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    1. Oil CEO Trades $4 Million Award for $1,500

      Oil CEO Trades $4 Million Award for $1,500

      (Bloomberg) -- One of the oil industry’s highest-paid executives is taking a pay cut as his company braces for possibly difficult times ahead after its stock plunged last year. Nabors Industries Ltd. Chief Executive Officer Anthony Petrello agreed to forfeit $4 million in restricted stock in exchange for a symbolic award worth $1,500, the Hamilton, Bermuda-based company said in a filing on Jan 4. The CEO’s salary is also dropping 10 percent this year to $1.58 million...

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    2. Sears is Getting Slammed After Report Says it is Set to Announce its Liquidation Plans

      Sears is Getting Slammed After Report Says it is Set to Announce its Liquidation Plans
      • Sears filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in October.
      • Chairman Eddie Lampert had put forward a $4.4 billion bid to save Sears by buying it out of bankruptcy through his hedge fund ESL Investments.
      • The iconic American retailer has rejected Lampert's bid and is set to announce its liquidation plans Tuesday morning, CNBC reported.
      • Lampert still has a chance to present details of his offer and make the case for renewing efforts to save the retailer, according to Reuters...
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    3. PG&E is Tanking After S&P Downgrades it to Junk

      PG&E is Tanking After S&P Downgrades it to Junk
      • PG&E's credit rating was cut to junk at S&P Global Ratings, sending shares down more than 10% early Tuesday.
      • The downgrade came as bad news has piled up for PG&E amid its potential liabilities from last year's California wildfires, the credit-rating agency said.
      • On Friday, the utility announced that its board of directors would review the company's management. Meanwhile, a report said PG&E was considering filing for bankruptcy protection...
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    4. Former SEC Commissioner Stein Says She’s Proud of Modernization Effort, Frustrated by Lack of Dodd-Frank Progress

      Former SEC Commissioner Stein Says She’s Proud of Modernization Effort, Frustrated by Lack of Dodd-Frank Progress

      Kara Stein, the departing commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission, told MarketWatch she was focused during her five-and-a-half years as a regulator on bringing the regulator into the digital age. Her efforts have paid off with initiatives like the consolidated audit trail that she says will make a computerized marketplace more resilient to shocks...

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    5. California's New Female Board Member Mandate Could Be ripe for a constitutional challenge

      California's New Female Board Member Mandate Could Be ripe for a constitutional challenge

      A controversial new law in California, the first of its kind in the U.S., requires publicly traded companies headquartered in the state to include at least one woman on their board of directors by the end of 2019. But are quotas are the best way to bring women’s voices to the table? Legislators in New Jersey have already indicated they think so...

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    6. Tensions are Flaring Between Barclays and a Corporate Raider, Who's Agitating to Grab More Control of the British Bank

      Tensions are Flaring Between Barclays and a Corporate Raider, Who's Agitating to Grab More Control of the British Bank
      • Corporate raider Edward Bramson is agitating for more control of Barclays and is maneuvering to change the composition of the company's board of directors.
      • The latest gambit by Bramson comes after Barclays rebuffed his effort to become a non-executive director.
      • Bramson's hedge fund Sherborne Investors holds a more than 5% in Barclays and has been lobbying for cuts to its investment bank...
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    7. Advanced Cyber Security Center Report Identifies Need for Board-Level Cyber Risk Management Standard

      Advanced Cyber Security Center Report Identifies Need for Board-Level Cyber Risk Management Standard

      BOSTON, The Advanced Cyber Security Center (ACSC) today announced the findings of its first annual effective practice report, “Leveraging Board Governance for Cybersecurity, The CISO / CIO Perspective,” which calls for Boards to be active governance partners in “collaborative cyber defense.” Recognizing that defending against cyber attackers requires collaboration across organizational functions and between organizations, the ACSC report urges Boards to adopt a holistic ...

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    8. Dollar Tree Shares Rise After Activist Investor Takes a Stake, Makes Nominations for the Board

      Dollar Tree Shares Rise After Activist Investor Takes a Stake, Makes Nominations for the Board

      Dollar Tree Inc. DLTR, +2.35% shares rose 3.2% in Monday premarket trading after Starboard Value LP announced its nominations for the retailer's board. Starboard has taken a 1.7% stake in Dollar Tree, valued at about $370 million, and is seeking a majority stake in the 12-person board, according to The Wall Street Journal...

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    9. Incentive Pay Makes Top US CEOs and CFOs Best Paid in World, According to First-Ever Global 250 Compensation Survey

      Incentive Pay Makes Top US CEOs and CFOs Best Paid in World, According to First-Ever Global 250 Compensation Survey

      NEW YORK , Jan. 7, -- CEOs and CFOs of the largest US global companies are paid more than counterparts around the world because they earn larger incentive compensation based on performance, according to the inaugural 2018 Global Top 250 Compensation Survey of CEOs and CFOs from FW Cook, Inc., FIT Remuneration Consultants LLP and Pretium Partners Asia Limited...

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    10. PNC Financial Services (PNC) Boosts Board Membership to 14; Appoints Joseph Alvarado, Richard Harshman and Toni Townes-Whitley to Board

      PNC Financial Services (PNC) Boosts Board Membership to 14; Appoints Joseph Alvarado, Richard Harshman and Toni Townes-Whitley to Board

      The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC) today increased the number of directors on its board to 14 and appointed three new members. Joseph Alvarado, Richard Harshman and Toni Townes-Whitley will join PNC's board, effective immediately...

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    11. Activist Investor Starboard Takes Stake in Dollar Tree, Seeks Changes

      Activist Investor Starboard Takes Stake in Dollar Tree, Seeks Changes

      Activist investor Starboard Value LP has taken a stake in Dollar Tree Inc. and is pushing the retailer to sell its Family Dollar business and tweak its pricing model, according to people familiar with the matter. The New York hedge fund has a 1.7% stake in Dollar Tree DLTR, +2.35% worth roughly $370 million and is also seeking majority control of the company’s 12-person board, the people said...

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