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    1. Alphabet’s New Boss Means $2 Billion for Departing Founders

      Alphabet’s New Boss Means $2 Billion for Departing Founders

      (Bloomberg) -- Larry Page and Sergey Brin just got a $2 billion retirement gift from investors. The Google co-founders, who announced on Tuesday they were stepping down from day-to-day management of parent Alphabet Inc., added about $1 billion each to their net worth as of 10:15 a.m. in New York, after the firm’s shares rose 1.8%. They each own about 6% of the internet giant and still control Alphabet through special voting shares...

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    2. Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Claims are Arbitrable, Second Circuit Holds

      Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Claims are Arbitrable, Second Circuit Holds

      In a win for employers, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that whistleblower claims under the Dodd-Frank Act are arbitrable. Daly v. Citigroup Inc. , 939 F.3d 415 (2d Cir. 2019). The Second Circuit also held that a plaintiff’s failure to exhaust administrative remedies related to a Sarbanes-Oxley Act claim serves as a jurisdictional bar, warranting dismissal of the claim...

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    3. Wynn Resorts Reaches $41M Settlement on Shareholder Lawsuits

      Wynn Resorts Reaches $41M Settlement on Shareholder Lawsuits

      Wynn Resorts Ltd. has $41 million coming its way from a lawsuit settlement related to allegations against former chairman and CEO Steve Wynn. Shareholders began filing lawsuits against the company and its board of directors after the allegations of Steve Wynn’s sexual misconduct emerged in early 2018, claiming they devalued the company’s stock...

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    4. Catalyst Capital Tops Chairman-Led Group's Offer for Hudson's Bay

      Catalyst Capital Tops Chairman-Led Group's Offer for Hudson's Bay

      (Reuters) - Private equity firm Catalyst Capital Group Inc on Wednesday made a competing offer for Hudson's Bay Co that challenges the Canadian retailer's deal with a consortium led by its executive chairman, Richard Baker. Catalyst, which owns 17.5% of Hudson's Bay, has bid C$11 per share, topping Baker's C$10.30 per share offer in October and valuing the company at C$2.03 billion ($1.53 billion)...

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    5. Former Papa John’s CEO John Schnatter Blasts Pizza Company

      Former Papa John’s CEO John Schnatter Blasts Pizza Company

      In television interview, exiled founder criticizes brand leadership Nov 26, 2019 John Schnatter, former CEO of Papa John’s International Inc., added fuel Monday to his ongoing feud with the company he founded. In a nearly five-minute exclusive segment Monday with Louisville, Ky., television station WDRB, Schnatter said he’s eaten 40 pies in last 30 days. “And it’s not the same pizza,” he said in the interview, which also touched on the company’s controversies and ensuing leadership changes...

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    6. Activist Investor Takes Stake in CVS

      Activist Investor Takes Stake in CVS

      Activist investor Starboard Value LP has taken a stake in CVS Health Corp. and held talks with the drugstore-and-insurance giant’s management, according to people familiar with the matter. The stake appears to be relatively small and the people said the talks, held recently, are amicable. How much Starboard currently owns and what it has discussed with the company couldn’t be learned...

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    7. EBay Selling StubHub to Viagogo for $4.05 Billion

      EBay Selling StubHub to Viagogo for $4.05 Billion

      EBay is selling StubHub to ticket seller viagogo for $4.05 billion in cash. The transaction is part of a review that eBay undertook earlier this year following pressure from an activist investor. The San Jose, California-based company then said it was also reviewing options for its classified ads business. EBay Inc. bought StubHub in 2007 for $310 million. Both StubHub and the classifieds business each brought in less than 10% of eBay’s total revenue last year...

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    8. It's official: Charles Schwab strikes $26 billion deal to buy TD Ameritrade

      It's official: Charles Schwab strikes $26 billion deal to buy TD Ameritrade

      Reuters

      • Charles Schwab officially announced a $26 billion deal to buy TD Ameritrade, combining two of America's largest discount brokerages.
      • The combined group will boast 24 million customer accounts and handle more than $5 trillion in client assets.
      • Schwab expects the tie-up to generate $1.8 billion to $2 billion in ongoing cost savings, and boost earnings per share by 10% to 15% in the third year after the deal closes.
      • Watch Charles Schwab and TD Ameritrade trade live.
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    9. WeWork Chairman Posts Photos From Lavish, Michelin-Starred Dinner a Day After his Company Began Laying Off 2,400 Employees

      WeWork Chairman Posts Photos From Lavish, Michelin-Starred Dinner a Day After his Company Began Laying Off 2,400 Employees
      • WeWork Chairman Marcelo Claure shared his pasta-tasting outing at a high-end New York City restaurant on social media a day after the embattled startup began massive layoffs.
      • Marcelo, who was formerly chief operating officer, was installed as executive chairman to oversee the company's turnaround...
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    10. AECOM Announces Governance Agreement with Starboard Value

      AECOM Announces Governance Agreement with Starboard Value

      LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 22, 2019-- AECOM (NYSE:ACM), the world’s premier infrastructure firm, today announced a governance agreement with Starboard Value LP (together with its affiliates, “Starboard”), an investment firm and shareholder of the Company, which provides for the appointment of three new independent directors recommended by Starboard, including Starboard Managing Member, Peter A. Feld, to the AECOM Board of Directors...

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