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    1. The Owner of MoviePass Plunges After Proposing a Reverse-Stock Split to Avoid Being Kicked Out Of The Nasdaq

      The Owner of MoviePass Plunges After Proposing a Reverse-Stock Split to Avoid Being Kicked Out Of The Nasdaq
      • MoviePass owner Helios & Matheson plunged to a new low after proposing a reverse-stock split.
      • The move could help the company maintain Nasdaq's minimum $1 share price and avoid delisting.
      • "The failure of stockholders to approve this Proposal 3 could have serious adverse effects on the Company and its stockholders," the company said in a regulatory filing...
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    2. Disney Boosts its Offer for 21st Century Fox Assets to $71. 3 Billion

      Disney Boosts its Offer for 21st Century Fox Assets to $71. 3 Billion

      Disney has raised its offer for 21st Century Fox assets to $38 a share, or a total of $71.3 billion in cash and stock.

      The increased offer comes after Comcast crashed Disney's attempt to buy the assets with a $65 billion bid of its own just one week ago, after the US Justice Department approved the AT&T-Time Warner merger...

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      Mentions: Disney Merger AT&T
    3. BrainChip Appoints Julie H. Stein as Lead Independent Director

      BrainChip Appoints Julie H. Stein as Lead Independent Director

      BrainChip Holdings Ltd. (“BrainChip” or the “Company”) (ASX:BRN), a leading developer of software and hardware accelerated solutions for advanced artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning applications, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Julie H. Stein as Lead Independent Director. Ms Stein joined the Company’s Board of Directors in November of 2016 and currently serves as Chair of the Company’s Audit Committee ...

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    4. BREAKING NEWS: Activist Carl Icahn Gains Control of Board in Proxy Fight at SandRidge Energy

      BREAKING NEWS:  Activist Carl Icahn Gains Control of Board in Proxy Fight at SandRidge Energy

      (Reuters) - Activist investor Carl Icahn on Tuesday won a battle for control of SandRidge Energy, winning at least four of seven seats on the board of the U.S. shale producer that he wants to sell. FILE PHOTO: Billionaire activist-investor Carl Icahn gives an interview on FOX Business Network's Neil Cavuto show in New York, U.S., February 11, 2014...

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    5. BIOLASE Appoints Todd A. Norbe and Jess Roper to Board of Directors

      BIOLASE Appoints Todd A. Norbe and Jess Roper to Board of Directors

      IRVINE, Calif., June 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- BIOLASE, Inc. (NASDAQ:BIOL), the global leader in dental lasers, announced today that it has appointed veteran senior dental industry executive, Todd A. Norbe and veteran senior finance executive Jess Roper to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. Mr. Roper will become chairman of the audit committee and replace James R. Talevich, who resigned from the Board due to other commitments...

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    6. McKesson CEO Takes 10% Pay Cut as Company Faces Opioid Lawsuit

      McKesson CEO Takes 10% Pay Cut as Company Faces Opioid Lawsuit

      McKesson CEO John Hammergren will take a 10 percent pay cut in fiscal 2018 as the company faces a shareholder lawsuit for allegedly failing to audit controls for opioid-based painkillers, according to Bloomberg . The lawsuit was filed in 2017 by shareholder Chaile Steinberg against former and current McKesson executives and directors...

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      Mentions: CEO Google Twitter
    7. Rent-A-Center to Be Taken Private by Vintage

      Rent-A-Center to Be Taken Private by Vintage

      Vintage, which originally offered $13 per share for Rent-A-Center last fall, made a $14-per-share proposal on June 12. Rent-A-Center said Monday its board had unanimously accepted an improved $15-per-share offer that represents a premium of 25% to the stock’s Friday close. The board “is confident [the proposal] maximizes value for stockholders while delivering a significant and immediate cash premium,” CEO Mitch Fadel said in a news release...

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    8. Shareholders Are Trying to Pressure Jeff Bezos into Cutting Off Amazon's Deals to Sell Facial Recognition to Police Departments

      Shareholders Are Trying to Pressure Jeff Bezos into Cutting Off Amazon's Deals to Sell Facial Recognition to Police Departments
      • Civil rights groups and a shareholders are putting pressure on Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to stop selling the Amazon Rekognition facial recognition software to law enforcement agencies.
      • The groups raise privacy concerns, along with worries about how the software can be used to unfairly target vulnerable communities.
      • Amazon has defended its practice of selling to law enforcement, saying that the software has already helped find victims of abduction...
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      Mentions: CEO Amazon risk
    9. In Icahn-SandRidge Tiff, Bitter Words Hide Overlapping Goal

      In Icahn-SandRidge Tiff, Bitter Words Hide Overlapping Goal

      (Bloomberg) -- The oil industry’s ugliest battle is heading for a climax in Oklahoma City on Tuesday. But SandRidge Energy Inc. is probably bound for the auction block anyway. Whether SandRidge or activist investor Carl Icahn wins control of the board this week, the oil and natural gas explorer is expected to sell some or all of its drilling rights as it tries to reverse a long slide in its market value, according to David Beard, an analyst with New Orleans investment manager Coker & Palmer Inc. Icahn is seeking to replace the entire seven-member board at Oklahoma-based SandRidge, which has ...

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    10. Elliott Raises Stake in Germany's GEA to Over 5 Percent

      Elliott Raises Stake in Germany's GEA to Over 5 Percent

      FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Activist shareholder Elliott has raised its stake in German food processing equipment maker GEA Group ( G1AG.DE ) to 5.03 percent from 3.01 percent as of June 12, a regulatory filing by GEA showed on Monday. Elliott’s holding rose above 3 percent in October. Reporting by Maria Sheahan; Editing by Edward Taylor...

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    11. AutoCanada Launches Strategic Review After Activist Investor’s Request

      AutoCanada Launches Strategic Review After Activist Investor’s Request

      AutoCanada Inc. says its board of directors has appointed a special committee of independent directors to review strategic alternatives following a request by an activist shareholder. The auto dealership group says the special committee will review options to maximize shareholder value. Last week, Clearwater Capital Management wrote to AutoCanada’s board and asked it to explore its options amid concerns about the company’s recent performance....

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    12. Facebook Quietly Made a Huge Concession to Shareholders as it Aims to Avoid Another Data Disaster

      Facebook Quietly Made a Huge Concession to Shareholders as it Aims to Avoid Another Data Disaster
      • Facebook has beefed up the power of its audit committee, which is chaired by former White House chief of staff Erskine Bowles.
      • The committee will monitor Facebook's social impact, privacy safeguards, and cybersecurity risk.
      • It is being seen as a major concession to shareholders, who have campaigned for a risk committee.
      • They welcomed the news, but said Facebook will be judged by its actions, not its promises...
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