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    1. Bill Ackman Just \Took a $200 Million Hit to His Reputation

      Bill Ackman Just \Took a $200 Million Hit to His Reputation
      • Billionaire investor Bill Ackman and his firm Pershing Square, along with Valeant Pharmaceuticals, will pay just under $300 million to settle an insider-trading suit over their attempt to buy pharmaceutical firm Allergan in 2014.
      • Ackman will pay the lion's share, contrary to a previous agreement he struck with Valeant.
      • This is yet another in a series of missteps that have been tarnishing Ackman's reputation since he partnered with Valeant...
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    2. Netflix Grants CEO Reed Hastings $28.7 Million in Company Stock Options for 2018

      Netflix Grants CEO Reed Hastings $28.7 Million in Company Stock Options for 2018

       

      • Netflix will give its CEO Reed Hastings $28.7 million in company stock options for 2018.
      • Hastings received $21 million in stock options from Netflix in 2017.
      • His base annual salary will drop from $850,000 to $700,000.
      • Hastings' net worth is estimated at $2.2 billion.

      Reed Hastings, Netflix’s chairman and CEO, is set to receive $28.7 million in company stock options for 2018 in addition to an annual salary of $700,000...

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    3. RBS Investors Push for New Shareholder Committee to Scrutinise Governance Issues

      RBS Investors Push for New Shareholder Committee to Scrutinise Governance Issues

      More than 100 Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) investors have thrown their support behind plans for a shareholder committee, meant to address corporate governance issues at the UK lender. ShareSoc, the UK’s individual shareholder society, is set to deliver documents relating to the proposed resolution to RBS’s London offices on Friday afternoon in the hope that it will be put to a shareholder vote at the bank’s annual general meeting in May 2018...

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    4. SandRidge Energy Terminates Bonanza Creek Deal

      SandRidge Energy Terminates Bonanza Creek Deal

      (Reuters) - Oil and gas producer SandRidge Energy ( SD.N ) on Thursday backed out from its plan to buy smaller rival Bonanza Creek Energy ( BCEI.N ), giving in to pressure from activist investor Carl Icahn and other shareholders. Oklahoma-based SandRidge, which emerged from bankruptcy last year, had said in November that it would pay $746 million for Bonanza Creek to expand its presence in the Denver-Julesburg Basin of Colorado...

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    5. SoftBank Will Buy at Least 15% of Uber Shares at a Huge Discount from the Original $69 Billion Valuation

      SoftBank Will Buy at Least 15% of Uber Shares at a Huge Discount from the Original $69 Billion Valuation
      • Employees and shareholders have agreed to sell at least 15% of Uber to SoftBank.
      • SoftBank will buy the shares at a 30% discount.
      • SoftBank may also invest $1 billion in Uber at the company's original $69 billion valuation.

      SoftBank is buying as much of 15% of Uber shares at a whopping 30% discount, as first reported by the Wall Street Journal...

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      Mentions: CEO Uber crisis
    6. Icahn's Bet on Copper Miner Is Paying Off After Two-Year Wait

      Icahn's Bet on Copper Miner Is Paying Off After Two-Year Wait

      Carl Icahn ’s investment in Freeport-McMoRan Inc. is finally looking up. The Phoenix-based miner’s stock has surged more than 30 percent in the past month on the back of a historic rally in copper prices. The red metal is up for its 10th straight day and is on course for its longest winning streak since 1989. Billionaire investor Icahn disclosed an 8.5 percent activist stake in stock and options in Freeport in the third quarter of 2015...

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    7. Netflix Gives Top Executives a Big Raise, Citing the New Tax Law as the Reason

      Netflix Gives Top Executives a Big Raise, Citing the New Tax Law as the Reason

      Netflix Inc. said Thursday that it plans to increase the annual salary for a number of its top executives in 2018, and cited the recently passed tax overhaul for the change. Most notably, Netflix NFLX, +3.47% Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos will earn a $12 million base salary in 2018, after bringing in a salary of just $1 million in each of the past three years, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission...

