1. Articles from Graham Rapier (grapier@businessinsider.com)

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    1. Tesla Shareholders Will Vote on Whether the Company Should do Something it's Never Done Defore: Advertise (TSLA)

      Tesla Shareholders Will Vote on Whether the Company Should do Something it's Never Done Defore: Advertise (TSLA)
      • A Tesla shareholder has proposed that the company spend money on advertising for the first time in its history.
      • Investors will vote on the matter in July at the company's annual meeting, but it's not likely to pass.
      • Even without ads, Tesla is worth more than most other traditional automakers and demand has largely outpaced production...
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    2. Elon Musk is Personally Insuring Tesla's Board Members Due to 'Disproportionately High Premiums' Quoted by Insurance Companies (TSLA)

      Elon Musk is Personally Insuring Tesla's Board Members Due to 'Disproportionately High Premiums' Quoted by Insurance Companies (TSLA)
      • Tesla said Tuesday that CEO Elon Musk is insuring company directors, citing high premiums from insurance companies.
      • The billionaire pledged 54% of his stake in Tesla to make the offering, up from 40% in 2018.
      • No stranger to high insurance costs, Tesla last year launched an insurance offering for owners in California.
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    3. Amazon Becomes the 2nd US Company to join the $1 Trillion Club

      Amazon Becomes the 2nd US Company to join the $1 Trillion Club
      • Amazon is the second US company to reach a $1 trillion valuation, after Apple hit the milestone earlier this month.
      • The stock gained 2% to hit the magic number of $2,050.27 per share on Tuesday.
      • Follow Amazon's stock price in real time here.

      It’s official: Amazon is the second American company to achieve a valuation of more than $1 trillion...

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    4. Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway is Climbing After Announcing a $111 Billion Cash Pile That's Fueling Speculation Over its Next Big Investment

      Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway is Climbing After Announcing a $111 Billion Cash Pile That's Fueling Speculation Over its Next Big Investment

      Berkshire Hathaway over the weekend reported a jump in quarterly profits and a $111.1 billion cash pile.

      • Shares are up about 4% since the beginning of 2018.
      • Follow Berkshire's stock price in real-time here.

      Shares of Berkshire Hathaway — the conglomerate run by billionaire investor Warren Buffett — were up more than 2% in early trading Monday after the company reported a jump in quarterly profits and a $111.1 billion cash pile over the weekend...

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    5. 'It is a Full Blown War Going On': The CEO of MoviePass' Parent Company Wants to Use its Subscribers as an Army Against Traditional Theaters

      'It is a Full Blown War Going On': The CEO of MoviePass' Parent Company Wants to Use its Subscribers as an Army Against Traditional Theaters
      • HMNY, which owns 92% of MoviePass, doubled down on the company's bet against traditional theaters on Monday.
      • "Make no bones about it, it is a full blown war going on," CEO Ted Farnsworth told shareholders at a special meeting.
      • Investors approved two proposals at the meeting that could help the company avoid being booted from the Nasdaq stock exchange...
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    6. MoviePass Shareholders Approve 2 Measures to Keep the Company From Being Kicked off its Stock Exchange

      MoviePass Shareholders Approve 2 Measures to Keep the Company From Being Kicked off its Stock Exchange
      • Helios & Matheson investors — which own 92% of MoviePass — approved two measures designed to help the company avoid delisting on Monday.
      • Shareholders approved the possibility of issuing 4.5 billion new shares, as well as a possible reverse stock split.
      • The stock has fallen dramatically in the past year, and now trades 99% off its high record high near $40...
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    7. The Owner of MoviePass Plunges After Proposing a Reverse-Stock Split to Avoid Being Kicked Out Of The Nasdaq

      The Owner of MoviePass Plunges After Proposing a Reverse-Stock Split to Avoid Being Kicked Out Of The Nasdaq
      • MoviePass owner Helios & Matheson plunged to a new low after proposing a reverse-stock split.
      • The move could help the company maintain Nasdaq's minimum $1 share price and avoid delisting.
      • "The failure of stockholders to approve this Proposal 3 could have serious adverse effects on the Company and its stockholders," the company said in a regulatory filing...
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    8. A Tesla Board Member Was Ousted From His Venture Capital Firm Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations — Now There are Calls for him to be Booted From the Automaker Too

      A Tesla Board Member Was Ousted From His Venture Capital Firm Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations — Now There are Calls for him to be Booted From the Automaker Too
      • Steve Jurvetson, a member of Tesla's board since 2009, has been on a leave of absence for six months.
      • Proxy firm Glass Lewis is advising shareholders to boot him from his position due to the absence.
      • There is also pressure from investors to remove the board's director, as well as CEO Elon Musk's brother.
      • Follow Tesla's stock price in real-time here.

      Board seats are set to be a hot topic of discussion when Tesla shareholders vote at the company’s annual meeting next month...

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    9. Elon Musk's Brother Should be Booted from Tesla's Board as the Company's Looking 'more tenuous than ever'

      Elon Musk's Brother Should be Booted from Tesla's Board as the Company's Looking 'more tenuous than ever'
      • Tesla should remove Kimball Musk, James Murdoch, and Antonio Gracias from its board, an activist investor group said Wednesday.
      • CtW Investment Group said the company's "continuing success looks more tenuous than ever."
      • Follow Tesla's stock price in real-time here.

      A group of activist investors wants to radically shake up Tesla's board of directors...

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    10. Vanguard's Chairman Says Cryptocurrencies Pose an ‘Idiosyncratic Risk’

      Vanguard's Chairman Says Cryptocurrencies Pose an ‘Idiosyncratic Risk’
      • Vanguard Group chairman F. William McNabb said Thursday that the ongoing cryptocurrency boom worries him “a little bit.”
      • "If something’s too good to be true, it probably is," he told Bloomberg TV.

      Vanguard Group chairman F. William "Bill" McNabb remains hesitant about the cryptocurrency craze, he told Bloomberg TV on Thursday...

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    11. Viacom Surges After Reports it's in Talks to Merge with CBS

      Viacom Surges After Reports it's in Talks to Merge with CBS

       

      • Shares of media conglomerate Viacom spiked as much as 12% just before the closing bell Friday after TheWrap reported it was in talks to merge with CBS. The stock closed up 7%.
      • The news website said CBS chairman Les Moonves is now open to the consolidation, reversing his previous stance, citing three individuals with knowledge of the talks.
      • Viacom was formed in 2005 out of a split from the previous iteration of the company, with the predecessor re-branded as the CBS Corporation...
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    12. Apple could give Shareholders a Huge Dividend if Tax Reform Actually Happens

      Apple could give Shareholders a Huge Dividend if Tax Reform Actually Happens
      • As of the end of September, Apple had $268.9 billion of cash and investments on its balance sheet. Of that, $252.3 billion was held overseas for tax purposes
      • A major component of the Republican tax plan seeks to entice companies to move that cash back to the US with a one-time, special repatriation rule.
      • After paying off debts, Apple could pay a $15-$20 special dividend to get its excess cash into shareholders' hands in a speedy manner...
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