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    1. The first female big pharma CEO had the perfect response to a question about women in leadership

      The first female big pharma CEO had the perfect response to a question about women in leadership

      GlaxoSmithKline CEO Emma Walmsley made history in 2017, when she became the first woman to head up a major pharmaceutical company. 

      In her first company presentation at an industry conference as the CEO of GSK, Walmsley was asked about female leadership in the pharmaceutical industry. She responded not by talking about gender, but by running through how she thinks about her responsibilities as CEO. 

       

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    2. Qualcomm Creates Severance Plan for Workers Should Broadcom's Hostile Takeover Succeed

      Qualcomm Creates Severance Plan for Workers Should Broadcom's Hostile Takeover Succeed

      A Broadcom spokesman said the company continues to hope Qualcomm's board would engage in merger talks but declined further comment. A Qualcomm ... The new severance plan defines change of control to include a replacement of a majority of Qualcomm's current board of directors . Broadcom ...

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    3. Warren Buffett says Bitcoin 'Definitely will Come to a Bad Ending'

      Warren Buffett says Bitcoin 'Definitely will Come to a Bad Ending'
      • "What's going on definitely will come to a bad ending," said Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway's CEO, on cryptocurrencies.
      • Buffett told CNBC the firm will never have a position in cryptocurrencies.

      Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett said Wednesday that the firm had no interest in jumping on the cryptocurrency bandwagon.

      "We don't own any, we're not short any, we'll never have a position in them," Buffett said in an interview on CNBC...

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    4. ‘These are bad facts for him’: Intel CEO's $24 Million Stock Sale Before Disclosing the Chip Flaw Could Trigger Lawsuits, SEC Inquiry (

      ‘These are bad facts for him’: Intel CEO's $24 Million Stock Sale Before Disclosing the Chip Flaw Could Trigger Lawsuits, SEC Inquiry (

      Institutional investors are talking to plaintiffs lawyers about potentially filing suit against Intel over CEO Brian Krzanich's massive stock sale in November.

      • Krzanich gained some $24 million by selling all the shares and options he was allowed to sell under a plan he put in place only the month before. His plan was put in place months after Intel was informed of a major security vulnerability in its chips...
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    5. Jana Partners on Apple iPhone Addiction Problem: Easy Fix for Apple

      Jana Partners on Apple iPhone Addiction Problem: Easy Fix for Apple

      Jana Partners believes Apple could easily fix what the firm sees as a growing problem of young people getting addicted to the tech giant's iPhones. In an interview Tuesday with CNBC's " Fast Money Halftime Report, "Jana's Barry Rosenstein and Charles Penner explained why Jana — a leading activist shareholder — and the California State Teachers' Retirement System, or CalSTRS — one of the nation's largest public pension plans — are putting pressure on Apple to address this issue...

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    6. Chase CEO Sheepishly Says He's Sorry For Being Mean To Bitcoin

      Chase CEO Sheepishly Says He's Sorry For Being Mean To Bitcoin

      Back in September, JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon famously declared Bitcoin a "fraud," and the market for the cryptocurrency quickly by eight per cent. Then it recovered - by a lot. This week, Dimon said that he regrets the remark and he says "the blockchain is real." Dimon's earlier assessment has become a common citation for anyone trying to shit on Bitcoin and cryptocurrency in general...

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    7. Activist Investor Starboard Calls for 'Substantial Change' at Israel's Mellanox

      Activist Investor Starboard Calls for 'Substantial Change' at Israel's Mellanox

      In a letter to Israel’s Mellanox Technologies Ltd., activist investor Starboard Value LP, which is the company’s largest shareholder, attributed the firm’s underperformance compared to other semiconductor companies to “weak execution,” “excessive spending” and “missed growth opportunities.” Starboard, a New York-based investment adviser that invests in publicly traded US companies, in November acquired a 10.7 percent stake in the Israeli maker of servers and storage switching solutions, in a bid to turn around its fortunes. “We invested in Mellanox because we believe the company is deeply undervalued and there are significant opportunities to create value based ...

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      Mentions: Investment CEO crisis
    8. Apple Should Address Youth Phone Addiction, say Two Large Investors

      Apple Should Address Youth Phone Addiction, say Two Large Investors

      Apple store in New York on November 3, 2017. Reuters Apple Inc shareholders Jana Partners and the California State Teachers’ Retirement System are urging the smartphone maker to take steps to address what they say is a growing problem of young people getting addicted to Apple’s iPhones, Jana partner Charles Penner said...

