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    1. The CMO of $30 Billion Financial Giant State Street Says to be Successful, You Have to be the CEO of Your Own Brand

      The CMO of $30 Billion Financial Giant State Street Says to be Successful, You Have to be the CEO of Your Own Brand
      • In the eyes of the world "Fearless Girl" — the bronze statue of a defiant girl in front of the Wall Street bull — is the biggest marketing coup in recent history. Not for Hannah Grove.
      • In this interview with Business Insider CEO Henry Blodget, the State Street CMO talks about how Fearless Girl represents a call for greater governance and stewardship by women...
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    2. Members of Tesla's Board of Directors are Lawyering up as Crisis Around Elon Musk Deepens

      Members of Tesla's Board of Directors are Lawyering up as Crisis Around Elon Musk Deepens
      • Some members of Tesla's board of directors are hiring lawyers to protect themselves in the ongoing fallout from CEO Elon Musk's public declarations about taking the company private.
      • Fellow board members are also urging Musk to cool it with the public statements about a go-private deal, according to a New York Times story published Tuesday night.
      • By all appearances, Musk has ignored that advice...
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    3. Meet the 3 Tesla Board Members Set to Decide on Elon Musk's Go-Private Plan

      Meet the 3 Tesla Board Members Set to Decide on Elon Musk's Go-Private Plan
      • Tesla's board of directors has formed a special committee to examine CEO Elon Musk's preference to take the company private, according to a statement on the electric-car maker's website.
      • Three independent board members — Brad Buss, Robyn Denholm, and Linda Johnson Rice — will sit on the special committee.
      • While Musk has not yet presented a formal proposal to take Tesla private, he will need the committee's approval before such a move can occur...
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    4. Billionaire Carl Icahn Has Changed his Mind on Cigna's $52 Billion Purchase of Express Scripts

      Billionaire Carl Icahn Has Changed his Mind on Cigna's $52 Billion Purchase of Express Scripts
      • Carl Icahn has dropped his fight to stop health insurer Cigna’s purchase of Express Scripts, a pharmaceutical company.
      • Last week, Icahn said he would try and solicit proxy votes to block the $52 billion deal.
      • Icahn told CNBC that blocking the deal would be impossible and "there’s no point in fighting just to fight."

      Activist investor Carl Icahn has reversed his position on US health insurer Cigna’s purchase of pharmaceutical subscription company Express Scripts...

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    5. Some of Tesla's Board Members Were Reportedly 'Totally Blindsided' by Elon Musk's Tweet About Going Private

      Some of Tesla's Board Members Were Reportedly 'Totally Blindsided' by Elon Musk's Tweet About Going Private
      • Elon Musk's decision to tweet that he was considering taking Tesla private reportedly caught the company's own board of directors off-guard, The New York Times reported Monday night.
      • That August 7 tweet caused Tesla's stock to skyrocket to $380 per share that day.
      • In the days that followed, the SEC got involved, reportedly investigating Musk's online musings about taking the company private.
      • The fallout from that tweet follows an extended run of public missteps by the Tesla CEO...
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    6. The Strange Story of a Goldman Sachs Whistleblower Who's Taking Aim at Top Execs' Dealmaking

      The Strange Story of a Goldman Sachs Whistleblower Who's Taking Aim at Top Execs' Dealmaking
      • Christopher Rollins, a 16-year veteran of Goldman Sachs, sued the bank this week over his termination.
      • Rollins claimed he was unfairly terminated over his role in a series of transactions involving an unnamed financier who had legal issues in the past. He's seeking $50 million in damages.
      • The lawsuit set tongues wagging on Wall Street and in the City of London, given that it names several of Goldman Sachs' most senior staff in London...
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    7. Rite Aid and Albertsons Have Called Off Their $24 Billion Merger

      Rite Aid and Albertsons Have Called Off Their $24 Billion Merger
      • Pharmacy chain Rite Aid and grocer Alberstons have called off their $24 billion merger shortly after a shareholder advisory firm opposed the deal.
      • The U.S. grocer had hoped that the deal, which was seen as part of a wave of consolidation in the drug retailing sector, would help Albertsons become a formidable competitor to CVS Health and Walgreens.
      • Rite Aid fell as much as 11% Thursday morning on the news...
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    8. Morgan Stanley: Big banks like JPMorgan have huge 'key man' risk

      Morgan Stanley: Big banks like JPMorgan have huge 'key man' risk
      • Morgan Stanley analysed "key man" risk, looking at the damage that might be done if an influential CEO suddenly steps down.
      • Asset managers, software companies, and large-cap banks have the highest risk, according to the study.
      • The possible departure of JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon was highlighted as significant key man risk in the banking sector.

