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February 22, 2014 Credit Suisse pays $196 mln, admits wrongdoing in SEC settlement
Inside Fidelity - Feb 21 (Reuters) - îCredit Suisse Groupî AG (CS) agreed to pay more than $196 million and admit wrongdoing to settle U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charges that it provided cross-border...
February 21, 2014 UPDATE 1-Deal with activists lets JPMorgan avoid battle over chairman
Reuters - Feb 20 (Reuters) - A deal with shareholder activists outlined by JPMorgan Chase & Co on Thursday will allow the bank ... Jamie Dimon holds both the chairman and CEO titles at the bank. But the dual roles had become...
Ever since the ExxonMobil (XOM) Valdez tanker disaster that spilled hundreds of thousands of barrels of oil into Alaska’s Prince William Sound, major integrated oil and gas companies have come to accept that public opprobrium is...
February 20, 2014 Pension funds in NY to get greater scrutiny
Politics on the Hudson (blog) - The letters went to the îNew York City pensionî fund, the state pension fund and the New York Teachers Retirement System. âThese are huge funds that provide for the retirement of...
February 20, 2014 Offshore Wind Industry Slowed by Birds, Bombs, SharksSource: Bloomberg
Birds, sharks and unexploded bombs from World War II are being blamed for holding up offshore wind farms, raising doubts about the costs of the technology. Three utilities yesterday scrapped an expansion of the world’s biggest...
February 20, 2014 BofA Said to Boost CEO’s Compensation 17% to $14 MillionSource: Bloomberg
Bank of America Corp. awarded Chief Executive Officer Brian T. Moynihan $14 million for last year, boosting his pay 17 percent after profit more than doubled. Moynihan received $12.5 million in stock grants for 2013, the firm...
February 20, 2014 Coke’s troubled year vindicates Warren Buffett’s warning on complacencySource: Economic Times
Warren Buffett, speaking last April at Coca-Cola's annual meeting, warned that the beverage giant shouldn't get complacent about its success. Ten months later, those words could come back to haunt the company. The world's largest...
February 19, 2014 Business Turns the Table in First-Ever Corporate Ratings of Activists
CSR Wire - SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Feb. 18 /CSRwire/ - The Nature Conservancy, Environmental Defense Fund and WWF topped the first-ever corporate ratings of environmental advocacy groups, according to a new report. The study was based...
February 19, 2014 Outrage Over Wall St. Pay, but Shrugs for Silicon Valley?Source: NY Times
Big paydays on Wall Street often come under laserlike scrutiny, while Silicon Valley gets a pass on its own compensation excesses. Why the double standard? Take Eric Schmidt, the former chief executive and current chairman of...
Source: Walden Asset Management
Boston, Mass. – Investors have announced the filing of shareholder resolutions at 48 corporations as part of a 2014 proxy season initiative asking companies to annually report their federal and state lobbying. That includes any...
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