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    1. This Is The Wild Coca-Cola Executive Compensation Plan That Warren Buffett Is Having Killed

      This Is The Wild Coca-Cola Executive Compensation Plan That Warren Buffett Is Having Killed

      This week we learned that if Warren Buffett has a problem with you, he prefers to handle it privately over a steak dinner in Omaha.

      Because publicly, it seemed that Buffett wasn't going to do anything about the Coca-Cola executive compensation plan that, according to some detractors, might dilute shareholders up to 16.6% and hand execs up to $24 billion worth of stock at today's share price.

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    2. For 15 Months Of Work, Marissa Mayer's Compensation As CEO Of Yahoo Has Been $214 Million

      For 15 Months Of Work, Marissa Mayer's Compensation As CEO Of Yahoo Has Been $214 Million

      Steven Davidoff at the New York Times took a look at Marissa Mayer's pay package as CEO of Yahoo, and came away with a rather stunning conclusion.  Mayer's pay from Yahoo has totaled an estimated $214 million .  Mayer's pay package comes via stock grants and options. When she was hired, the stock was  $15.78 per share. Today, it's at $36. Here's how he got to his total: As a result of the rise ...

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    3. Activist Investor Brilliantly Sleep Shames Bank Chairman For Dozing Off During Annual Meeting

      Activist Investor Brilliantly Sleep Shames Bank Chairman For Dozing Off During Annual Meeting

      Part of being an activist investor is convincing the board of a company that changes must be made. Some people do it wrong, some people do it right. From Joseph Stilwell, founder of Stilwell Value Partners, we have an example of how it is done right. Stilwell launched an activist campaign against Wisconsin-based Harvard Illinois Bancorp in 2012. According to government filings, as of last month ...

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    4. Icahn: eBay Is Using 'Tricks And Technicalities To Keep Documentary Evidence Of Malfeasance Out Of The Hands Of ...

      Icahn: eBay Is Using 'Tricks And Technicalities To Keep Documentary Evidence Of Malfeasance Out Of The Hands Of ...

      For the last several weeks, activist investor Carl Icahn, eBay, and board member Marc Andreessen have been exchanging increasingly dramatic open letters, with Icahn insisting that eBay needs to replace its board of directors — in particular Andreessen and Scott Cook. Icahn doesn't think that eBay should have sold part of Skype to an investment group that Andreessen was part of. Today, Icahn ...

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    5. The Truth About Whether Marc Andreessen Cheated eBay Shareholders Out Of $4 Billion

      The Truth About Whether Marc Andreessen Cheated eBay Shareholders Out Of $4 Billion

      This week, activist investor Carl Icahn wrote two open letters to eBay's shareholders shredding eBay's board of directors and, in particular, Marc Andreessen. In the first, he questioned Andreessen's loyalty to the company, bringing up two situations where Andreessen "purchased large stakes" in former eBay companies, "reaping significant personal riches...

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    6. Peltz revives bid to split PepsiCo

      Peltz revives bid to split PepsiCo

      (Reuters) - Nelson Peltz has resumed his call to break up PepsiCo Inc less than a week after the maker of Pepsi-Cola and Lay's potato chips said it would not spin off its North-American beverage business.  The snack and drink giant confirmed a Wall Street Journal report that Peltz's Trian Fund Management LP sent a 37-page letter to its board of directors on Wednesday.

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    7. Janet Yellen Makes Her First Comments As The The New US Fed Chief Tomorrow — Here's What You Need To Know

      Janet Yellen Makes Her First Comments As The The New US Fed Chief Tomorrow — Here's What You Need To Know

      On Tuesday, Janet Yellen will offer her first public remarks as chair of the Federal Reserve in the central bank's semi-annual testimony before Congress on monetary policy.

      No one expects much new information to come from the event, which means the market reaction could be limited, barring any unexpected curveballs.

