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Month: December 2021

SEC Proposes Stricter Rules on 10b5-1 Plans and Stock Buybacks

Back in August, we told you about the unvarnished disdain Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Gary Gensler showed for so-called 10b5-1 plans. These plans enable corporate executives to create schedules for trading stocks in the future....

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Influential Investors Speak Up About ESG Laggards

The world’s largest owner of publicly traded stocks has issued a dire warning for companies that aren’t up to speed with their environmental, social and governance programs. In a recent interview with Bloomberg, executives at Norges Bank In...

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Baristas of the World, Unite?

A Starbucks coffee shop in Buffalo, New York, seems like an unlikely place for a labor movement to start. However, many observers think a vote by store employees to unionize is a sign of more to come. We wrote last month about the growing m...

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What Does Gary Gensler Have Against SPACs?

The growth of special-purpose acquisition companies – commonly known as SPACs – represents one of the investing world’s biggest stories in recent years. According to Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Gary Gensler, initial public offe...

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What’s With All the Corporate Breakups?

The rationale behind many corporate mergers relies on the idea that “bigger is better” in business. By combining into one enterprise, companies can trim away redundancies in their operations to work more efficiently. If successful, the resu...

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