Blog Post Archive

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.
Wells Fargo wins forward-looking statement award
Forward-looking statements, the boring boilerplate attached to earnings releases, are getting longer and ever-more ridiculous. But ignoring them carries risk.
2013: The year in numbers in SEC-land
Filings made to the SEC increased in 2013 and companies continued to dump information disproportionately late on a Friday.
The many joys of a dead week
An unusually long dead week between Christmas and New Years means that some companies are taking advantage of the calendar to dump all sorts of things in their filings.
Groupon’s Friday Night Dump blooper
A late Friday filing by Groupon disclosed a pretty big oops that apparently took nearly a year to find.