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Medtronics __£Home Sweet (Relocation Bonus) Home__ã__»

Medtronic, Inc. filed its proxy late last week, and we found the high-dollar salaries one might expect at such a high-profile company: Chairman/CEO William Hawkins got a total compensation package of more than $9.6 million, for example. But was another interesting section as well. It seems that the company required Christopher O—Connell to move from […]

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NetApp “Sky High” in More Ways Than One…

On July 12, NetApp, Inc. (NTAP) announced an —enhanced integration with Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) that will help small- and medium-size businesses afford —enterprise-class data protection solutions offered by cloud service providers. In other words, cloud computing used to be too expensive for a lot of companies; now they might be able to afford it. But […]

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Compensation “clicks” for Logitech’s executives…

Logitech International, which makes all kinds of fancy computer mice and other gizmos, bills itself as —a world leader in products that connect people to the digital experiences they care about. With dual locations in Switzerland and Fremont, Calif., the stock trades on both the Swiss Exchange (LOGN) and on Nasdaq (LOGI). Logitech plans to […]

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Its a Bird! Its a Plane! Its Time Warners 8-K!__»

Time Warner, Inc. (TWX) filed a short 8-K July 7 that had a couple of interesting sections. First was a disclosure that the company had recast some 2008 and 2009 consolidated financial statements —to reflect the retrospective adoption of amendments to accounting guidance…. The more interesting disclosure involves DC Comics (owned by Time Warner, Inc.), […]

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La-Z-Boy’s cushy compensation decisions…

Much like the ubiquitous recliner itself, La-Z-Boy Inc.’s stock (LZB) has been rocking back and forth lately. But when we read the proxy that it filed July 6, we found our interest most piqued by some executive compensation changes. The filing noted that, in the wake of 2008’s economic meltdown, La-Z-Boy’s executives did not get […]