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    1. Banning Buybacks Would Backfire and Lead to More Companies Going Private - Canaccord

      Banning Buybacks Would Backfire and Lead to More Companies Going Private - Canaccord

      If Congress limits the ability of companies to buy back shares, it would backfire and likely result in more companies taking themselves private through leveraged buyouts, a Wall Street research firm said. "Going private is essentially a 100 percent buyback," said Brian Reynolds, asset class strategist at Canaccord Genuity. He adds that CEOs are motivated to increase their companies' stock price...

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      Mentions: SEC crisis risk
    2. Bank of America Boosts CEO Brian Moynihan's Pay 15% to $26.5 Million After Record Profit Last Year

      Bank of America Boosts CEO Brian Moynihan's Pay 15% to $26.5 Million After Record Profit Last Year

      Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan got a 15 percent raise, the biggest increase among bank chiefs to disclose pay so far, after the lender reported record earnings last year.

      Moynihan's compensation rose to $26.5 million from $23 million in 2017, according to a regulatory filing Friday. That includes a $1.5 million salary and $25 million in stock units, some of which are performance-based...

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    3. U.S. Government Shutdown Means Executives Face Tough Calls on Proxies

      U.S. Government Shutdown Means Executives Face Tough Calls on Proxies

      (Reuters) - With securities regulators largely sidelined during the partial U.S. government shutdown, corporate executives may have to decide on their own what shareholder resolutions should go to a vote this spring. Many corporate boards will meet starting next month to choose which proposals to list on their proxy statements for annual shareholder meetings. If the shutdown drags on, they would have to go without guidance from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission...

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      Mentions: SEC California
    4. Breaking News: CBS Says Former CEO Les Moonves Will Not Receive Severance Pay After Sexual Misconduct Probe

      Breaking News:  CBS Says Former CEO Les Moonves Will Not Receive Severance Pay After Sexual Misconduct Probe

      Former CBS CEO Les Moonves will not receive severance pay following a sexual misconduct probe, the company's board of directors announced Monday evening.

      "With regard to Mr. Moonves, we have determined that there are grounds to terminate for cause, including his willful and material misfeasance, violation of Company policies and breach of his employment contract, as well as his willful failure to cooperate fully with the Company's investigation," the board said in a statement...

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