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    1. Hurdles Remain One Year After California Passes Law Mandating Women in Boardrooms

      Hurdles Remain One Year After California Passes Law Mandating Women in Boardrooms

      California led the way last year with a pioneering law requiring publicly traded companies headquartered in the state to have at least one woman on their board of directors by the end of 2019. But a year after then-Gov. Jerry Brown, a Democrat, signed the measure into law, data indicate that boosting the number of women on boards of directors may be easier said than done for companies in the state...

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    2. Proxy Advisers Push Back at DC Criticism: 'We give shareholders a voice'

      Proxy Advisers Push Back at DC Criticism: 'We give shareholders a voice'

      A leading proxy adviser is defending its business model against increasing attacks from lawmakers and top business groups , arguing that its work is critical to ensuring investors have a voice in corporate governance issues. Companies like Institutional Shareholder Services and Glass Lewis make recommendations on how shareholders should vote on proposals ranging from board membership to executive pay and climate change...

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    3. Influential Advisers Blindsiding Corporate America on Shareholder Votes

      Influential Advisers Blindsiding Corporate America on Shareholder Votes

      Proxy-advisory firms, under scrutiny in Washington over the weight given to their corporate-policy guidance, aren't giving companies enough time to respond to voting recommendations that oppose management's plans, a report released Monday contends. And investors that typically follow the firms' suggestions on matters from executive pay to environmental issues aren't always analyzing them closely before before voting, according to the study, which was commissioned by the non-profit American Council for Capital Formation. Advisers for the group, which receives most of its funding from outside contributions, include former Democratic Sens. Max Baucus and Joe Lieberman, former Secretary ...

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    4. GOP Rep. Sean Duffy Takes on Proxy Advisers: They're 'playing all sides of the field'

      GOP Rep. Sean Duffy Takes on Proxy Advisers: They're 'playing all sides of the field'

      Congress is growing increasingly interested in the use of shareholder proposals to push corporations toward liberal or conservative policies, particularly the influence wielded over the process by advisory firms. By buying as little as $2,000 worth of shares, investors gain the right to introduce resolutions that direct a corporate board to take a certain action...

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    5. Activist Investor Paul Singer May Ditch Bid for Athenahealth: Report

      Activist Investor Paul Singer May Ditch Bid for Athenahealth: Report

      A ctivist investor Paul Singer's Elliott Management is reportedly dropping its $160 per-share bid for Athenahealth, and other potential buyers are said to be reconsidering an offer. Singer might still make a smaller bid, potentially as low as $150 per share, the New York Post reported on Monday. As interest in the firm wanes, Athenahealth extended the final offer deadline to Sept. 27, according to the Post...

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    6. 'You're Not a Shareholder:' One Way Corporations Avoid Investor Opinions

      'You're Not a Shareholder:' One Way Corporations Avoid Investor Opinions

      Corporate shareholder meetings are notorious for their awkward moments, with disgruntled investors griping about everything from the value of their stock to factory closings and lending policies. Not infrequently, an executive or board member is urged to resign. But the stammering, the dismissals and the pregnant silences keep occurring year after year because shareholders are guaranteed the right to gather — at least once a year, in most cases — and give management some form of input...

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    7. Fannie, Freddie regulator to testify as GOP eyes reform

      Fannie, Freddie regulator to testify as GOP eyes reform

      The government regulator responsible for overseeing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will testify before the Senate Banking Committee next week as Republicans prepare to attempt the massive undertaking of overhauling the U.S. housing finance market. The committee announced Wednesday evening that Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mel Watt would appear before the panel May 11, for a hearing named "the Status of the Housing Finance System After Nine Years of Conservatorship."

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    8. Goldman CEO to Trump: Don't scrap Dodd-Frank!

      Goldman CEO to Trump: Don't scrap Dodd-Frank!

      "Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein is not in favor of repealing the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act in its entirety," Forbes reported Thursday. "I wouldn't want regulation to be repealed in total," Blankfein said. This cuts against the conventional wisdom that Obama was the scourge of Wall Street, that regulation keeps the big guys in check and that free enterprise is a big gift to Big Business. But it jibes perfectly with what Blankfein and other Wall Street giants have been saying all decade...

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