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    8. Brexit ‘Making UK More Attractive’ to Investors

      Brexit ‘Making UK More Attractive’ to Investors

      Brexit ‘making UK more attractive’ to investors Depressed valuations leading to more investment, says Cevian co-founder about 3 hours ago Brexit ‘probably more a positive than a negative’, said Christer Gardell. Brexit is making the UK more attractive to investors by depressing valuations, according to Europe’s largest activist shareholder, flush with cash from the sector’s biggest-ever exit...

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    9. Apple's Board Says that Tim Cook has to Fly Private from now on 'in the Interests of Security and Efficiency'

      Apple's Board Says that Tim Cook has to Fly Private from now on 'in the Interests of Security and Efficiency'

      Apple CEO Tim Cook is now required by Apple's board of directors to fly on private aircraft, even for personal travel.

      • Apple says it's for security and safety reasons.
      • Tim Cook racked up $93,109 in personal travel costs for Apple in 2017, which counts as part of his compensation package.
      • Cook made $12,825,066 in total compensation at Apple in 2017.
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    10. Barclays Will Take a $1.3 Billion Writedown Because of US Tax Reform

      Barclays Will Take a $1.3 Billion Writedown Because of US Tax Reform
      • Barclays will take a $1.3 billion writedown because of US tax reform.
      • The bank says the tax overhaul will cause its tier 1 capital to fall by about 20 basis points.

      (Reuters) - Barclays expects to take a writedown of about 1 billion pounds ($1.34 billion) on its annual post-tax profit as a result of the U.S. tax overhaul, the bank said in a statement on Wednesday...

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    11. HCA lets Major Shareholders Nominate Directors After Activist Investor Pushes for Change

      HCA lets Major Shareholders Nominate Directors After Activist Investor Pushes for Change

      The directors of Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare voted last week to allow established investors to participate in the board seat nomination process, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company added a provision to its amended bylaws to allow an individual stockholder or a group of up to 20 stockholders who have owned at least 3 percent of HCA's common stock for at least three years to nominate directors...

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    12. Rent-A-Center Board Sets Stage for One-Year Terms

      Rent-A-Center Board Sets Stage for One-Year Terms

      “It is clear the board realizes robust corporate governance practices, including strong and independent oversight, are and will continue to be important contributors to enhancing shareholder value at RCII.” The amendment permitting the declassification of the board will require the approval of common ...

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    13. Apple Has Returned $234 Billion to Shareholders — and There's More to Come

      Apple Has Returned $234 Billion to Shareholders — and There's More to Come

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      • Of the $234 billion returned to Apple shareholders since 2012, about $61 billion went to dividends, and $173 went to share purchases.
      • In other words, about 74% of Apple's capital return program has gone toward share repurchases.
      • In May, Apple expanded its total cumulative authorization from $250 billion to $300 billion, giving the program an expiration date of the end of March 2019...
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    14. Fourth Miss America Executive Resigns Over Vulgar Email Chain: Female Board Member Joins CEO...

      Fourth Miss America Executive Resigns Over Vulgar Email Chain: Female Board Member Joins CEO...

      Later Friday, the Miss America Organization Board of Directors revealed they voted in favor of the 62-year-old's suspension. 'The Miss America Organization Board of Directors today voted to suspend Executive Chairman and CEO Sam Haskell. Mr. Haskell, in support of the organization, has agreed to ...

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    15. Judge Sides Against Ackman and Valeant in Preliminary Allergan Ruling

      Judge Sides Against Ackman and Valeant in Preliminary Allergan Ruling

      A preliminary ruling from a federal judge against William Ackman, his hedge fund and Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. in an insider-trading case could trigger a settlement between the activist investor and shareholders of Allergan PLC. In recent days, Mr. Ackman, his partners and the plaintiffs have been back in touch with the mediator in the matter, according to people familiar with the matter. There are several parties who would have to agree to any deal...

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    16. Former Orbitz CEO Barney Harford Is Uber’s New Chief Operating Officer

      Former Orbitz CEO Barney Harford Is Uber’s New Chief Operating Officer

      Post Send Barney Harford , the former chief executive officer of online travel site Orbitz, has been named chief operating officer at Uber Technologies Inc. , making him the second-highest ranking executive at the ride-hailing company. Harford, who sits on the board of airline company United Continental Holdings Inc., will oversee global ride-hailing operations, marketing, customer support, and the company’s food-delivery business...

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