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    1. Disney and 21st Century Fox are Climbing as Report Says a Deal for Assets is Coming Thursday

      Disney and 21st Century Fox are Climbing as Report Says a Deal for Assets is Coming Thursday
      • Disney and Fox are all set to announce the sale of Fox's entertainment assets to Disney later this week, CNBC's David Faber reports.
      • The news sent shares of both the companies higher.
      • Watch the price of Fox move in real time on Markets Insider.

      Reports that 21st Century Fox is expected to announce the sale of its entertainment business to Disney on Thursday have sent shares of both companies higher...

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      Mentions: Disney Sale Merger
    2. Corporate Law & Governance Update: December 2017

      Corporate Law & Governance Update: December 2017

      These challenges will impact governance elements ranging from the frequency and manner of board meetings, to information flow, to expectations of director engagement and to the board-management dynamic. These developments include, in no particular order: (1) the threat of significant business ...

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    3. Radio Mogul Under Pressure To Resign From Powerful California University Board

      Radio Mogul Under Pressure To Resign From Powerful California University Board

      California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and education leaders are urging the University of California to address allegations of sexual harassment and workplace misconduct by University of California Regent and radio mogul Norman Pattiz, nearly a year after several people said Pattiz made them uncomfortable in the workplace...

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    4. Bonuses, Pay Deals Send College Executives’ Salaries Soaring

      Bonuses, Pay Deals Send College Executives’ Salaries Soaring

      Bonuses, pay deals send college executives’ salaries soaring 1 / 3 Back to Gallery The highest-paid college president in the nation quadrupled his pay in a single year to $4 million thanks to a hiring deal, according to a new survey of executive compensation at private universities. Nathan Hatch, president of Wake Forest University in North Carolina, earned slightly more than $1 million in 2014...

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    5. Just Months After Taking Over, Marcato Throws in the Towel on Buffalo Wild Wings

      Just Months After Taking Over, Marcato Throws in the Towel on Buffalo Wild Wings

      If the Buffalo Wild Wings ( NASDAQ:BWLD ) acquisition closes, activist shareholder Marcato Capital will reap an approximately 10% return on its investment in the the restaurant chain. Why would Marcato endorse the company's sale to Roark Capital and Arby's, and accept such a meager return for its efforts? In the following episode of Industry Focus: Consumer Goods , the team discusses the primary reason Marcato is happy to rake in its chips and move on. ..

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    6. Bill Ackman Likely to Face Trial on Allergan Insider-Trading Claims

      Bill Ackman Likely to Face Trial on Allergan Insider-Trading Claims

      Activist investor Bill Ackman and his estranged former collaborator in a 2014 hostile takeover bid for Botox-maker Allergan Inc. will likely face a jury trial next month over claims they engaged in insider trading. U.S. District Judge David Carter issued a tentative ruling at a hearing Friday, denying a request by Ackman and Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. to throw out the allegations by Allergan shareholders...

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    7. Activist Shareholder Scores a wWin against Ugg Boots Maker

      Activist Shareholder Scores a wWin against Ugg Boots Maker

      Activist investor Mick McGuire — who has been struggling to get on the board of the company that makes Ugg boots — just got a foot plant. Influential proxy advisory firm ISS recommended late Wednesday that shareholders vote for three nominees to the board of Deckers Outdoor that have been put forward by McGuire’s hedge fund, Marcato Capital. “ISS’s recommendation validates our belief that change is needed on Deckers’ Board,” McGuire said in a statement Thursday...

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    8. U.S. Activist Fund Takes 3.4% Stake in Whitbread

      U.S. Activist Fund Takes 3.4% Stake in Whitbread

      U.S. activist investor Sachem Head Capital Management LP disclosed on Wednesday that it has taken a 3.4% stake in Whitbread PLC (WTB.LN). Sachem disclosed that it holds contracts for difference over 6.2 million shares in the company, which owns Costa Coffee and Premier Inn. Sachem's managing partner and founder is Scott Ferguson, a former partner at Pershing Square Capital Management LP, run by hedge fund manager Bill Ackman. Whitbread shares are up 250 pence, or 6.7%, at 3960 pence at 1550 GMT...

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    9. Why Wall Street’s Finally Pushing to Add Women on Boards

      Why Wall Street’s Finally Pushing to Add Women on Boards

      The big money on Wall Street is finally throwing its weight behind boardroom diversity. After years of fits and starts, mutual-fund giants including BlackRock Inc. , Vanguard Group Inc. and State Street Corp. are embracing shareholder proposals to add more women and minorities as directors. This may signal a tipping point for the decades-long struggle for greater representation...

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