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    1. Tesla Says Elon Musk Plans to Buy $20 Million Worth of Stock as Soon as Possible

      Tesla Says Elon Musk Plans to Buy $20 Million Worth of Stock as Soon as Possible
      • Elon Musk plans to buy $20 million of Tesla stock, the company said in a filing Wednesday.
      • The plans were announced the day after a judge approved Tesla and Musk's settlement with the US' top stock regulator.

      Tesla CEO Elon Musk plans to buy $20 million worth of the company’s stock on the open market "during the next open trading window," the company said in a regulatory filing Wednesday...

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    2. Fujifilm Wins Appeal in Legal Battle with Xerox Over Aborted $6.1B Deal

      Fujifilm Wins Appeal in Legal Battle with Xerox Over Aborted $6.1B Deal

      Japan's Fujifilm Holdings Corp has won an appeal in its legal battles with Xerox Corp, with a New York court overturning preliminary injunctions requested by an activist investor that had blocked their planned merger. Xerox in May scrapped a $6.1 billion deal with Fujifilm in a settlement with investors Carl Icahn and Darwin Deason that also handed control of the U.S. photocopier giant to new management...

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    3. Australia’s Most Obscene Salaries

      Australia’s Most Obscene Salaries

      Tomorrow’s rally, which will be held in Perth, is one of a series planned for the country’s capital cities and regional centres in the coming weeks. They have been organised by the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) as part of its Change the Rules campaign, which aims to draw attention to “exorbitant CEO pay” and company profits compared to the “very low or non-existent” pay rises experienced by many Australians...

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    4. US Regulators Lift Strict Oversight of Prudential

      US Regulators Lift Strict Oversight of Prudential

      WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of federal regulators on Wednesday lifted the strict government oversight imposed on big insurer Prudential Financial Inc. It was the last financial company still carrying the label that subjected it to special restrictions stemming from the 2008 financial crisis. The unanimous decision by the Financial Stability Oversight Council closed the books on its actions tagging selected big financial companies as potential threats...

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    5. As MoviePass Investors Rage Against Management, its Parent Company has Delayed a Crucial Shareholders Meeting

      As MoviePass Investors Rage Against Management, its Parent Company has Delayed a Crucial Shareholders Meeting
      • MoviePass' parent company, Helios and Matheson Analytics, has postponed its special meeting of stockholders regarding the vote on a 1-for-500 reverse stock split to November 1.
      • The meeting was originally scheduled for Thursday.
      • MoviePass investors have voiced their displeasure with Helios and Matheson about the proposed reverse split on Twitter...
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    6. Dell Technologies: Maintains Plans To Go Public Despite Icahn Opposition

      Dell Technologies: Maintains Plans To Go Public Despite Icahn Opposition

      (Reuters) - Dell Technologies Inc said on Tuesday it was sticking to its plans to go public by buying back its tracking stock, a day after activist investor Carl Icahn opposed the move. Icahn reported an increased 8.3 percent stake in Dell tracking stock on Monday, saying he intends to do everything in his power to thwart the computer manufacturer's plans. Dell in July announced a $21.7 billion cash-and-stock deal to buy back shares tied to its interest in software provider VMware...

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    7. Tesla Surges After Judge Approves Elon Musk's Settlement with SEC

      Tesla Surges After Judge Approves Elon Musk's Settlement with SEC
      • Tesla rallied Tuesday morning after a judge approved CEO Elon Musk's settlement over a fraud charge.
      • The Securities and Exchange Commission sued Musk last month over allegations that he committed fraud when he said he had "funding secured" to take Tesla private.
      • All eyes are on now on the company's third-quarter earnings report later this month...
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    8. GOP Rep. Sean Duffy Takes on Proxy Advisers: They're 'playing all sides of the field'

      GOP Rep. Sean Duffy Takes on Proxy Advisers: They're 'playing all sides of the field'

      Congress is growing increasingly interested in the use of shareholder proposals to push corporations toward liberal or conservative policies, particularly the influence wielded over the process by advisory firms. By buying as little as $2,000 worth of shares, investors gain the right to introduce resolutions that direct a corporate board to take a certain action...

