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    1. SEC Issues $114 Million to Two Whistleblowers

      SEC Issues $114 Million to Two Whistleblowers

      The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission awarded about $114 million in total to two whistleblowers, including one who provided independent analysis to the regulator that helped substantially advance investigations, the SEC said. With the latest awards, the SEC whistleblower program has paid out more than $1 billion to 207 whistleblowers since issuing its first award in 2012, the agency said. That marks a milestone for the SEC whistleblower program created by the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act...

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    2. How a Fortune 500 Director Governs Her Own Career—With Help From Diane von Furstenberg

      How a Fortune 500 Director Governs Her Own Career—With Help From Diane von Furstenberg

      Dambisa Moyo wrote the book “How Boards Work” to explain what corporate board members do. She turns to her own personal board of directors for advice on how to do it better. The Zambian-born economist currently serves as a director for three companies: manufacturer 3M Co., energy giant Chevron Corp. and publisher Condé Nast. That assignment, she said, is different than it was just a decade ago. Board members not only have to handle activist fights, acquisitions and questions of succession...

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    3. The Wrong Way to Target Corporate Excess

      The Wrong Way to Target Corporate Excess

      When in doubt, go after corporate fat cats. Sensitive to criticism that existing revenue and cost measures won’t fully pay for their proposed $3.5 trillion spending plan , Congressional Democrats have their eyes on lavish executive compensation as a source of revenue. One proposal is an excise tax on companies that buy back a “significant” amount of their own stock. Another would target companies that pay bosses a high multiple of average employee compensation...

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    4. Dan Loeb’s Third Point Gets a Taste of Its Own Activist Medicine

      Dan Loeb’s Third Point Gets a Taste of Its Own Activist Medicine

      Dan Loeb’s Third Point LLC is a prototypical activist investor, agitating for changes at huge companies such as Intel Corp. , Sony Group Corp. and Prudential PLC. Now his listed investment vehicle is the target of an activist campaign of its own, and while the two sides are at loggerheads, shareholders are enjoying the spoils of the fight...

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    5. Nasdaq’s Board Diversity Proposal Faces SEC Decision

      Nasdaq’s Board Diversity Proposal Faces SEC Decision

      Nasdaq Inc.’s push for greater diversity in corporate boards faces a key hurdle as regulators are poised to rule on the exchange operator’s proposal to include gender and race in its listing rules. Staffers at the Securities and Exchange Commission are expected to release a decision Friday on whether to approve or reject Nasdaq’s proposed changes...

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    6. Two Ex-Bank of America Traders Accused of Spoofing Found Guilty

      Two Ex-Bank of America Traders Accused of Spoofing Found Guilty

      Two former Bank of America Corp. traders were convicted Wednesday of rigging precious-metals prices by using an aggressive tactic known as spoofing, the latest win for prosecutors in a yearslong effort to crack down on the practice. A federal jury found Edward Bases and John Pacilio guilty of wire fraud and conspiracy charges after a two-week criminal trial in Chicago...

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      Mentions: Dodd-Frank Fraud Bank
    7. Stagwell, MDC Partners Agree to Merger Following Shareholder Dispute

      Stagwell, MDC Partners Agree to Merger Following Shareholder Dispute

      Shareholders in MDC Partners Inc. and Stagwell Media LP on Monday agreed to merge the two advertising and marketing companies after resolving a dispute that had threatened to derail the deal. Following negotiations, MDC shareholders will own a bigger chunk of the combined business than initially proposed. The combined company will be called Stagwell Inc. and will retire the MDC Partners name, said Mark Penn, who leads both MDC and Stagwell. The merger is expected to close in early August...

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