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    1. Uber's First Employee and one of Travis Kalanick's Last Allies has left the Company's Board just 2 weeks after IPO

      Uber's First Employee and one of Travis Kalanick's Last Allies has left the Company's Board just 2 weeks after IPO
      • Ryan Graves, Uber employee number 1 and its former CEO, is leaving Uber's board of directors, the company said in a filing Friday.
      • It's unclear why Graves is leaving the board. The company said in its filing that the departure is not related to any disagreements.
      • Graves' resignation comes just two weeks after Uber went public. Graves' personal stake in the company is valued around $1.4 billion...
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    2. The SEC is Reportedly Investigating Whether Boeing was Transparent Enough with Shareholders About Problems with the 737 Max

      The SEC is Reportedly Investigating Whether Boeing was Transparent Enough with Shareholders About Problems with the 737 Max
      • The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is investigating whether Boeing gave shareholders sufficient information about problems with its 737 Max aircraft, Bloomberg reported.
      • The agency is also reportedly examining financial documents from the aerospace manufacturer to determine whether it properly accounted for the potential impact of issues associated with the 737 Max.
      • The SEC declined to comment. Boeing did not immediately respond to Business Insider's request for comment...
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    3. Jeff Bezos Blew off Amazon Employees' Proposal at the Shareholder's Meeting and they were Miffed: 'This is not the kind of leadership we need'

      Jeff Bezos Blew off Amazon Employees' Proposal at the Shareholder's Meeting and they were Miffed: 'This is not the kind of leadership we need'
      • Nearly 8,000 employees have signed an open letter asking Amazon to commit to become a climate-change leader instead of a climate change contributor.
      • They expected to present their ideas directly to their boss, CEO Jeff Bezos, at the company's annual shareholder's conference where he was scheduled to appear.
      • But Bezos didn't show up to listen to them.
      • Although 50 of them were in the room, the company also did not allow any of them to ask a question of him...
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    4. BP's Chairman Says 'the world can't continue along its current path' and That The Energy Giant Will Become More Transparent in Response to Investor Demands

      BP's Chairman Says 'the world can't continue along its current path' and That The Energy Giant Will Become More Transparent in Response to Investor Demands
      • BP chairman Helge Lund promised a long-term transformation to a "low-carbon energy system" in a Financial Times editorial.
      • At its annual general meeting on Tuesday, BP accepted a shareholder resolution to adopt transparency about how its strategy is in accordance with the Paris Agreement on climate change.
      • BP and its competitors are facing significant pressure from investor groups for addressing climate change, including from CA100+, whose members control a total of $33 trillion AUM...
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    5. Deutsche Bank Pay is Driving a Wedge Between Veterans on 'Mickey Mouse Money' and a Slew of Better-Paid New Hires — and a $62 Million Bonus for the Board Adds Extra Sting

      Deutsche Bank Pay is Driving a Wedge Between Veterans on 'Mickey Mouse Money' and a Slew of Better-Paid New Hires — and a $62 Million Bonus for the Board Adds Extra Sting
      • Deutsche Bank has been splashing out on new hires and paying out a big bonus to the board, infuriating veterans who saw their pay slump.
      • Deutsche Bank's bosses may face shareholder wrath ahead of a key annual meeting on Thursday.
      • Senior staff are forced to hold the stock as part of their pay. The shares reached record lows this week...
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    6. Amazon Air Pilots are Picketing the Company's Annual Shareholder Meeting as They Fight For Better Pay

      Amazon Air Pilots are Picketing the Company's Annual Shareholder Meeting as They Fight For Better Pay
      • Pilots for three airlines that operate much of Amazon's Air delivery service are set to picket Amazon's annual meeting on Wednesday.
      • The group says the companies have purposefully stalled negotiating a new contract for more than three years.
      • Pilots who spoke to Business Insider said their worried another accident — like that involving an Atlas Air jet in February — could happen again soon as crews are stretched thin...
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    7. Bernie Sanders is Planning to Crash Walmart's Next Shareholders Meeting and Argue Hourly Workers Deserve a Spot on the Company's Board

      Bernie Sanders is Planning to Crash Walmart's Next Shareholders Meeting and Argue Hourly Workers Deserve a Spot on the Company's Board
      • Sen. Bernie Sanders will attend Walmart's shareholders meeting on June 5.
      • He reportedly plans to boost a shareholder proposal to include hourly employees on the company's board.
      • A Walmart spokesperson told Business Insider that the company hopes Sanders will not approach the event as a "campaign stop."

      Sen. Bernie Sanders, one of Walmart's biggest critics, is crashing the retail giant's annual shareholder meeting this year...

