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    1. China Auto Logistics Names New Chief Operating Officer and Four New Directors

      TIANJIN, CHINA--(Marketwire - Jul 18, 2012) - China Auto Logistics Inc. (the "Company" or "CALI") ( NASDAQ : CALI ), one of China's leading developers of websites for buyers and sellers of imported and domestic automobiles, a top seller in China of imported luxury cars, and a leading provider of auto-related services, announced today that Mr. Jin Yan, 46, has been appointed Chief Operating ...

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    2. The End of Exorbitant CEO Exit Packages? Don't Hold Your Breath

      The End of Exorbitant CEO Exit Packages? Don't Hold Your Breath

      Multimillion-dollar severance packages paid to exiting CEOs routinely make news -- particularly when the leader's tenure was universally panned or when the firm was in major cost-cutting mode. Such payouts have become the norm among large firms, observers say, and they have withstood both public outcry and legislative action. But when stakeholders believe an exit package represents a true ...

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    3. The increasing influence of activist shareholders

      Jarrett Dieterle Legal Intern, Manhattan Institute's Center for Legal Policy Activist investors, such as the infamous "corporate gadflies," have existed in one form or another for many years. Recently, however, the activist shareholder movement has grown more professional and more influential, enabling activists to target larger companies. Gradual changes in corporate governance rules have made it easier for activist investors to gain more leverage in getting their own candidates placed on compa

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    4. What to do With Proxies That You Get in the Mail

      Proxy season may be winding down, but next year's voting season will be here sooner than you realize. If you're at all interested in influencing corporate governance, then learn the ins and outs of proxy voting before your company's meeting or before next year's ballots arrive in the spring. For small-time owners of common stock in companies, it can be easy to discount the importance of participating in corporate governance. Why should management at Exxon Mobil Corp. care about the votes from a

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    5. Too many board directors lose their backbone

      When it comes to corporate governance, hardly anyone could be more blunt than San Antonio investor George Karutz Sr. How blunt can he get? How about this: “Directors tend to leave their brains, their balls and their backbone at the boardroom door.” Karutz told me during a lunch meeting that he felt compelled to speak out about his views because of his long experience as an investor and as local efforts increase to entice investors to look more at local startup companies. He has criticized direct

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    6. STAG Industrial (STAG) Adds Christopher P. Marr to Board, Chairman of

      STAG Industrial, Inc. (NYSE: STAG) announced that its Board of Directors has elected Christopher P. Marr to serve as a director of the Company and Chairman of the Company's Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, effective August 2, 2012. Mr. Marr is the President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Investment Officer of CubeSmart (NYSE: CUBE), a public real estate company that acquires, owns, operates and develops self-storage facilities in the United States. Prior to joining CubeSmart, M

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    7. Utility officials expected to hire investigators in Duke Energy review

      As the N.C. Utilities Commission’s investigation of Duke Energy enters its second week, the six political appointees who regulate the state’s electric utilities are expected to bring in outside investigators. The complexity of Duke Energy probe is beyond the scope of the utilities commission’s routine work, which involves issuing certificates and reviewing rates of ferry operators, moving ...

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