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    1. BP Targeted With First Shareholder Resolution on Climate Goals

      BP Targeted With First Shareholder Resolution on Climate Goals

      LONDON (Reuters) - Pressure on oil companies to tackle climate change is growing after an activist group for the first time filed a shareholder resolution urging BP to set hard targets for reducing overall carbon emissions. Follow This, a Dutch organisation that spearheaded a number of climate shareholder resolutions at Royal Dutch Shell AGMs over the past three years said it also filed one with the Anglo-Dutch company for 2019...

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    2. More U.S. University Presidents Rake in Millions of Dollars

      More U.S. University Presidents Rake in Millions of Dollars

      (Bloomberg) -- As tuition continues to rise and the U.S. student debt crisis intensifies, some private college presidents are bringing home more money than ever. Sixty-one of them, to be exact, are being paid more than $1 million. That figure, from the Chronicle of Higher Education’s ranking of compensation for the heads of U.S. colleges, is up from the previous year’s total of 58 million-dollar winners...

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    3. Baxter Appoints Patricia Morrison and Amy Wendell to Its Board

      Baxter Appoints Patricia Morrison and Amy Wendell to Its Board

      Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX), a leading global medical products company, today announced it has appointed Patricia B. (Patty) Morrison, former Cardinal Health executive vice president and chief information officer, and Amy A. Wendell, former Covidien senior vice president of strategy and business development, to its board of directors...

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    4. A Former Executive From Tinder is Joining the Board of a Fast Growing Company That's Trying to Teach Millennial 'Noobies' How to Invest

      A Former Executive From Tinder is Joining the Board of a Fast Growing Company That's Trying to Teach Millennial 'Noobies' How to Invest
      • Brian Norgard, the former head of product at dating app Tinder, joined the board of directors of  StockTwits, a  Twitter-like site for people interested in talking about finance and stocks.
      • Norgard will help StockTwits expand into new areas of financial technology and media.
      • He announced his departure from Tinder in November.

      A former executive at dating app Tinder is joining the board of directors of a fast-growing financial technology company...

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    5. Motability Firm Boss Quits After News of £2.2M Bonus

      Motability Firm Boss Quits After News of £2.2M Bonus

      The Motability scheme enables disabled people to lease adapted cars by using by their enhanced mobility disability benefits – either disability living allowance or its successor, personal independence payment. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA More The boss of the business that leases cars to people with disabilities on behalf of the Motability charity is stepping down after it emerged he is set to receive a £2.2m bonus on top of his seven-figure salary...

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    6. Soul-Searching is in Order for Nissan's Board After Ghosn Allegations, Governance Experts Say

      Soul-Searching is in Order for Nissan's Board After Ghosn Allegations, Governance Experts Say

      Turmoil at Japan's Nissan Motor surrounding allegations of impropriety by ousted chairman Carlos Ghosn raises questions about the oversight role of the company's board of directors, corporate governance experts said this week. Ghosn, long seen as a superstar of the global auto industry, was arrested last month after allegedly under reporting compensation and misusing assets...

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    7. Trade War Move? Authorities Detain Chinese Huawei Tech Officer in Canada

      Trade War Move? Authorities Detain Chinese Huawei Tech Officer in Canada

      In a move reportedly initiated by the United States, Canadian authorities detained Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer for Huawei Technologies of China, Dec. 1 in Vancouver, British Columbia. She faces extradition to the U.S. According to CBS News , the U.S. Justice Department declined to comment. China’s Foreign Ministry demanded Meng’s release on Thursday and said neither Canadian nor U.S. officials have offered a reason for her detention...

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    8. Protege of Carl Icahn: Invest for Long Term Leave Trading to Computers

      Protege of Carl Icahn: Invest for Long Term Leave Trading to Computers

      Keith Meister, founder of Corvex Management, advises stock investors in these tumultuous times to "do what you do really well." "Everyone has different skill sets," said Meister, formerly CEO of billionaire Carl Icahn 's investment firm. "There's people who are going to make a lot of money trading the market [short term]. There's people who are going to make a lot of money having duration" — investing for the long term...

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    9. AGNC Investment Corp. Elects Donna Blank to its Board of Directors

      AGNC Investment Corp. Elects Donna Blank to its Board of Directors

      PRNewswire/ -- AGNC Investment Corp. (Nasdaq: AGNC) ("AGNC" or the "Company") announced today that its Board of Directors elected Donna Blank to the Board effective immediately.  Ms. Blank will serve as an independent director on the Company's Audit and Compensation and Corporate Governance Committees.  AGNC's Board of Directors now consists of six members, including five independent directors...

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    10. Clayton Says SEC to Focus on Rules for Financial Professionals, Proxy Process

      Clayton Says SEC to Focus on Rules for Financial Professionals, Proxy Process

      Jay Clayton, the Trump-appointed chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, on Thursday outlined his priorities for next year, which include new rules for financial professionals and improving the proxy process. The 2019 “Reg Flex” agenda focuses on the “initiatives we reasonably expect to complete” said Clayton. He told an audience at Columbia University on Thursday that the regulator is more productive, advancing 88% of the rules on its short term agenda this year...

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    11. Facebook's Board Backs COO Sheryl Sandberg Over Her Calls to Investigate George Soros

      Facebook's Board Backs COO Sheryl Sandberg Over Her Calls to Investigate George Soros
      • Facebook's board has come out in support of COO Sheryl Sandberg.
      • Sandberg has been under heavy criticism over her involvement in efforts to investigate George Soros and critics of Facebook.
      • "When a well-known and outspoken investor attacks your company publicly, it is fair and appropriate to do this level of diligence," the board said.

      Facebook's board has chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg's back...

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