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    1. Tesla Shareholders Will Vote on Whether the Company Should do Something it's Never Done Defore: Advertise (TSLA)

      Tesla Shareholders Will Vote on Whether the Company Should do Something it's Never Done Defore: Advertise (TSLA)
      • A Tesla shareholder has proposed that the company spend money on advertising for the first time in its history.
      • Investors will vote on the matter in July at the company's annual meeting, but it's not likely to pass.
      • Even without ads, Tesla is worth more than most other traditional automakers and demand has largely outpaced production...
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    2. WeWork is Set to Vote on Adding 2 New Independent Board Members After Big Investors Suing SoftBank Unsuccessfully Tried to Stop It

      WeWork is Set to Vote on Adding 2 New Independent Board Members After Big Investors Suing SoftBank Unsuccessfully Tried to Stop It
      • WeWork's board is set to vote on Friday to add two temporary independent directors to the SoftBank-controlled board.
      • The duo, who bring deep business and legal expertise, would decide whether the current lawsuit against SoftBank can continue.
      • A pair of current board members – the only non-SoftBank-affiliated directors – contested the additions in court on Wednesday, arguing that the process would hurt WeWork's minority shareholders...
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    3. Facebook is About to Hold its Annual Shareholder Meeting, But There's Only One Shareholder Who Matters: Mark Zuckerberg

      Facebook is About to Hold its Annual Shareholder Meeting, But There's Only One Shareholder Who Matters: Mark Zuckerberg
      • Facebook is holding its annual shareholder meeting on Wednesday.
      • Due to the pandemic, the meeting will be virtual for the first time.
      • Shareholders are calling for Zuckerberg to relinquish his position as board chair and appoint an independent figure to the role.
      • But Zuckerberg's total control of the company through his shares makes the proposal certain to fail.
      • Facebook has talked about the importance of independent oversight in other areas, but Zuckerberg has the final say...
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    4. The Ex-Pharma Exec Leading Trump's COVID-19 Vaccine Program Has $10 Million in Stock Options for a Company Getting Federal Funding

      The Ex-Pharma Exec Leading Trump's COVID-19 Vaccine Program Has $10 Million in Stock Options for a Company Getting Federal Funding
      • Dr Moncef Slaoui, a former pharma executive, was announced last week as a lead figure in President Donald Trump's push for a coronavirus vaccine.
      • Slaoui resigned as a director of the company Moderna — which is trialing one vaccine — to take the position.
      • However, he continues to hold stock options worth more than $10 million in Moderna, which has seen its stock price skyrocket in recent months...
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    5. Victoria's Secret Partnership with Sycamore Partners Implodes After Coronavirus

      Victoria's Secret Partnership with Sycamore Partners Implodes After Coronavirus
      • Sycamore Partners will not acquire a majority stake in Victoria's Secret, according to a statement from L Brands on Monday.
      • The private equity firm had valued the lingerie brand at $1.1 billion in February, and planned to acquire a majority stake.
      • In April, Sycamore filed suit against L Brands, arguing that Victoria's Secret's response to the coronavirus pandemic had constituted a breach of contract...
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    6. Elon Musk is Personally Insuring Tesla's Board Members Due to 'Disproportionately High Premiums' Quoted by Insurance Companies (TSLA)

      Elon Musk is Personally Insuring Tesla's Board Members Due to 'Disproportionately High Premiums' Quoted by Insurance Companies (TSLA)
      • Tesla said Tuesday that CEO Elon Musk is insuring company directors, citing high premiums from insurance companies.
      • The billionaire pledged 54% of his stake in Tesla to make the offering, up from 40% in 2018.
      • No stranger to high insurance costs, Tesla last year launched an insurance offering for owners in California.
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    7. Former T-Mobile CEO John Legere Abruptly Resigns From The Company's Board, More Than a Month Before his Term Was Set to Expire

