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    1. Papa John’s Stock Surges 12% on Report that Activist-Fund Trian Is Mulling a Takeover

      Papa John’s Stock Surges 12% on Report that Activist-Fund Trian Is Mulling a Takeover

      Papa John’s ugly year of turmoil may finally bring shareholders some welcome news: Trian Fund Management , a hedge fund led by activist investor Nelson Peltz, is evaluating a takeover of the pizza chain , the Wall Street Journal reports. The news caused Papa John’s stock to surge 12% late Monday. Other parties, including companies and private-equity funds, have also expressed interest in buying Papa John’s, the Journal said...

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    2. Barnes & Noble Considers Selling Itself Yet Again

      Barnes & Noble Considers Selling Itself Yet Again

      Barnes & Noble is once again looking at so-called strategic alternatives for its business including a possible sale of the languishing bookstore chain. Barnes & Noble said on Wednesday it was considering selling itself after receiving interest from multiple parties, including the company’s executive chairman and top shareholder, Leonard Riggio, the man who turned what had been a single Manhattan store into the largest U.S. bookstore chain...

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    3. Following Sexual Harassment Allegations, Signet Jewelers’ Board Is Now 50% Female

      Following Sexual Harassment Allegations, Signet Jewelers’ Board Is Now 50% Female

      Just over a year after Signet Jewelers’ CEO and key executives were accused of sexual harassment, the company has achieved gender parity on its board of directors under a female chief. And that diversity is helping Signet work through its challenges ever faster. “We now have 50% women on our board,” Signet CEO Virginia “Gina” Drosos said during Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit in...

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    4. Fortune 500: The 12 Companies With Zero Women on Their Boards

      Fortune 500: The 12 Companies With Zero Women on Their Boards

      By Claire Zillman 6:30 AM EDT By the time Jennifer Tejada and ­Jennifer Hyman joined the board of Estée Lauder in April, both were accustomed to being deluged with opportunities to claim a seat at the boardroom table. “Quite a few ­companies have approached me,” says Hyman, CEO of wardrobe-­rental startup Rent the Runway. Tejada, CEO of cloud-computing company PagerDuty, recalls fielding inbound inquiries multiple times a month. “Sometimes multiple times a week,” she says.

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    5. World's 50 Greatest Leaders

      World's 50 Greatest Leaders

      Though it seems unlikely, Tim Cook and Indira Jaising have something in common besides membership in Fortune’s 2018 ranking of the World’s Greatest Leaders. Cook (No. 14) is the wealthy CEO of Apple, the most valuable publicly traded company on earth; Jaising (No. 20) is an Indian lawyer who cofounded an NGO called Lawyers Collective, which promotes human rights issues. Yet they share this trait: Both have multiplied their organizations’ effectiveness by harnessing the power of unbundling.

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    6. London Stock Exchange Finds New CEO at Goldman Sachs

      London Stock Exchange Finds New CEO at Goldman Sachs

      London Stock Exchange Group hired Goldman Sachs Group ’s David Schwimmer to run the 217-year-old bourse, ending a months-long search for a CEO by appointing another investment banker. He will join the group on Aug. 1 following a 20-year career at Goldman Sachs (gs) , the exchange said in a statement on Friday. Schwimmer, 49, takes up one of the most high-profile jobs in the City of London and is currently based in New York...

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    7. Pay Raises for Corporate Board Members Far Outpace Average Americans'

      Pay Raises for Corporate Board Members Far Outpace Average Americans'

      Compensation rates for corporate directors at the largest U.S. public companies have jumped nearly 20% in the past five years. That’s nearly twice the salary increase of the average American.

      A study from Equilar, a firm that tracks executive compensation, shows that the average base pay for directors at 500 companies jumped from $205,500 in 2012 to $245,000 in 2016—a 19.5% increase...