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    8. Kicking Bill Gates Off The Board Is The Best Thing Microsoft Can Do (MSFT)

      Kicking Bill Gates Off The Board Is The Best Thing Microsoft Can Do (MSFT)

      Microsoft is an insanely profitable company standing on the edge of disaster. It desperately needs new thinking.  With word that 22-year Microsoft veteran Satya Nadella is likely the new CEO, attention turns to the leadership of the company's board of directors. It will have two former CEOs, Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer...

       

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    9. Herbalife Is Exploding Higher On News That The Stock's Biggest Bull is Joining Forces With An Outside Investor

      Herbalife Is Exploding Higher On News That The Stock's Biggest Bull is Joining Forces With An Outside Investor

      It looks like last week's Ackman correction in Herbalife may be coming to an end.

      Herbalife shares are currently on a tear after falling about 12% last week on news that a senator from Massachusetts had sent letters to the FTC and SEC asking that they investigate the California-based nutrition company.  Today, Herbalife's stock was last trading up more than 9%...

       

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    10. Shareholders Sue Starbucks For $2.8 Billion Over Dispute With Kraft

      Shareholders Sue Starbucks For $2.8 Billion Over Dispute With Kraft

      Starbucks shareholders have filed a $2.8 billion lawsuit against the company following its alleged breach of contract with Kraft Foods.  The class action lawsuit claims that Starbucks' board of directors and executive officers breached their fiduciary duties and "grossly understated the impact of the contract breach in the company's financial filings with the SEC," Courthouse News Service reports...

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    11. Dan Loeb Takes A New Stake In Dow Chemical And It's Now Third Point's Largest Positon

      Dan Loeb Takes A New Stake In Dow Chemical And It's Now Third Point's Largest Positon

      Activist investor Daniel Loeb has taken a significant position in Dow Chemical and is calling for strategic review.

      He posted his investment thesis on website HVST.com. That's the same website Kyle Bass posted his thesis on GM.

      Dow Chemical is now Third Point's largest positon.

      The stock is up more than 6% in the pre-market.

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    12. Tyco's Demonized Ex-CEO Gets Out Of Prison Today — Here's Why He Never Should Been Convicted

      Tyco's Demonized Ex-CEO Gets Out Of Prison Today — Here's Why He Never Should Been Convicted

      Over the past two decades, our addiction to cell phones ended our need for public pay phones. As a result, there are no more telephone booths. For those of us who grew up watching "The Adventures of Superman," we saw mild-mannered reporter Clark Kent slip into dozens of phone booths where he transformed into Superman. Over and over again, the caped superhero exited the booths to fight for truth, justice, and the American way.

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    13. A Private Equity Firm Just Bought Chuck E. Cheese For $950 Million

      A Private Equity Firm Just Bought Chuck E. Cheese For $950 Million

      Leon Black's Apollo Management said it was going to put its $18.4 billion war chest to work, and now we're seeing that work in action.  CEC Entertainment, the company that owns children's pizza joint and baby-sitting nightmare Chuck E. Cheese, has just agreed to be acquired by an affiliate of the PE firm for a fair amount of cheese (sorry) — $950 million, or $54 a share...

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    14. The Fabulous Life Of Carl Icahn, The Man Who Smoked Wall Street In 2013

      The Fabulous Life Of Carl Icahn, The Man Who Smoked Wall Street In 2013

      Unless you've been living under a rock, you've noticed that Carl Icahn has taken every opportunity to shake up Wall Street in 2013.  It's no shock. He started the year armed with $10 billion in cash.  The name "Icahn" has meant something on Wall Street since the 1980s, when he gained his reputation as a ruthless activist investor. He did it by taking a controlling interest in companies like TimeWarner, TWA, and Blockbuster.  Now, Icahn's a billionaire...

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    15. Snapchat Just Landed Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton As An Investor, Board Member

      Snapchat Just Landed Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton As An Investor, Board Member

      New documents filed with the SEC show that Snapchat has raised another $50 million in investment, with a big name investor: Micheal Lynton, CEO of Sony Entertainment. Lynton is on Snapchat's board of directors, the filing confirmed. This latter news was previously reported in June. As we previously reported, new regulatory filings showed that Snapchat was about to raise a hefty chunk of money.

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