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    1. Barclays Faces Expulsion From European Blue-Chip Index on Brexit Bloomberg

      Barclays Faces Expulsion From European Blue-Chip Index on Brexit Bloomberg

      (Bloomberg) -- The steepest annual decline in Barclays Plc’s shares in seven years is putting the British bank in danger of losing its coveted place in the Stoxx Europe 50 index. The lender, which has come under pressure from an activist investor to shrink its trading business, has lost about 17 percent of its market value this year as Brexit-related fears weigh on U.K. banks...

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    2. Investor Drops Case Against Dell's VMware Stock Swap Deal

      Investor Drops Case Against Dell's VMware Stock Swap Deal

      Activist investor Carl Icahn is throwing in the towel in his lawsuit against Dell Technologies, saying the litigation is "unwinnable" following a new VMware stock swap deal Dell unveiled Thursday which sweetened the offer for shareholders. "In connection with the revised deal, it appears that stockholders representing 17 percent of the stock have decided to switch over and support Dell...

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    3. Bombardier Executive Stock Plan Under the Microscope by Securities Regulator

      Bombardier Executive Stock Plan Under the Microscope by Securities Regulator

      MONTREAL - Quebec's financial market regulator is reviewing Bombardier Inc.'s executive compensation plan, calling on the plane-and-train maker to suspend all related trades just hours after Quebec's premier expressed lukewarm hopes about the future of the beleaguered company's commercial aerospace operations. The Autorite des marches financiers is reviewing how Bombardier implemented its Automatic Stock Disposition Plan, rolled out last August...

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    4. ISS Rules for New Campbell Board Members

      ISS Rules for New Campbell Board Members

      “Given the board’s subpar oversight of critical issues such as M&A and succession planning, shareholders may wonder whether the incumbent board is capable of steering Campbell back on track in a timely manner,” says ISS in the ruling. Campbell returned about 19% to shareholders over the last two years, while the S&P 500 has nearly tripled. At one point Loeb proposed replacing all 12 board members, but he backed off that request in the last few days...

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    5. MoviePass' Owner Lost $130 Million Last Quarter, as it Saw a 'Significant Decline' in Subscribers and 2 More Board Resignations

      MoviePass' Owner Lost $130 Million Last Quarter, as it Saw a 'Significant Decline' in Subscribers and 2 More Board Resignations
      • MoviePass' owner, Helios & Matheson Analytics (HMNY), reported a loss of $130 million for the three months ending September 30, according to its third-quarter filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
      • It also noted that MoviePass has suffered a "significant decline" in subscriptions due to unpopular changes.
      • Two board members resigned in October the day after HMNY announced that it was planning to branch off MoviePass into its own publicly traded company...
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    6. Dell Technologies: Sweetens VMware Offer with Higher Price, Board Seat

      Dell Technologies: Sweetens VMware Offer with Higher Price, Board Seat

      (Reuters) - Dell Technologies on Thursday raised its offer to buy back shares tied to its interest in software maker VMware to $120 per share, still way short of the $300 price suggested by activist investor Carl Icahn. The computer maker in July offered to pay $21.7 billion, or $109 per share, in cash and stock to buy back shares tied to its interest in VMware, returning the computer maker to the stock market without an initial public offering...

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    7. Bernie Sanders Targets Walmart: Bill Would Block Stock Buybacks Unless Workers Get $15 Minimum Wage

      Bernie Sanders Targets Walmart: Bill Would Block Stock Buybacks Unless Workers Get $15 Minimum Wage

      In his latest broadside against big business, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., is introducing a bill Thursday that would prevent large companies from buying back stock unless their employees are paid at least $15 an hour. The proposal is aimed squarely at the nation's largest bricks-and-mortar retailer: Walmart, which announced earnings Thursday that beat analysts' expectations though revenue missed forecasts...

