Blog Post Archive

Moving the goal posts at Tivo
When Tivo decided to move the goal post for stock grants to their CEO, they didn't exactly make it clear for investors to understand.
Booz Allen Hamilton talks Snowden in its filings
Edward Snowden's name may not have been directly mentioned in Booz Allen Hamilton's 10-K, but evidence of what he did was sprinkled throughout their filing.
Target’s news: Pulling back the curtain on a Pro report
By now, you've undoubtedly heard the news that Target Corp. CEO and President Gregg Steinhafel decided to resign yesterday. In a short press release attached to an 8-K, the company said that Steinhafel, who had been at the company ...
Hertz CFO being paid twice for one job
Hertz' new CFO is being paid twice -- once by Hertz and an even larger "salary" by his former employer, Hilton Worldwide.
Proxy madness: mystery fees at Google
New disclosures in Google's proxy caught our attention and created a bit of a mystery on exactly what the company is paying for.
Advanced Micro Devices execs say game on!
It's silly season for perks, which means disclosure like the one at AMD which provided Xbox's and PlayStations to their named executives in 2013.
Sears Holdings and the art of disclosure
Sears hired a new CIO last year. But it waited until the 10-K it filed earlier this week to disclose the rich details of his employment.
Stanley Black & Decker values synergy
After years of promising a synergy bonus to its former Chairman, Stanley Black & Decker disclosed the total amount: a whopping $51.3 million.
Safeway visits the Friday night dump
Grocery chain Safeway filed an interesting 8-K late Friday, changing the way it approaches severance benefits for top executives.
Flying at Starbucks: which number is it?
A disclosure in Starbucks' proxy about CEO Howard Schultz' personal use of a plane raises questions about the truthiness of these disclosures at other companies.