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WD-40 Win Win – Majority Vote Standard: WD-40 win win is due to a shareholder proposal filed by James McRitchie and directors who want good corporate governance practices. Earlier this week, I reported that Broadridge amended its proxy proxy access bylaws to allow groups of 50 to nominate directors. Now WD-40 has filed bylaws to implem...
Broadridge Amends Proxy Access: Allows 50: Have you heard the news? Broadridge amends proxy access bylaws on July 6, 2017, to do the following: Increase the number of stockholders that can aggregate their shares to make a proxy access Board nomination from 20 to 50 stockholders, Eliminate a requirement to count individual funds within a ...
Corporate Governance Experts on 21c Fox Bid for Sky: On Thursday 16 March in a statement to Parliament the Secretary of State confirmed that she was intervening in the proposed merger between 21st Century Fox, Inc and Sky plc on the media public interest grounds of plurality and commitment to broadcasting standards. This began the process whereby O...
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Episode 785: The Starbury: Most athlete endorsements make a product more expensive. But what happens when an NBA All-Star uses his name to make a sneaker much, much cheaper? On today's show: How that worked out.(Image credit: Kenny Malone/NPR)
Episode 594: Board Games: On today's show: The story of two guys who tried to cut the pay of a CEO at a small pneumatic tool company.(Image credit: Unique Hotels/Flickr)
Episode 784: Meeting The Russians: That meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer was two decades in the making. It began in 1996, when an adventurous American went to Russia, trying to make a buck.(Image credit: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images)
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Aztec Oil & Gas, Inc. v. Fisher: The Issue of Representative Shareholders: In Aztec Oil & Gas, Inc. v. Fisher, 2016 BL 16110 (S.D. Tex. Jan. 21, 2016), third party plaintiffs Frank Fisher (“Fisher”), Robert Sonfield (“Sonfield”), and the Livingston Growth Fund Trust (“Livingston”) by and through Livingston’s only trustee, Robert L. Sonfield, Jr. (“Sonfield Jr.”) (co...
No-Action Letter for Equinix, Inc. Allowed Exclusion of Proxy Access Bylaw: In Equinix, Inc., 2016 WL 110889 (April 7, 2016), Equinix, Inc. (“Equinix”) requested the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission permit the omission of a proposal submitted by John Chevedden (the “Shareholder”) requesting that Equinix adopt a bylaw that allowed for specific proxy access....
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America’s dying malls weigh on retailers: Last year was a terrible year for brick-and-mortar retailers as layoffs and bankruptcies climbed. But 2017 is shaping up to be even worse, particularly for those located in a mall. Since the start of this year, an alarming number of companies have been making references in their filings to “mall ...
Fox News harassment controversy gets its very own disclosure: After months of controversy swirling around claims of sexual harassment at the Fox News Channel, its parent company finally acknowledged the obvious in its latest 10-Q today. Twenty-First Century Fox said in its filing: “the network’s primetime lineup has significantly changed which could have a ...
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What Does Russiagate Look Like to Russians?: Last Wednesday, former adviser to Bill and Hillary Clinton Paul Begala stepped out of his usual milquetoast centrist costume and made a chest-thumping pronouncement on CNN."We were and are under attack by a hostile foreign power," he said. "We should be debatingThis article originally appeared on...
Russiagate and the Magnitsky Affair, Linked Again: When I first read the explosive New York Times story about Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with "Kremlin-linked lawyer" Natalia Veselnitskaya, I had multiple reactions. The first was amazement at Junior's sheer stupidity (responding affirmatively to "If you wouldThis article originally appeared on www...
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SEC committee passes resolution on tagging: The SEC's Investor Advisory Committee passed a set of resolutions encouraging tagging of corporate filings. 
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Watching oil price after the OPEC meeting: by chum on June 2, 2016 . Update or Close Your Trade Bought 3X Oil bull ETF GUSH on 5/17/16. Trade Details: The Ticker: GUSH The Trade: Buy at $75.99 Trade Opened: Jun 2, 2016 Chart courtesy Finviz. Click to open in larger window.Additional Image Provided by chum: Similar Tra...
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Proxy Access: A New Version for 2013: Update: This is a revised version of an earlier post this month. I’ve deleted that post because I don’t want anyone to mistakenly use the prior draft language. I’m hoping this language is a little tighter but always welcome reader suggestions. Last month I hoped ISS would reconsider their analysi...
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Investor group takes SASB to task for its "misdefinition" of materiality: The Investor Environmental Health Network sent a letter to the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board on Wednesday to provide feedback on the SASB Conceptual Framework as well as comments submitted by SASB to the Securities and Exchange Commission earlier in the week.The IEHN letter notes th...
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The June 2015 passing company lists and performance data is now available on-line.: YTD Return of Top Performers: Foolish Small Cap 8: 43.0 -- Foolish Small Cap 8 Revised: 34.9%
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Does Regulation Drive High Closing Costs?: The transaction costs of moving from one city to another have long inhibited the efficiency of labor markets. In times of high unemployment, these costs can slow recovery. To what extent are they attributable to government fees and regulation? Investment News reports that origination and title co...
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