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    1. Whitestone REIT Proposes to Declassify its Board of Trustees

      Whitestone REIT Proposes to Declassify its Board of Trustees

      Dec. 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Whitestone REIT (NYSE: WSR) (“Whitestone” or the “Company”), a community-centered retail REIT that acquires, owns, manages, develops and redevelops high quality “E-Commerce Resistant” neighborhood, community and lifestyle retail centers principally located in the largest, fastest-growing and most affluent markets in the Sunbelt, today announced that the Company’s Board of Trustees intends to unanimously recommend to the Company’s shareholders the elimination of ...

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    2. Vivendi Demands Telecom Italia Fire Directors Allied to Elliott

      Vivendi Demands Telecom Italia Fire Directors Allied to Elliott

       (Bloomberg) -- Vivendi SA demanded that Telecom Italia SpA’s board convene shareholders to appoint new auditors and replace five company directors allied to U.S. activist Elliott Management Corp. Key Insights Vivendi is turning up the heat in its battle to win back control of Italy’s dominant phone company from Elliott after the U.S. activist’s allies last month pushed out the company’s CEO, a Vivendi ally.Telecom Italia’s board, dominated by Elliott allies, has resisted Vivendi’s demand for a shareholder meeting to appoint auditors ...

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    3. Egon Zehnder Global Board Diversity Tracker Suggests Gender Parity in the Boardroom May Never Be Achieved

      Egon Zehnder Global Board Diversity Tracker Suggests Gender Parity in the Boardroom May Never Be Achieved

      11/12/2018 Egon Zehnder, the world’s leadership advisory firm, today released the results of its 2018 Global Board Diversity Tracker. The study shows the accelerating growth seen in female directors in Western Europe is now levelling off, and growth elsewhere remains sluggish, suggesting gender parity on boards may never be reached at the current pace...

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    4. After Losing 99% of its Value, MoviePass' Parent Company is Getting Ready to Ask Shareholders to Support its CEO and approve his Pay

      After Losing 99% of its Value, MoviePass' Parent Company is Getting Ready to Ask Shareholders to Support its CEO and approve his Pay
      • Helios and Matheson, the parent company of MoviePass, has scheduled another shareholder meeting.
      • Unlike a meeting it cancelled last month, this is its standard, annual gathering of shareholders, where investors will get to vote on its director nominees and what it pays executives.
      • Even those proposals could prove controversial, considering how much the company's stock has declined this year — as much as 99% from the start of the year...
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    5. Musk Suggests Tesla's New Chairwoman Won't Rein Him In

      Musk Suggests Tesla's New Chairwoman Won't Rein Him In

      NEW YORK (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk dismissed the idea that the company's new chairwoman can exert control over his behavior. Robyn Denholm, an Australian telecommunications executive, was appointed chairwoman of Tesla's board last month, replacing Musk as part of as part of a securities fraud settlement with U.S. government regulators. But Musk said "it's not realistic" to expect Denholm to watch over his actions because he remains the electric car company's largest shareholder...

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    6. Bayer CEO Says has Not Had Contact with Activist Investor Elliott

      Bayer CEO Says has Not Had Contact with Activist Investor Elliott

      Bayer CEO says has not had contact with activist investor Elliott Reuters Monday December 10, 2018 16:13 Kitco News Share this article: DUESSELDORF (Reuters) - Bayer ( BAYGn.DE ) Chief Executive Werner Baumann said on Monday he has not had any contact with Elliott Management, following a Reuters report which said the U.S.-based activist investor had taken a position in the German pharmaceuticals giant...

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    7. BP Targeted With First Shareholder Resolution on Climate Goals

      BP Targeted With First Shareholder Resolution on Climate Goals

      LONDON (Reuters) - Pressure on oil companies to tackle climate change is growing after an activist group for the first time filed a shareholder resolution urging BP to set hard targets for reducing overall carbon emissions. Follow This, a Dutch organisation that spearheaded a number of climate shareholder resolutions at Royal Dutch Shell AGMs over the past three years said it also filed one with the Anglo-Dutch company for 2019...

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    8. More U.S. University Presidents Rake in Millions of Dollars

      More U.S. University Presidents Rake in Millions of Dollars

      (Bloomberg) -- As tuition continues to rise and the U.S. student debt crisis intensifies, some private college presidents are bringing home more money than ever. Sixty-one of them, to be exact, are being paid more than $1 million. That figure, from the Chronicle of Higher Education’s ranking of compensation for the heads of U.S. colleges, is up from the previous year’s total of 58 million-dollar winners...

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    9. Motability Firm Boss Quits After News of £2.2M Bonus

      Motability Firm Boss Quits After News of £2.2M Bonus

      The Motability scheme enables disabled people to lease adapted cars by using by their enhanced mobility disability benefits – either disability living allowance or its successor, personal independence payment. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA More The boss of the business that leases cars to people with disabilities on behalf of the Motability charity is stepping down after it emerged he is set to receive a £2.2m bonus on top of his seven-figure salary...

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    10. Trade War Move? Authorities Detain Chinese Huawei Tech Officer in Canada

      Trade War Move? Authorities Detain Chinese Huawei Tech Officer in Canada

      In a move reportedly initiated by the United States, Canadian authorities detained Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer for Huawei Technologies of China, Dec. 1 in Vancouver, British Columbia. She faces extradition to the U.S. According to CBS News , the U.S. Justice Department declined to comment. China’s Foreign Ministry demanded Meng’s release on Thursday and said neither Canadian nor U.S. officials have offered a reason for her detention...

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    11. Clayton Says SEC to Focus on Rules for Financial Professionals, Proxy Process

      Clayton Says SEC to Focus on Rules for Financial Professionals, Proxy Process

      Jay Clayton, the Trump-appointed chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, on Thursday outlined his priorities for next year, which include new rules for financial professionals and improving the proxy process. The 2019 “Reg Flex” agenda focuses on the “initiatives we reasonably expect to complete” said Clayton. He told an audience at Columbia University on Thursday that the regulator is more productive, advancing 88% of the rules on its short term agenda this year...

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