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    1. Twitter Quietly Doubles Board Compensation

      Twitter Quietly Doubles Board Compensation

      On a day when much of the tech world was focused on Apple’s big Ipad announcement, complete with live-blogging updates like this one from our friends at GigaOm, Twitter quietly filed its latest revised S-1. The 512-page document was filed just three minutes before the SEC’s electronic window closed for the night and included several new disclosures, only one of which — the tapping of a $1 billion credit line provided by Twitter’s lead underwriters — was picked up (see this WSJ piece and this one from Bloomberg for more details) by major news outlets...

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    2. Icahn's Netflix Sale Shows Differences With Son Over Value

      Icahn's Netflix Sale Shows Differences With Son Over Value

      Billionaire Carl Icahn sold more than half of his stake in Netflix Inc. (NFLX), exposing a disagreement with his son Brett over the value of the stock.  Icahn sold 2.99 million shares of Los Gatos, California-based Netflix starting on Oct. 10, as it approached new highs, according to a regulatory filing yesterday. He continues to own 2.67 million shares, or a 4.5 percent stake...

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    3. Big Hedge Fund Investors Are Abandoning JC Penney

      Big Hedge Fund Investors Are Abandoning JC Penney

      The era of JC Penney being a plaything for bigfoot hedge fund investors appears to be coming to a close. The struggling retailer has humbled some of the biggest names on Wall Street—handing them losses and leaving them with egg on their faces after they bet that the company could stage something of a rebound...

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    4. GMI Ratings’ 2013 CEO Pay Survey Reveals CEO Pay is Still on the Rise

      GMI Ratings’ 2013 CEO Pay Survey Reveals CEO Pay is Still on the Rise

      GMI Ratings today released its 2013 CEO Pay Survey, one of the most comprehensive surveys of North American CEO compensation. The report findings are based on an analysis of 2,259 North American publicly traded companies and includes over 2,250 CEOs whose tenure spanned the past two consecutive years...

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    5. Board Remains Behind Dimon

      Board Remains Behind Dimon

      To Wall Street, Jamie Dimon looks like the Teflon C.E.O.  Despite mounting legal problems at JPMorgan Chase, including a tentative $13 billion settlement which is expected to end several federal and state investigations into questionable mortgage practices, Mr. Dimon appears solidly ensconced atop the nation’s largest bank. On Sunday, several JPMorgan executives said, as they have for months, that the bank’s board remains firmly behind Mr. Dimon, who is both chairman and chief executive...

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    6. Fox Shareholders Elect Directors Including The Murdochs

      Fox Shareholders Elect Directors Including The Murdochs

      So much for the effort by some activist investors and advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services to protest 21st Century Fox’s corporate governance practices . In a shareholder meeting that lasted less than 34 minutes, CEO Rupert Murdoch said that all of the company’s board candidates had been re-elected. Company critics also wanted changes that would require the chairman to be independent ...

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    7. Oil Patch Activism to Spur Dealmaking and Board Shakeups in 2014

      Oil Patch Activism to Spur Dealmaking and Board Shakeups in 2014

      Activist investors may spur a return to dealmaking in the energy industry as shareholders seek to reap greater value from oil and natural gas reserves.  A new round of boardroom shakeups in the oil patch should force additional restructuring and asset sales in the next year, William D. Anderson Jr., a Goldman Sachs Group Inc. banker, said at the Bloomberg Link Oil & Gas Conference in Houston yesterday. Corporate takeovers may be less likely...

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    8. Petrobras Activists Winning Fuel Battle Signal New Tone

      Petrobras Activists Winning Fuel Battle Signal New Tone

      Petroleo Brasileiro SA (PETR4) minority shareholders are poised to secure their first victory after winning a board seat in April. Months of lobbying by investors led by Aberdeen Asset Management Plc (ADN) spurred Energy Minister Edison Lobao’s assurance on Oct. 14 the government would let state-run Petrobras raise gasoline prices, after fuel subsidies caused 6.77 billion reais ($3.15 billion ...

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    9. BiuoTelemetry Appoints Joseph A. Frick to Board of Directors

      BiuoTelemetry Appoints Joseph A. Frick to Board of Directors

      CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., Oct. 17, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BioTelemetry, Inc. (Nasdaq:BEAT), the leading wireless medical technology company focused on the delivery of health information to improve quality of life and reduce cost of care, announced today the appointment of Joseph A. Frick to its Board of Directors...

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