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    Boardroom News
    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.

    Pepsi CEO: CFOs Need Non-Traditional Skills to Move Up
    June 19, 2014

    CEOs to take responsibility for developing CFOs with higher aspirations.

    Fed Keeps Rates Unchanged, Sees Eventual Rise
    June 19, 2014

    Federal Reserver officials see eventual interest rate rise in 2015 and 2016.

    American Apparel to Terminate Founder Charney as CEO
    June 19, 2014

    Allegations of misconduct led to Charney's dismissal.

    CEOs Dial Back Business Investment
    June 18, 2014

    Survey shows that CEOs are dialing back spending in response to the expiration of tax breaks.

    Corporate Sustainability: What Matters?
    June 18, 2014

    Study says that "disclosure overload" in sustainability reports is becoming increasingly overwhelming.

    Access Is Not Enough for Board Oversight of Compliance
    June 18, 2014

    Public policy director says board reporting should be more substantive.

    McKesson to Offer Investors More Power to Oust Directors
    June 18, 2014

    McKesson plans to grant investors "proxy access," allowing them to contribute board candidates on company ballots.

    DuPont’s CFO Says U.S. Should Aim for Corporate Tax Rate in ‘Low 20s’
    June 18, 2014

    Nick Fanandakis says a low tax rate will give the United States a competitive edge.

    Board Directors Flex Their Muscles
    June 18, 2014

    Corporate board members are increasingly more willing to challenge management.