Topic: Friday Night Dump

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Aon’s ex-pat games: London on $1,537 a day…
January 17, 2012—Aon Corp. (AON), the big insurance brokerage based in Chicago, made a splash in that city recently with the announcement that it would move its global headquarters to London. Moving the HQ means moving the top brass as well, and that's ...

Another year, another 659,210 filings…
January 6, 2012—In the political world, it's primary season, which means a lot of tallying and number-crunching, starting with Tuesday's squeaker in Iowa. Here at footnoted, with 2011 safely behind us, we're doing the same, stepping back and looking at the filing landscape from last year with the help of our friends and coworkers at ...

Walgreens pays a visit to the pre-holiday dump…
January 3, 2012—We were actually surprised that last week didn't prove to be as much of a dumping ground as we would have expected. Friday, in particular, was unusually slow for a pre-holiday Friday. Still, while there wasn't an avalanche, there were a few ...

And the “winner” of the worst footnote of 2011 is…
December 30, 2011—For the past two weeks, we've been asking footnoted readers to vote for the best disclosure of 2011. There were a lot of good ones this year, though of course when we say good, or best, we really mean bad or worst.

In (more) responsive hands at Allstate…
December 29, 2011—We periodically razz companies that thumb their noses at investors' wishes: In some cases they keep directors around despite resounding no-confidence votes from shareholders. In others they seemingly ignore it when a sizable minority of their stockholders votes against the board's recommendations ...

Changes in 2012 for Cracker Barrel’s legal eagle…
December 28, 2011—Add N.B. Forrest Shoaf to the long list of executives who are declaring "Out with the old... In with the new" at the end of this week. Shoaf, the Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary of Cracker ...

No iPad for Xmas?
December 27, 2011—For those who found an iPad or some other cool electronic device waiting for them under the Christmas tree, congratulations! We hope you get a lot of joy and use out of the new device. Of course, as we first

Holiday greetings from team footnoted!
December 23, 2011—Every day that the SEC is open, the folks here at footnoted trawl through Edgar (well, actually 10KWizard, which is now known as Morningstar Document Research) to find the nuggets, pearls, giant stinking piles of poop, and, yes, some rare ...

Laying it on thick at athenahealth…
December 22, 2011—The last time we checked in on Athenahealth (ATHN), the healthcare-IT outfit, they were paying $7.7 million to buy a 396-acre resort on the coast of Maine, as Michelle footnoted in June. So when ...

Better than government work for Scowcroft…
December 21, 2011—The tradition of government officials leaving jobs and parlaying their knowledge and contacts into real wealth from the business world is so old that there are probably hieroglyphs illustrating the point. But just how lucrative those opportunities can be might ...