Topic: Friday Night Dump

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Is it time for mandatory retirement ages to go?
July 13, 2012—Once upon a time, 65 was considered old. That's when Social Security kicked in and people were supposed to stop working. Then again, life expectancies were somewhere around 72. Now, articles like this one routinely tout 65 as being ...

Hain Celestial’s CEO brews delicious deal…
July 9, 2012—Irwin D. Simon's timing is admirable... maybe practically impeccable. Simon, you see, is the Founder, President, CEO and Chairman of the Board of The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (HAIN), the Melville, New York-based company that sells dozens of brands ...

Activision at the SEC dump…
July 6, 2012—This is one of those weeks in which pretty much everyone seems to be on vacation, judging by my Twitter feed. And that makes it a perfect week for companies to pay a visit to the SEC dump. Take Activision Blizzard ...

Ralph Lauren celebrates more than July 4th…
July 3, 2012—You may not know it, but Ralph Lauren, founder of Ralph Lauren Corp. (RL), designs more than just clothes, towels, and bed linens. He also created an entire line of dishes and barware suitable for grand parties, which is handy, ...

Moseying to compliance: Nasdaq’s 348-day cure…
June 25, 2012—The exchanges make a big deal out of the rules they impose on their listed companies, and there are certainly plenty of hoops for companies to jump through. But sometimes, we have to wonder how much anyone is actually thinking about them.

Valuable lessons at ValueX in Vail…
June 22, 2012—For the past three days (and often late into the night), I've been in Vail surrounded by a bunch of smart men (it's been a bit of a running joke that I'm the only female participant) enjoying the mountain air and ...

Diamond-studded golden years at McKesson…
June 19, 2012—There's a lot of concern these days about something called retirement security -- the risk that millions of Americans will have too little saved up as they grow too old to work, leaving them dependent on Social Security (about half of retirees ...

Aloha, Salesforce.com! Mahalo for the bonuses…
June 12, 2012—The love affair between Salesforce.com (CRM) and Hawaii is pretty well documented. Its sales meetings there are the stuff of legend -- CNNMoney noted a custom-built Tiffany's store at one shindig, along with an appearance by Miss Hawaii -- and ...

EA execs level up on pay…
June 11, 2012—A few months ago, Michelle wrote a post about Barry Cottle, an executive at Electronic Arts, Inc. (EA) who jumped ship and fled to Zynga, Inc. (ZNGA), where he got a bundle of stock, salary, and bonuses worth about $30 ...

Sara Lee’s executive carousel…
June 4, 2012—Late last week, Sara Lee Corp. (SLE) dished up the plan to spin off its international coffee and tea business. After that, the coffee and tea business will merge and become part of a subsidiary of D.E Master Blenders. There are ...