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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 ...
Was Yahoo blindsided (or worse) by Mexico?
By now, you’ve probably heard about the $2.7 billion judgement that a Mexico court has levied on Yahoo (YHOO). Late Friday afternoon — just 5 minutes before the SEC closed for the weekend — Yahoo filed this 8-K, which ...
Schiff CEO has 5 million reasons to hurry
The bidding war over Schiff Nutrition (SHF) ended with Reckitt Benckiser Group’s successful offer last week over Bayer for $42 a share. Yesterday, the deal was approved by regulators, which has to be one of the quickest approvals in ...
Some interesting giblets in Whole Foods 10-K
A day before Thanksgiving, when shoppers were busy stuffing their carts with heritage free-range turkeys, Whole Foods filed its 10-K. While we didn’t see anything major, we did come across a few interesting (and new) giblets that we thought ...
Lots of activity at the Friday night dump…
There were a few things going on last week, most notably a Presidential Election and the continued recovery from SuperStorm Sandy. Throw in the fact that yesterday was a federal holiday and it made for a particularly busy night ...