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    1. Eddie Lampert Sweetens Sears Bid by $600 Million Ahead of an Auction That Will Decide the Company's Fate

      Eddie Lampert Sweetens Sears Bid by $600 Million Ahead of an Auction That Will Decide the Company's Fate
      • Sears Chairman Eddie Lampert on Wednesday boosted his takeover bid to $5 billion, up from $4.4 billion.
      • Lampert's new proposal will be assessed against competing parties' bids at an auction scheduled for Monday.
      • Lampert's offer is the only one that would avoid a liquidation.

      Sears Chairman Eddie Lampert has sweetened his bid for the company's assets in a final attempt to avoid a liquidation...

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    2. Shares of Nabors Industries Rally After Dividend Cut, CEO Pay Cut, and Debt-Reduction Announcement

      Shares of Nabors Industries Rally After Dividend Cut, CEO Pay Cut, and Debt-Reduction Announcement

      Shares of Nabors Industries Rally After Dividend Cut, CEO Pay Cut, and Debt-Reduction Announcement Tyler Crowe, The Motley Fool Reblog What happened Shares of drilling rig owner and operator Nabors Industries (NYSE: NBR) are up 10.5% as of 11:00 a.m. EST. The price jump comes after the company announced some financial highlights for its upcoming fourth-quarter earnings report that included significant debt reduction, a dividend cut, and a cut to executive pay...

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    3. Activist Investor Elliott Raises Stake in Germany's Uniper

      Activist Investor Elliott Raises Stake in Germany's Uniper

      Activist investor Elliott Management Corp. has raised its stake in German energy company Uniper SE (UN10.XE) to 17.84% from 16.51%, according to a regulatory filing. Uniper's largest shareholder, Finnish state-controlled Fortum Oyj , is currently barred from holding more than half the shares by Russian authorities, due to some Uniper activities in the country. But if circumstances change, Fortum could potentially launch a takeover bid and buy out minorities, such as Elliott...

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    4. Bristow's Deal for Columbia Helicopters Opposed by Activist Investor

      Bristow's Deal for Columbia Helicopters Opposed by Activist Investor

      Bristow ( BRS -3.4% ) is lower after activist investor Global Value Investment comes out against the proposed financing of the company's planned acquisition of Columbia Helicopters. Under the proposed financing, Global Value estimates that 33M-33.5M BRS shares would be issued in order to consummate the acquisition, representing a 93% dilution...

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    5. AAPL Proxy Statement Tidbits: How Much Each Executive Earned in 2018, the Costs of Flying Private, More

      AAPL Proxy Statement Tidbits: How Much Each Executive Earned in 2018, the Costs of Flying Private, More

      Apple today filed its definitive proxy statement for 2018 with the SEC. In addition to confirming the date of the annual shareholders meeting, the document offers interesting details on AAPL executive pay for 2018, growth stats, and more. Sylvania HomeKit Light Strip As for AAPL executive pay, Tim Cook earned $15.68 million in 2018, up from the $12.83 million he earned in 2017...

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    6. Oil CEO Trades $4 Million Award for $1,500

      Oil CEO Trades $4 Million Award for $1,500

      (Bloomberg) -- One of the oil industry’s highest-paid executives is taking a pay cut as his company braces for possibly difficult times ahead after its stock plunged last year. Nabors Industries Ltd. Chief Executive Officer Anthony Petrello agreed to forfeit $4 million in restricted stock in exchange for a symbolic award worth $1,500, the Hamilton, Bermuda-based company said in a filing on Jan 4. The CEO’s salary is also dropping 10 percent this year to $1.58 million...

