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    1. Capital One says it was hit with Data Breach, Affecting Tens of Millions of Credit Card Applications

      Capital One says it was hit with Data Breach, Affecting Tens of Millions of Credit Card Applications
      • Capital One says it was hit with a data breach, affecting an estimated 100 million US individuals and approximately 6 million in Canada.
      • Paige A. Thompson, a former software engineer, was arrested Monday by FBI in Seattle.
      • She appeared in court and was charged with a single count of computer fraud and abuse, which carries a sentence of up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine...
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    2. The SEC is Scrutinizing Whether Mutual Funds Need to Shed More Light on stakes in unicorns like WeWork and Airbnb — and it could mean more protections for mom-and-pop investors

      The SEC is Scrutinizing Whether Mutual Funds Need to Shed More Light on stakes in unicorns like WeWork and Airbnb — and it could mean more protections for mom-and-pop investors
      • The SEC is stepping up scrutiny of mutual funds that hold investments in private companies, according to three people with knowledge of the agency's discussions.
      • Officials have reached out to mutual fund managers and others, asking for input into whether the regulator is doing enough to protect retail investors from the risk that comes from allowing mutual funds to invest in private companies, the people said...
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    3. Takeaway.com Confirms $6 Billion Bid for Delivery Rival Just Eat

      Takeaway.com Confirms $6 Billion Bid for Delivery Rival Just Eat

      (Bloomberg) -- Takeaway.com NV has bid 5 billion pounds ($6.2 billion) for rival Just Eat Plc, a deal that would intensify a fight against rivals including Uber Technologies Inc. The Dutch-based company is offering an all share deal at a 15% premium to Just Eat’s share price on July 26, according to a statement Monday. The new company also intends to remain headquartered in Amsterdam, with a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange...

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    4. Xi Jinping's cousin a high roller as Crown comes under pressure over crime, influence

      Xi Jinping's cousin a high roller as Crown comes under pressure over crime, influence

      By Nick McKenzie , Grace Tobin and Nick Toscano July 28, 2019 — 8.40pm A cousin of Chinese President Xi Jinping was aboard a private jet for high-roller gamblers when it was searched by federal agents on the Gold Coast in 2016 on suspicion that it was involved in international money laundering. The initial target of the police search of the jet’s passengers was an alleged criminal fugitive and business partner of Crown Resorts, Tom Zhou.

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    5. Activist Peltz Pushing Ferguson to Exit the U.K., SkyNews Says

      Activist Peltz Pushing Ferguson to Exit the U.K., SkyNews Says

      (Bloomberg) -- Activist investor Nelson Peltz is pushing Ferguson Plc to sell its U.K. business and move its stock-market listing to New York, SkyNews reported without citing sources. Peltz has also asked the board of the plumbing-equipment supplier to drop its listing on the London Stock Exchange. Ferguson generates 87% of its revenue in North America...

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    6. Icahn Looks to Occidental’s Ex-CEO for Help in Fight With Company

      Icahn Looks to Occidental’s Ex-CEO for Help in Fight With Company

      Occidental Petroleum Corp. Chief Executive Vicki Hollub is eager to move forward following her $38 billion deal to buy Anadarko Petroleum Corp. But first she has to deal with Carl Icahn, who is trying to bring Ms. Hollub’s predecessor back into the boardroom. The activist investor has already pushed for four seats on Occidental’s board, arguing that Ms. Hollub ignored investors and made costly rookie mistakes in her bid to outduel Chevron Corp. for Anadarko...

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    7. Uber Just Lost 2 Board Members, Including Ariana Huffington, an Ally of Ousted Founder Travis Kalanick

      Uber Just Lost 2 Board Members, Including Ariana Huffington, an Ally of Ousted Founder Travis Kalanick
      • Ariana Huffington and Matt Cohler have resigned from Uber's board of directors, the company said Wednesday.
      • Huffington joined the board in 2016 at the request of the ousted founder Travis Kalanick.
      • Their departures were not acrimonious, the company said.
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      Ariana Huffington and Matt Cohler are leaving Uber's board of directors effective immediately, the company said Wednesday...

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    8. Facebook Board to Tighten Oversight, as Zuckerberg Keeps Control

      Facebook Board to Tighten Oversight, as Zuckerberg Keeps Control

      As Facebook Inc. FB -0.56% ’s co-founder and chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg holds extraordinary sway over the social-media giant. Wednesday’s historic settlement with the Federal Trade Commission keeps his power largely intact, even as it calls for the board to tighten the reins on the company’s privacy practices...

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    9. Clariant CEO Exits Abruptly, Renewing Turmoil at Swiss Group

      Clariant CEO Exits Abruptly, Renewing Turmoil at Swiss Group

      ZURICH (Reuters) - Ernesto Occhiello had three tasks when he became Clariant's boss last September: restore calm after an activist investor uprising, oversee a tie-up with Saudi Basic Industries <2010.SE> and keep the peace with Chairman Hariolf Kottmann. Just 10 months later, Occhiello has quit as chief executive "for personal reasons with immediate effect", the specialty chemicals maker said on Wednesday, raising speculation the Italian failed on at least one of those fronts...

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    10. SEC Awards Half-Million Dollars to Overseas Whistleblower

      SEC Awards Half-Million Dollars to Overseas Whistleblower

      SEC Awards Half-Million Dollars to Overseas Whistleblower 138 23, announced a half-million dollar award to an overseas whistleblower whose expeditious reporting helped the Commission bring a successful enforcement action. “The Commission’s whistleblower award program has reached an important milestone,” said Jane Norberg, Chief of the SEC’s Office of the Whistleblower...

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    11. United Technologies CFO Defends Raytheon Deal

      United Technologies CFO Defends Raytheon Deal

      Investors haven’t seemed happy about United Technologies’ blockbuster deal to merge its aerospace division with defense contractor Raytheon. But United Tech’s latest quarterly results show shareholders have no reason to worry, according to the industrial conglomerate’s CFO. CFO Akhil Johri is excited by the potential Raytheon merger benefits and believes the market may be missing several key benefits. To start, he highlighted United Tech’s strong record for past deals...

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    12. Catalyst Offers to Buy Hudson’s Bay Shares to Block Takeover Bid

      Catalyst Offers to Buy Hudson’s Bay Shares to Block Takeover Bid

      Private equity firm Catalyst Capital Group Inc. is offering to purchase up to $150 million (US$114 million) worth of shares of Hudson’s Bay Co. ( HBC.TO ) as it builds a stake in the Canadian retailer in an effort to thwart a proposed takeover of the company. The Toronto-based firm said in a statement Monday it was was prepared to pay $10.11 per share in cash for up to roughly 14.8 million common shares...

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    13. Carl Icahn Criticizes Petroleum Giant Occidental's Recent Mega-Merger

      Carl Icahn Criticizes Petroleum Giant Occidental's Recent Mega-Merger
      • Carl Icahn slammed Occidental Petroleum's CEO and chairman Monday, saying its deal to takeover Anadarko was hastily done.
      • Icahn and the board of Occidental have been in a public battle over the deal and four director seats on the board.
      • In the latest letters to shareholders, Icahn said that Warren Buffett's $10 billion financing of the Anadarko deal took Occidental's CEO "to the cleaners."...
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