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    8. U.S. Hedge Fund Aristeia Capital Is Seeking Seats on the Board of China’s Sina Corp

      U.S. Hedge Fund Aristeia Capital Is Seeking Seats on the Board of China’s Sina Corp

      U.S. hedge fund Aristeia Capital LLC proposed late on Monday to add two directors to the board of Sina Corp ( sina ) , to push for corporate governance change and potential divestiture to lift the share price of the Chinese social media company.

      The Greenwich, Connecticut-based fund–which owns 3.19% of Sina, according to Thomson Reuters' data–called Sina's five-member board of directors "entrenched" and started a proxy fight with a call to expand it with its two nominees...

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    9. Toys ‘R’ Us Has Filed for Bankruptcy Protection

      Toys ‘R’ Us Has Filed for Bankruptcy Protection

      Toys 'R' Us Inc, the largest U.S. toy store chain, filed for bankruptcy protection on Monday, the latest sign of turmoil in the retail industry caught in a vice-like grip of online shopping and discount chains.

      Toys 'R' Us said it received a commitment for over $3 billion in debtor-in-possession financing from lenders including a JPMorgan-led bank syndicate and certain of the company's existing lenders...

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    10. Steve Jobs Regretted It. Google and Facebook Mastered It. Snap and Blue Apron Are Giving It a Try.

      Steve Jobs Regretted It. Google and Facebook Mastered It. Snap and Blue Apron Are Giving It a Try.

      Steve Jobs famously owned very few shares of Apple , partly because he divested his stake when he was drummed out of the company in the mid-1980s. Asked later what he thought of dual-class stock ownership structures that younger founders used to keep control of their companies, he said he wished the technique had been popular when he co-founded Apple ( aapl ) . He would have taken advantage of it...

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    11. Carlos Rodriguez, Adp Ceo, Calls Bill Ackman 'Spoiled Brat'

      Carlos Rodriguez, Adp Ceo, Calls Bill Ackman 'Spoiled Brat'

      Automated Data Processing CEO Carlos Rodriguez is giving Bill Ackman, the activist investor who holds 8% of the company, a tongue lashing. After Ackman revealed his new stake in the company and sought five seats on its 10-member board, he asked for a 45-day extension to come up with nominations for replacements. Rodriguez, who denied Ackman’s request, likened the Pershing Square CEO’s request to one a “spoiled brat” would make for not doing their homework during an interview on CNBC Thursday...

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    12. Michael Kors Is Buying Shoemaker Jimmy Choo’s For $1.2 Billion

      Michael Kors Is Buying Shoemaker Jimmy Choo’s For $1.2 Billion

      Fashion house Michael Kors said it has agreed to buy shoemaker Jimmy Choo for just over $1 billion as it continues its efforts to recover its lost cachet.

      The U.S. company is paying 230 pence a share for the London-listed company whose footwear was made famous by the late Princess Diana, Beyoncé and Sex in the City 's Carrie Bradshaw, among others. That represents a gain of just over 60% for shareholders who bought into it at its initial public offering in 2014...

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    13. CEO Pay: Top Execs Make 271 Times More Than Workers

      CEO Pay: Top Execs Make 271 Times More Than Workers

      While it’s no surprise that CEOs make a lot of money, the actual pay gap between top chiefs and rest of America’s biggest earners is startling: The average CEO at one of the 350 largest companies takes home more than five times the annual earnings of the average 0.1 percenter. According to a new report on CEO pay from the Economic Policy Institute, chief executives at those 350 companies made $15.6 million on average in 2016—271 times what the typical worker earns...

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    14. Board Diversity: Lack of Women on Boards of IPO Companies

      Board Diversity: Lack of Women on Boards of IPO Companies

      Filing for an IPO usually spurs a company to buckle down and get its affairs in order—but not when it comes to the composition of its board. A new analysis by advocacy group 2020 Women on Boards found that, of the 75 largest IPOs from 2014 to 2016, three-fourths of companies went public with one or no women on their boards. Nearly half of the companies (49%) went public with no female directors at all...

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