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    1. Corporate Directors Predict Economic Growth in 2014

      Corporate Directors Predict Economic Growth in 2014

      WASHINGTON, Aug 19, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) -- An ongoing survey by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) shows corporate directors continue to feel positive about the economy and in hiring in 2014. NACD's Board Confidence Index (BCI), which takes the economic pulse of the director community quarterly, showed a score of 63.1--a score above 50 indicates a positive outlook on the markets...

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    2. BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins could get $55.6 million if ousted after sale

      BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins could get $55.6 million if ousted after sale

      BlackBerry chief executive Thorsten Heins could get up to $55.6 million if the embattled company is sold and he is fired, according to securities filings. The Waterloo-based company declined to comment on the figure, saying only that the information is publicly available in documents filed with Canadian securities officials . Under the change of control provisions in his contract, Heins would ...

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    3. Leading Independent Proxy Advisory Firms Recommend Esperanza Shareholders Vote in Favour of Proposed Transaction With ...

      Leading Independent Proxy Advisory Firms Recommend Esperanza Shareholders Vote in Favour of Proposed Transaction With ...

      VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Aug. 16, 2013) - Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. ("ISS") and Glass Lewis & Co. ("Glass Lewis"), two leading proxy advisory firms, have recommended that shareholders of Esperanza Resources Corp. (TSX VENTURE:EPZ) (OTCQX:ESPZF) vote FOR the plan of arrangement with Alamos Gold Inc. (TSX:AGI) (NYSE:AGI) to be voted on at a special meeting of the ...

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    4. Rigrodsky & Long, P.A. Announces Investigation Of Firstbank Corporation Buyout

      Rigrodsky & Long, P.A. Announces Investigation Of Firstbank Corporation Buyout

      Rigrodsky & Long, P.A. announces that it is investigating potential legal claims against the board of directors of Firstbank Corporation (“Firstbank” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ GS:FBMI) regarding possible breaches of fiduciary duties and other violations of law related to the Company’s entry into an agreement to be acquired by Mercantile Bank Corporation (“Mercantile”) (NASDAQ GS: MBWM) in a transaction valued at approximately $151.5 million...

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    5. Icahn's Plan for Apple Could Benefit Shareholders

      Icahn's Plan for Apple Could Benefit Shareholders

      Apple may be Carl Icahn’s easiest activist campaign ever.

      Mr. Icahn, the 77-year-old billionaire, disclosed on Tuesday through Twitter that he had taken a big position in the firm. It may be one of the most valuable tweets to date: worth $142 million a character, based on the roughly $20 billion it added to the company’s market value on Tuesday. His message was as simple as the medium – Apple should buy back more stock and fast. It would be a smart, relatively effortless move.

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    6. MSCI Equity Indices August 2013 Index Review

      MSCI Equity Indices August 2013 Index Review

      GENEVA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MSCI Inc. (NYSE: MSCI), a leading provider of investment decision support tools worldwide, including indices, portfolio risk and performance analytics and corporate governance services, announced today the results of the August 2013 Quarterly Index Review for the MSCI Equity Indices – including the MSCI Global Standard, MSCI Global Small Cap and MSCI Micro Cap Indices ...

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      Mentions: Investment
    7. CEO Term Limits: Good Soundbite -- Bad Idea

      CEO Term Limits: Good Soundbite -- Bad Idea

      The noise around CEO term limits is loud enough, and the debate contentious enough, I felt the topic worthy of practical examination. There?s no denying every chief executive has an expiration date. There should also be no argument that prudent planning should take place around the inevitable. But never should said date of expiry be arbitrarily defined - it should be made in the moment based on ...

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      Mentions: Board Governance
    8. The Majority Agree: Boards Need Technology-Savvy Directors

      The Majority Agree: Boards Need Technology-Savvy Directors

      A majority of chairmen, directors, senior executives, management and consultants in our July 2013 survey agree. Boards of directors must give serious consideration to whether they are courting increased financial, reputational, compliance and competitive risk if they do not include directors with IT governance knowledge, skills and experience among their ranks 

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      Mentions: technology
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