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    1. Why Did It Take an Activist So Long to Call Bt?

      Why Did It Take an Activist So Long to Call Bt?

      (Bloomberg Opinion) -- David Einhorn's decision to take a stake in BT Group Plc may provide just the boost needed to convince Britain's former national carrier to sell a stake in its traditional network. That probably won't satisfy the activist investor. When it became apparent back in May that BT was willing to at least consider selling a stake in its Openreach operation, CEO Gavin Patterson's goal seemed to be to fend off prospective activist investors and keep his job. He failed at both...

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    2. A Drama CBS Can't Cancel -- the One in Its Boardroom

      A Drama CBS Can't Cancel -- the One in Its Boardroom

      CBS Corp. sought to turn the page on a tumultuous stretch when it said last month that Leslie Moonves was stepping down as chairman and chief executive amid sexual-harassment accusations and that the media company was settling litigation with its controlling shareholder. Instead, the boardroom drama continued. On Sept. 25, the company announced that its lead independent director Bruce Gordon was stepping down, surprising many people close to the company...

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    3. Patients Versus Shareholders

      Patients Versus Shareholders

      Regulation and state intervention in the economy has a bad rap in the US. The Trump government claims that its deregulation drive (mostly in the environmental and financial spheres), is at least partly responsible for the economic miracle. The other day, Trump wrote an op-ed in US Today warning against regulation and state meddling in healthcare, more specifically plans from the Democrats involving extending Medicare to all US citizens...

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      Mentions: CEO Mylan crisis
    4. 2 Reasons There Won't Be a Papa John's Buyout

      2 Reasons There Won't Be a Papa John's Buyout

      Shares of Papa John's International (NASDAQ: PZZA) surged 9% last Tuesday on rumors that the pizzeria owner may be bought out. An activist investor recently purchased stock in the company, while founder and former chairman John Schnatter has reportedly been in talks with private equity firms to help him buy back the business. After a year of controversy, investors are desperately looking for a catalyst to propel their shares higher...

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    5. Is Bill Ackman About to Go Activist Investor on Starbucks?

      Is Bill Ackman About to Go Activist Investor on Starbucks?

      For anyone who thinks that Starbucks ' ( NASDAQ:SBUX ) long growth arc has started to level out, there's a billionaire who disagrees, and he's putting his investors' money where his mouth is. Bill Ackman's hedge fund, Pershing Square, has taken a $900 million stake in the coffeehouse chain, and he sees the stock doubling in the next three years...

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    6. If James Murdoch is the New Tesla Chairman, That’s Bad News for Elon Musk

      If James Murdoch is the New Tesla Chairman, That’s Bad News for Elon Musk

      Ladies and gentlemen, we have board drama at Tesla! I live. I’m going to read some tea leaves, because James Murdoch very rarely speaks on the record. Last week, The New York Times indicated that “some directors” thought Murdoch might do a really good job as the new chairman of the Tesla board, now that Elon Musk is being forced by SEC settlement to step down...

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      Mentions: CEO SEC Twitter
    7. California’s Effort to Boost Women on Corporate Boards Has Studies Behind It

      California’s Effort to Boost Women on Corporate Boards Has Studies Behind It

      When Harvey Weinstein was fired a year ago this week, commentators were quick to point out that all of his board members were men. Similarly, when Leslie Moonves was forced out of CBS last month, many noted that just three of the company’s 14 directors were women. The #MeToo movement has raised a question that often follows corporate disasters: Could this have been avoided if more women were in charge?...

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    8. Stop Griping About Wall Street Compensation

      Stop Griping About Wall Street Compensation

      (Bloomberg Opinion) -- Nobody really roots for banks after what happened 10 years ago — except for maybe politicians in New York, who intuitively grasp that banks generate a lot of tax revenue. Bankers and traders aren’t the most sympathetic characters, but a lot of people have lost sight of the fact that a healthy banking system is central to a healthy economy and everyone’s well-being generally...

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    9. Elon Musk Has to Step Down as the Chairman of Tesla's Board — Here Are 8 People Who Could Replace Him

      Elon Musk Has to Step Down as the Chairman of Tesla's Board — Here Are 8 People Who Could Replace Him
      • As a result of a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Tesla CEO Elon Musk will have to step down as the chairman of the automaker's board of directors for three years.
      • Tesla's board has been criticized for failing to hold Musk accountable for erratic behavior that has at times caused the company's stock price to fall.
      • The Financial Times reported on Wednesday that current Tesla director James Murdoch is the leading candidate to become the board's next chairman...
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      Mentions: CEO SEC Tesla
    10. P&G Has Little to Show a Year After Investor Face-Off Bloomberg

      P&G Has Little to Show a Year After Investor Face-Off Bloomberg

      (Bloomberg Opinion) -- Last October, it felt like Procter & Gamble Co.'s annual meeting might end up being a turning point in the effort to revitalize the company behind brands such as Tide detergent and Crest toothpaste. Activist investor Nelson Peltz had been agitating for a spot on P&G's board as he called for a long list of changes, and the consumer-goods giant had spent big money to try secure enough votes to deny him a seat at the table...

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    11. Why Aviva's CEO Mark Wilson Has Fallen Victim to a Boardroom Coup

      Why Aviva's CEO Mark Wilson Has Fallen Victim to a Boardroom Coup

      The coup that has resulted in the exit of Mark Wilson as chief executive of Aviva was executed with some skill.To the outside world, Monday marked a mundane start to the insurer’s working week. It was anything but. Just a day later and its CEO of six years is putting his feet up – sorry, “assisting with the transition”, which he will be doing until next April when his contractual gardening leave comes to an end...

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      Mentions: CEO Chairman Aviva
    12. Elon Musk's Antics Raise the Question: Should CEOs Even Be on Twitter?

      Elon Musk's Antics Raise the Question: Should CEOs Even Be on Twitter?

      Anyone -- including CEOs -- can tweet, but that doesn't mean everyone should . On Thursday, Tesla ( TSLA ) CEO Elon Musk again made headlines for questionable use of his widely-followed Twitter account when he posted a tweet seeming to insult the SEC , just days after he reached a settlement with the agency over fraud allegations...

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    13. 6 of the Most Compelling Suggestions to Replace Elon Musk as Tesla Chairman

      6 of the Most Compelling Suggestions to Replace Elon Musk as Tesla Chairman

      Elon Musk is out as Tesla chairman. The CEO was told by the SEC at the end of last week that he has 45 days to resign from the position to make way for a replacement as part of the terms of its settlement offer. It comes after an investigation into a controversial Twitter post, where he claimed the funding was secure to take the company off the stock exchange...

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