      Big banks and software companies are among the most exposed to "key man" risk, according to a recent note from Morgan Stanley...

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    9. Snap’s Shareholder Meeting Was Less Than Three Minutes Long Because Evan Spiegel Controls so Much of the Company Anyway

      Snap’s Shareholder Meeting Was Less Than Three Minutes Long Because Evan Spiegel Controls so Much of the Company Anyway
      • Snap held its annual shareholder meeting on Thursday.
      • It was a brief affair, lasting less than three minutes.
      • The duration and format of the meeting demonstrated CEO Evan Spiegel's control over the company.

      Evan Spiegel just demonstrated another one of the great perks of being king — short meetings that you don't even have to attend in person...

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    10. The CBS Board Reportedly Learned Months Ago of a Police Investigation into an Allegation of Sexual Assault Against CEO Les Moonves

      The CBS Board Reportedly Learned Months Ago of a Police Investigation into an Allegation of Sexual Assault Against CEO Les Moonves

      The Los Angeles Times reported Thursday that the CBS board learned months ago of a police investigation into an allegation of sexual assault against the company's CEO Les Moonves.

      • According to the Times, the board hired outside counsel to look into the matter, which concluded "no further investigation was warranted."
      • Moonves was accused by six women of sexual misconduct in a New Yorker report last week...
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    11. CBS Chief Les Moonves, Who Faces Sexual Misconduct Allegations, Is Expected to Answer Questions During Corporate Earnings Call This Week

      CBS Chief Les Moonves, Who Faces Sexual Misconduct Allegations, Is Expected to Answer Questions During Corporate Earnings Call This Week
      • Les Moonves, the CEO and chairman of CBS Corporation, is reportedly planning to take questions from analysts during his company's second-quarter earnings call on Thursday.
      • The CBS chief faces sexual misconduct allegations from at least six women, as reported by The New Yorker last week.
      • According to The New Yorker, Moonves is accused of unwanted sexual advances and intimidation dating back to the 1980s and 1990s...
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    12. The CBS Board Won't Suspend CEO Les Moonves During the Investigation into Sexual Misconduct Claims Made Against Him by 6 Women

      The CBS Board Won't Suspend CEO Les Moonves During the Investigation into Sexual Misconduct Claims Made Against Him by 6 Women
      • CBS CEO and chairman Les Moonves won't be suspended during an investigation into sexual misconduct claims against him, CBS said Monday.
      • The CBS board of directors met Monday to discuss Moonves' future and how to proceed with an investigation.
      • The board will select outside counsel to conduct the investigation, and postponed the company's annual stockholder meeting, but "no other action was taken" on the matter...
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    13. LinkedIn Cofounder Reid Hoffman Boils Down His Rule for Hiring a Replacement When a Company Has 'the wrong CEO'

      LinkedIn Cofounder Reid Hoffman Boils Down His Rule for Hiring a Replacement When a Company Has 'the wrong CEO'
      • In his journey to becoming one of Silicon Valley's most influential entrepreneurs and investors, LinkedIn cofounder and Greylock partner Reid Hoffman has seen the full scale of success, failure, and everything in between.
      • Sometimes, a startup outgrows its chief executive. Hoffman stepped down as CEO of LinkedIn, twice, when he realized he wasn't the best fit for the job...
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    14. Former FCA and Ferrari CEO Sergio Marchionne, a Legend of the Modern Auto Industry, Has Died at 66

      Former FCA and Ferrari CEO Sergio Marchionne, a Legend of the Modern Auto Industry, Has Died at 66
      • Former FCA and Ferrari CEO Sergio Marchionne has died at age 66.
      • He had reportedly been in a coma in intensive care at a hospital in Zurich after complications from surgery.
      • The boards of FCA and Ferrari named his replacements following emergency meetings over the weekend.
      • Marchionne was an auto industry legend, leading a turnaround at Fiat and taking Chrysler from bankruptcy to renewed prosperity...
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    15. MoviePass Shareholders Approve 2 Measures to Keep the Company From Being Kicked off its Stock Exchange

