With Some Investors
      • Last week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk reached a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission agreed with the companies board of directors to be more constrained in his use of Twitter.
      • On Friday, however, Musk was back to complaining about investors who bet against Tesla shares, saying they diminish the stock's true returns.
      • "When CEOs criticize short selling, its usually because they're looking to deflect blame for their own failing," one prominent short seller told Business Insider...
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    5. The SEC Wants to Make it Easier for Small-Time Investors to get in on Companies like Uber or SpaceX

      The SEC Wants to Make it Easier for Small-Time Investors to get in on Companies like Uber or SpaceX
      • The US Securities and Exchange Commission is mulling options to let retail investors in on private-company fundraising, the agency's chief told the Wall Street Journal.
      • Main Street investors are largely excluded from private fundraising for companies like SpaceX, Uber, and Airbnb because of regulations...
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      Mentions: Investors SEC Uber
    6. Meet the 3 Tesla Board Members Set to Decide on Elon Musk's Go-Private Plan

      Meet the 3 Tesla Board Members Set to Decide on Elon Musk's Go-Private Plan
      • Tesla's board of directors has formed a special committee to examine CEO Elon Musk's preference to take the company private, according to a statement on the electric-car maker's website.
      • Three independent board members — Brad Buss, Robyn Denholm, and Linda Johnson Rice — will sit on the special committee.
      • While Musk has not yet presented a formal proposal to take Tesla private, he will need the committee's approval before such a move can occur...
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    7. Tesla Surges After Elon Musk offers Details About his 'Funding Secured' Tweet

      Tesla Surges After Elon Musk offers Details About his 'Funding Secured' Tweet
      • Tesla CEO Elon Musk wrote in a blog post Monday that he left a meeting on July 31 with "no question that a deal with the Saudi sovereign fund could be closed."
      • The blog post offers new details into Tesla's plan to go private at $420 per share, which the billionaire announced last week, saying funding had been secured.
      • Shares initially surged to an all-time high, before wiping out all their gains as lawyers said the tweet may have broken securities laws and reports of the SEC investigating...
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      Mentions: Investment CEO SEC
    8. Bill Ackman's Hedge Fund Has Reportedly Amassed a $1 Billion Stake in Lowe's

      Bill Ackman's Hedge Fund Has Reportedly Amassed a $1 Billion Stake in Lowe's
      • Bill Ackman's Pershing Square Capital has reportedly amassed a $1 billion stake in Lowe's.
      • News of the investment comes one day after Lowe's tapped Home Depot veteran Marvin Ellison to lead the chain.
      • Lowe's reported first quarter earnings on Wednesday that missed Wall Street expectations for profit, revenue, and comparable sales.
      • Follow Lowe's stock price in real-time here.

      Add billionaire investor Bill Ackman to those who welcome the hiring of Lowe's new CEO...

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    9. JC Penney Tumbles as its CEO heads to Lowe’s

      JC Penney Tumbles as its CEO heads to Lowe’s
      • JC Penney chief executive Marvin Ellison will be the new CEO of Lowe's.
      • Shares of the embattled chain sank as much as 8%.
      • Follow JCP stock in real-time here.

      Shares of JC Penney fell as much as 8% in early trading Tuesday after it was announced that CEO and chairman Marvin Ellison resigned and is headed to Lowe’s home improvement chain...

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    10. AthenaHealth Soars After Elliott Management Makes $6.9 Billion Buyout Offer

      AthenaHealth Soars After Elliott Management Makes $6.9 Billion Buyout Offer
      • Elliott Management has made a $160-per-share cash offer for AthenaHealth, the hedge fund confirmed Monday.
      • Shares of Athena spiked more than 25% on the news.
      • Follow the stock in real-time here.

      Shares of AthenaHealth spiked nearly 25% Monday morning after Paul Singer's Elliott Management hedge fund made a cash offer of $160 per share — worth $6.9 billion — for the embattled healthcare IT company...

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    11. Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Dumps its Entire IBM Stake

      Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Dumps its Entire IBM Stake
      • Berkshire Hathaway has liquidated its entire stake in IBM, Warren Buffett said Friday.
      • IBM sank about 1% on the news.
      • Follow IBM’s stock price in real-time here.

      Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway has sold its entire stake in IBM, the billionaire investor said Friday in an interview with CNBC.

      "I think we have zero," Buffett said when asked if Berkshire owns any IBM shares. IBM's stock price fell about 1% after the news...

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    12. Riot Blockchain Plummets after CNBC Investigation Finds No Evidence of an Advertised Shareholders Meeting

      Riot Blockchain Plummets after CNBC Investigation Finds No Evidence of an Advertised Shareholders Meeting
      • In an interview with Business Insider, CEO John O'Rourke called the report "one-sided" and a "hit piece" that has "wiped out significant shareholder value."
      • Riot Blockchain fell 19% Friday after CNBC reported its annual shareholders meeting was never even booked...
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    13. Xerox is Sliding After Being Sued by One of its Largest Shareholders (XRX)

      Xerox is Sliding After Being Sued by One of its Largest Shareholders (XRX)
      • Billionaire investor Darwin Deason has sued Xerox to block its proposed merger with Fujifilm.
      • Shares of Xerox sank more than 3% on the news; Fujifilm was also down.

      Shares of Xerox plunged as much as 3.35% Tuesday morning after one of its largest shareholders, billionaire Darwin Deason, filed a lawsuit against the company to block its proposed merger with Japan's Fujifilm...

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    14. 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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