What a Facebook breakup would mean for investors

What a Facebook breakup would mean for investorsThe next 10 years could look vastly different for Facebook than the past decade if lawmakers get their way.



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Why Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' departure would be bad news for investors

Why Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' departure would be bad news for investorsAmazon founder Jeff Bezos should start thinking about articulating to investors his succession plan.



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Amazon investors to vote on selling facial recognition to police amid widespread backlash

Amazon investors to vote on selling facial recognition to police amid widespread backlashAmazon investors are expected to vote on a measure calling for the company to halt sales of its facial recognition technology to police during its investors day on May 22.



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Milly Talking to Would-be Investors

Milly is checking its options.
The contemporary brand is said to be struggling with a cash crunch and slower sales and is in talks with multiple potential investors, according to several sources.
One source familiar with the process said at least one of the buyers was “nontraditional.” That’s in keeping with general trends in the dealmaking market, where many of the usual buyers for fashion brands have been burned by deals in the past and are steering clear of them or being very choosy.
It’s an opportunity that’s brought some new names to the sector, for instance, Mudrick Capital Management, a distressed-debt specialist that last year took a stake in Proenza Schouler.
Milly was founded by creative director Michelle Smith and her husband and brand president Andrew Oshrin in 2001. But the two are now said to be in the midst of a divorce, complicating the picture at the company.
There have been several warning signs from the company this year.
Milly opted not to stage a runway show during New York Fashion Week in February. It was also sued in New York state court last month by public relations and marketing specialist HL Group, which claimed it was owed $ 113,000 in retainer and consulting fees

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Billy Reid on a Growth Spurt as New Investors Come on Board

NEW YORK — It’s a new day at Billy Reid.
The Alabama-based designer recently sold a minority stake in his business and with that financial cushion is working with a new team to grow the brand to what he believes can be its full potential.
In addition to Joel Anderson, an Alabama businessman who has been a partner for close to a decade, the Kemmons Wilson Companies, a Memphis-based investment firm operated by the descendants of the founder of the Holiday Inn chain, recently invested as well. Kemmons Wilson also holds stakes in the Memphis Grizzlies NBA team, the Wiseacre Brewing Co., Central BBQ, Active Implants and businesses in the hospitality and insurance fields. It purchased an undisclosed percentage of the Billy Reid brand last year.
The latest company to provide funding is The Balvenie, Scotland’s premier single malt Scotch whisky. The deal, which is for one year but may be extended, will find Balvenie spirits being featured at Billy Reid’s 12 retail stores. It will sponsor his 11th annual Shindig festival in Alabama in August and host a series of in-store events in several stores.
Like many independent designer labels, Reid has struggled to find the cash to sustain and expand his business. Reid

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Investors Scale Back Inflation Bets, Signaling Doubts About Growth

Bets on a pickup in inflation are falling out of favor, underscoring investors’ skepticism that the U.S. economy will be able to turn stronger after a soft start to the year.
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This is what may be spooking investors in Google's earnings

This is what may be spooking investors in Google's earningsMajor spending by Alphabet could be the reason investors are spooked about the company's latest earnings.



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The one bright spot in Apple’s dramatic letter to investors

The one bright spot in Apple’s dramatic letter to investorsApple's earnings preview has investors on edge, but there's a bright spot that could become the company's crown jewel.



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Tech Rally Fractures as Investors Cool on Chinese Firms

One of last year’s most profitable trades is breaking apart, thwarting expectations for global investors betting on a handful of U.S. and Chinese technology titans’ enduring dominance.
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Amazon’s No Bargain. Here’s Why Investors Keep Buying

Shares of companies like Amazon.com, Netflix and Salesforce.com have surged this year, driving the stock market higher but also pushing valuations to what some investors consider worrisome levels.
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Why investors should look beyond Apple's iPhone sales

Why investors should look beyond Apple's iPhone salesApple's iPhone is still the driving force behind the company's growth, but services are its future.



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Investors Step Back From Social-Media Highfliers

Shares of Twitter and Facebook endured a surprise rout this week, as investors were rattled by signs that users are souring on the social-media stalwarts.
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Investors Step Back From Social-Media Highfliers

Shares of Twitter and Facebook endured a surprise rout this week, as investors were rattled by signs that users are souring on the social-media stalwarts.
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Nintendo Reassures Investors That Its 2018 Lineup Hasn’t Been Fully Revealed

Looks like Nintendo has more tricks up its sleeve for 2018.

At its most recent general meeting of shareholders former President Tatsumi Kimishima revealed that Nintendo had unannounced “products” in the pipeline that the company plans to release before the end of this year’s holiday season. As translated by DualShockers, Kimishima said that it’s not yet time to announce the full lineup.

Kimishima offered reassurances to shareholders, who had grown wary after Nintendo’s somewhat lackluster E3 announcements caused the company’s stock to sink.

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Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes and Her Ex-No. 2 Charged With Defrauding Investors

Federal prosecutors filed criminal charges against Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes and Ramesh Balwani, the blood-testing company’s former No. 2 executive, alleging that they defrauded investors out of hundreds of millions of dollars and defrauded doctors and patients.
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Facebook investors grill Zuckerberg: 'Emulate George Washington, not Vladimir Putin'

Facebook investors grill Zuckerberg: 'Emulate George Washington, not Vladimir Putin'Facebook’s shareholder meeting on Thursday was a heated affair, as investors vented their frustrations over the social network’s handling of recent scandals.



