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    1. After a Bitter Fight, Activist Boots Progenics Directors—and Eyes a CEO Swap Next

      After a Bitter Fight, Activist Boots Progenics Directors—and Eyes a CEO Swap Next

      Three of Progenics' directors could be out the door after activist investor Velan's picks were reportedly given the vote of approval from shareholders. (iStock) Progenics' board of directors has fought bitterly against activist investor Velan Capital, going so far as to sell out rather than lose the battle. Now, Velan reportedly has the shareholder votes to complete its revamp of the drugmaker's board––but the fight's not over yet...

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    2. New Wave Esports Appoints Richard Carl as Director

      New Wave Esports Appoints Richard Carl as Director

      TORONTO , Nov. 11, 2019 /CNW/ - NEW WAVE ESPORTS CORP. (the "Company" or "New Wave Esports") (CSE: NWES) is pleased to announce that Richard Carl has been appointed to the Company's board of directors. In connection with his appointment, the Company granted Mr. Carl 200,000 options to purchase common shares of the Company ("Options"). The Options are exercisable at a price of $0.11 and will expire on November 8, 2024 ...

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    3. Global Cord Blood Corporation Appoints Mr. Jack Chow As an Independent Non-executive Director

      Global Cord Blood Corporation Appoints Mr. Jack Chow As an Independent Non-executive Director

      HONG KONGNov. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Cord Blood Corporation (NYSE: CO) ("GCBC" or the "Company"), China's leading provider of cord blood collection, laboratory testing, hematopoietic stem cell processing and stem cell storage services, today announced the appointment of a new independent non-executive director to the Board of Directors of the Company (the "Board")...

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    4. BioTheryX, Inc. Announces the Appointment of BioPharma Finance Veteran Peter N. Crnkovich to Board of Directors

      BioTheryX, Inc. Announces the Appointment of BioPharma Finance Veteran Peter N. Crnkovich to Board of Directors

      CHAPPAQUA, N.Y.Nov. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- BioTheryX, Inc. ("BioTheryX"), a clinical stage biotechnology company creating new classes of drugs for unmet medical needs based on targeted protein degradation and multi-kinase inhibition, today announced the appointment of Peter N. Crnkovich to its Board of Directors...

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    5. A Former WeWork Employee is Suing Over Adam Neumann's $1.7 Billion Golden Parachute

      A Former WeWork Employee is Suing Over Adam Neumann's $1.7 Billion Golden Parachute
      • A former employee is taking WeWork to court over cofounder Adam Neumann's reported $1.7 billion golden parachute.
      • Natalie Sojka's lawsuit accuses Neumann and other WeWork directors of benefiting themselves at the expense of minority shareholders as their actions have "eviscerated" the value of WeWork stock and stock options...
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    6. Activist Investor Icahn Sells Nearly a Third ofHhis Occidental Petroleum Stake

      Activist Investor Icahn Sells Nearly a Third ofHhis Occidental Petroleum Stake

      HOUSTON (Reuters) - Activist investor Carl Icahn, who has been waging a bitter battle against Occidental Petroleum Corp's board over its $38 billion acquisition of Anadarko Petroleum, cut his holdings in the oil and gas producer by nearly a third, according to an open letter to shareholders released on Friday...

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    7. When CEOs Date Employees, it Can Get Messy Fast

      When CEOs Date Employees, it Can Get Messy Fast

      A CEO is entitled to a love life. But when it involves someone at work , things get very dicey very fast -- for the CEO , for the employee and, if handled badly, for the company. That said, there's a reason the idea of a CEO marrying his secretary is clich. Chief executives do find partners at the office -- and not just at the assistant level...

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    8. Ronald J. Tanski Joins CMS Energy and Consumers Energy Boards of Directors

      Ronald J. Tanski Joins CMS Energy and Consumers Energy Boards of Directors

      JACKSON, Mich. , Nov. 8, Ronald J. Tanski has been elected to CMS Energy's Board of Directors, effective November 8, 2019 . Tanski served as president and chief executive officer of National Fuel Gas Company ("National Fuel"), a diversified energy company from March 2013 , through his retirement on July 1, 2019 . Tanski joined National Fuel as an attorney in 1979 and served in positions of increased responsibility during his career. Tanski continues to serve as a director of National Fuel...

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    9. Gap Inc. Announces Art Peck To Step Down As Chief Executive Officer

      Gap Inc. Announces Art Peck To Step Down As Chief Executive Officer

      The Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) Board of Directors announced today that president and chief executive officer Art Peck will step down from his position and from the company’s Board. Mr. Peck will depart from the company after a brief transition. Effective immediately, Robert J. Fisher, the company's current non-executive chairman of the Board, will also serve as president and chief executive officer on an interim basis. Additionally, the Board has appointed Bobby Martin, chair of its compensation and management development committee, as lead independent director...

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    10. Square is Dropping an Accounting Metric After the SEC said it’s not Allowed

      Square is Dropping an Accounting Metric After the SEC said it’s not Allowed

      Square Inc. is making a change to its accounting after receiving a comment letter from the Securities and Exchange Commission in a move that has implications for other U.S. companies. The payment company is abandoning its practice of offering an adjusted revenue number, a metric that does not conform with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, or GAAP, the U.S. standard, and that the Securities and Exchange Commission does not allow, as MarketWatch has reported in the past...

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    11. First Merchants Corporation Elects Doug Chaffin to Its Board of Directors

      First Merchants Corporation Elects Doug Chaffin to Its Board of Directors

      MUNCIE, Ind., Nov. 07, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- First Merchants Corporation, a $12.3 billion financial holding company, has elected H. Douglas Chaffin to the Boards of Directors of First Merchants Corporation and First Merchants Bank. Chaffin, who recently announced plans to transition from his day-to-day leadership role, served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Monroe Bank & Trust and MBT Financial Corporation beginning in 2004. First Merchants and MBT Financial finalized a merger of the two companies in September...

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