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    Hachette Book Group Buys Perseus
    June 25, 2014

    Acquisition comes while Hachette still in negotiations with Amazon over pricing dispute.

    AT&T, DirecTV Say Merger Would Lower Prices
    June 25, 2014

    Critics maintain that that the proposed merger is bad for consumers, saying it would reduce competition.

    Allergan Rejects Unsolicited Exchange Offer from Valeant
    June 24, 2014

    Botox maker deems offer to acquire shares "grossly inadequate."

    Ousted Charney Seeks Shakeup at American Apparel
    June 24, 2014

    Charney says shareholders support his continued leadership of company.

    Stock Options Account for Big Paychecks for CEOs in Northwest
    June 24, 2014

    For Northwest public company CEOs, bulk of compensation comes in the form of stock.

    High Court Gives Companies More Room to Challenge Class Actions
    June 24, 2014

    Supreme Court makes a "middle-of-the-road" decision on class action suits.

    NACD Chapter’s Recent Panel Explored Governance Issues Facing Boards
    June 24, 2014

    NACD event addresses hitting earnings targets, cybersecurity, and more.

    GE Wins Alstom Energy
    June 24, 2014

    France to buy 20 percent stake.

    Housing Falters as Forecasters See U.S. Sales Dropping
    June 23, 2014

    Predictions say that annual home sales will drop for the first time in four years.

    Lululemon Founder Fights for Control
    June 23, 2014

    Founder Dennis Wilson is working to shake up the boardroom.

    Directors Told to Predict Future Under New Governance Code
    June 23, 2014

    New codes require board members to tell investors how long they think a company will remain viable.

    American Apparel Finds CEO Misused Funds; Helped Discredit Employee
    June 23, 2014

    Investigation reveals that Charney is guilty of multiple company policy violations.

    Oracle Poised to Seal $5 Billion Deal for Micros Systems
    June 23, 2014

    The takeover values the Maryland-based company at more than $67 a share.

    Buyback Binge Surges to New High
    June 20, 2014

    Cash dividends and stock buybacks top $241 billion in Q1 this year.

    Icahn Urges Family Dollar to Sell Itself
    June 20, 2014

    Activist investor calls for three of his representatives to be added to retailer's board.

    17 States Get an ‘F’ on Workplace Policies for New Parents
    June 20, 2014

    Study shows no state earned perfect marks.

    Delaware Ditches Bill to Bar ‘Loser Pays’ Corporate Bylaws
    June 20, 2014

    Tabled bill aims to require shareholders who sue and lose to then cover litigation costs.

    ‘Corporate Gadflies’ Dominate Proxy Season
    June 20, 2014

    Five investors or their families submit 33 percent of shareholder proposals, study shows.

    Drug Maker Shire Rejects Offer From AbbVie
    June 20, 2014

    Offer from Abbvie topped about $46 billion.

    New-Home Construction Slides 6.5 Percent
    June 19, 2014

    Drop in new construction exceeds the predicted 3.7 percent decline.