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Chinese Investors Continue Hot Pursuit of European Brands

CHINA CLUB: The march of the big-ticket Chinese investor continues. Having just announced plans to buy Bally for an undisclosed price, Shandong Ruyi may have another European acquisition it its sights: Arcadia Group.
The Chinese textile giant that controls SMCP and Hong Kong’s Trinity Group is said to be eyeing Arcadia, parent of Topshop and Topman, according to a report in The Sunday Times of London, which a Shandong spokesperson later denied. “This is not the case and needs to be clarified,” the spokesperson told WWD on Monday.
The report said Shandong could buy all or part of Arcadia, which also owns high-street retailers such as Burton, Miss Selfridge and Evans. The sale of the Topshop and Topman properties could prove trickier as Leonard Green & Partners holds a 25 percent stake in those businesses. LGP purchased the stake in 2012 in a deal that valued the retailers at 2 billion pounds.
An Arcadia spokesman could not be reached for comment on Sunday, and industry sources have dismissed the report, which appeared in the paper’s business section. It would not be unusual for the aggressive Shandong to be looking at any number of Western companies, given its recent buying spree.
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Vice Just Had a Big Revenue Miss, and Investors Are Getting Antsy

Vice Media is facing uncertainty in its executive ranks at a pivotal moment, as the digital media company tries to rebound from a substantial revenue miss last year and fend off shareholders pressing for an exit.
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Airbnb CFO Quit After He​Didn’t Get Strategy Role, and Some Investors Have Questions

Airbnb Inc.’s finance chief, Laurence Tosi, left the home-sharing company after being passed over for a senior strategic role and disagreeing with chief executive Brian Chesky about timing of an IPO.
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Outcome Health’s Investors Receive Subpoenas From DOJ

Investors in the prominent Chicago advertising startup said in a court filing that they were receiving subpoenas from the Justice Department to aid in a fraud investigation into the company.
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GE Dividend In Focus as Investors Await New Strategy

Investors and analysts are bracing themselves for a broad rethinking of how GE operates, including shedding business units, a dividend cut, and layoffs among GE’s nearly 300,000-person workforce.
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Samsung Investors Expect Strong Earnings—and Answers

Samsung Electronics is expected to deliver all-time high quarterly profits on Tuesday, but investors are anxious amid a crisis in the company’s senior leadership ranks and no clear path to future growth.
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Samsung Investors Expect Strong Earnings—and Answers

Samsung Electronics is expected to deliver all-time high quarterly profits next week, but investors are anxious amid a crisis in the company’s senior leadership ranks and no clear path to future growth.
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Samsung Investors Await Note 8 Launch and Scandal Verdict

For Samsung Electronics, the launch this week of a new smartphone and a court ruling for its detained de facto leader may offer closure and clarity for a company rocked by two scandals over the past year.
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Group of Uber Investors Pushes Back Against Benchmark Capital

A legal feud between Uber Technologies’s co-founder and one of its biggest investors spiraled into a broader battle among shareholders that threatens to throw the world’s most highly valued startup into further turmoil.
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Group of Uber Investors Pushes Back Against Benchmark Capital

A legal feud between Uber Technologies’s co-founder and one of its biggest investors spiraled into a broader battle among shareholders that threatens to throw the world’s most highly valued startup into further turmoil.
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Clariant, Huntsman Deal Under Threat From Activist Investors

Clariant’s bid to create a $ 14 billion chemicals giant through a merger with U.S.-based Huntsman has come under attack from a group of the Swiss company’s largest shareholders who are pushing to derail the transaction.
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Oil Company Wins Over Investors by Promising to Stop Looking for Oil

Shares of Suncor Energy, Canada’s largest crude producer, have outperformed every major North American competitor’s as it pledges not to invest in the oil sands in the ‘foreseeable future.’
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Snapchat Investors Found Their Golden Goose in a Field of Turkeys

Startups littering the social-media field, from Friendster and Myspace to Secret and Bebo, helped make shares in Snap Inc. seem so alluring.
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Snap IPO Will Mint Fortunes for Founders, Two Big Investors

Benchmark and Lightspeed Venture Partners, the largest outside investors in Snap—which filed public IPO papers Thursday—hold stakes worth an estimated $ 2.1 billion and $ 1.4 billion, respectively.
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Railroad Maverick Buoys CSX Investors

Hunter Harrison has spent several years trying to assemble a transcontinental railroad empire. This week the 72-year-old maverick set aside that pursuit but not his desire to run one of America’s biggest railroads.
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For Early ‘Jersey Boys’ Investors, Oh, What a Run

About three out of four Broadway shows lose money. But not “Jersey Boys.” Here’s how a group of unlikely investors helped make the show a global hit.
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Investors give thumbs down to Super Mario app

Nintendo shares have tumbled after investors gave the thumbs down to its new Super Mario app.
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Samsung Tries to Appease Investors But Delays Big Changes

Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong is betting that more dividend increases and a new independent director will buy time as calls grow for a restructuring of South Korea’s biggest conglomerate.
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United Continental Investors Hope Their Airline Closes the Gap

Scott Kirby can be a whiz with airline numbers, and that is just what United Continental Holdings Inc. shareholders are craving as the U.S.’s third-largest carrier prepares for its first investor day in two years on Tuesday.
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Palantir, Investors Spar Over How to Cash In

Palantir Technologies is one of the world’s most valuable private companies but has no interest in going public. Some of its earliest investors, employees and even Palantir co-founders are trying to cash in anyway.
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