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    1. Why Insider Trading Shouldn’t Be Illegal Any More

      Why Insider Trading Shouldn’t Be Illegal Any More

      A professional athlete in trouble with the law is not always front-page news anymore, but the case of Mychal Kendricks stands out from the usual. The biggest difference is that his crime is one more often associated with the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) than the SEC (Southeastern Conference). Specifically, he pled guilty earlier this month to felony insider trading violations...

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    2. Apple's new iPhones are boring. Investors Should Rejoice

      Apple's new iPhones are boring. Investors Should Rejoice

      Wall Street’s response to Apple’s annual product release on Wednesday was, as one analyst described it, a yawn. The company unveiled a handful of new devices and modest updates , including three new versions of the iPhone X and an Apple Watch with new features. All of that was expected. There was little fanfare. Apple shares dipped slightly Wednesday, down 1.2%...

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    3. We Never Learned From Lehman

      We Never Learned From Lehman

      (The Bloomberg View) -- Bloomberg Opinion marks the 10th anniversary of Lehman’s bankruptcy with a collection of columns from around the world. Read more. Ten years ago, amid a worsening subprime mortgage crisis, the U.S. government did what few have dared: It allowed a major global investment bank, Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., to file for bankruptcy...

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    4. CBS Just Added Three Women To Its Board: Here's Why It Matters

      CBS Just Added Three Women To Its Board: Here's Why It Matters

      In the aftermath of a sexual harassment scandal, is it really that important to ensure that half of your company’s new board members are female? On Monday, CBS announced the appointment of six new board members, three of whom are women. The announcement comes in the wake of the abrupt departure of Leslie Moonves, who resigned as chief executive amid sexual harassment accusations by a number of women. Moonves is yet another casualty in the long list of men taken down by the #MeToo movement...

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    5. A Proposed Alternative to Corporate Governance and Theory of Shareholder Primacy

      A Proposed Alternative to Corporate Governance and Theory of Shareholder Primacy

      On August 15, 2018, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts introduced proposed legislation, the Accountable Capitalism Act, in the U.S. Senate. The legislation would require all U.S. corporations with $1 billion or more in annual revenues to obtain a federal charter as a “United States corporation” and would obligate corporate directors to consider the interests of all corporate stakeholders in their corporate governance activities...

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    6. If Trump Were a CEO, his Board Would Have Fired Him By Now

      If Trump Were a CEO, his Board Would Have Fired Him By Now
      • A "quiet resistance" is trying to prevent President Donald Trump from taking actions "detrimental to the health of our republic," according to the recent op-ed piece in The New York Times.
      • If such disclosures occurred in the highest ranks of a public corporation, Northeastern University business professor Bert Spector writes, its board would fire its CEO.
      • The Founding Fathers created Congress to act as a co-equal branch to mitigate possible overstepping and abuses by the chief executive...
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    7. A Decade After the Crisis, the SEC Still Hasn’t Passed Executive Compensation Rules

      A Decade After the Crisis, the SEC Still Hasn’t Passed Executive Compensation Rules

      Almost everyone got on board the reform train after the 2008 financial crisis. However, big business, and in particular the biggest banks, slammed the brakes on reforms that threatened to separate senior executives from their money that critics said incentivized excessive risk taking before the crisis...

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    8. Quotas Get More Women on Boards and Stir Change From Within

      Quotas Get More Women on Boards and Stir Change From Within

      The share of women on corporate boards rose since the quotas were implemented in five European countries. Credit: Horizon Mandated quotas are raising the number of women appointed to top company posts in Europe and sparking a cultural push for gender equality, but entrenched networks are getting in the way of achieving true boardroom diversity, according to researchers...

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    9. Should Shareholders Always Come First?

      Should Shareholders Always Come First?

      NEW YORK – U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren has proposed a bill — the Accountable Capitalism Act — that would require large companies to create corporate charters that take account of the interests of workers, customers and communities in addition to shareholders. To enforce this dictum, it would give each company’s employees the power to elect 40 percent of the corporate directors. Right now, U.S. corporations are set up to maximize the value of their shareholders...

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    10. A Passionate Army of Shareholders Has Shouldered MoviePass’ Massive Losses, as its Leadership Feeds Them Empty Assurances

      A Passionate Army of Shareholders Has Shouldered MoviePass’ Massive Losses, as its Leadership Feeds Them Empty Assurances
      • MoviePass and its parent company, Helios and Matheson Analytics, have covered massive losses by selling new shares of stock to a passionate base of retail shareholders.
      • At a special shareholders meeting in July, Helios CEO Ted Farnsworth characterized them as an “army” and stressed that he had their best interests in mind, while seeking support for measures he needed passed.
      • Within days, several assurances Farnsworth made at the meeting started to unwind...
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