This is what corporate boards actually do

Jan 8, 2018
A CEO's job is pretty clear ... but what does a corporate board do?
Businessmen and shoppers walk along Madison Avenue, one of Manhattan's premier shopping and residential streets on Nov. 1, 2011 in New York City. 
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Why Bill Ackman sees activist investing as a moral crusade

For the Pershing Square Capital Management CEO, activist investing is just as much a moral calling as it is a lucrative one
Bill Ackman attends the Hamptons International Film Festival SummerDocs Series screening of 'Betting On Zero' at Guild Hall on August 6, 2016 in East Hampton, New York.
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Bill Ackman's billion-dollar bet against Herbalife

Mar 16, 2017
'Betting on Zero' documents the not-so-simple story of Ackman's attempts to short the nutrition company's stock.
The documentary film “Betting on Zero” chronicles investor Bill Ackman’s billion-dollar bet against the nutrition and weight management company Herbalife.
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Activist investor may trim fat at Oreo maker

Aug 6, 2015
Bill Ackman's hedge fund has bought a $5.5 billion stake in food giant Mondelez.

Activist investors help shareholders, right?

Apr 22, 2014
A new study says activist investors generated 48 percent average gain for companies they targeted.

A week of good and bad for activist investors

Aug 15, 2013
It’s been a big week for activist investors -- with Bill Ackman resigning from J.C. Penney’s board and Carl Icahn taking a big stake in Apple.

Ackman out at JCPenney, Icahn investing in Apple?

Aug 13, 2013
It's been a busy day for some activist investors.

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