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    1. Reuters: H-P Ends Merger Talks with EMC

      Reuters: H-P Ends Merger Talks with EMC

      Hewlett-Packard's (NYSE: HPQ ) on-off merger talks with EMC (NYSE: EMC ) are dead after months of negotiations, Reuters reports, adding that H-P could disclose the news today. The companies were still trying forge a deal last week but couldn't agree on price. The development is unlikely to please activist investor Elliott Management, which wants EMC to pursue merger or spinoff opportunities. 1 ...

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    2. Activist Investor Seeks DuPont Break-Up

      Activist Investor Seeks DuPont Break-Up

      Activist investor Trian Fund Management is seeking public support to force DuPont (NYSE: DD ) to break itself up, after more than a year of unsuccessful private efforts. Trian says Dupont's overly complex corporate structure is a large weight for the company's seven business lines, and makes it difficult for investors and the company to assess their prospects. As it launches its new campaign ...

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    3. Elliot Slams Riverbed Board's Action

      Elliot Slams Riverbed Board's Action

      “Riverbed’s ( RVBD +1.3% ) announcement today sends a clear message to shareholders: We don’t care what you think," says Elliot Management , reiterating its $21 per share offer for the company. "Going against every modern principle of shareholder engagement and good corporate governance, Riverbed’s board has decided to ignore the wishes of shareholders on every count," including, says Elliot ...

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    4. Report: Icahn dumps stake in Family Dollar

      Report: Icahn dumps stake in Family Dollar

      Carl Icahn has unloaded his holdings in Family Dollar ( FDO ), according to a report from Reuters. Sources indicate the activist investor exited his position in the discounter with a profit of close to $200M. What to watch: The sale by Icahn leaves a little bit more breathing room in the boardroom at Family Dollar as it considers competing bids from Dollar Tree and Dollar General...

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    5. Bob Evans announces results from shareholder votes

      Bob Evans announces results from shareholder votes

      Bob Evans Farms ( BOBE -1.4% ) announces that preliminary results indicate four of Sandell Asset Management's nominees were elected to the board of directors. The board tally is below what initial reports pegged as Sandell's representation on the board. Shareholders also voted that a special meeting may be called if a holder of at least 25% of the company's stock requests it...

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    6. Boardroom Drama Brewing at Darden Restaurants

      Boardroom Drama Brewing at Darden Restaurants

      There could be sweeping changes at Darden Restaurants ( DRI +0.7% ) if Starboard gets majority control of the board, says Hedgeye's Howard Penney. Boardroom math: Starboard wants all 12 seats, while Darden has effectively given up three with its recent corporate changes. If Starboard lands 7, Penney thinks the Darden transformation will begin in earnest...

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      Mentions: human rights
    7. Proxy Advisers Urge Nabors' Shareholders to Oppose Pay Practices

      Proxy Advisers Urge Nabors' Shareholders to Oppose Pay Practices

      Nabors Industries ( NBR ) is facing renewed attacks over its executive pay and corporate governance, with major proxy advisers including ISS and Glass Lewis urging NBR shareholders to oppose the company's pay practices and several directors at its June 3 annual meeting. ISS is taking the unusual step of urging the ouster of six of seven NBR directors facing re-election, while Glass Lewis favors ...

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    8. Peace breaks out at Abercrombie & Fitch

      Peace breaks out at Abercrombie & Fitch

      Abercrombie & Fitch ( ANF ) has nominated four new independent directors as part of a peace deal with activist investor Engaged Capital, which had been agitating for an overhaul. Four current directors will make way for the new members. CEO Mike Jeffries looks set to keep his job even though Engaged had wanted to replace him amid falling sales. Jeffries has been reshuffling Abercrombie's ...

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