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McDonald's first turnaround steps aren't about food

May 4, 2015
The company plans to cut costs, boost revenue, buy back its own shares.
Posted In: McDonald's, consumer, shareholders
The General Motors logo is displayed at Boardwalk Chevrolet in Redwood City, California.

The 'good news, bad news' behind stock buybacks

Mar 9, 2015
Following investor pressure, GM says it will return $10 billion to shareholders
Posted In: GM, shareholders, hedge funds
A raise in wages incur costs to Walmart shareholders.

Wal-Mart's wage increase isn't only for good PR

Feb 19, 2015
Higher wages means rising costs. How will shareholders react to this new paradigm?
Posted In: Walmart, shareholders, minimum wage, pay
A manipulated image of an Office Depot storefront shows one version of the future if a $6.3 billion deal with Staples is approved.

Why Staples may be allowed to buy Office Depot

Feb 4, 2015
Aided by a changing competitive landscape, $6.3 billion deal could be approved.
Posted In: staples, office depot, shareholders

How to change company boards: the Stringer solution

Nov 7, 2014
New York Comptroller Scott Stringer is teaming up with institutional investors to lobby 75 companies to allow shareholders to nominate directors for election to their boards. This is a bold move to make boards more accountable, and it’s supported by some heavyweight investors.
Posted In: scott stringer, comptroller, shareholders, accountability
So many clocks, so little time.

Who shares the growing productivity pie?

Nov 6, 2014
Productivity is up, but how are employers and workers sharing the gains?
Posted In: productivity, economic pie, companies, shareholders, workers, employee benefits
Olive Garden

Writing a recipe for change at Olive Garden

Sep 12, 2014
The activist hedge fund eyeing Darden's board suggests adding salt to pasta water.
Posted In: Olive Garden, Darden, shareholders

The problem with focusing on shareholder value

Jun 11, 2013
It's standard practice in today's business world that the focus should be on increasing value to shareholders. But it hasn't always been that way.
Posted In: shareholders, Earnings

Allan Sloan: Why I voted to keep Jamie Dimon as Chairman and CEO

May 22, 2013
Allan Sloan, senior editor at large for Fortune magazine, explains why he voted to allow Jamie Dimon to keep his dual role as CEO and Chairman of JPMorgan Chase.
Posted In: JPMorgan, Jamie Dimon, shareholders, ceo

Dimon keeps dual role, but JPMorgan shareholder vote a 'wake-up call' to management

May 21, 2013
Mike Mayo, banking analyst with CLSA, joined Marketplace Morning Report prior to today's shareholder meeting to discuss.
Posted In: JP Morgan, Jamie Dimon, ceo, banking, shareholders

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