      MoviePass Shareholders Approve 2 Measures to Keep the Company From Being Kicked off its Stock Exchange
      • Helios & Matheson investors — which own 92% of MoviePass — approved two measures designed to help the company avoid delisting on Monday.
      • Shareholders approved the possibility of issuing 4.5 billion new shares, as well as a possible reverse stock split.
      • The stock has fallen dramatically in the past year, and now trades 99% off its high record high near $40...
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    16. 'I always knew this day would come': Read the memo outgoing Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein just sent to staff

      'I always knew this day would come': Read the memo outgoing Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein just sent to staff
      • David Solomon will succeed Lloyd Blankfein as Goldman's new CEO, the firm said Tuesday.
      • Solomon will officially take the reigns from Blankfein, the longest-serving Wall Street CEO alongside JPMorgan's Jamie Dimon, in October. He'll then join the board.
      • Blankfein will serve as chairman through the end of year, and Solomon will add the title in January. Blankfein becomes senior chairman when he retires...
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    17. Some of the Biggest Names in Dealmaking in New York and London are Duking it out as Part of the Comcast-Fox-Sky Bidding War

      Some of the Biggest Names in Dealmaking in New York and London are Duking it out as Part of the Comcast-Fox-Sky Bidding War
      • Comcast has officially made a £26 billion (about $34 billion) bid for the European broadcasting company Sky.
      • 21st Century Fox, which owns 40% of Sky, has been trying to buy the remaining stake since the end of 2016 but faced numerous regulatory hurdles.
      • The deal pits some of the sharpest minds in global mergers and acquisitions against one another, with the three sides represented by some of the biggest names on Wall Street and in London...
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    18. One of Tesla's Largest Shareholders is Urging Elon Musk to Simmer Down and Focus After a Tumultuous Few Weeks

      One of Tesla's Largest Shareholders is Urging Elon Musk to Simmer Down and Focus After a Tumultuous Few Weeks
      • Baillie Gifford, Tesla's fourth-largest shareholder, says it wants Elon Musk to put away the distractions and focus.
      • James Anderson, a partner and portfolio manager at the asset management firm, pointed to the turmoil surrounding the Tesla CEO, including his public rants in recent weeks. Musk has targeted reporters and news outlets over troubling news about Tesla Model 3 production and internal struggles at the company. Those rants have prompted some fallout...
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    19. Breaking News: Embattled Papa John's Exec John Schnatter Resigns as Chairman of the Board at the Pizza Chain After Admitting to Using Racial Slur on a Conference Call

      Breaking News: Embattled Papa John's Exec John Schnatter Resigns as Chairman of the Board at the Pizza Chain After Admitting to Using Racial Slur on a Conference Call
      • Papa John's founder and former CEO John Schnatter resigned from his position as chairman of the board on Wednesday.
      • Schnatter's resignation comes one day after he admitted to using the N-word during a May conference call with a marketing agency.
      • The company said it would appoint a new chairman in the coming weeks...
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    20. MoviePass' Parent Company Has Flooded its Investors With a 3,000% Increase in New Shares

      MoviePass' Parent Company Has Flooded its Investors With a 3,000% Increase in New Shares
      • The share price of Helios & Matheson, the parent company of MoviePass, has plunged in recent months amid ongoing losses at the subscription movie service.
      • But something else is weighing down the stock price — the more than 3,000% increase just since August in the number of the company's shares.
      • That dilution is set to only get worse, as the company is seeking authorization to issue even more shares...
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      Mentions: Investors stake AMP
    21. Ad Agency IPG Plans to Buy Acxiom's Data-Marketing Division for $2.3 Billion

      Ad Agency IPG Plans to Buy Acxiom's Data-Marketing Division for $2.3 Billion
      • IPG plans to buy Acxiom's Marketing Solutions division for $2.3 billion.
      • The deal should help it create custom audiences for clients and target ads.
      • But the deal represents a risk for IPG, in part because its competitors may no longer want to work with Marketing Solutions after it becomes part of IPG.
      • What's left of Acxiom will rename itself after its LiveRamp division and move its headquarters...
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