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    1. ISS Says Renegotiating Dell Tracking Stock Offer Would Be Best Option

      ISS Says Renegotiating Dell Tracking Stock Offer Would Be Best Option

      (Reuters) – Shareholder advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services Inc (ISS) said on Friday that Dell Technologies Inc should renegotiate an offer to acquire a tracking stock tied to is virtualization software subsidiary VMWare Inc. Several hedge funds, including Elliott Management Corp and Canyon Capital Advisors LLC, as well as activist investor Carl ...

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    2. 'Was he high?': Elon Musk is back to Complaining About Short Sellers on Twitter, But His Gripes Don't Hold Water With Some Investors

      'Was he high?': Elon Musk is back to Complaining About Short Sellers on Twitter, But His Gripes Don't Hold Water With Some Investors
      • Last week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk reached a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission agreed with the companies board of directors to be more constrained in his use of Twitter.
      • On Friday, however, Musk was back to complaining about investors who bet against Tesla shares, saying they diminish the stock's true returns.
      • "When CEOs criticize short selling, its usually because they're looking to deflect blame for their own failing," one prominent short seller told Business Insider...
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    3. Unilever — Maker of Dove Soap and Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream — Scraps Plan to Move HQ to Netherlands After UK Shareholder Revolt

      Unilever — Maker of Dove Soap and Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream — Scraps Plan to Move HQ to Netherlands After UK Shareholder Revolt
      • Withdrawal means that for now, Britain gets to keep one of its most valuable companies as it moves closer to Brexit.
      • Scrapped plan seen as victory for shareholders, who had opposed the move.
      • Unilever decided to collapse its Anglo-Dutch structure after a business review sparked by last year’s failed $143 billion takeover approach by Kraft-Heinz...
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    4. Undervalued Hexo Drawing Interest From Pot Rivals, Activist Says

      Undervalued Hexo Drawing Interest From Pot Rivals, Activist Says

      Hexo Corp., which sped up the race for cannabis-infused beverages by partnering with Molson Coors Brewing Co. in August, is attracting interest from competitors after an activist investor publicly urged it to consider a sale. Riposte Capital published a letter in September criticizing Hexo’s “severely depressed valuation” despite its joint venture with Molson Coors and its supply contract with Quebec, estimated to be worth $1 billion...

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    5. Barnes & Noble Considers Selling Itself Yet Again

      Barnes & Noble Considers Selling Itself Yet Again

      Barnes & Noble is once again looking at so-called strategic alternatives for its business including a possible sale of the languishing bookstore chain. Barnes & Noble said on Wednesday it was considering selling itself after receiving interest from multiple parties, including the company’s executive chairman and top shareholder, Leonard Riggio, the man who turned what had been a single Manhattan store into the largest U.S. bookstore chain...

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    6. Dell Exploring IPO Option if Tracking Stock Bid Fails

      Dell Exploring IPO Option if Tracking Stock Bid Fails

      Oct 3 (Reuters) - Dell Technologies Inc confirmed on Wednesday it had met with some investment banks to explore an initial public offering if its plan to buy the tracking stock of VMware Inc falls through. Dell, which owns 80 percent of VMware, said in July it would buy the tracking stock in a $21.7 billion cash-and-stock deal, to return to the public market...

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    7. Following Sexual Harassment Allegations, Signet Jewelers’ Board Is Now 50% Female

      Following Sexual Harassment Allegations, Signet Jewelers’ Board Is Now 50% Female

      Just over a year after Signet Jewelers’ CEO and key executives were accused of sexual harassment, the company has achieved gender parity on its board of directors under a female chief. And that diversity is helping Signet work through its challenges ever faster. “We now have 50% women on our board,” Signet CEO Virginia “Gina” Drosos said during Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit in...

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    8. PepsiCo CFO Says the Company is Unlikely Breaking Up Under New CEO

      PepsiCo CFO Says the Company is Unlikely Breaking Up Under New CEO

      Don’t expect PepsiCo’s new CEO to completely dismantle the food and beverage empire that outgoing chief Indra Nooyi helped build. A major shakeup — usually focused on aggressive cost-cutting to boost profits quickly — is often a common maneuver taken by new CEOs. And with PepsiCo’s ( PEP ) stock down about 6% year to date, changes targeted to saving more money would likely be well-received by investors...

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    9. Jerry Brown's Gender-Quotas Bill Faces Legal Hurdles

      Jerry Brown's Gender-Quotas Bill Faces Legal Hurdles

      Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Sunday making California the first state to impose gender quotas on corporate boards, but even he acknowledged that the hotly disputed law may never take effect. Senate Bill 826 is expected to be challenged immediately on equal-protection grounds for setting up a quota system that will force publicly held companies to bring on corporate directors based solely on their gender...

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    10. Azealia Banks Reveals Why She Thinks Elon Musk was Right to Settle with the SEC and Who Tesla Should Tap as its New Chairman

      Azealia Banks Reveals Why She Thinks Elon Musk was Right to Settle with the SEC and Who Tesla Should Tap as its New Chairman
      • Azealia Banks tells Business Insider that she is "proud" of Elon Musk's decision to settle with the SEC, paying a $20 million fine and agreeing to step down as chairman.
      • Many theorized that Banks would have testified in the SEC investigation, had Musk not settled, and the rapper said she had already been planning courtroom outfits.
      • "I would have walked up in that courtroom looking like a pussycat," Banks said...
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