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    1. Elliott Is Doing Pretty Nicely in the Power Business

      Elliott Is Doing Pretty Nicely in the Power Business

      In case you hadn’t noticed, Elliott Management Corp. is killing it in the power sector.

      The latest deal, announced Monday, involves the activist fund and several partners infusing $2.5 billion into FirstEnergy Corp., a struggling Midwestern utility. They will also contribute two people to a new five-person advisory board to help FirstEnergy exit its merchant generation business and set strategy from here...

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    2. Dan Loeb's Third Point calls for Nestle Changes

      Dan Loeb's Third Point calls for Nestle Changes

      Activist investor Dan Loeb's Third Point LLC is keeping pressure on Nestlé SA, saying the giant consumer company needs to do more to realign its portfolio, including getting out of its stake in cosmetics giant L'Oréal SA. The activist, writing to his own investors, says Nestlé has taken some "important" steps recently, pointing to new board members the company announced and plans to increase margins, but believes more is needed. A representative for Nestlé wasn't immediately able to comment...

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    3. Abercrombie & Fitch Executive Chairman Martinez To Step Down

      Abercrombie & Fitch Executive Chairman Martinez To Step Down

      (RTTNews.com) - Abercrombie & Fitch Co. ( ANF ) said Monday that Arthur Martinez will step down as Executive Chairman of its Board of Directors at the conclusion of its fiscal year ending February 3, 2018 in connection with his plans to retire as a Director and not stand for re-election at the Company's ...

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    4. Research: Activist Investors Are More Likely to Target Female CEOs

      Research: Activist Investors Are More Likely to Target Female CEOs

      Mary Barra, Meg Whitman, Indra Nooyi: These are just three of the women who have successfully broken through the notorious “glass ceiling” to become CEOs of large public firms. Although women are still underrepresented at the top of corporations, there is growing interest in understanding whether ...

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    5. Celgene is Buying Cancer Drugmaker Juno Therapeutics for $9 Billion

      Celgene is Buying Cancer Drugmaker Juno Therapeutics for $9 Billion
      • Celgene is acquiring Juno Therapeutics, a company developing personalized cancer treatments in a deal worth $9 billion.
      • It's the second deal in 2018 for the biotech giant, which has been under pressure from investors.
      • The highly personalized treatments Juno makes, called CAR T-cell therapy, are at the beginning of what some are calling "a big new field of medicine...
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    6. How Passive Funds Could Save Shareholder Capitalism

      How Passive Funds Could Save Shareholder Capitalism

      BlackRock’s Larry Fink wants companies to make positive contribution to society Passive fund management continues to grow rapidly, gobbling up market share from the active fund management industry. As a result, passive funds are subject to lots of objections – some more reasonable than others – from active fund managers, who are still trying to defend their corner...

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    7. Toshiba Considering IPO for Memory Chip Unit

      Toshiba Considering IPO for Memory Chip Unit

      Toshiba Corp is considering an IPO of its prized memory chip business if an agreed $18 billion sale to a Bain Capital-led consortium fails to gain antitrust approval by the end of March, the Financial Times reported on Monday. The IPO is one of various contingency plans being looked at by Toshiba’s top executives, the FT said, citing people familiar with the plans...

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    8. Stock Repurchase Plan Announced by American National BankShares (AMNB) Board of Directors

      Stock Repurchase Plan Announced by American National BankShares (AMNB) Board of Directors

      American National BankShares logo American National BankShares (NASDAQ:AMNB) announced that its board has initiated a stock repurchase program, which allows the company to buyback 300,000 shares on Friday, January 19th, EventVestor reports. This buyback authorization allows the financial ...

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    9. Larry Fink, CEO of $6.3 Trillion Manager BlackRock, Just Sent a Warning Letter to CEOs Everywhere

      Larry Fink, CEO of $6.3 Trillion Manager BlackRock, Just Sent a Warning Letter to CEOs Everywhere
      • BlackRock CEO Larry Fink on Tuesday sent a letter to CEOs of public companies outlining his expectation that they start accounting for their effect on society.
      • BlackRock, a $6.3 trillion asset manager, is doubling the size of its investor-stewardship program, which aims to engage with companies rather than rely on proxy voting.
      • "Society is demanding that companies, both public and private, serve a social purpose," Fink wrote...
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    10. At BlackRock, Vanguard and State Street, 'Engagement' Has Different Meanings

      At BlackRock, Vanguard and State Street, 'Engagement' Has Different Meanings

      The biggest passive money managers all like to use some version of the word "engage" when describing how they hold their portfolio companies accountable behind the scenes. They differ on how that engagement is measured. BlackRock Chief Executive Laurence Fink cited the strategy this week in his annual letter to other CEOs...

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    11. Just a Quick Reminder That Facebook's Board Doesn't Actually Govern Facebook

      Just a Quick Reminder That Facebook's Board Doesn't Actually Govern Facebook

      Technically speaking, Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg is correct that Facebook's board of directors is "the group that ultimately governs Facebook" in his post announcing that the company is adding outgoing American Express CEO Ken Chenault to its board of directors. That's why the young chief executive says adding a director is "a long process" that he takes "very seriously...

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    12. This is How to Move Visible Minorities Onto Corporate Boards

      This is How to Move Visible Minorities Onto Corporate Boards

      The Canadian Board Diversity Council's newest report finds nearly 30% of board candidates are visible minorities, up from 12% in 2016 / Getty Images Tumblr One of the first reasons often given to explain why the diversity among corporate directors does not match the composition of the Canadian population is that there is a shortage of qualified candidates...

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    13. What High CEO Salaries can do to Worker Productivity

      What High CEO Salaries can do to Worker Productivity

      Some employees really don’t like how much their CEOs get paid — and that can affect the company’s performance. It’s common for chief executives to make significantly higher salaries than lower-level employees do, but that disparity can actually hurt companies , according to a new working paper by Ethan Rouen, an assistant professor at Harvard Business School. When a CEO is “overpaid” and employees are “underpaid,” the firm performance suffers the most, he said...

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    14. Activist Cevian Says a Simpler Thyssenkrupp Could Soar 100%

      Activist Cevian Says a Simpler Thyssenkrupp Could Soar 100%

      Thyssenkrupp AG’s second-biggest shareholder said it expects the steelmaker will fix an overly complicated structure that’s to blame for poor investor returns. The stock could double if the company wasn’t so complex, said Lars Forberg, a managing partner at Cevian Capital. Thyssenkrupp, one of Germany’s biggest industrial companies with a business spanning submarines and elevators, is an oversized conglomerate that needs to restructure, Forberg said in an interview on Bloomberg Television...

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    15. Jana’s Jab at Apple May Be a Route to Reverse Its Shrinking Assets

      Jana’s Jab at Apple May Be a Route to Reverse Its Shrinking Assets

      Barry Rosenstein’s push to protect children from overusing iPhones isn’t just about altruism. The managing partner of Jana Partners offered a simple explanation for teaming up with the California State Teachers’ Retirement System this month to urge Apple Inc. to study whether young customers are being hurt. “I don’t think there’s any conflict with generating a positive return” and corporate good, he told CNBC...

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