      Former T-Mobile CEO John Legere Abruptly Resigns From The Company's Board, More Than a Month Before his Term Was Set to Expire
      • Former T-Mobile CEO John Legere has resigned from the company's board of directors on Friday, according to an SEC report filed by T-Mobile.
      • The abrupt announcement will cut short the remainder of Legere's time in the company by more than a month, as Legere was set to continue as a member of the board until June 4...
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    8. Tesla Just Added the Chief Investment Officer of Japan's $1.5 Trillion Government Pension Fund to its Board of Directors

      Tesla Just Added the Chief Investment Officer of Japan's $1.5 Trillion Government Pension Fund to its Board of Directors
      • Tesla announced Thursday that it is appointing Hiro Mizuno to its board of directors.
      • Mizuno was most recently the chief investment officer of Japan's $1.5 trillion government pension fund, the largest such retirement pool in the world.
      • The former investment banker's appointment as a director could mark an end to a tumultuous year-and-a-half for Elon Musk's board of directors...
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    9. Shake Shack Received, Then Returned, $10 Million in Coronavirus Stimulus Funding

      Shake Shack Received, Then Returned, $10 Million in Coronavirus Stimulus Funding
      • Shake Shack is returning the $10 million US government loan it received as part of the coronavirus stimulus package after facing criticism for taking money meant for struggling small businesses.
      • Less than two weeks after the Paycheck Protection Program was introduced, the government department in charge ran out of money, and small business owners complained about being frozen out of the package...
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    10. Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky is Facing an Unprecedented Threat from the Coronavirus. Here are the Veteran Execs on Airbnb's Board of directors who will be critical to his success or failure.

      Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky is Facing an Unprecedented Threat from the Coronavirus. Here are the Veteran Execs on Airbnb's Board of directors who will be critical to his success or failure.
      • Airbnb is facing a big challenge thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, which has led to a deep decline in the travel industry.
      • The crisis poses a big test for CEO Brian Chesky, who's largely a self-taught manager and has little experience to draw from in terms of guiding a big company through an economic crisis.
      • Fortunately for Chesky, Airbnb's board is comprised of seasoned executives who have led companies through similar challenges...
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    11. Zoom Sued by One of its Own Shareholders for Allegedly Covering up its Security Flaws

      Zoom Sued by One of its Own Shareholders for Allegedly Covering up its Security Flaws
      • Zoom is reportedly being sued by one of its own shareholders for allegedly hiding security flaws in its app.
      • Bloomberg reports that shareholder Michael Drieu filed a class-action lawsuit Tuesday in a San Francisco federal court, claiming revelations about Zoom's deficiencies affected its stock price.
      • The videoconferencing service has come under fire this month over multiple security-related issues, despite seeing a surge in use amid the coronavirus crisis...
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    12. Jamie Dimon's Latest Shareholder Letter Outlines 5 Ways JPMorgan is Trying to Improve Diversity

      Jamie Dimon's Latest Shareholder Letter Outlines 5 Ways JPMorgan is Trying to Improve Diversity
      • Jamie Dimon's annual letter to JPMorgan Chase shareholders was published Monday.
      • While it focused primarily on the coronavirus pandemic's effect on the financial institution, it also included a section about the company's diversity and inclusion efforts.
      • The section acknowledges a 2019 report by the New York Times alleging racial discrimination at the bank...
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    13. Marriott Announces CEO Arne Sorenson's Salary Will Be Suspended for the Rest of the Year and Senior Executives' Salaries Will be Reduced by 50% as the Coronavirus Ravages the Hospitality Industry

