Topic: Friday Night Dump

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Not pinching pennies at Dollar Financial…
September 12, 2011—Note: We’ve corrected an error in the post; see below for details. Occasionally we come across executive pay arrangements that are so jaw-dropping, we’re almost at a loss for words. Almost — as it turns out, we can come up with a choice few for Jeffrey A. Weiss, chief executive of DFC Global (DLLR), the […]

The footnoted jobs program…
September 9, 2011—We try to stay away from politics for the most part, though of course that’s often difficult given that the SEC’s commissioners are appointed by the President and its budget is dictated by Congress. But we couldn’t help ourselves after catching a line in President Obama’s jobs speech (PDF) last night. In fact, we even […]

Saying farewell the Yahoo (and BofA) way…
September 7, 2011—And bang — the doldrums of August are suddenly behind us. Yesterday late afternoon saw the dramatic news of Carol Bartz’s ouster as chief of Yahoo (YHOO), even as a couple of top executives at Bank of America (BAC) were shown the door. (To say nothing of the SEC backing down on proxy access, and […]

Look what you tracked onto the corporate carpet…
September 1, 2011—August is the deadest month, at least when it comes to corporate disclosures.* The tripwires that send us hundreds of alerts an hour at peak season are mostly silent (though we expect this week’s Friday-night dump to bustle). To put things in perspective, companies filed 213 Form 8-Ks on Wednesday, compared to 326 on May […]

Warner Chilcott Dispenses Healthy Retirement Pay…
August 29, 2011—The dream of retiring at the end of a long career keeps many people chugging along… enabling them to put up with congested highways and crowded public transportation… making it possible for them to sit through endless meetings. But for some lucky people, retirement comes early enough that there is still time to start an […]

Will Steve Jobs depart empty-handed?
August 25, 2011—We’ve got a soft spot for Apple (AAPL) here at footnoted — the very first blog post Michelle wrote for the blog, almost exactly eight years ago, was about option exchange programs at Apple and other companies. So last night’s news that Steve Jobs was stepping down, for good, as chief executive of Apple, to […]

Will Steve Jobs depart empty-handed?
August 25, 2011—We’ve got a soft spot for Apple (AAPL) here at footnoted — the very first blog post Michelle wrote for the blog, almost exactly eight years ago, was about option exchange programs at Apple and other companies. So last night’s news that Steve Jobs was stepping down, for good, as chief executive of Apple, to […]

Golf and flight at Worthington Industries…
August 23, 2011—Certain industries have a reputation for being at least a little stodgy — steelmaking and metal manufacturing, for example. Others, like golf, have a certain pizzazz to them — and, like the airline business, can even keep the allure despite decades of rocky results. So who could blame a steel-company chief from trying to marry […]

Sweet transition for Smucker scion…
August 22, 2011—Last week, Timothy P. Smucker gave up his title as co-Chief Executive officer of the J. M. Smucker Company (SJM). The move – which the company announced in early March – comes at a time when the company is trying to win back customers who balked at price increases driven by inflation in commodity prices. […]

Piecing together a revolving door at Red Robin…
August 17, 2011—Restaurant chain Red Robin (RRGB) is known for its claim to be the Gourmet Burger expert since 1969. But lately they seem to be a revolving door when it comes to several top management spots. Back on June 29, the company announced that both its CFO, Katie Scherping, and its Chief Marketing Officer, Susan Lintonsmith, […]