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    8. Inside Amazon's Battle to Kill an Unprecedented Shareholder Revolt Over Facial Recognition

      Inside Amazon's Battle to Kill an Unprecedented Shareholder Revolt Over Facial Recognition
      • Amazon shareholders will stage an unprecedented vote on Wednesday on whether to stop the company from selling its facial recognition technology to government agencies.
      • Activist shareholders are concerned that the technology, known as Rekognition, will be used for surveillance and has been found to produce inaccurate results...
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    9. Uber Wanted to IPO with a $120 Billion Valuation But Ran Into Trouble When Some of its Biggest Shareholders Held Out for a Lower Price

      Uber Wanted to IPO with a $120 Billion Valuation But Ran Into Trouble When Some of its Biggest Shareholders Held Out for a Lower Price
      • Uber wanted to go public with the $120 billion valuation pitched by bankers at Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs ahead of its initial public offering, but the company ultimately listed with a $75.5 billion market cap.
      • One reason is that institutional investors, many who privately owned Uber stock, didn't want to buy more shares at the higher price, according to The New York Times...
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    10. UBiome's Independent Directors are Ditching the Healthcare Startup Following an FBI Raid

      UBiome's Independent Directors are Ditching the Healthcare Startup Following an FBI Raid
      • Microbiome-testing company uBiome's board now only has one independent director, following a raid of the company by the FBI in April.
      • In a letter to investors sent Tuesday, a special committee of uBiome's board of directors said that two board members, UCSF professor Joe DeRisi and early founder Witt Wisebram, have resigned...
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    11. Impact Investing is the Quiet Revolution Taking Shape Across our Economy — and it’s Just Getting Started

      Impact Investing is the Quiet Revolution Taking Shape Across our Economy — and it’s Just Getting Started
      • Jean Case is the CEO of the Case Foundation and chairman of the National Geographic Society.
      • In this op-ed, she writes that businesses can be a powerful tool for social good, and that social impact-driven brands are generating compelling financial returns for investors.
      • If the growth trend continues, it suggests that impact investing is on a track to hit a trillion dollars in the near future — bringing it toward the mainstream...
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    12. A Slack Director is in Hot Water With The SEC for Saying the Company, Which Just Filed to go Public, 'will be one of the most important tech companies in the world'

      A Slack Director is in Hot Water With The SEC for Saying the Company, Which Just Filed to go Public, 'will be one of the most important tech companies in the world'
      • Slack director Chamath Palihapitiya made "unauthorized statements" in a TV interview, the company disclosed in an SEC filing related to its IPO.
      • Palihapitiya shared his insights into the Slack IPO in a CNBC interview, saying the office-messaging tool "will be one of the most important tech companies in the world."...
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    13. A Hot New Activist Fund is Pushing for Change at Wyndham Hotels to Save the Company Money and help the Environment

      A Hot New Activist Fund is Pushing for Change at Wyndham Hotels to Save the Company Money and help the Environment

      Impactive Capital Co-founder Lauren Taylor Wolfe told attendees at the Sohn Investment Conference that her firm is going to advocate for changes to Wyndham Hotels' energy use to increase the value of the hotel chains' stock. Wyndham, which includes brands like Days Inn and recently bought La Quinta Inns, is protected from new competition like AirBnB because of its low prices, Wolfe said...

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    14. Hedge Fund Marcato Will Fight Against Acreage's Sale to Canopy Growth

      Hedge Fund Marcato Will Fight Against Acreage's Sale to Canopy Growth
      • Activist hedge fund Marcato Capital Management says it will vote against marijuana retailer Acreage Holdings' landmark sale to Canopy Growth.
      • Canopy Growth paid $300 million in April for the right to buy Acreage Holdings pending the federal legalization of marijuana in the US.
      • The shareholder vote is expected to happen in June...
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    15. Warren Buffett says Berkshire Hathaway is Buying up Shares of Amazon, Hours Before its Big Annual Shareholders' Meeting

      Warren Buffett says Berkshire Hathaway is Buying up Shares of Amazon, Hours Before its Big Annual Shareholders' Meeting
      • Berkshire Hathaway has bought shares of Amazon, according to a CNBC report on Thursday.
      • Warren Buffett, Berkshire's chairman and CEO, did not directly purchase the Amazon shares himself.
      • "Yeah, I've been a fan, and I've been an idiot for not buying," Buffett said according to CNBC, referring to Amazon shares. "But I want you to know it's no personality changes taking place."...
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    16. Activist Investor Says He’ll Likely Lose His Bid to Get on Barclays' Board - But Will Still be Thorn in Management’s Side

      Activist Investor Says He’ll Likely Lose His Bid to Get on Barclays' Board - But Will Still be Thorn in Management’s Side
      • Activist investor Edward Bramson believes he will fail in his attempt to gain a seat on the board of Barclays.
      • Bramson told reporters that he would likely be unsuccessful in his bid to shake up the bank's management with his move set to be rejected.
      • The 5.5% shareholder is keen to shake up Barclays' investment banking operation but conceded that it could be maintained while also making it a worthwhile investment for shareholders, at the bank's AGM Thursday...
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    17. Boeing's CEO is Beefing up his Legal Team as it Braces for 737 Max Crash Lawsuits

