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    1. Disney to Lay off 28,000 Workers at Domestic Theme Parks

      Disney to Lay off 28,000 Workers at Domestic Theme Parks

      The COVID-19 pandemic has brought substantial layoffs to Walt Disney Co.'s massive theme park operations and other units. The Burbank-based company said Tuesday that it would lay off 28,000 domestic employees at its parks, experiences and products division, which includes Disneyland Resort and Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim and Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla...

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    2. Advisory Firm Urges Tesla Shareholders to Oust Musk From Board

      Advisory Firm Urges Tesla Shareholders to Oust Musk From Board

      Tesla ‘s stock may have hit an all-time high , trading at $1,113 as of Wednesday morning, while the company’s market cap is up to over $200 billion, making it the most valuable car company in the world. However, one firm that advises shareholders is calling for the firm to remove CEO Elon Musk from the company’s board, due to the potential exposure to lawsuits...

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    3. Apple Shareholders Reject Sustainability, Freedom of Expression Proposals

      Apple Shareholders Reject Sustainability, Freedom of Expression Proposals

      Apple ( AAPL ) investors on Wednesday rejected several shareholder proposals, including one that would have linked executive pay to environmental sustainability and another that would have required the tech giant to provide annual reports on its policies on freedom of expression. The tech giant’s board — which includes former vice president Al Gore, BlackRock co-founder Susan Wagner, and Apple CEO Tim Cook — had recommended a vote against both proposals...

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    4. Facing Trial in Japan, Ex-Nissan Boss Ghosn Flies to Beirut

      Facing Trial in Japan, Ex-Nissan Boss Ghosn Flies to Beirut

      Former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn said Tuesday he had fled to Lebanon to escape injustice in Japan, where he was on bail awaiting trial on financial misconduct charges. The auto tycoon's abrupt departure was the latest twist in a rollercoaster journey that saw him fall from boardroom to detention centre and it sparked questions over an embarrassing security lapse in Japan...

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    5. Dimon Scores Win Over ‘Lazy’ Investors on Corporate Voting Rules

      Dimon Scores Win Over ‘Lazy’ Investors on Corporate Voting Rules

      (Bloomberg) -- Wall Street’s main regulator is pursuing a crackdown on shareholder campaigns that corporate chieftains say are a nuisance. Few top executives would cheer the move louder than Jamie Dimon. Dimon has been a frequent target of social activists who want companies to take an aggressive stand on issues such as climate change and human rights abuses...

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    6. ABB Names Voser as Interim CEO After Spiesshofer Quits

      ABB Names Voser as Interim CEO After Spiesshofer Quits

      (Reuters) - ABB Chief Executive Ulrich Spiesshofer has quit the Swiss industrial group as the board and major shareholders look for a speedier turnaround at the maker of industrial robots and supplier of factory automation. Spiesshofer's abrupt exit follows the launch of the biggest overhaul in ABB's 31-year history to reposition the company more toward digital industries and agreeing to activist shareholder demands to sell its power grids business...

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    7. Ford CEO Jim Hackett Pay Raise Means He Earns 276 Times More than Median Employee

      Ford CEO Jim Hackett Pay Raise Means He Earns 276 Times More than Median Employee

      DETROIT – Ford CEO Jim Hackett received total compensation of $17.8 million in 2018, up from $16.7 million in 2017, according to finance documents released by the company . The Dearborn, Michigan-based carmaker reported Hackett's pay was 276 times more than the median compensation for all U.S.-based Ford employees.

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    8. Amazon Names First Black Exec Starbuck's Rosalind Brewer to All-White Board in Barrier-Breaking Appointment

      Amazon Names First Black Exec Starbuck's Rosalind Brewer to All-White Board in Barrier-Breaking Appointment

      SAN FRANCISCO -- Amazon.com has named its first black director after facing growing pressure to diversify the all-white board overseeing one of the world's most powerful and valuable companies. Rosalind Brewer, chief operating officer and board director of Starbucks, is one of corporate America's most prominent women and black women executives...

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    9. Exclusive: Some Ambac Shareholders Call on CEO to Quit, Cite Delays in Paying Claims

      Exclusive: Some Ambac Shareholders Call on CEO to Quit, Cite Delays in Paying Claims

      Three of Ambac Financial Group Inc's top ten shareholders are calling on its new CEO Nader Tavakoli to step down, according to people familiar with the matter. One of the reasons they give is that he is slow to settle $4 billion in insurance claims in which at least two of them have an interest, the sources said. The policy claims relate to complex financial instruments, including secured ...

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    10. Carson's Boardroom Support for Gay Rights Could Test his Sase

      Carson's Boardroom Support for Gay Rights Could Test his Sase

      By Ross Kerber BOSTON (Reuters) - Ben Carson, frontrunner in the struggle to become Republican presidential candidate, said on Wednesday that his support for gay rights initiatives when he was a director at major companies does not clash with his opposition to gay marriage. Carson supported various initiatives at both companies, such as barring discrimination based on gender identity, providing ...

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    11. From Pilot to Profit-Maker, Valeant's pharmacy rose Quickly

      From Pilot to Profit-Maker, Valeant's pharmacy rose Quickly

      The pharmacy at the center of suspicions over Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc's business practices began as a small pilot project two years ago and quickly grew to account for 7 percent of the drugmaker's revenue. Valeant disclosed on Monday details of its relationship with Pennsylvania-based Philidor Rx Services, defending the pharmacy against allegations of illegal activity while ...

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    12. VW to Dismiss CEO Over Emissions-Cheating Scandal

      VW to Dismiss CEO Over Emissions-Cheating Scandal

      By Andreas Cremer FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Volkswagen will dismiss Chief Executive Martin Winterkorn, a German newspaper said on Tuesday, after the carmaker admitted to cheating U.S. vehicles emissions tests and said 11 million of its cars could be affected worldwide. The Tagesspiegel newspaper, citing unidentified sources on Volkswagen's supervisory board, said Winterkorn would be replaced by ...

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    13. Toshiba, McDonald's Japan Booted from 'Good Governance' Index

      Toshiba, McDonald's Japan Booted from 'Good Governance' Index

      Tokyo (AFP) - Scandal-hit Toshiba and McDonald's Japan were on Friday booted from a stock index launched to highlight firms with the best return on equity and other shareholder friendly criteria. The shuffle comes as Toshiba grapples with a crisis that exposed a pattern of top executives pressuring underlings to inflate profits by about $1.2 billion since the 2008 global financial crisis...

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    14. Jana Partners takes 7.2 percent stake in ConAgra Foods

      Jana Partners takes 7.2 percent stake in ConAgra Foods

      NEW YORK (AP) -- Activist investor firm Jana Partners said Thursday it took a 7.2 percent stake in packaged-foods maker ConAgra and said it may start a proxy battle by nominating three candidates to the company's board of directors. ConAgra's stock rose $2.48, or 6.3 percent, to $41.60 in aftermarket trading. Jana Partners said ConAgra's results have been disappointing since it bought Ralcorp, the owner of Post cereals, in January 2013...

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    15. U.S. Hedge Fund Steps Up Campaign Against $8 Billion Samsung Asset Shake-Up

      U.S. Hedge Fund Steps Up Campaign Against $8 Billion Samsung Asset Shake-Up

      SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. hedge fund Elliott ramped up its campaign against a proposed $8 billion merger of two Samsung Group [SAGR.UL] firms, creating a website to lay out its case and saying it wants corporate governance improvements rather than an unfair deal. In a rare case of shareholder activism in South Korea, the fund has filed two injunction requests to block the merger...

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