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IBM’s ex-CEO is well-decorated
In the annals of executive decorating, the disclosure in IBM's proxy statement filed earlier this week probably doesn't rank quite as high as former Tyco CEO Dennis Koslowski's $6,000 shower curtain or former Merrill Lynch CEO Jon Thain's $35,000 ...
Savoring juicy details on Heinz/Buffett deal
The merger proxy filed by HJ Heinz provides some interesting details on its $23 billion deal with Berkshire Hathaway and 3G Capital.
Ex-CEO gets 2 iPads and more as severance
Marsh & McLennan's former CEO gets two iPads, an iPhone, a Blackberry and a Bloomberg terminal as part of his parting gifts.
Whirlpool dips its toe into deficit debate
Whirlpool's stock has been on a tear lately, climbing over 40% in the past six months. So a new disclosure about concerns over deficit spending seems a bit unusual.
Friday night finds: the CEO guest ranch
Late Friday, heading into the three day weekend, Solera Holdings disclosed an agreement to rent a luxury ranch in Jackson Hole, Wy. from a company owned by its CEO.
Welcome to the New, Improved footnoted
Long in the works, our new site features deeper content, real-time updates, improved searchability, complete archival access, better organization, and a more user-friendly experience.
Early earnings oops prompts Google to DIY
Back in October, Google's third quarter earnings were accidentally released too early, creating a market meltdown that prompted Google's stock to drop over 10% in one day. Now the company is making sure that doesn't happen again.
And then there were six: Copano is acquired
In January 2011, we forecast 10 takeover targets. Three companies on that list were acquired by April 2011, giving us a 3 for 10 record. Now, almost two years later, a fourth company on that list was acquired. Details ...
Too early for worst footnote of 2013?
It's only January 18, but we've already found a strong candidate for our annual worst footnote of the year contest: the sendoff for the outgoing Executive Chairman at for-profit education company Apollo Group may prove tough to beat.
2012: The year in numbers in SEC-land
For the past week, we’ve been reading various wrap-ups of 2012. Among our favorites was this Wired piece, which in addition to other interesting stats, found that Americans spent 520 billion minutes on their mobile devices just in the ...