      Marriott Announces CEO Arne Sorenson's Salary Will Be Suspended for the Rest of the Year and Senior Executives' Salaries Will be Reduced by 50% as the Coronavirus Ravages the Hospitality Industry
      • On an investor call on Thursday, Marriott announced that it will suspend the salaries of its CEO and Executive Chairman for the remainder of 2020 to cut costs amid global hotel closings and low occupancies due to the coronavirus pandemic.
      • Marriott will also reduce the salaries of top executives by 50%.
      • Marriott expects to furlough tens of thousands of employees in the coming weeks, Craig Karmin reported for the Wall Street Journal.
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    14. WeWork Just Restructured its Compensation Plan Under New ex-Goldman Head of People

      WeWork Just Restructured its Compensation Plan Under New ex-Goldman Head of People
      • WeWork is changing its employee compensation, per an email sent to staff Thursday by its new head of people that Business Insider obtained.
      • The package includes base salary, an annual cash bonus, and annual equity grants. Previously, employees had equity but not through an annual grant system.
      • WeWork plans to hire more next year, and the package is intended to both attract new talent and retain existing employees after a tumultuous fall...
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    15. WeWork Chairman Posts Photos From Lavish, Michelin-Starred Dinner a Day After his Company Began Laying Off 2,400 Employees

      WeWork Chairman Posts Photos From Lavish, Michelin-Starred Dinner a Day After his Company Began Laying Off 2,400 Employees
      • WeWork Chairman Marcelo Claure shared his pasta-tasting outing at a high-end New York City restaurant on social media a day after the embattled startup began massive layoffs.
      • Marcelo, who was formerly chief operating officer, was installed as executive chairman to oversee the company's turnaround...
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    16. Safra Catz Will Remain Oracle's Sole CEO While the Company Grooms a New Exec to Replace the Late Mark Hurd as Co-CEO

      Safra Catz Will Remain Oracle's Sole CEO While the Company Grooms a New Exec to Replace the Late Mark Hurd as Co-CEO
      • Oracle is considering naming a president who could be groomed to replace Mark Hurd, the tech giant's co-CEO who died last month, according to a Bloomberg report.
      • Oracle had said it plans to maintain its dual CEO structure, but the company is now planning to name a president first to give that executive time to grow into the role, the report said.
      • Hurd died last month after taking a leave for medical reasons, leaving Safra Catz as Oracle's sole CEO...
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    17. Inside the Chaotic Aftermath of the McDonald's CEO's Shocking Termination and His Replacement's Quest to Win Over Workers

      Inside the Chaotic Aftermath of the McDonald's CEO's Shocking Termination and His Replacement's Quest to Win Over Workers
      • McDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook's termination as CEO following a relationship with a female coworker earlier in November sent shock waves through the massive fast-food chain.
      • Easterbrook was successful, well-liked, and respected at McDonald's, making his abrupt firing even more shocking and embarrassing for the company, employees and franchisees told Business Insider...
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    18. A Former WeWork Employee is Suing Over Adam Neumann's $1.7 Billion Golden Parachute

      A Former WeWork Employee is Suing Over Adam Neumann's $1.7 Billion Golden Parachute
      • A former employee is taking WeWork to court over cofounder Adam Neumann's reported $1.7 billion golden parachute.
      • Natalie Sojka's lawsuit accuses Neumann and other WeWork directors of benefiting themselves at the expense of minority shareholders as their actions have "eviscerated" the value of WeWork stock and stock options...
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    19. An SEC Official is Siding with Big Asset Managers That Say Hedge Funds Like Saba Capital Should Be Banned from Taking Activist Stakes in Closed-End Funds

      An SEC Official is Siding with Big Asset Managers That Say Hedge Funds Like Saba Capital Should Be Banned from Taking Activist Stakes in Closed-End Funds
      • The US Securities and Exchange Commission's Robert Jackson hopes to prevent the kind of closed-end fund activism that funds like Boaz Weinstein's Saba Capital have engaged in.
      • Jackson, in an interview with Business Insider, said the SEC needs to protect the retail investors who choose closed-end funds for the fixed payouts the structure offers, and hopes to get the issue in front of the full commission before the end of the year.
      • "I'm not interested in protecting funds...
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