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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 ...
And the worst footnote of 2012 was…
Here at footnoted we do things a bit differently than the Oscars or any of those other silly awards shows. Rather than make you sit through endless recaps and teary-eyed speeches, we’re just going to announce the winner: General ...
Vote for the worst footnote of 2012!
As we count down to the end of the year, we always like to reflect on the year that was in footnotes. As with past years, there really was no shortage of crazy disclosures that we found buried in ...
Wal-Mart’s hints in the filings
Two weeks ago, Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) filed its 10-Q. While much of the filing was pretty similar to their prior 10-Q, there were a few seemingly minor new disclosures that we picked up on and included in our weekly ...
United Continental’s trip to the Friday night dump
Here at footnoted, we’re always fascinated by the things that companies take to the Friday night dump — that magical window on a Friday night after the market closes, but the SEC remains open. It’s no coincidence that the ...