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    1. CFOs Zero In on Shareholders as Stock Volatility Soars

      CFOs Zero In on Shareholders as Stock Volatility Soars

      Last quarter’s extreme stock-price moves resurfaced an age-old quandary for company executives: Can they exert any influence over their share price? Some company and investor-relations executives are attempting to steer a more stable course for their stock, and hope educating shareholders on the prospects of their company will help their cause. But their options are limited by what they don’t know, including who holds certain shares, as well as the dominance of passive investing...

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    2. FirstEnergy Appoints Chief Compliance Officer Amid Bribery Probe

      FirstEnergy Appoints Chief Compliance Officer Amid Bribery Probe

      FirstEnergy Corp. said Monday that Antonio Fernández will serve as chief compliance officer, effective April 12, as the Ohio utility works to put a bribery scandal behind it. Mr. Fernández, an industry veteran , will oversee the utility’s efforts to reform its ethics and compliance function as the company deals with multiple federal probes into the alleged bribery of an Ohio state lawmaker...

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    3. Nasdaq’s Wish Is the U.K.’s Command

      Nasdaq’s Wish Is the U.K.’s Command

      Readers will recall the many problems with Nasdaq’s recent proposal to add a board diversity provision to its listing rules for companies. Now comes the United Kingdom to see Nasdaq and raise its woke obligations. The Nasdaq plan would encourage companies listed on the exchange to maintain a quota of board members who are women or ethnic or sexual minorities. The U.S. stock exchange is trying to sweeten this unpopular pill by promising it would be optional...

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    4. Starbucks Shareholders Reject Executive Pay Proposal

      Starbucks Shareholders Reject Executive Pay Proposal

      Starbucks Corp. shareholders rejected the coffee company’s executive compensation proposal, a rare rebuke to a major U.S. company. The plan voted down by Starbucks shareholders Wednesday includes millions of dollars in bonus and retention pay for Starbucks’ chief executive, though the resolution was nonbinding and may not affect executives’ compensation...

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    5. Big Companies Disclose Details on Gender, Race in Workforces

      Big Companies Disclose Details on Gender, Race in Workforces

      Big U.S. companies are giving a more detailed picture of diversity in their ranks, with dozens of them publicly sharing gender or race breakdowns, many for the first time. Three-quarters of the workers at General Electric Co. were men. Half of senior executives at engine-maker Cummins Inc. were women. Chicken processor Tyson Foods Inc. said 25% of its U.S. workers were Black. At Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc., 38% of U.S. employees were Latinos...

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    6. Nasdaq Amends Its Diversity Plan

      Nasdaq Amends Its Diversity Plan

      Nasdaq recently submitted a proposal to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission focused on diversity of the boards of companies listed on our U.S. exchange. Our proposal establishes a recommended objective for companies to include at least two board members from diverse backgrounds. We asked that each company disclose anonymous aggregate data—self-disclosed by the directors—regarding their gender identity, race, ethnicity and sexual orientation...

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    7. Herbalife to Name Three New Directors as Icahn Era Ends

      Herbalife to Name Three New Directors as Icahn Era Ends

      Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. plans to overhaul its board as Carl Icahn winds down his eight-year involvement with the company and it looks to burnish its standing with other investors. Herbalife will add to its board Sophie L’Hélias, a corporate governance expert and the lead independent director of French luxury-goods company Kering; Kevin M. Jones, chief executive of cloud-computing firm Rackspace Technology Inc. ; and Don Mulligan, the former CFO of food conglomerate General Mills Inc., the nutritional-supplements maker plans to announce...

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