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    9. Telstra Shareholders Just Hit the Board with a New Australian Record 'First Strike' Vote Against Executive Pay

      Telstra Shareholders Just Hit the Board with a New Australian Record 'First Strike' Vote Against Executive Pay

      Telstra shareholders have made it clear just how unhappy they are with the company’s executive remuneration policy. The Australian reports a staggering 62% of eligible shareholders voted against Telstra’s remuneration report at today’s annual general meeting. That’s a new record high in corporate Australia, beating the 61.4% of AMP shareholders who rejected the company’s executive remuneration report back in May...

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    10. Carl Icahn: Michael Dell Using 'Scare Tactics' on Dell Tracking Stock Holders

      Carl Icahn: Michael Dell Using 'Scare Tactics' on Dell Tracking Stock Holders

      Billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn said Monday that Michael Dell and the private equity firm Silver Lake are "manipulating" and "coercing" shareholders of the tracking stock of VMware into accepting their buyout offer. By using "scare tactics," Icahn claimed, Dell and Silver Lake are "literally stealing" $11 billion from shareholders in a plan to take Dell public again. Icahn contends Dell and Silver Lake are significantly undervaluing VMware, a software company, in order to make money...

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    11. 'I've decided to step down as CEO': Eddie Lampert sends email to Sears employees after the company files for bankruptcy (SHLD)

      'I've decided to step down as CEO': Eddie Lampert sends email to Sears employees after the company files for bankruptcy (SHLD)
      • Eddie Lampert sent an email to Sears employees on Monday announcing the company's bankruptcy filing.
      • "I’ve decided to step down as CEO," Lampert wrote. "Know that this does not change my commitment to Sears Holdings, and I will continue to be actively involved as chairman of the board of directors."
      • Lampert attributed the company's bankruptcy filing to "a difficult retail environment, unsatisfactory operating performance, and legacy liabilities impacted by historically low interest rates."...
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    12. Theratechnologies Appoints New Board Member

      Theratechnologies Appoints New Board Member

      MONTREAL, Oct. 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Theratechnologies Inc. (Theratechnologies) (TSX: TH) today announced the appointment of Mr. Gary Littlejohn as a new independent member to its Board of Directors. “Gary brings a diversified background and expertise and he will bring additional strength to the Board at a time when the Company is growing,” said Mrs...

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    13. Technology Executive Monte Ford Appointed To Iron Mountain Board Of Directors

      Technology Executive Monte Ford Appointed To Iron Mountain Board Of Directors

      BOSTONOct. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM), the storage and information management company, has appointed Monte Ford to its board of directors, effective November 1, 2018. Adding Ford to the board increases Iron Mountain's board to twelve directors. Ford will be a member of both the Compensation and Risk and Safety Committees...

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    14. Why Did It Take an Activist So Long to Call Bt?

      Why Did It Take an Activist So Long to Call Bt?

      (Bloomberg Opinion) -- David Einhorn's decision to take a stake in BT Group Plc may provide just the boost needed to convince Britain's former national carrier to sell a stake in its traditional network. That probably won't satisfy the activist investor. When it became apparent back in May that BT was willing to at least consider selling a stake in its Openreach operation, CEO Gavin Patterson's goal seemed to be to fend off prospective activist investors and keep his job. He failed at both...

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    15. Carl Icahn to Oppose Dell’s Purchase of DVMT Tracking Shares

      Carl Icahn to Oppose Dell’s Purchase of DVMT Tracking Shares

      Carl Icahn is gearing up for another battle with Michael Dell. The activist investor, who fought Dell when he took his namesake computer company private in 2013, will challenge plans to take it public again. Icahn on Monday disclosed that he has boosted his stake in shares that track Dell Technologies Inc.’s DVMT, +3.01% interest in VMware Inc. VMW, +4.42% to 8.3%...

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