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    1. Carl Icahn Is Now Suing Michael Dell For Trying To Thwart His Attempt To Take Over Dell

      Carl Icahn Is Now Suing Michael Dell For Trying To Thwart His Attempt To Take Over Dell

      Carl Icahn is suing Dell Computer CEO Michael Dell and his group for attempting to thwart Icahn's takeover of the embattled PC maker, Reuters reports. Icahn is trying to block Dell from setting a new record date ahead tomorrow's shareholder vote for control of the company. In his lawsuit, he also included a list of demands , said Reuters, one being that CEO Michael Dell and his group not be able to vote any shares issued after February 5th, the day the deal was announced. Last week, the Dell shareholder vote was postponed at Michael Dell's request. He ...

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    2. Directors and IT: What Works Best

      Directors and IT: What Works Best

      Overseeing a company’s information technology activities is a signifi cant challenge for directors. The pace of change in this area is rapid, the subject matter is complicated, and the highly technical language used to describe emerging technologies and evolving risks makes this a challenging area. And many companies are relying more and more on technology to get ahead, often prompting substantial changes in how they operate. All of these factors can make the board’s IT oversight responsibility appear harder than it is.

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    3. Dan Loeb Discloses Stake In Giant Fertilizer Producer CF Industries (CF), Sends Stock Climbing

      Dan Loeb Discloses Stake In Giant Fertilizer Producer CF Industries (CF), Sends Stock Climbing

      Hedge fund investor Dan Loeb may be exiting Yahoo Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO), but he has set his sights on the fertilizer industry. Third Point LLC, Loeb's hedge fund, bought a large stake in nitrogen fertilizer manufacturer CF Industries Holdings Inc. (NYSE:CF), the biggest U.S. producer of nitrogen fertilizer, during the second quarter, Reuters reported Monday...

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    4. Clash of the Mad Men in $35bn advertising mega-merger

      Clash of the Mad Men in $35bn advertising mega-merger

      Sir Martin, the chief executive of WPP, which will lose its crown as the world’s biggest advertising group as a result of the Publicis-Omnicom merger, said: “This is a seismic shock to the industry and will make clients and people think about what they’re doing. This gives us a big opportunity.” Publicis, the owner of agencies Saatchi & Saatchi and Starcom Media Vest, and Omnicom, which owns Abbott Mead Vickers and Adam & Eve DDB, want to merge to get greater scale when they negotiate with media

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    5. Corporate Governance and Social Media: A Brave New World for Board Directors

      Corporate Governance and  Social Media: A Brave New World  for Board Directors

      What should board members know about social media as it relates to a company’s ability to do business and safeguard its image? And what is the board’s role in helping a company make the best use of social media—and defending against its misuse? Two corporate governance practitioners provide insights on the power of new social technologies to shape boards’ decisions and bolster stakeholders’ influence.

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    6. Both Leading Proxy Advisors, ISS and Glass Lewis, Recommend a Vote on the BLUE Proxy Card to Elect Coppersmith’s ...

      Both Leading Proxy Advisors, ISS and Glass Lewis, Recommend a Vote on the BLUE Proxy Card to Elect Coppersmith’s ...

      NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Coppersmith Capital Management, LLC (“Coppersmith”) today announced that both Institutional Shareholder Services (“ISS”) and Glass, Lewis & Co. (“GL”), the two leading independent proxy voting and corporate governance advisory firms, recommend that the stockholders of Alere, Inc. (NYSE: ALR) (“Alere”) vote on Coppersmith’s BLUE proxy card for the election of ...

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    7. Publicis And Omnicom Announce Plans To Form $35.1B Advertising Leviathan

      Publicis And Omnicom Announce Plans To Form $35.1B Advertising Leviathan

      Today Publicis and Omnicom, two of the "big five" global advertising and marketing agencies, announced a "merger of equals", in which the two will combine to create a powerhouse with some $22.7 billion in annual revenues and a market capitalization of $35.1 billion. The pair say that the new Publicis Omnicom Group will be jointly run by the two existing CEOs, John Wren from Omnicom and Maurice ...

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    8. MetLife Appoints Campbell to Board

      MetLife Appoints Campbell to Board
      MetLife appointed Kurt M. Campbell, founding partner, chairman and CEO of The Asia Group, to the board of directors. Previously, Campbell was assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific Affairs in the U.S. Department of State, and co-founded the Center for a New American Security nonprofit. “I am pleased to welcome Kurt to MetLife’s board of directors,” said Steven A. Kandarian, chairman and CEO of MetLife. “Kurt’s significant public policy background and deep knowledge of the Asia region, combined with his experience advising companies across a broad range of industries, will certainly benefit MetLife and ...
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    9. Digital Economy, Analog Boards: The 2012 Study of Digital Directors

      Digital Economy, Analog Boards: The 2012 Study of Digital Directors

      The digital transformation of business is dramatically changing both the products and services that companies produce and the processes used to produce them. Retailers prosper or struggle based on their ability to leverage online social networks. Oil companies race to build digital oil fields—data-driven models to help maximize extraction. Financial services firms must retool to serve a cashless society. Healthcare companies are developing online patient communities and are leveraging digital technologies to drive collaborative research and development.

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    10. E*TRADE Adds Fahmi to Board

      E*TRADE Adds Fahmi to Board
      E*TRADE Financial appointed Mohsen Fahmi, Moore Capital Management senior portfolio manager, to the board of directors. Fahmi has held various positions at Moore Capital, including chief operating officer. Previously, he served as chief investment officer for The World Bank. “Mohsen brings a superb record of financial service industry experience to the E*TRADE Board, in particular, strong risk management expertise,” said Paul Idzik, CEO of E*TRADE Financial. “His addition will complement an already strong set of skills on our board.” Former SEC Chief Accountant James L. Kroeker joined the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) as vice chairman. Kroeker ...
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    11. UK committee, investor body pushes City reform agenda

      LONDON (Reuters) - Separate groups of MPs and investors have set out ideas for a revamp of corporate governance standards in Britain, a year after a government-backed review criticised the short-termist culture of the City of London. Related Stories Facebook shares soar as users, mobile ads climb Asian stocks take a breather, dollar bounces GSK warns China corruption scandal will hit business ...

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