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    1. Bill Ackman's Hedge Fund Is Crushing It This Year

      Bill Ackman's Hedge Fund Is Crushing It This Year

      Activist investor Bill Ackman, the chief executive of Pershing Square Capital Management, is having a huge year in terms of performance.  According to Bloomberg News' Kelly Bit , Pershing Square is up 33% for the year. Pershing Square's October performance was 0.7%. October was a wild month for the financial markets.  Overall, most fund managers have been struggling to find alpha this year ...

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    2. Facebook Board Member Peter Thiel: Here's The Argument For Why Facebook Will Be More Valuable Than Google

      Facebook Board Member Peter Thiel: Here's The Argument For Why Facebook Will Be More Valuable Than Google

      Facebook board member Peter Thiel has an interesting take on the difference between Facebook and Google. In an interview with Marc Andreessen, another Facebook board member, Thiel said the following: "The bullish argument on Facebook, I would say, is that if Google sort of organizes the world's information, there's some sense in which Facebook has all the information about the world's people. I ...

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    3. A Bunch Of High-Powered Shareholders Are Not Happy With Oracle's New Co-CEO Pay

      A Bunch Of High-Powered Shareholders Are Not Happy With Oracle's New Co-CEO Pay

      Five bigwig institutional shareholders want to force Oracle to make radical changes to the way it pays it top three executives: executive chairman and CTO Larry Ellison and co-CEOs Safra Catz and Mark Hurd. They are concerned that Oracle's board of directors isn't independent enough from management and "insufficient board accountability and poorly designed compensation programs create ...

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    4. Carl Icahn: Now PayPal Needs To Buy Or Merge With Another Payments Company

      Carl Icahn: Now PayPal Needs To Buy Or Merge With Another Payments Company

      After urging eBay to spin off its PayPal business for months, activist investor Carl Icahn is happy about the "no brainer" decision to move forward with a split, but he has some more advice for PayPal, according to his latest blog post . He thinks the next step is for PayPal to help consolidate the payments industry through an acquisition or a merger, if it wants to really get ahead in payments ...

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    5. Vanguard, BlackRock May Reap Billions From Pimco After Gross Exit

      Vanguard, BlackRock May Reap Billions From Pimco After Gross Exit

      NEW YORK/BOSTON - Vanguard Group and BlackRock Inc could be prime destinations for hundreds of billions of dollars in assets that may flee Pimco in the wake of the sudden exit of Bill Gross, the celebrated "Bond King" of U.S. mutual funds. His new company, Janus Capital Group Inc , may see Gross's cachet attract tens of billions of dollars, investors and analysts said...

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    6. Companies With Women On The Board Crush Companies That Are Only Men

      Companies With Women On The Board Crush Companies That Are Only Men

      Companies that have female directors out perform those that only have men.  A Credit Suisse report found that, overall, companies with a market cap greater than US$ 10 billion that have at least one woman on the board of directors outperformed those that had no women at all by 26% for large caps over the six years leading up to 2011...

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