      Boeing's CEO is Beefing up his Legal Team as it Braces for 737 Max Crash Lawsuits
      • Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg is getting a dedicated legal advisor.
      • Boeing has promoted general counsel and former federal judge J. Michael Luttig to the newly-created role of counselor and senior advisor to Muilenburg on Wednesday.
      • Luttig will be responsible for managing the legal issues stemming from the two fatal Boeing 737 Max crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia...
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    18. Boeing's CEO Survived a Shareholder Vote Seeking to Prevent Him From Also Being the Company's Board Chairman

      Boeing's CEO Survived a Shareholder Vote Seeking to Prevent Him From Also Being the Company's Board Chairman
      • A proposal that would have separated the CEO and board chairman roles at Boeing did not pass at the aerospace manufacturer's annual shareholder meeting on Monday.
      • Only 34% of voters supported the proposal, the company announced at the meeting, which was held in Chicago.
      • The proposal argued that an independent chairman would be better suited to helping the board develop long-term strategy while allowing CEO Dennis Muilenburg to focus on immediate concerns...
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    19. Tesla is Shuffling its Board of Directors Amid Ongoing Negotiations with the Securities and Exchange Commission

      Tesla is Shuffling its Board of Directors Amid Ongoing Negotiations with the Securities and Exchange Commission
      • Tesla on Friday announced four members of its board of directors will leave their posts once their terms have ended.
      • Brad Buss and Linda Johnson Rice will not pursue reelection to the board at Tesla's stockholders' meeting in June. And in 2020, Steve Jurvetson's tenure will officially end. Jurvetson has been on leave following accusations of sexual misconduct at his venture-capital firm Draper, Fisher, Jurvetson in 2017...
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    20. ‘Alarm Bells’‘ Should be Ringing in Corporate Boardrooms Over the Challenges Facing our Communities

      ‘Alarm Bells’‘ Should be Ringing in Corporate Boardrooms Over the Challenges Facing our Communities
      • Jamie Dimon is the chairman and CEO of  JPMorgan Chase & Co.
      • In this op-ed, he writes that corporate boardrooms should be concerned about the grave challenges facing our communities, like growing inequality, the opioid crisis, and rising suicide rates.
      • Long-term business success depends on community success — and making this happen requires business leaders to buck short-termism that too often drives the markets...
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    21. The DOJ Reportedly Pours Cold Water on Sprint and T-Mobile's Merger

      The DOJ Reportedly Pours Cold Water on Sprint and T-Mobile's Merger
      • Shares of the US telecom provider Sprint are tumbling in premarket trading after a Wall Street Journal report indicated the company's planned merger with T-Mobile was unlikely in its current form.
      • The Department of Justice's (DOJ) antitrust division has concerns with the deal's current structure and the potential threat it would cause to competition.
      • T-Mobile and Sprint are the the third and fourth largest carriers by subscribers....
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    22. Boeing's CEO Should be Removed as Chairman of the Company's Board Amid its 737 Max Crisis, a Major Shareholder Advisor Says

      Boeing's CEO Should be Removed as Chairman of the Company's Board Amid its 737 Max Crisis, a Major Shareholder Advisor Says
      • A major proxy advisor is urging Boeing investors to require an independent board chairman at the company's annual meeting on April 29.
      • Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg currently serves as an independent director of the company's board.
      • ISS says the board needs an independent chairman if it wants to weather the crisis that has seen the 737 Max, its best-selling plane, grounded worldwide for more than a month...
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    23. Facebook Investors are Making Another Dramatic Bid to Oust Mark Zuckerberg and Abolish the Firm’s Share Structure

      Facebook Investors are Making Another Dramatic Bid to Oust Mark Zuckerberg and Abolish the Firm’s Share Structure

      Facebook’s activist shareholders are making another attempt to fire Mark Zuckerberg as chairman and rip up the company’s share structure. They will vote on two proposals to overhaul Facebook’s governance at the social network’s annual shareholder meeting on May 30. Some investors are unhappy about the tsunami of scandals that have engulfed Facebook and believe that Zuckerberg has too much power. Their chances of success are extremely slim, however...

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    24. Facebook is Appointing Peggy Alford to be the first African-American Woman on its Board, as Netflix CEO Reed Hastings Prepares to Leave

      Facebook is Appointing Peggy Alford to be the first African-American Woman on its Board, as Netflix CEO Reed Hastings Prepares to Leave
      • There are significant changes afoot on Facebook's board.
      • The company is nominating PayPal exec Peggy Alford for election to the board, and she will be the first African-American woman to serve as a director at Facebook.
      • Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and former White House official Erskine Bowles are leaving...
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