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    1. Even Among Corporate Raiders, Elon Musk Is a Pirate

      Even Among Corporate Raiders, Elon Musk Is a Pirate

      The history of mergers and acquisitions is filled with ruthless corporate raiders, bruising wars of words and people trying to stiff each other. T. Boone Pickens, the oil tycoon who rampaged through the 1980s, took small stakes in energy companies, attacked management and forced sales of the firms. Carl Icahn, the activist investor, amassed shares of companies and threatened to oust their boards if they did not agree to a deal...

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    2. Hertz Hires a Former Goldman Sachs Finance Chief as its C.E.O.

      Hertz Hires a Former Goldman Sachs Finance Chief as its C.E.O.

      Hertz, the car rental company that went bankrupt at the start of the pandemic, has chosen a prominent banker, Stephen M. Scherr, as its next chief executive. Mr. Scherr, who served as chief financial officer at Goldman Sachs until the end of last year, will take over Hertz and join its board on Feb. 28, the company said in an statement on Friday...

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    3. Inside the Real-Life Succession Battle at Scholastic

      Inside the Real-Life Succession Battle at Scholastic

      When her phone buzzed on June 6, Iole Lucchese was still absorbing a shock that had come the day before. Her longtime boss, M. Richard Robinson Jr., the chairman and chief executive of the Scholastic publishing company, had died suddenly while taking a walk with one of his sons and his former wife on Martha’s Vineyard...

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