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    1. Carl Icahn to Oppose Dell’s Purchase of DVMT Tracking Shares

      Carl Icahn to Oppose Dell’s Purchase of DVMT Tracking Shares

      Carl Icahn is gearing up for another battle with Michael Dell. The activist investor, who fought Dell when he took his namesake computer company private in 2013, will challenge plans to take it public again. Icahn on Monday disclosed that he has boosted his stake in shares that track Dell Technologies Inc.’s DVMT, +3.01% interest in VMware Inc. VMW, +4.42% to 8.3%...

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      Mentions: Carl Icahn stake Dell
    2. UK: Top Firms Failing to Increase Number of Ethnic Minority Directors

      UK:  Top Firms Failing to Increase Number of Ethnic Minority Directors

      The number of FTSE 100 company directors from ethnic minority backgrounds has declined in the past year, according to a progress report delivered by the government-backed campaign to boost boardroom diversity. Just 84 of the 1,048 director positions in the 100 biggest companies on the London Stock Exchange are held by a business leader from an ethnic minority, down from 85 last year, in the latest sign of stalling progress to make big companies more representative of the country at large...

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    3. Top Compensated CEO Rankings Criticized as “Too Much” with Top Spot at Over 500 Million USD

      Top Compensated CEO Rankings Criticized as “Too Much” with Top Spot at Over 500 Million USD

      In 2017, the CEO of the US company with the highest board member compensation was Evan Spiegel, the CEO of Snap Inc. Spiegel, who is famous for “Snapchat”, earned 504 million USD. In the second and third places were Scott Nuttall and Joseph Y. Bae, both of whom are co-presidents of the major New York based investment company KKR, received over 200 million USD...

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      Mentions: Investment CEO KKR
    4. GM Joins a Surge of S&P 500 Companies With Boards at Gender Parity

      GM Joins a Surge of S&P 500 Companies With Boards at Gender Parity

      (Bloomberg) -- It’s shaping up as a good year for gender parity at the largest U.S. companies -- but there’s still a long way to go. Wednesday’s appointment of Jami Miscik as a General Motors Co. director brings the number of Standard & Poor’s 500 companies with women in half or more of their board seats to at least 11 this year, from about six at the end of 2017, according to Bloomberg data...

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    5. Pressure Builds to Open Asia's All-Male Boardrooms to Women

      Pressure Builds to Open Asia's All-Male Boardrooms to Women

      (Bloomberg) -- Asia has long been a laggard in the global struggle to get more women on corporate boards. While countries in other parts of the world have adopted rules to integrate boardrooms, Asian regulators largely have been hands-off. And it shows, with high-profile Asian companies including China’s Tencent Holdings Ltd. and Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp. having all-male boards of directors...

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    6. Third Point's Loeb Says Campbell Soup's Existing Board Should Not Choose Next CEO

      Third Point's Loeb Says Campbell Soup's Existing Board Should Not Choose Next CEO

      Activist hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb sent a letter to the board of Campbell Soup that strongly suggests the company wait until a new board of directors is in place before selecting a new chief executive officer. Campbell shareholders will elect the board at a Nov. 29 annual meeting and Loeb wants to throw all the current directors out...

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      Mentions: CEO Hedge Fund SEC
    7. Broadcom and CA Trim Their Losses After the Former Says There Was a 'Fraudulent Memo' Calling for a CIFUS Review of Their Merger

      Broadcom and CA Trim Their Losses After the Former Says There Was a 'Fraudulent Memo' Calling for a CIFUS Review of Their Merger
      • Broadcom and CA shares slid Wednesday after Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) called for a federal national security review of their merger.
      • Shares trimmed their losses after Broadcom said there was a "fraudulent memo" circulating around Congress that called for a CIFUS review of their merger.
      • Broadcom announced an $18.9 billion deal to acquire CA in July...
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    8. Starbucks Spikes After Hedge-Fund Billionaire Bill Ackman Discloses a Stake in the Company

      Starbucks Spikes After Hedge-Fund Billionaire Bill Ackman Discloses a Stake in the Company
      • Bill Ackman, the billionaire founder of Pershing Square Capital Management, disclosed a stake in Starbucks on Tuesday, according to multiple reports.
      • Starbucks shares jumped by as much as 5% following the news.
      • In August, Ackman said he had bought shares of an undisclosed company worth $800 million.
      • Watch Starbucks trade in real time here.

      Starbucks shares jumped by as much as 5% Tuesday on news that the hedge-fund billionaire Bill Ackman had bought a stake in the coffee retailer...

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    9. Papa John’s Will Likely Be Sold in the Next Year, Analyst Says

      Papa John’s Will Likely Be Sold in the Next Year, Analyst Says

      Embattled pizza chain Papa John’s International Inc. will probably be bought out in the next year, forecasts Kalinowski Equity Research President Mark Kalinowski. The Wall Street Journal reported Monday that Trian Fund Management LP is assessing a possible takeover bid , sending shares surging in after-hours trading. Shares closed Tuesday up nearly 9%...

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