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    1. Icahn: eBay Is Using 'Tricks And Technicalities To Keep Documentary Evidence Of Malfeasance Out Of The Hands Of ...

      Icahn: eBay Is Using 'Tricks And Technicalities To Keep Documentary Evidence Of Malfeasance Out Of The Hands Of ...

      For the last several weeks, activist investor Carl Icahn, eBay, and board member Marc Andreessen have been exchanging increasingly dramatic open letters, with Icahn insisting that eBay needs to replace its board of directors — in particular Andreessen and Scott Cook. Icahn doesn't think that eBay should have sold part of Skype to an investment group that Andreessen was part of. Today, Icahn ...

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    2. Vestar Capital Partners to Acquire Institutional Shareholder Services from MSCI in $364 Million Transaction

      Vestar Capital Partners to Acquire Institutional Shareholder Services from MSCI in $364 Million Transaction

      Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (“ISS”), a leading provider of corporate governance solutions to the global financial community, today announced its parent company, MSCI Inc. (NYSE: MSCI), had entered into a definitive agreement with Vestar Capital Partners (“Vestar“), pursuant to which Vestar has agreed to acquire ISS for $364 million. The ...

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    3. America's 100 Most Trustworthy Companies

      America's 100 Most Trustworthy Companies

      As one-time corporate superpowers Enron and WorldCom collapsed like dominoes, James Kaplan grew tired of the routine spin on financial wrongdoing. Kaplan, director of proprietary ratings provider and investment adviser GMI Ratings, wanted to find a way to identify nefarious corporate behaviors and, at the same time, spotlight companies who abstained...

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    4. Sears Holdings Corporation Board of Directors Approves the Separation of its Lands' End Business and Establishes March ...

      Sears Holdings Corporation Board of Directors Approves the Separation of its Lands' End Business and Establishes March ...

      HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) today announced that its board of directors approved the separation of its Lands' End business by means of a pro-rata spin-off transaction. To effect the spin-off, Sears Holdings...

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    5. Peltz blasts PepsiCo again, seeks details on operations, strategy

      Peltz blasts PepsiCo again, seeks details on operations, strategy

      Activist investor Nelson Peltz, who has been pushing PepsiCo Inc to separate its beverage and snacks businesses, blasted the company yet again on Thursday and demanded answers on operational issues and its corporate strategy. Peltz's Trian Fund Management, which owns nearly 1 percent of PepsiCo's stock, has been urging the company to split its flourishing snacks division from its sluggish ...

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    6. EBay CEO sees Icahn getting louder, tells employees not to listen

      EBay CEO sees Icahn getting louder, tells employees not to listen

      Carl Icahn's campaign to convince eBay Inc to spin off its PayPal payments service will intensify in the run-up to eBay's shareholders' meeting in May, eBay's chief executive said on Thursday, warning employees to ignore the "noise." EBay CEO John Donahoe and directors of the Internet retailer have traded barbs with Icahn on a near-daily basis since the activist investor first expressed his view ...

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    7. Microsoft names activist investor to board; declares dividend

      Microsoft names activist investor to board; declares dividend

      Microsoft ( MSFT ) has named Mason Morfit, the President of activist investor ValueAct Capital, to its board and audit committee as part of a deal that was agreed in the summer. Microsoft offered Morfit the board seat in August after ValueAct Capital bought a $2B holding in the company in April and began to agitate for change. Microsoft also declared a quarterly dividend of $0.28 a share. The ...

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    8. Senator Edward Markey wrote letters that helped activist investor who sought to drive down Herbalife stock

      Senator Edward Markey wrote letters that helped activist investor who sought to drive down Herbalife stock

      WASHINGTON -- Senator Edward J. Markey said in a statement Monday that he was acting as a consumer advocate when he wrote letters to federal regulators urging a fraud investigation of Herbalife. Markey declined to discuss on Monday why he chose to do so even after it was clear that his letters would benefit an activist investor who had lobbied his office...

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