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    1. We're Hunting for an 'Elephant-Sized Acquisition'

      We're Hunting for an 'Elephant-Sized Acquisition'
      • Warren Buffett, the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, released his annual letter to shareholders on Saturday.
      • Buffett wrote that he and his vice chairman, Charlie Munger, still hoped to make a large acquisition.
      • Buffett said in last year's letter that he wanted to make a big deal, but companies' valuations were too expensive...
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    2. Elon Musk's Tweets Show That Tesla's Revamped Board is Still Bad at its Job — and it Could Get The Company Into Even More Trouble

      Elon Musk's Tweets Show That Tesla's Revamped Board is Still Bad at its Job — and it Could Get The Company Into Even More Trouble

      Tesla's board is still failing to monitor Elon Musk's tweets. Musk tweeted a false production target for Tesla this week, then took hours to correct himself. Even after he did, he left the misleading tweet online. The incident could get the company and Musk in trouble again with the SEC, which specifically ordered Tesla to oversee his investor communications on Twitter and elsewhere...

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      Mentions: SEC Twitter Tesla
    3. Marchionne Gets US$54M in Pay and Perks for Year he Died

      Marchionne Gets US$54M in Pay and Perks for Year he Died

      Fiat Chrysler Automobile NV’s late Chief Executive Officer Sergio Marchionne received a total of US$54 million in cash compensation, perks and shares in 2018, the year of his sudden death. About US$42 million of Marchionne’s haul came from 2.8 million shares granted under a long-term award that was linked to performance metrics spanning several years. He also was paid a US$5.2 million bonus for 2017, and US$2.3 million in salary. He didn’t receive a bonus for last year...

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    4. The 25 CEOs Whose Pay is Most Wildly Out of Sync With Their Company's Performance

      The 25 CEOs Whose Pay is Most Wildly Out of Sync With Their Company's Performance
      • Check out which 25 CEOs on the S&P 500 earn a salary that's higher than expected, given shareholder return.
      • The list appears in a report from As You Sow, a nonprofit focused on shareholder advocacy.
      • As You Sow also calculated the ratio of CEO pay to median employee pay.
      • Ronald F. Clarke, CEO of Fleetcor Technologies Inc., took the top spot: He makes about $53 million a year, which means he's overpaid by 263%.

      Most CEOs make a lot of money. No surprise there...

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    5. Oil firm PDC Energy Gets Activist Challenge from Investor Kimmeridge

      Oil firm PDC Energy Gets Activist Challenge from Investor Kimmeridge

      (Reuters) - Kimmeridge Energy Management Company on Friday announced a stake in PDC Energy Inc and called on the Denver-based oil and gas producer to cut costs and return more cash to shareholders. In response, PDC Energy said it continued to focus on capital discipline and executing its operational and financial goals, and would update shareholders on its plans when it releases its 2018 earnings on Feb. 28...

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    6. Fir Tree Comments on Halcón CEO Departure, Renews Call for Sale of Company

      Fir Tree Comments on Halcón CEO Departure, Renews Call for Sale of Company

      Fir Tree Capital Management LP ("Fir Tree"), manager of certain funds that together have economic exposure to approximately 7.2% of the common stock of Halcón Resources Corporation ("Halcón" or "the Company") (NYSE: HK ), today issued the following statement regarding the Company’s February 21 st announcement of management and board changes, including the departure of Chief Executive Officer, President, and Director Floyd C. Wilson, and commitment to reduce G&A costs: “We are encouraged that Halcón is following our recommendations by enacting changes at the senior management and board level and significantly reducing G&A – with ...

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    7. Dysfunction in the Boardroom

      Dysfunction in the Boardroom

      For years women have sought greater representation on corporate boards. And most boards say they want more diversity. So why did women hold only 16.6% of Fortune 500 board seats in 2012? And why, for the past six years, has that percentage been relatively flat, increasing by just two points, according to data from the research firm Catalyst?

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    8. Running Better Boardroom Discussions

      Running Better Boardroom Discussions

      I sit on a board as a nonexecutive director and often feel uncomfortable about the amount of time available to raise questions and debate issues. In addition, I recently worked with a different board on how to add more value to the business. In this role I found myself counseling one of the directors to ask fewer questions and make fewer comments.

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    9. Shareholder Suits Target Non-Employee Director Compensation at Public Companies

      Shareholder Suits Target Non-Employee Director Compensation at Public Companies

      Recent shareholder suits show there is a heightened scrutiny of routine proxy disclosures in order to challenge non-employee director compensation. Plaintiffs’ attorneys are focusing on non-employee director compensation and compensation plans, particularly in comparison to peer companies – a trend that was expected following the late-2017 Delaware Supreme Court decision in In re Investors Bancorp, Inc. Stockholder Litigation. Two cases asserting allegations...

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    10. Is This Embattled Start-Up the Theranos of Mayonnaise?

      Is This Embattled Start-Up the Theranos of Mayonnaise?

      Condiments company Just Inc. has rustled up some interesting corporate sagas. Kaitlyn Flannagan for Observer When you think about it, there’s an intriguing duality to naming your company Just Inc. Sure, the moniker implies simplicity and virtue—a belief that only fundamental ingredients are needed in products and in commerce—but there’s also an evasiveness to it...

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    11. Carol J. Burt Joins IQVIA Board of Directors

      Carol J. Burt Joins IQVIA Board of Directors

      IQVIA (NYSE:IQV) today announced the appointment of Carol J. Burt to its board of directors, effective today. A principal of private investment firm Burt-Hilliard Investments for more than a decade, Burt is a former executive officer of WellPoint, Inc. (now Anthem, Inc.), lastly as Senior Vice President, Corporate Finance and Development, and previously served as Senior Vice President and Treasurer of American Medical Response...

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    12. European Investors Oppose CEO Pay More Than Vanguard, BlackRock

      European Investors Oppose CEO Pay More Than Vanguard, BlackRock

      (Bloomberg) -- Large asset managers oppose executive compensation plans at a higher rate than ever before, and European firms tend to reject CEO pay more often than their U.S. peers. Allianz Global Investors last year voted against about 75 percent of compensation packages awarded to executive teams of S&P 500 firms, and Dutch pension fund PGGM opposed 98 percent of the time, according to a report issued Thursday by As You Sow, a shareholder advocacy group...

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    13. Barclays Buoyed in Activist Battle by Investment Banking Gains

      Barclays Buoyed in Activist Battle by Investment Banking Gains

      LONDON (Reuters) - Barclays hit back at its activist shareholder critic by reporting rising annual income at its investment bank but sounded a note of caution with a 150 million pound provision against possible losses due to Brexit. Barclays shares rose 3.5 percent on Thursday as investors looked past an annual profit of £3.5 billion that came in below expectations, focusing instead on progress in its investment bank where profit increased 15 percent...

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