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    1. Exclusive: Activist investor Sandell urges swap on DCP Midstream

      Exclusive: Activist investor Sandell urges swap on DCP Midstream

      HOUSTON (Reuters) - Activist investor Sandell Asset Management is urging Spectra Energy Corp to swap its interest in DCP Midstream Partners LLC for equity in Phillips 66's master limited partnership (MLP) in a deal meant to improve the valuations of the companies, according to a letter seen by Reuters.

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    2. Mizuho CEO set to survive mob scandal, resume reform push

      Mizuho CEO set to survive mob scandal, resume reform push

      By Taiga Uranaka and Taro Fuse TOKYO (Reuters) - The head of Mizuho Financial Group looks set to survive the revelation of bank loans to mobsters, a move that could revive his recently flagging efforts to improve corporate governance at Japan's second-largest bank by assets. Mizuho will not sack Yasuhiro Sato as president and CEO, but may suspend his pay for some period, people familiar with the ...

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    3. Mulally: No Change In Plan To Stay Ford CEO

      Mulally: No Change In Plan To Stay Ford CEO

      DEARBORN, Michigan (AP) -- Alan Mulally, the man who has led Ford Motor Co.'s turnaround from near financial ruin, would not say Thursday if he has talked to Microsoft about the CEO job at the software giant. "We don't comment on the speculation," Mulally said in response to a question from The Associated Press on the company's third-quarter earnings conference call...

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    4. Carl Icahn Launches Website And Increases Pressure On Apple To Repurchase Shares

      Carl Icahn Launches Website And Increases Pressure On Apple To Repurchase Shares

      The activist investor isn’t limited to Twitter and CNBC to broadcast his views. Hot off his $800M windfall this week from the sale of half his Netflix shares , today he introduced a site, Shareholders’ Square Table , where he says he’ll “discuss what can be done to change our current, dysfunctional system of corporate governance” that results in CEOs and boards “that are strangling shareholders ...

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    5. Twitter Quietly Doubles Board Compensation

      Twitter Quietly Doubles Board Compensation

      On a day when much of the tech world was focused on Apple’s big Ipad announcement, complete with live-blogging updates like this one from our friends at GigaOm, Twitter quietly filed its latest revised S-1. The 512-page document was filed just three minutes before the SEC’s electronic window closed for the night and included several new disclosures, only one of which — the tapping of a $1 billion credit line provided by Twitter’s lead underwriters — was picked up (see this WSJ piece and this one from Bloomberg for more details) by major news outlets...

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    6. Icahn's Netflix Sale Shows Differences With Son Over Value

      Icahn's Netflix Sale Shows Differences With Son Over Value

      Billionaire Carl Icahn sold more than half of his stake in Netflix Inc. (NFLX), exposing a disagreement with his son Brett over the value of the stock.  Icahn sold 2.99 million shares of Los Gatos, California-based Netflix starting on Oct. 10, as it approached new highs, according to a regulatory filing yesterday. He continues to own 2.67 million shares, or a 4.5 percent stake...

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    7. Big Hedge Fund Investors Are Abandoning JC Penney

      Big Hedge Fund Investors Are Abandoning JC Penney

      The era of JC Penney being a plaything for bigfoot hedge fund investors appears to be coming to a close. The struggling retailer has humbled some of the biggest names on Wall Street—handing them losses and leaving them with egg on their faces after they bet that the company could stage something of a rebound...

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    8. GMI Ratings’ 2013 CEO Pay Survey Reveals CEO Pay is Still on the Rise

      GMI Ratings’ 2013 CEO Pay Survey Reveals CEO Pay is Still on the Rise

      GMI Ratings today released its 2013 CEO Pay Survey, one of the most comprehensive surveys of North American CEO compensation. The report findings are based on an analysis of 2,259 North American publicly traded companies and includes over 2,250 CEOs whose tenure spanned the past two consecutive years...

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