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    1. Dan Loeb Takes A New Stake In Dow Chemical And It's Now Third Point's Largest Positon

      Dan Loeb Takes A New Stake In Dow Chemical And It's Now Third Point's Largest Positon

      Activist investor Daniel Loeb has taken a significant position in Dow Chemical and is calling for strategic review.

      He posted his investment thesis on website HVST.com. That's the same website Kyle Bass posted his thesis on GM.

      Dow Chemical is now Third Point's largest positon.

      The stock is up more than 6% in the pre-market.

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    2. Tyco's Demonized Ex-CEO Gets Out Of Prison Today — Here's Why He Never Should Been Convicted

      Tyco's Demonized Ex-CEO Gets Out Of Prison Today — Here's Why He Never Should Been Convicted

      Over the past two decades, our addiction to cell phones ended our need for public pay phones. As a result, there are no more telephone booths. For those of us who grew up watching "The Adventures of Superman," we saw mild-mannered reporter Clark Kent slip into dozens of phone booths where he transformed into Superman. Over and over again, the caped superhero exited the booths to fight for truth, justice, and the American way.

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    3. Starboard Delivers Letter to Wausau Board of Directors

      Starboard Delivers Letter to Wausau Board of Directors

      NEW YORK, Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Starboard Value LP (together with its affiliates, "Starboard"), the largest shareholder of Wausau Paper Corp. ("Wausau" or the "Company") (WPP) with approximately 15.2% of the outstanding common stock of the Company, today announced that it has delivered a letter to the Company's Board of Directors, and has nominated a slate of three highly qualified ...

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    4. The activists’ cookbook

      The activists’ cookbook

      THE car park was nearly full and there was a queue for tables when your correspondent popped into a Red Lobster restaurant just off a busy highway in Decatur, east of Atlanta. For good reason: Red Lobster offers decent-value fare in a smart if somewhat bland atmosphere: low lights, leather banquettes, lots of nautical flags and polished wood. A family of four can dine on shrimp, scallops and lobster for around $65...

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    5. A Private Equity Firm Just Bought Chuck E. Cheese For $950 Million

      A Private Equity Firm Just Bought Chuck E. Cheese For $950 Million

      Leon Black's Apollo Management said it was going to put its $18.4 billion war chest to work, and now we're seeing that work in action.  CEC Entertainment, the company that owns children's pizza joint and baby-sitting nightmare Chuck E. Cheese, has just agreed to be acquired by an affiliate of the PE firm for a fair amount of cheese (sorry) — $950 million, or $54 a share...

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    6. NCAA board of directors ready to tackle tough debate over changing governance structure

      NCAA board of directors ready to tackle tough debate over changing governance structure

      It wants the nation's most powerful conferences to have more autonomy on some of college sports' thorniest issues. It wants athletic directors to have a stronger voice in decision-making. It wants the board of directors to focus on big-ticket items. And it wants everybody currently in Division I engaged in the debate, which begins Thursday at the NCAA's annual convention...

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    7. Activist Investor Takes Bob Evans Farms to Court

      Activist Investor Takes Bob Evans Farms to Court

      After two foiled attempts to pressure the board of Bob Evans Farms to make changes to its restaurant and packaged goods business, Sandell is taking the matter to court. On Tuesday, the hedge fund filed a suit against Bob Evans Farms, accusing the board of attempting to strip shareholders of their rights...

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    8. WSJ: Barrick Gold investor wants director Anthony Munk out

      WSJ: Barrick Gold investor wants director Anthony Munk out

      A large Barrick Gold ( ABX ) investor has written to the company expressing concern about the recent resignation of two directors, and the investor is calling for Anthony Munk, a director and the son of departing chairman Peter Munk, to step down, WSJ reports. ABX had tried to quell unhappiness about its corporate governance when it announced a series of board changes last month , but apparently ...

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    9. Time Warner Cable Board Rejects Proposal from Charter Communications

      Time Warner Cable Board Rejects Proposal from Charter Communications

      Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE:TWC) said today that its Board of Directors has unanimously rejected a third grossly inadequate proposal from Charter Communications (NASDAQ: CHTR) to acquire TWC. The proposal was described only generally in a letter received today from Charter as being in the "low $130s...

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    10. Barington Group Calls Darden Restaurants' Plan To Enhance Shareholder Value Incomplete And Inadequate

      Barington Group Calls Darden Restaurants' Plan To Enhance Shareholder Value Incomplete And Inadequate

      NEW YORK, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Barington Capital Group, L.P., which represents a group of shareholders that owns over 2% of the outstanding common stock of Darden Restaurants, Inc. (DRI), today issued the following statement regarding Darden's recently announced plan to enhance shareholder value: As significant shareholders of Darden, we are disappointed with the plan the Company ...

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