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Toby English: 'A funny dad, a tad of an old hippy and a little bit eccentric'   
January 18, 2020
Source: Oxford Mail - After a couple of years, during which Toby’s first sister Lucy was born, the family returned to England and settled in the London suburbs ... and was proud of his children’s independent minds, and enjoyed sharing new...
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Study assails "pay for failure" at U.S. companies   
January 18, 2020
Source: Reuters - CEOs at these companies have all received total pay of more than $15 million over the last two fiscal years, according to governance research firm The Corporate Library. At the same time, the report said, the companies’...
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UPDATE 2-Elisabeth Murdoch not joining News Corp board   
January 18, 2020
Source: Reuters - The 16-person board has been criticized by corporate governance watchers like GovernanceMetrics International for its lack of independence. It includes seven insiders — either Murdochs or current employees of News Corp....
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Yahoo investors begin to weigh in on Icahn proxy fight   
January 18, 2020
Source: CNET - In most proxy fights, investors are reluctant to throw out the whole board and give dissidents full control of the board, said Shirley Westcott, managing director of policy for Proxy Governance. "Investors tend to want to give...
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Climate is changing. Investing needs to, too, says BlackRock   
January 18, 2020
Source: Lincoln Journal Star - A changing climate means dramatic risks for the world — and for investments too, the chief of the world’s largest investment manager said Tuesday.
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A Push For More Women On Corporate Boards   
January 18, 2020
Source: NPR - Source: Deloitte Global Center for Corporate Governance: "Women in the Boardroom: A Global Perspective" (January 2011), which refers to figures from GovernanceMetrics ... require companies to put more women on corporate boards. ...
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Regulation Is Good for America   
January 18, 2020
Source: AOL - And in a report cited by my colleague Alyce Lomax, GovernanceMetrics International noted that many Chinese companies listed in the United States have little to no intrinsic value, are thinly capitalized, and almost all have...
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BP Shareholder to Oppose `Insensitive' Pay Increase for CEO   
January 18, 2020
Source: Bloomberg L.P. - Pensions & Investment Research Consultants Ltd., which advises investors, recommended BP’s holders oppose the CEO pay at the April 14 annual general meeting, saying the long-term incentive is “highly...
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A Credit Card You Want to Toss   
January 18, 2020
Source: Bloomberg L.P. - Bank of America also benefits from consumers who do write in an agreement to pay off balances at the old rate and not use the card again, says Nathan Powell, a credit analyst at New York-based research firm RiskMetrics Group. The...
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Proxy firm says Fertitta's compensation too high   
January 18, 2020
Source: The Business Journals - Proxy Governance Inc. said in its report issued Thursday that the compensation package of CEO Tilman Fertitta is more than 10 times that of the company's other five named executives in its proxy statement filed with the...
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