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    1. How CEO Pay in America Got Out of Whack

      How CEO Pay in America Got Out of Whack

      “TOO OFTEN, executive compensation in the US is ridiculously out of line with performance…The deck is stacked against investors.” It was with these words that in 2006 Warren Buffett, a legendary investor and red-blooded capitalist, challenged the received wisdom in corporate America about CEO pay. This maintains that bosses deserve generous rewards because these are tightly linked to their companies’ financial performance...

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    2. Tech Takeovers - Xerox Launches a Takeover Bid for Hp

      Tech Takeovers - Xerox Launches a Takeover Bid for Hp

      It is an attempt to burnish tech royalty whose glory has faded I F THE BOARD won’t agree, try the shareholders directly. After nearly a year of advances, on March 2nd Xerox made a formal tender offer for HP , a much bigger rival computer-and-printer-maker. It is willing to pay HP ’s shareholders $24 a share, valuing the company at $35bn. That is a third higher than its market capitalisation before Xerox made its intentions clear in November—and five times that of Xerox itself...

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    3. Activist Investors Go After a German industrial Icon - Steeling itself

      Activist Investors Go After a German industrial Icon - Steeling itself

      FEW industrial scenes offer the drama of a steelworks in full flow. Perched high in a cabin, a technician guides a bucket the size of a house to send 250 tons of lava-like molten metal into a vast crucible. As a roar echoes across a gargantuan hall, a pile of scrap slides into the mixture. Plumes of illuminated smoke rise. Sparks like giant fireflies tumble down. ThyssenKrupp’s steelmaking plant in Duisburg makes 30,000 tons of the metal daily...

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    4. Insider Trading Has Been Rife on Wall Street, Academics Conclude

      Insider Trading Has Been Rife on Wall Street, Academics Conclude

      But at least, in large-scale data-crunching, a new type of corporate sleuth is on the case. * “Political connections and the informativeness of insider trades”, by Alan D. Jagolinzer and others, Rock Centre for Corporate Governance at Stanford University, Working Paper 222. ** “Brokers and order-flow ...

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    5. 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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