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    1. Do Poison Pills Work? A Finance Expert Explains the Anti-Takeover Tool That Twitter Hopes Will Keep Elon Musk at Bay

      Do Poison Pills Work? A Finance Expert Explains the Anti-Takeover Tool That Twitter Hopes Will Keep Elon Musk at Bay

      Takeovers are usually friendly affairs. Corporate executives engage in top-secret talks, with one company or group of investors making a bid for another business. After some negotiating, the companies engaged in the merger or acquisition announce a deal has been struck...

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    2. Carl Icahn Presses McDonald's on How It Sources Pork, Proposes 2 for the Board.

      Carl Icahn Presses McDonald's on How It Sources Pork, Proposes 2 for the Board.

      Carl Icahn wants to add two people of his choosing to the board of McDonald’s , which said in a statement on Sunday that it would evaluate his nominees. The activist investor nominated Leslie Samuelrich and Maisie Ganzler to stand for election at the 2022 annual meeting. McDonald’s has a 12-member board. Icahn is taking issue with the pork that McDonald’s (ticker: MCD) buys to make its sausage patties and other food items...

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    3. Daniel Loeb Sees $1 Trillion in Untapped Value in Amazon

      Daniel Loeb Sees $1 Trillion in Untapped Value in Amazon

      Activist investor Daniel Loeb, whose Third Point LLC counts Amazon.com Inc. as one of its biggest holdings, told investors on Wednesday that he sees roughly $1 trillion in untapped value at the e-commerce giant. Loeb said on a private call with the hedge fund’s investors that the market is failing to recognize the full value of Amazon’s AMZN, +1.02% two disparate businesses, its core e-commerce operation and its Amazon Web Services cloud unit, according to people familiar with the matter...

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    4. Opinion: Activist Shareholders Are Pushing Companies to Embrace ESG and Other Social Causes. But One Big Question is Still Unanswered.

      Opinion: Activist Shareholders Are Pushing Companies to Embrace ESG and Other Social Causes. But One Big Question is Still Unanswered.

      The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission recently announced a new interpretation of its rules that would allow a company’s shareholders to vote on a much broader range of social policy proposals at the company’s annual meeting. Yet the SEC staff left the crucial question unanswered: How do we decide whether a social policy is “economically relevant” to a company’s business? Shareholder actions on environmental, social and governmental issues are certainly gaining steam...

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    5. Opinion: Why Mutual Fund Giants Are Quietly Giving Voting Power Back to Individual Shareholders

      Opinion: Why Mutual Fund Giants Are Quietly Giving Voting Power Back to Individual Shareholders

      Investors who own index funds and actively managed mutual funds long ago surrendered the voting of their shares to giant asset managers. But the titans appear ready to return this voting power to individual shareholders — which is where it belongs. If you own shares in a public company, you get to vote on key issues, such as who its directors are or a proposed merger with another company...

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    6. Kohl's Is Again Pushed by Activist to Make Changes to Boost Stock Price

      Kohl's Is Again Pushed by Activist to Make Changes to Boost Stock Price

      Kohl’s is again being pushed by activist investor Macellum Advisors to take action to boost its stock price, The Wall Street Journal reported. Macellum Advisors, which owns about a 5% stake in the department-store chain, has been urging Kohl’s (ticker: KSS) to make changes including altering its board, people familiar with the matter told the Journal. Kohl’s has so far rejected requests from Macellum...

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    7. Cigna's Use of Adjusted Revenue in Quarterly Earnings Does Not Conform with SEC Rules, Experts Say

      Cigna's Use of Adjusted Revenue in Quarterly Earnings Does Not Conform with SEC Rules, Experts Say

      Cigna Corp.’s use of adjusted revenue in its quarterly earnings does not conform with the Securities and Exchange Commission’s guidelines on how companies are allowed to use nonstandard numbers in their financial reporting, according to experts. The company offered the metric in its recent third-quarter earnings report and provided full-year guidance on that basis. Cigna has been adjusting revenue every quarter for at least the past several years...

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