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    9. 'The S&P 500 Has a 10% Correction:' Blackstone's Byron Wien Unveils His Big Surprises for 2018

      'The S&P 500 Has a 10% Correction:' Blackstone's Byron Wien Unveils His Big Surprises for 2018
      • Blackstone Vice Chairman and investing ace Byron Wien is out with his list of 10 "surprises" for 2018.
      • These predictions, he says, have a better-than-50% chance of happening, but the average investor assigns them only about a one-in-three chance.
      • The list, now in its 33rd year, includes a 10% stock market correction, populism worsening, and Republicans losing big in the midterm elections...
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    10. Benchmark Sold off $900 Million of its Uber Stock But Wanted to Sell More

      Benchmark Sold off $900 Million of its Uber Stock But Wanted to Sell More

       

      • Benchmark is selling nearly 15% of its stake in Uber to Softbank for about $900 million.
      • The deal is part of Softbank's effort to build up a big stake in ride-hailing giant Uber, by buying shares from existing shareholders and from Uber itself.
      • Softbank offered to buy shares from existing shareholders at a steep discount to Uber's most recent private valuation.  Even so, shareholders offered to sell Softbank more shares than it wanted to buy, including Benchmark....
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    11. SEC Mixes Message On Apple Shareholder Proposals, Activists Say

      SEC Mixes Message On Apple Shareholder Proposals, Activists Say

      View Comments Pic: Reuters BOSTON - Apple Inc was allowed to disregard one activist shareholder proposal on greenhouse gas emissions but told to hold a vote on another concerning human rights issues, in closely watched securities rulings that tested new guidance from U.S regulators. The split decision in December left investor activists with questions about how the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is applying the guidance that Apple (AAPL.O) cited as it sought to skip both proposals.

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    12. Executive Pay About to Become More Costly

      Executive Pay About to Become More Costly

      Executive pay about to become more costly Average salaries have more than doubled in past two decades. For years, lawmakers and regulators have struggled with how to rein in the multimillion-dollar pay packages earned by corporate America’s top executives. Despite legislation signed in the 1990s attempting to cap C-suite pay, average salaries have more that doubled over the past 20 years.

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    13. Spotify has Reportedly Filed for its IPO in Secret

      Spotify has Reportedly Filed for its IPO in Secret

      Spotify in December confidentially filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission for its initial public offering, Axios reported.

      • Companies can file quietly to gauge interest from investors before deciding to publicize their IPO plans.
      • Earlier this week, Spotify was slapped with a $1.6 billion lawsuit for allegedly streaming thousands of songs without compensating the publisher.
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    14. Dominion Energy is Buying Scana Corp in a $14.6 Billion Deal

      Dominion Energy is Buying Scana Corp in a $14.6 Billion Deal

      Reuters/Gary Cameron

      • Dominion Energy will buy Scana Corp for $14.6 billion, including debt, in an all-stock deal.
      • Scana shareholders will receive 0.6690 Dominion shares for each share held.
      • The deal represents a 42.4% premium to Scana's closing price on Tuesday.

      (Reuters) - Dominion Energy Inc said on Wednesday it would buy troubled utility Scana Corp in an all-stock deal worth about $14.6 billion, including debt.

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    15. Pershing Square, Valeant asked to appear for hearing on insider trading suit (VRX, Agn)

      Pershing Square, Valeant asked to appear for hearing on insider trading suit (VRX, Agn)

      Pershing Square, Valeant asked to appear for hearing on insider trading suit (VRX, AGN) Reuters Jan. 3, 2018, 01:02 AM Jan 2 (Reuters) - A U.S. court on Tuesday asked Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc and activist investor Bill Ackman's Pershing Square to appear for a hearing to discuss the proposed settlement in an insider trading lawsuit.

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    16. Boardroom Talk: 2018 Will See the Rise of the Chief Automation Officer

      Boardroom Talk: 2018 Will See the Rise of the Chief Automation Officer

      in Singapore by Rezwana Manjur Boardroom talk: 2018 will see the rise of the chief automation officer According to recruitment firm Hays, due to new technologies, there will be increased demand for chief automation officers (CAOs). Hays CEO, Alistair Cox said that across the boardroom table, business leaders may also start seeing more CAOs have a say as businesses recognise AI’s revolutionary potential, but remain alert to the unforeseen impact it could have on their business model.

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      Mentions: CEO recruitment
    17. Top Canadian CEOs made more than 200 times average worker — study

      Top Canadian CEOs made more than 200 times average worker — study

      Top Canadian CEOs made more than 200 times average worker — study Wednesday, January 03, 2018 Tweet MONTREAL, Canada (AFP) — Canada's 100 highest paid CEOs made more than 200 times the income of the ordinary worker in 2016, raking in an average Can$10.4 million (US$8.3 million), a study found yesterday. The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives said CEO pay in 2016 was the highest it had been since the 2008 global recession.

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