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    1. Investors Gain Greater Clout Over Boards

      Investors Gain Greater Clout Over Boards

      American businesses are increasingly bowing to investors' demands for greater boardroom clout, with dozens of companies revising their bylaws in recent weeks ahead of this year's annual meetings. Proxy access, embraced by 117 U.S. companies during 2015, gives shareholders more power to oust directors and influence corporate strategy by letting them list competing board candidates on ballots for annual meetings...

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    2. Fifteen CEOs to Watch in 2016

      Fifteen CEOs to Watch in 2016

      The Brazilian-born head of the world's largest brewer faces a host of challenges. To complete the roughly $108 billion takeover of SABMiller PLC in the second half of the year, as planned, he must secure regulatory approval in South Africa, Europe and the U.S. He also must integrate the companies and cut $1.4 billion in costs. And he must do so while navigating challenges in AB InBev's biggest markets: Brazil, which is in recession, and the U.S., where beer-sales volumes are contracting...

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    3. Activists Display Lighter Touch

      Activists Display Lighter Touch

      Some of Wall Street's most aggressive investors are taking on a gentler role: friend to companies in transition. Activist hedge funds have made big bets on companies such as General Electric Co., Mondelez International Inc. and 21st Century Fox Inc. that have recently changed course via breakups or major cost cutting. Usually, it is the activists who push for such changes in hopes of boosting a company's stock...

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    4. ConAgra to Split in Two

      ConAgra to Split in Two

      ConAgra Foods Inc., which has responded to mounting challenges in the food sector with aggressive restructuring this year, unveiled Wednesday plans to split into two independent public companies. One of the companies is slated to house the consumer-brands business and will be renamed Conagra Brands Inc. while the second company will be named Lamb Weston and will spin off ConAgra's frozen potato products...

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    5. Travelers Board Member Buys 1,500 Shares

      Travelers Board Member Buys 1,500 Shares

      Philip Ruegger, a member of the board of directors at Travelers Cos. ( TRV ) , bought 1,500 shares of the company's common stock on Oct. 28. At $114.14 per share, Ruegger paid a total of $171,210 for the new shares. IK-> The technicals for TRV ($114.13 down $0.16) are bullish with an upward trend. The stock has support around $102.77 and recent resistance around $114.29. Look at the Jan. 100/105 bull-put spread for a 35-cent credit or better...

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