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Yahoo's Problem? A Massive Lack of Leadership at the Top

John Mattone | Posted 03.28.2016 | Business
John Mattone

An activist investor group called Starboard Value said in a letter to other Yahoo shareholders last week that it wants a new group of people to oversee a "turnaround plan, separation, or sale of assets."

Who Should Call the Plays at Yahoo!?

Lance Salyers | Posted 03.28.2016 | Business
Lance Salyers

color me extremely skeptical that the coup being instituted by the spreadsheet jockeys at a New York investment firm will cure what ails Yahoo!.

REPORT: Hedge Fund To Launch Proxy Fight To Remove Yahoo's Entire Board

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 03.24.2016 | Technology

Activist hedge fund Starboard Value LP, which is leading an investor revolt against Yahoo Inc's management team, is seeking to remove the entire board...

Staples, Office Depot Reportedly In Advanced Merger Talks

Reuters | Posted 04.04.2015 | Business

Feb 3 (Reuters) - Office-supply chains Staples Inc and Office Depot Inc are in advanced talks to merge, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing pe...

FCC v. Redskins, Olive Garden Shake Up and a House Full of Spiders! (VIDEO)

Dan McDermott | Posted 12.12.2014 | DC
Dan McDermott

The Federal Communications Commission is weighing a petition to ban the use of the name "Redskins" on broadcast outlets.

Major Shakeup At Olive Garden

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 10.10.2014 | Business

There may soon be salt in the pasta water at Olive Garden. In a rare move, shareholders at Darden, the parent company of Olive Garden, Capital Gri...

The Real Olive Garden Scandal Isn't About Salting The Water

Salon | Posted 09.17.2014 | Business

Last week, you may have noticed a kooky story about a hedge fund named Starboard Value chastising Olive Garden for handing out too many unlimited brea...

Olive Garden Defends Unlimited Breadsticks, Because 'Italian Generosity'

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 09.15.2014 | Business

Olive Garden has issued a strongly worded defense of its unlimited salad and breadsticks on Monday, because it had to. In a 24-slide presentation p...

Why the Activist Investors in Yahoo! and Chesapeake Travel in Packs

Penny Herscher | Posted 08.13.2012 | Business
Penny Herscher

The answer lies in how inefficient and/or difficult it is to be alone and an outlier on a board. Boards aim to be collegiate, making sure diverse opinions are aired while also providing good financial oversight of the company.