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    1. New Report Criticizes Corporate Governance at Crown Holdings Inc.

      New Report Criticizes Corporate Governance at Crown Holdings Inc.

      TORONTO, Jan. 30, 2014 /CNW/ - A new report outlining corporate governance problems at Crown Holdings Inc. has been published by the United Steelworkers (USW) which represents workers at Crown plants in the U.S. and Canada. Lucrative retirement benefits for company executives who are trying to impose cuts on the company's lowest-paid workers Problems with Crown Holdings' executive pay system ...

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    2. Sotheby's, Under Pressure, to Pay Special Dividend and Buy Back Shares

      Sotheby's, Under Pressure, to Pay Special Dividend and Buy Back Shares

      When the billionaire hedge fund manager Daniel S. Loeb and a group of activist investors emerged as the biggest shareholders in Sotheby’s last year, it looked as if a battle was brewing at the auction house.  Angry investors sent vitriolic letters demanding changes to management and the business, while Sotheby’s stood firm...

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    3. Will 2014 be the ‘Year of the Whistleblower?’

      Will 2014 be the ‘Year of the Whistleblower?’

      The Dodd-Frank whistleblower provisions have been in effect since 2011, but the program only started to gain significant traction at the end of 2013, when the first large award was given out. Since then, whistleblower activity has dropped a bit, but, according to the experts at The Wall Street Journal, this may just be the calm before the storm...

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    4. Bitcoin Foundation distances itself from indicted board member

      Bitcoin Foundation distances itself from indicted board member

      The Bitcoin Foundation has accepted the resignation of Charlie Shrem, the Bitcoin entrepreneur who was charged Monday with violating money laundering laws. Shrem, founder of the Bitcoin startup BitInstant, is accused of facilitating illegal drug transactions on the underground market Silk Road...

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    5. BlackRock calls for more independents on Spanish boards

      BlackRock calls for more independents on Spanish boards

      Fund manager BlackRock has written to the Spanish stock exchange regulator asking it to recommend increases to the minimum number of independent appointees on the boards of companies in Spain's blue-chip index , Expansion reported on Tuesday. BlackRock wants the regulator to recommend the 35 top listed companies in Spain have half their boards made up of independents, rather than the current ...

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    6. Herbalife Is Exploding Higher On News That The Stock's Biggest Bull is Joining Forces With An Outside Investor

      Herbalife Is Exploding Higher On News That The Stock's Biggest Bull is Joining Forces With An Outside Investor

      It looks like last week's Ackman correction in Herbalife may be coming to an end.

      Herbalife shares are currently on a tear after falling about 12% last week on news that a senator from Massachusetts had sent letters to the FTC and SEC asking that they investigate the California-based nutrition company.  Today, Herbalife's stock was last trading up more than 9%...

       

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    7. Fined Billions, JP Morgan Board Approves Raise for Dimon

      Fined Billions, JP Morgan Board Approves Raise for Dimon

      A year after an embarrassing trading blowup led to millions of dollars being docked from Jamie Dimon's paycheck, the chairman and chief executive of JPMorgan Chase is getting a raise.  JPMorgan’s board voted this week to increase Mr. Dimon’s annual compensation for 2013, hashing out the pay package after a series of meetings that turned heated at times, according to several executives briefed on the matter...

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    8. Report assists boards to succeed in era of disruptive change

      Report assists boards to succeed in era of disruptive change

      The Director’s Alert 2014 report, entitled Greater oversight, deeper insight: Boardroom strategies in an era of disruptive change , includes observations from governance specialists from Deloitte member firms around the globe on the opportunities and risks that boards and management must address in order to develop the right strategies within the context of today’s business environment...

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