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    1. Airline Insiders Sell Most Shares in Three Years Amid Rally

      Airline Insiders Sell Most Shares in Three Years Amid Rally

      (Bloomberg) -- Airline executives and directors sold $49.9 million of stock in February, the most in three years, as industry shares posted a record rally fueled by a widening vaccination effort. The top individual sellers were at Allegiant Travel Co. and Southwest Airlines Co., two leisure-focused carriers that are among analyst picks to benefit from a rebound in vacation travel as the coronavirus pandemic eases...

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    2. Lawyer Says Kelly Innocent of Ghosn Pay Scheme

      Lawyer Says Kelly Innocent of Ghosn Pay Scheme

      TOKYO (AP) — The chief lawyer for Greg Kelly, an American on trial in Japan on charges of under-reporting Nissan former Chairman Carlos Ghosn’s compensation, says his client was merely trying to prevent Ghosn from going to a rival automaker. “Greg has no motive at all to commit such a crime,” Yoichi Kitamura said Friday at his Tokyo office. At the time, Kelly, then a Nissan executive vice president, was making good money, had a successful career and moreover, was a lawyer...

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    3. Activist Investor Cevian Urges inclusion of ESG Targets in Compensation Plans

      Activist Investor Cevian Urges inclusion of ESG Targets in Compensation Plans

      (Reuters) - Swedish activist investor Cevian Capital urged on Wednesday that companies should include Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) targets in their management compensation plans. Against a backdrop of growing public and political concerns about climate change and economic inequality, companies are under increasing pressure to show they are taking greater responsibility for how they generate their profits...

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    4. Jeff Immelt on Executive Pay: The 'good ones are probably worth more'

      Jeff Immelt on Executive Pay: The 'good ones are probably worth more'

      When Jeff Immelt was pushed out as CEO of General Electric in 2017, he didn't leave empty handed. If fact, he earned over $200 million in retirement pay on top of 35 years of big salaries plus bonuses, which amounted to $33 million in 2015 and $21.3 million in 2016, for instance. (Immelt also reportedly used two corporate jets when he would travel, according to a Wall Street Journal report...

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    5. Exxon Urges Shareholders to Reject Activist Investor’s Proposals

      Exxon Urges Shareholders to Reject Activist Investor’s Proposals

      (Bloomberg) -- Exxon Mobil Corp. shareholders should reject activist investor Engine No. 1’s proposals at the company’s annual meeting, the oil giant said Monday in a preliminary proxy filing. The company said shareholders should instead vote in favor of Exxon’s nominated directors, including Jeff Ubben, who was announced as a board member Monday...

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    6. Blackstone CEO Schwarzman Took Home $610.5 Million in 2020

      Blackstone CEO Schwarzman Took Home $610.5 Million in 2020

      By Chibuike Oguh (Reuters) - Blackstone Group Inc Chief Executive Stephen Schwarzman pocketed at least $610.5 million in 2020 from dividends and compensation, more than any other private equity executive and up 20% from last year despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, regulatory filings showed. The majority of the windfall stemmed from Schwarzman's 19.3% stake in Blackstone...

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    7. 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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    8. 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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