Topic: Friday Night Dump

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Lightning strikes twice for Fortress ex-CEO Mudd…
February 29, 2012—The last time Daniel Mudd left a high-profile job (Fannie Mae, back in 2008), he walked away with a separation payment worth more than $9 million. Now, less than four years later, it seems that lightning has struck again, with Mudd's ...

Of proxy fights and raises at AOL…
February 28, 2012—When it comes to reading filings, it's easy to get immersed in the details. Sometimes you get a better picture, and a more entertaining one, by taking a step back. That's the case with AOL (AOL), which is facing a feisty ...

Netflix talks about repairing its brand…
February 13, 2012—Regular readers of footnoted know that we often joke about the Friday night dump -- that 90 minute window on Friday evenings between the time that markets close and the time that the SEC stops accepting all but insider-trading related filings at ...

Has HP learned a lesson about time and money?…
February 6, 2012—After Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) filed its proxy on Friday, news organizations from coast to coast published articles about the compensation that CEO Meg Whitman and the other top executives received last year (see here and here). Each ...

Fearing unfounded rumors: Jefferies isn’t alone…
January 31, 2012—Are unfounded rumors getting worse, or are companies just more inclined to blame them for their woes? We began to wonder about this after reading a new risk-factor disclosure from Jefferies Group (JEF), included in the 10-K the company ...

Wal-Mart puts those pinched pennies to use…
January 30, 2012—Die-hard fans of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) may still be reeling from last Friday's news that the retail giant is moving its iconic greeters to further inside the store, where they can help customers or direct them to shorter check-out lines ...

Nice (part-time) work if you can get it…
January 26, 2012—Unemployment is still high, at 8.5%, and underemployment is rife: Plenty of people are working part-time when they'd rather have full-time jobs. Then there are the part-time jobs pretty much anyone would love to have: corporate directorships. ...

And discount American Eagle clothing, too…
January 24, 2012—Correction: The headline on an early version of this post incorrectly said O'Donnell would get "free" clothing instead of discounted clothing. My apologies for the error. American Eagle Outfitters (AEO) describes itself as offering "high-quality, on-trend clothing, accessories and ...

A farewell package from Kimco Realty…
January 23, 2012—Executives leave companies for all kinds of reasons, but we always arch a collective eyebrow when the departure is announced suddenly, without much (or any) explanation, and it involves millions of dollars. Such is the case of Barbara M. ...

Your teeth: A goldmine for Sirona Dental execs…
January 19, 2012—It turns out that running a dental supply company has a lot in common with your average dental visit -- but we don't mean the pain, the fear, or, most especially, the whopping bill that insurance only partly covers. No, we're ...