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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. Papa John’s Stock Surges 12% on Report that Activist-Fund Trian Is Mulling a Takeover

      Papa John’s Stock Surges 12% on Report that Activist-Fund Trian Is Mulling a Takeover

      Papa John’s ugly year of turmoil may finally bring shareholders some welcome news: Trian Fund Management , a hedge fund led by activist investor Nelson Peltz, is evaluating a takeover of the pizza chain , the Wall Street Journal reports. The news caused Papa John’s stock to surge 12% late Monday. Other parties, including companies and private-equity funds, have also expressed interest in buying Papa John’s, the Journal said...

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    7. Activist Investors are Gearing up for More Battles in the Year Ahead, Taking Aim at Consumer Stocks

      Activist Investors are Gearing up for More Battles in the Year Ahead, Taking Aim at Consumer Stocks

      Wall Street's top activist investors continue to see more opportunity in consumer products than in any other industry even amid multiple high-profile contests at household names like Procter & Gamble and Campbell Soup. More Wall Street's top activist investors are raising lots of cash and gearing up for battle over the next year, a new report shows...

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    8. Men, Women Disagree on Gov. Mandate to Seat Women on Boards of Directors

      Men, Women Disagree on Gov. Mandate to Seat Women on Boards of Directors

      California is on its way to passing a law that would require all publicly traded companies in the state to have at least one woman on their board of directors by the end of 2019. But while men and women don’t see eye-to-eye on whether they’d want a law like this in their state, they do agree that the decision shouldn’t be up to the government...

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    9. A Team of Traders at Goldman Sachs Made $100 Million Betting on Natural Gas, and it Fueled a Huge Comeback for the Wall Street Bank

      A Team of Traders at Goldman Sachs Made $100 Million Betting on Natural Gas, and it Fueled a Huge Comeback for the Wall Street Bank
      • Goldman Sachs racked up $100 million in the first half trading natural gas, thanks to trades made by Shane Lee, a Calgary-based trader, and his team, according to people with knowledge of the matter.
      • Natural gas prices set records in early January when below-average temperatures accompanied by a snow storm dubbed the Bomb Cyclone led to soaring demand for the commodity, according to Natural Gas Intelligence...
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    10. CEO of the Beverage Giant Behind Corona: Cannabis is one of the 'Most Significant' Growth Opportunities of the Next Decade

      CEO of the Beverage Giant Behind Corona: Cannabis is one of the 'Most Significant' Growth Opportunities of the Next Decade

      Constellation Brands' CEO Rob Sands is "extremely bullish" about the burgeoning cannabis industry . He defended the company's $4 billion purchase of a 38% stake in Canopy Growth on a call with investors on Thursday. "We're not playing defense, we're playing offense," Sands said. The beverage giant behind Corona and Modelo is bullish about the future of the legal cannabis industry...

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