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    1. Activist Investor to Call on Peloton to Fire Its CEO

      Activist Investor to Call on Peloton to Fire Its CEO

      An activist investor wants Peloton Interactive Inc. to fire its chief executive and explore a sale after the stationary-bike maker’s stock plummeted more than 80% from its high, as growth slowed. Blackwells Capital LLC has a significant stake of less than 5% in Peloton and is preparing to push the company’s board to fire CEO John Foley and pursue a sale, according to people familiar with the matter...

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    2. Competition for Compliance Officers Intensifies Amid Regulatory Pressures

      Competition for Compliance Officers Intensifies Amid Regulatory Pressures

      A labor-market squeeze and evolving regulatory pressures are driving demand for compliance officers. Competition for such talent has heated up in recent months as companies fear they will be short-staffed at a time of rapid growth and increasing regulatory scrutiny, and businesses are luring compliance staff with salary increases, remote-working opportunities and company equity...

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    3. Microsoft Board to Review Company’s Sexual Harassment and Gender Discrimination Policies

      Microsoft Board to Review Company’s Sexual Harassment and Gender Discrimination Policies

      Microsoft Corp.’s board of directors on Thursday said it would review the company’s sexual harassment and gender discrimination policies and unveil a summary of the results of past investigations into how the company handled allegations against company executives, including co-founder Bill Gates...

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    4. Proxy Voting: What Fund Investors Should Know About It—and How It Is Changing

      Proxy Voting: What Fund Investors Should Know About It—and How It Is Changing

      For America’s public companies, election day comes every year when common shareholders get to vote on directors, executive compensation and other company issues. But if you are an investor whose primary exposure to stocks is through mutual funds and retirement accounts, your role in this “shareholder democracy” is likely to be limited. That’s because votes aren’t typically awarded to small investors in mutual funds or exchange-traded funds...

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    5. As Corporate Boards Pursue Diversity, Director Training Programs Spring Up

      As Corporate Boards Pursue Diversity, Director Training Programs Spring Up

      U.S. companies are turning to programs aimed at preparing women and people of color for corporate board roles in a bid to comply with calls from regulators and investors to diversify their directors. Law firms, universities and current directors of companies have launched new or expanded programs over the past few years to coach prospective board candidates, offering training on topics from corporate governance to committee work...

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    6. Every CEO Should Follow Mark Zuckerberg’s Stock-Trading Example

      Every CEO Should Follow Mark Zuckerberg’s Stock-Trading Example

      Mark Zuckerberg has been criticized by privacy advocates, parents critical of social media, and politicians on Capitol Hill. But in one respect, the Meta Platforms CEO is the model executive. Mr. Zuckerberg trades shares in his company each trading day, ensuring that his diversification is done randomly and avoiding any possibility that he benefits from insider information...

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    7. Starboard Takes 6.5% Stake Worth Around $800 Million in GoDaddy

      Starboard Takes 6.5% Stake Worth Around $800 Million in GoDaddy

      Activist investor Starboard Value LP has a sizable stake in GoDaddy Inc. and plans to push the domain registrar to boost its performance. Starboard controls a roughly 6.5% stake in the company worth around $800 million, according to people familiar with the matter. While the hedge fund’s exact plans couldn’t be learned, Starboard typically pushes the companies it invests in to boost profit margins or improve performance in other ways and often seeks seats on their boards...

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    8. AT&T Slashed Promised Life Insurance for Former Workers—and Time Runs Out at Year-End

      AT&T Slashed Promised Life Insurance for Former Workers—and Time Runs Out at Year-End

      When Dean Allison left his job as a property manager at AT&T T 0.36% in 1998, the company offered an incentive to retire: a payment of at least $63,000 upon his death. He took the deal, figuring the money would someday help his wife cover funeral expenses, pay outstanding bills and have more to live on...

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    9. Activist Investor Ancora Urges Berry Global to Explore a Sale

      Activist Investor Ancora Urges Berry Global to Explore a Sale

      Activist investor Ancora Holdings Inc. is pushing Berry Global Group Inc., a packaging manufacturer with a roughly $9 billion market value, to explore a sale. Ancora, which owns about 1% of Berry Global, is urging it to explore strategic alternatives including a possible sale and make other changes, according to a copy of a letter the activist sent to the company’s board Sunday that was viewed by The Wall Street Journal...

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