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    8. Dell Is Near Deal to Win Support of Tracking Stock Holders -

      Dell Is Near Deal to Win Support of Tracking Stock Holders -

      (Bloomberg) -- Dell Technologies Inc. is close to agreeing a deal with some of the top shareholders of its tracking stock that would guarantee their support for the company’s plan to return to the public markets, according to people familiar with the matter. The improved terms under deliberation would include an increased cash component and could value the tracking stock, known as DVMT, at about $120 to $130 per share, said the people, who asked not to be identified as the details aren’t public...

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    9. Ousted Telecom Italia CEO Says He Was Misled by ‘Dysfunctional’ Board

      Ousted Telecom Italia CEO Says He Was Misled by ‘Dysfunctional’ Board

      (Bloomberg) -- Amos Genish says he was duped. Sent on a business trip to Asia over the weekend, the Telecom Italia SpA chief executive officer learned on a hastily summoned conference call in the early hours of Tuesday in Europe that he was out of his job. Genish was canned by a board stacked with representatives from Elliott Management Corp., the activist investor that had become increasingly weary of the former army captain turned executive...

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    10. MoviePass' Parent Company Has Canceled a Long-Delayed Shareholders Vote, as it Tries Desperately to Stay on the Nasdaq

      MoviePass' Parent Company Has Canceled a Long-Delayed Shareholders Vote, as it Tries Desperately to Stay on the Nasdaq
      • MoviePass parent company, Helios & Matheson Analytics (HMNY), announced Tuesday that it had canceled a special shareholders meeting regarding a vote on a proposed 1-for-500 reverse stock split.
      • The meeting was postponed twice and then canceled because the company said it "does not expect to have the requisite stockholder votes to approve the proposed reverse stock split," according to an SEC filing...
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    11. Telecom Italia CEO Ousted in Surprise Dawn Coup by Elliott Board -

      Telecom Italia CEO Ousted in Surprise Dawn Coup by Elliott Board -

      (Bloomberg) -- The sun had yet to rise over Milan when Telecom Italia SpA’s board gathered for a conference call Tuesday morning. Dialing in thousands of miles away was Chief Executive Officer Amos Genish, who had spent the last few days in South Korea and China for business. By the time the meeting wrapped up just before 9 a.m., he was out of his job. Genish was voted out by the board members representing activist investor Elliott Management Corp., who make up 10 of the 15 directors...

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    12. UK: Premier Foods CEO Darby Quits After Shareholder Revolt

      UK:  Premier Foods CEO Darby Quits After Shareholder Revolt

      (Reuters) - The chief executive of Oxo-cube maker Premier Foods is stepping down under pressure from an activist investor after failing to halt a share price slide since a proposed takeover fell through two years ago. The company also said on Tuesday it was in talks to sell its Ambrosia rice pudding and custards brand to cut a debt pile that exceeds 500 million pounds and laid out plans to speed up investments in marketing and high-return capital projects...

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    13. A Healthcare Company That Fought an 18-Month Battle with an Activist Investor Just Struck a $5.7 Billion Deal to End The Fight

      A Healthcare Company That Fought an 18-Month Battle with an Activist Investor Just Struck a $5.7 Billion Deal to End The Fight

      Healthcare IT company Athenahealth reached an agreement with Veritas Capital and Elliott Management to be acquired in a $5.7 billion deal. The deal comes after a long-running push from Elliott for Athenahealth to sell itself. Under the two big investment firms, Athenahealth will be combined with Virence Health, a company Veritas acquired earlier this year. The Athenahealth saga is coming to a close...

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    14. All-Male Boards at Top U.K. Firms Come Closer to Extinction

      All-Male Boards at Top U.K. Firms Come Closer to Extinction

      (Bloomberg) -- All-male boards at the U.K.’s biggest companies are nearing extinction, a sign that government efforts to increase gender parity are paying off. Just five companies in the FTSE 350 Index have no women at the top table, down from eight in 2017, according to data from the annual Hampton-Alexander Review that will be released in full Tuesday. The number has fallen dramatically since 2011 when 152 boards were men-only...

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