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Lynne Peeples

Industry Is Still Making Toxic Lead Paint, And Feds Seem Cool With It | Lynne Peeples | Posted 05.13.2015 | Green

One of the world's largest paint manufacturers continues to add a toxic heavy metal to products it sells outside the U.S., mostly in poor countries, d...

The DuPont Proxy Contest Is a Battle for the Soul of American Capitalism

Bill George | Posted 05.11.2016 | Business
Bill George

The DuPont proxy vote is a part of a battle for the soul of corporate America. The venerable Martin Lipton, quoted in Nocera's column, has it right: this form of shareholder value is "a disaster for the country."

Sharknado and the Tide of Activist Investors

Jeffrey Sonnenfeld | Posted 09.22.2013 | Business
Jeffrey Sonnenfeld

Moving from beaches to boardrooms another form of sharks are the prominent, often successful financial sharks of forty years ago -- now recast as activist investors.

Dell Game: Why Carl Icahn's Activism Is Bad for the Company

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 08.20.2013 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

Carl Icahn, relentless corporate raider, is back again and with a proposal that could put computer maker Dell on the road to becoming another Blockbuster or TWA.

Upset that Jamie Dimon Won? Think Again About the Separation of Powers

Selina Wang | Posted 07.23.2013 | College
Selina Wang

The solution to corporate governance is much more nuanced than what activist shareholders think. In the long run, taking away Dimon's title as chairman may have been counterproductive. Still the most popular executive in the banking industry, Dimon is here to stay.

Paul Blumenthal

Shareholders Press For Companies' Political Secrets | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's spring again and with that comes another season of corporate shareholder meetings and the filing of resolutions looking to change t...

Mandate Transparency on the Anniversary

Lisa Gilbert | Posted 03.19.2012 | Politics
Lisa Gilbert

If you're not a campaign finance wonk, then you may not have noted that a significant anniversary will arrive on this weekend on January 21st.

Celebrating A Legacy And Renewing A Promise

Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI | Posted 12.10.2011 | Religion
Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI

The combination of ICCR's commitment to respond to injustices and to hold corporations accountable to the social contract that is part of their charter makes them ever attuned to the responsibility of corporations.

Conservatives: Do the Right Thing on Proxy Rules!

Marty Robins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marty Robins

I'm a conservative because I feel that it is best when government gets out of the way. But when I read about the legal challenge to the new SEC proxy access rules, I wonder about the motives of my fellow conservatives.

Wall Street Journal Picks Up Chevron Protest Story & Pivots

Antonia Juhasz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Antonia Juhasz

Earlier today, MarketWatch ran a story about my and four others' arrests at Chevron's annual shareholder meeting in Houston on May 25, 2010. The arti...

Coloradans Challenging Wall Street on Main Street This Week

T.A. Taylor-Hunt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
T.A. Taylor-Hunt

The sidewalk outside the Wells Fargo Bank office at 17th & Broadway in Denver will host two Main Street actions in support of strong financial reform legislation in the U.S. Senate.

30 Million WellPoint Shares Voted: Return to Non-Profit!

Rob Stone M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rob Stone M.D.

The SEC has proposed a new regulation that would allow shareholders to directly nominate corporate board members called "Proxy Access." If this goes into effect this fall as expected, I intend to run for the WellPoint board.

Politically Driven Union Activism Hurts Shareholders

Tom Donohue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tom Donohue

Rewarding activist investors at the expense of average shareholders does not move governance of our markets in the right direction.

Icahn Blows Off Yahoo Annual Board Meeting

Epicenter | John C. Abell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

"I will not be attending." It isn't exactly "Nuts" or "I shall return" but with that dramatic declaration Carl Icahn begins a highly quotable blog po...

On Carl Icahn's Settlement -- And New Responsibilities -- With Yahoo

Alan Patricof | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan Patricof

The most constructive part of the settlement is the requirement that Icahn Enterprises maintain holdings of at least 30 million shares in order to retain the board seat.

Yahoo Points Out That Carl Icahn's Record Stinks

Silicon Alley Insider | Peter Kafka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Don't know why it took this long, but Jerry Yang and company are finally launching a media blitz, one that we think is doing an effective job of makin...