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    1. Trading Probe Eyes Ex-Chairman of Dean Foods

      Trading Probe Eyes Ex-Chairman of Dean Foods

      Criminal and civil authorities are investigating whether the former chairman of Dean Foods Co. leaked inside information about a corporate spinoff to a professional gambler who in turn is suspected of tipping off golfer Phil Mickelson, according to people familiar with the probe. The scrutiny of Dean Foods ex-Chairman Thomas Davis brings a high-profile investigation first reported by The Wall Street Journal last year into the boardroom of a major company...

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    2. Activists' Secret Ally: Big Mutual Funds

      Activists' Secret Ally: Big Mutual Funds

      Large investors quietly back campaigns to force change at U.S. companies When a low-profile activist investor gained a board seat at Microsoft Corp. two years ago, corporate boards around the country were stunned. How had a shareholder with less than 1% of the software giant’s stock forced its way into the boardroom? It turns out that ValueAct Capital Management LP had some serious muscle behind the scenes...

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    3. SEC Set to Approve CEO Pay-Gap Disclosure Rule

      SEC Set to Approve CEO Pay-Gap Disclosure Rule

      Move will mark culmination of yearslong debate and pressure on SEC over Dodd-Frank mandate WASHINGTON—Regulators are set to approve a contentious new rule requiring companies to disclose the pay gap between rank-and-file employees and the chief executive, marking the culmination of years of debate and pressure on the Securities and Exchange Commission over a mandate from the 2010 Dodd-Frank law. The SEC is slated to vote on a final version of the rule at a meeting Wednesday...

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    4. Boardroom Soap Opera at P&G Hasn't Helped Shares

      Boardroom Soap Opera at P&G Hasn't Helped Shares

      A.G. Lafley’s return to Procter & Gamble didn’t revive its fortunes as hoped It was the sort of advertising for Procter & Gamble that money can’t buy—and that it likely didn’t want. Back in January, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady denied knowledge of football tampering in front of an ad for P&G’s Gillette “Flexball” razor, turning the brand into an ironic Twitter meme. Further revelations this week have left his supporters feeling a lot like the fans of a tarnished corporate...

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    5. Toshiba Executives Likely to Step Down

      Toshiba Executives Likely to Step Down

      Looming management changes come amid tighter scrutiny of corporate governance in Japan TOKYO—Toshiba Corp. President Hisao Tanaka and several other executives are likely to step down soon over an accounting scandal involving profit inflated by more than $1 billion, according to people familiar with the situation. The matter is unfolding amid heightened scrutiny of corporate behavior in Japan, where Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wants to attract more foreign investors...

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    6. Cheil Industries Promises Better Dividends if Merger Approved

      Cheil Industries Promises Better Dividends if Merger Approved

      Cheil Industries’ offer appears to target hedge fund Elliott’s allegations of weak minority shareholder protection at Samsung C&T SEOUL-—Cheil Industries Inc., the Samsung conglomerate’s de facto holding company, said Tuesday it would boost dividends and establish a corporate governance committee -- but only after a contentious merger with Samsung’s construction and trading company is approved by shareholders...

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    7. Activists' New Target: Executive Pay

      Activists' New Target: Executive Pay

      Big shareholders for years have grumbled about the rise in executive pay. Now, activist investors are taking up the compensation cause, focusing less on how much corporate leaders earn and more on whether they deserve what they get. Case in point: Shutterfly Inc., where an activist hedge fund is seeking three board seats at the online photo retailer at a shareholder vote set for Friday. The founder of Marathon Partners Equity...

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