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    1. U.S. Top Court Refuses to Widen Whistleblower Protections

      U.S. Top Court Refuses to Widen Whistleblower Protections

      WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to broaden protections for corporate insiders who call out misconduct, throwing out a lawsuit brought against a real estate trust by a former employee who had reported alleged wrongdoing internally but not to the Securities and Exchange Commission...

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    2. BHP CEO says to Meet Activist Investor Elliott this Week

      BHP CEO says to Meet Activist Investor Elliott this Week

      MELBOURNE (Reuters) - BHP Billiton Chief Executive Andrew Mackenzie said he will be meeting with activist investor Elliott Advisors this week, among others, and will be discussing their call for BHP to scrap its dual listing in the UK. Mackenzie said he wants to hear all investors' views on the dual listed structure and is open to any ideas, even after the company reiterated on Tuesday that the costs of collapsing the dual listed structure currently outweighed the benefits...

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      Mentions: Investors CEO UK
    3. Blackwells Capital Announces Intention to Nominate Directors at Supervalu in Letter to Board

      Blackwells Capital Announces Intention to Nominate Directors at Supervalu in Letter to Board

      Letter outlines Company’s “disastrous” performance and current Board’s inability to represent shareholders’ interest or provide meaningful oversight Detailed analysis of Supervalu’s operations, strategy and finances available at www.savesupervalu.com Blackwells believes there are opportunities to unlock significant value for all shareholders Blackwells Capital LLC (“Blackwells”), an alternative investment management firm, today sent a letter to the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Supervalu Inc. (NYSE: SVU) (“Supervalu” or the “Company”) announcing its intention to submit director nominations to the Board in connection with the Company’s 2018 annual meeting of shareholders. Blackwells also released a presentation ...

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    4. Board to Require CEOs to Get Annual Physical Exam

      Board to Require CEOs to Get Annual Physical Exam

      CSX Corp. will require the railroad's chief executive to submit to an annual physical exam that will be reviewed by the board, adopting the policy months after the death of prior CEO Hunter Harrison following unspecified health issues. The board has agreed to adopt the policy at its upcoming meeting on Feb. 7, according to a letter submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission reviewed by The Wall Street Journal...

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    5. At BlackRock, Vanguard and State Street, 'Engagement' Has Different Meanings

      At BlackRock, Vanguard and State Street, 'Engagement' Has Different Meanings

      The biggest passive money managers all like to use some version of the word "engage" when describing how they hold their portfolio companies accountable behind the scenes. They differ on how that engagement is measured. BlackRock Chief Executive Laurence Fink cited the strategy this week in his annual letter to other CEOs...

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    6. Ericsson Flags $1.77 Billion Write-Down

      Ericsson Flags $1.77 Billion Write-Down

      Ericsson AB's costly turnaround continues.

      The Swedish telecommunications-equipment maker said it expects to write down another 14.2 billion Swedish kronor ($1.77 billion) in assets, as it struggles to retool itself in the face of slowing sales and nimbler Chinese rivals. It is the latest in a series of charges amounting to more than $5 billion over the past two years.

      Over that period, Ericsson has replaced its chief executive and chairman, shed thousands of jobs and racked up quarterly losses. It has also tussled with an activist investor, who ultimately won a role picking board members...

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    7. Robert Jackson and Hester Peirce Sworn In as SEC Commissioners

      Robert Jackson and Hester Peirce Sworn In as SEC Commissioners

      Washington D.C.-- Robert J. Jackson Jr. and Hester M. Peirce were sworn into office as SEC Commissioners this morning by SEC Chairman Jay Clayton.

      Mr. Jackson and Ms. Peirce were nominated to the SEC by President Donald Trump, and their nominations were confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Dec. 21. Both new commissioners participated in today’s inaugural meeting of the SEC’s Fixed Income Market Structure Advisory Committee...

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    8. Alexion Pharmaceuticals : Agrees to Work With Hedge Fund Elliott on Filling Board Seat--Update

      Alexion Pharmaceuticals : Agrees to Work With Hedge Fund Elliott on Filling Board Seat--Update

       Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. said Tuesday it will work with hedge fund Elliott Management Corp. on filling an open board seat. The move comes as the rare-disease drugmaker has been facing pressure from the activist investor, which has pushed for changes in recent years at companies including aluminum parts maker Arconic Inc. and Brocade Communication Systems, now part of Broadcom Ltd.

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    9. From Tone at the Top to Technological Disruption and Cyber Security, Corporate Directors Have a Full 2018 Agenda

      From Tone at the Top to Technological Disruption and Cyber Security, Corporate Directors Have a Full 2018 Agenda

      NEW YORK , Dec. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Helping the company focus on long-term performance, navigate technology-driven disruption and digital transformation, and be attuned to corporate culture and other reputational risks should be high on board agendas in 2018, according to U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm KPMG LLP's Board Leadership Center (BLC)...

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      Mentions: Cybersecurity
    10. Starboard Value Takes 10.7% Stake in Mellanox Technologies | 4-Traders

      Starboard Value Takes 10.7% Stake in Mellanox Technologies | 4-Traders

      Starboard Value LP has taken a 10.7% stake in Mellanox Technologies Ltd., urging the company to improve its margins and stock and explore a potential sale, a thesis in part helped by deal talks at Marvell Technology Group Ltd., where Starboard has a seat. Starboard believes Mellanox is spending too much on research and development and other corporate expenses to try to grow revenue, sacrificing margins compared with peers, according to people familiar with the matter...

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      Mentions: Technology Sale stake
    11. Middle Market CFO Pay Increases Outpaced CEO Pay

      Middle Market CFO Pay Increases Outpaced CEO Pay

      This year, compensation for the middle market executive fluctuated across company sizes and industries. According to the BDO 600: 2017 Survey of CEO and CFO Compensation Practices of Middle Market Public Companies , pay for CEOs increased at companies in the smallest revenue range. Meanwhile, CFO increases occurred at the small and midsized company level...

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    12. Covalon Technologies : US Major General Gale S. Pollock (Ret.) Joins Covalon’s Board of Directors

      Covalon Technologies : US Major General Gale S. Pollock (Ret.) Joins Covalon’s Board of Directors

      MISSISSAUGA, Ontario--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 14, 2017-- Covalon Technologies Ltd. (the 'Company' or 'Covalon') (TSXV: COV; OTCQX: CVALF), an advanced medical technologies company, is extremely pleased to announce that Major General (Ret.) Gale S. Pollock, CRNA, FACHE, FAAN, has agreed to join Covalon's Board of Directors. Major General Pollock is a two-star General who retired in 2008 after 36 years of service in the U.S. Army. She held the position of Acting Surgeon General of the U.S. Army...

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    13. GE Numbers Game Puzzles Investors

      GE Numbers Game Puzzles Investors

      By Michael Rapoport This article is being republished as part of our daily reproduction of WSJ.com articles that also appeared in the U.S. print edition of The Wall Street Journal (October 31, 2017). What are General Electric Co.'s earnings? The question doesn't have a single answer -- the company recently provided four different versions of them....

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    14. Rent A Center: Engaged Capital Commends Rent-A-Center Board for Initiating Strategic Alternatives Review Process | 4-Traders

      Rent A Center: Engaged Capital Commends Rent-A-Center Board for Initiating Strategic Alternatives Review Process | 4-Traders

      Engaged Capital, LLC (together with its affiliates, “Engaged Capital”) an investment firm specializing in enhancing the value of small and mid-cap North American equities with a 20.5% economic exposure to Rent-A-Center, Inc. (“Rent-A-Center” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ:RCII), today issued a statement in respect of its investment in Rent-A-Center...

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