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    7. Sears is Getting Slammed After Report Says it is Set to Announce its Liquidation Plans

      Sears is Getting Slammed After Report Says it is Set to Announce its Liquidation Plans
      • Sears filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in October.
      • Chairman Eddie Lampert had put forward a $4.4 billion bid to save Sears by buying it out of bankruptcy through his hedge fund ESL Investments.
      • The iconic American retailer has rejected Lampert's bid and is set to announce its liquidation plans Tuesday morning, CNBC reported.
      • Lampert still has a chance to present details of his offer and make the case for renewing efforts to save the retailer, according to Reuters...
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    8. PG&E is Tanking After S&P Downgrades it to Junk

      PG&E is Tanking After S&P Downgrades it to Junk
      • PG&E's credit rating was cut to junk at S&P Global Ratings, sending shares down more than 10% early Tuesday.
      • The downgrade came as bad news has piled up for PG&E amid its potential liabilities from last year's California wildfires, the credit-rating agency said.
      • On Friday, the utility announced that its board of directors would review the company's management. Meanwhile, a report said PG&E was considering filing for bankruptcy protection...
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    9. Former SEC Commissioner Stein Says She’s Proud of Modernization Effort, Frustrated by Lack of Dodd-Frank Progress

      Former SEC Commissioner Stein Says She’s Proud of Modernization Effort, Frustrated by Lack of Dodd-Frank Progress

      Kara Stein, the departing commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission, told MarketWatch she was focused during her five-and-a-half years as a regulator on bringing the regulator into the digital age. Her efforts have paid off with initiatives like the consolidated audit trail that she says will make a computerized marketplace more resilient to shocks...

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    10. Tensions are Flaring Between Barclays and a Corporate Raider, Who's Agitating to Grab More Control of the British Bank

      Tensions are Flaring Between Barclays and a Corporate Raider, Who's Agitating to Grab More Control of the British Bank
      • Corporate raider Edward Bramson is agitating for more control of Barclays and is maneuvering to change the composition of the company's board of directors.
      • The latest gambit by Bramson comes after Barclays rebuffed his effort to become a non-executive director.
      • Bramson's hedge fund Sherborne Investors holds a more than 5% in Barclays and has been lobbying for cuts to its investment bank...
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    11. Dollar Tree Shares Rise After Activist Investor Takes a Stake, Makes Nominations for the Board

      Dollar Tree Shares Rise After Activist Investor Takes a Stake, Makes Nominations for the Board

      Dollar Tree Inc. DLTR, +2.35% shares rose 3.2% in Monday premarket trading after Starboard Value LP announced its nominations for the retailer's board. Starboard has taken a 1.7% stake in Dollar Tree, valued at about $370 million, and is seeking a majority stake in the 12-person board, according to The Wall Street Journal...

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    12. Incentive Pay Makes Top US CEOs and CFOs Best Paid in World, According to First-Ever Global 250 Compensation Survey

      Incentive Pay Makes Top US CEOs and CFOs Best Paid in World, According to First-Ever Global 250 Compensation Survey

      NEW YORK , Jan. 7, -- CEOs and CFOs of the largest US global companies are paid more than counterparts around the world because they earn larger incentive compensation based on performance, according to the inaugural 2018 Global Top 250 Compensation Survey of CEOs and CFOs from FW Cook, Inc., FIT Remuneration Consultants LLP and Pretium Partners Asia Limited...

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    13. Activist Investor Starboard Takes Stake in Dollar Tree, Seeks Changes

      Activist Investor Starboard Takes Stake in Dollar Tree, Seeks Changes

      Activist investor Starboard Value LP has taken a stake in Dollar Tree Inc. and is pushing the retailer to sell its Family Dollar business and tweak its pricing model, according to people familiar with the matter. The New York hedge fund has a 1.7% stake in Dollar Tree DLTR, +2.35% worth roughly $370 million and is also seeking majority control of the company’s 12-person board, the people said...

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    14. HBC Climbs After Chairman Buys Stake From Ontario Teachers' at 29% Premium

      HBC Climbs After Chairman Buys Stake From Ontario Teachers' at 29% Premium

      Hudson’s Bay Co. Chairman Richard Baker boosted his holding in the struggling retailer, buying Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board’s stake at a 29 per cent premium from Thursday’s close. An entity controlled by Baker agreed to pay $9.45 a share for the 9.8 per cent stake, valuing the deal at $169.7 million, according to a statement Friday. Baker said in the statement that his “significant ownership” demonstrates his commitment to the retailer, which also owns Saks Fifth Avenue...

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