Qualcomm Incorporated today announced that Dr. Paul Jacobs will not be re-nominated to the Qualcomm Board of Directors at Qualcomm’s Annual Meeting of Stockholders on March 23, 2018. The Board reached that decision following his notification to the Board that he has decided to explore the possibility of making a proposal to acquire Qualcomm. Following the withdrawal of Broadcom’s takeover proposal, Qualcomm is focused on executing its business plan and maximizing value for shareholders as an independent company. Dr. Jacobs has been a valued employee and director of Qualcomm since 1990, rising to the level of Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board, and he has been one of the great innovators in our industry.
By Rajesh Kumar Singh CHICAGO (Reuters) - Caterpillar Inc will close two facilities in Texas and Panama and is also considering shutting its engine manufacturing plant in Illinois as part of a strategy to boost profitability and better handle business cycles, but the move could cut 880 jobs. The plant closures, which were announced internally over the past two months, were confirmed to Reuters by a company spokeswoman on Friday.
Stormy Daniels may face more than $20 million in damages for violating a "hush agreement" that requires her to remain silent about an affair she alleges she had with President Donald Trump in 2006 and 2007. The potential damages against Daniels, an actress in adult films whose real name is Stephanie Cliffords, were disclosed Friday in a filing in federal court in Los Angeles by Essential Consultants LLC, an entity that was set up by Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, in 2016 to pay her $130,000 in exchange for her silence. The company moved the lawsuit, filed by Daniels last week in California state court against Trump, to federal court, saying that neither Daniels, Trump nor the LLC are
CNBC’s Sharon Epperson speaks with Diane Oakley, National Institute on Retirement Security executive director, about millennials facing problems with saving for retirement.
Long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week for the first time this year as the spring home buying season begins. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on 30-year fixed-rate mortgages slipped to 4.44 percent from 4.46 percent last week. The benchmark rate averaged 4.30 percent a year ago.
Reuters reports that Wells Fargo (WFC) is facing fresh sanctions after it tricked customers, this time in the auto sector. Regulators found that while Wells already requires its customers to have auto insurance, it was using a loophole to force more than half a million consumers who had a lapse in insurance, to double up and then made profits on those payments. Disney (DIS) is prepping for CEO Bob Iger’s retirement.
Companies from billionaire Kelcy Warren’s Energy Transfer Partners LP to pipeline giant Enterprise Products Partners LP issued a slew of statements following Thursday’s declines on Wall Street as they sought to downplay the significance of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s ruling that master-limited partnerships can no longer get credit for income taxes they don’t actually pay. The affected assets are large, interstate pipelines that, generally speaking, were built in an era of little competition in shipping America’s fossil fuels -- back when government oversight of shipping rates was essential. “The initial sell off was an overreaction that assumed all pipelines in the U.S. are FERC-regulated and that their cash flows were immediately going to fall,” said Rob Thummel, managing partner at Tortoise Capital Advisors.
Former gambling mogul Steve Wynn and his ex-wife Elaine settled a six-year-long dispute over who controls their shares in the casino company they once ran, freeing both to sell the stock. Wynn Resorts Ltd. said in a filing Thursday that the pair, who together control 21 percent of the company, have told a Las Vegas court they no longer consider a 2010 stockholder agreement valid. The filing also said Steve Wynn may seek to sell all or a portion of his shares.
Semiconductor giant Broadcom Ltd. (AVGO) is still on the M&A hunt after withdrawing its hostile takeover bid for Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM) in the face of opposition on national security grounds from President Trump. "We don't see this week's events putting
There are still relatively few women who are CEOs of companies in almost all industries — with one major exception. Women CEOs are leading the way in the nonprofit world and, in some areas, they outnumber male CEOs. • Women in 2015 made up 57% of the CEOs of nonprofits with an annual budget of less than $250,000, up from 53% in 2005.
On Wednesday evening, the Senate passed a bill that would roll back some banking regulations. Indirectly, the bill addresses Equifax’s historic data breach in which Social Security numbers and other personal data of 150 million people were exposed — a number that comprises well over half the U.S.’s adult population. Mark Warner (D-Virg.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) had put forth a bill in January that would hold credit reporting agencies responsible for breaches, it did not progress and Congress had failed to issue a legislative response to the Equifax breach.
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American Dairy Queen, whose Blizzard has long been one of its most popular products, sued W.B. Mason Co in federal court this week to stop the office supplies distributor from selling bottled spring water also bearing the Blizzard name. Dairy Queen's Blizzard contains soft-serve ice cream that can be blended with fruit, nuts, M&Ms, Oreos and other mix-ins. W.B. Mason has fought back, and on Thursday filed its own federal lawsuit seeking a declaration that it did not infringe any trademark belonging to Dairy Queen, owned since 1998 by Buffett's conglomerate, Berkshire Hathaway Inc .
For President Trump, quashing the deal would be a victory against nemesis CNN, which is part of Time Warner. Opening statements begin March 21 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Why is the government suing AT&T?
A senior executive said Microsoft Corp thoroughly investigates issues raised by women in the workplace and fired about 20 employees last year over complaints of sexual harassment as the company seeks to counter claims that it treats female workers unfairly. In an email to employees publicly released late on Thursday, Microsoft Chief People Officer Kathleen Hogan said Microsoft had 83 harassment complaints in 2017 out of a U.S.-based workforce of over 65,000 employees. Microsoft denies it has ever had such a policy.
Technology company Zuora released its IPO prospectus on Friday, revealing plans to trade on the public market. The cloud-computing company, which helps businesses manage subscription services, was backed by major investors like Blackrock and Benchmark. Its founder and CEO Tien Tzuo was an early Salesforce employee, and has been an outspoken advocate of subscriptions in the journalism business. It plans to list on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "ZUO." Here are stats for its most recent fiscal year, which ended January 31: - Revenue: $167.9 million, up about 49 percent from a year ago - Net loss: $47.2 million - Recurring profit margin: 28 percent - 950 customers in over 30 different
The U.S. Treasury has been stealthily weakening the dollar. It isn’t clear if it is doing so consciously, but since a weaker dollar suits Treasury leadership, there probably isn’t too much concern. The key is that the Treasury is flooding the market with short-term debt that neither domestic nor foreign investors are very interested in buying.
Andrew Liveris, the outgoing chairman of DowDuPont Inc., nearly tripled his compensation last year to $65.7 million, bolstered by payments related to Dow Chemical’s merger with DuPont Co. Liveris’ compensation included a $1.9 million salary, $4.17 million annual bonus and equity grants of $16 million, some of which are tied to total-return performance, according to a regulatory filing Friday. He also got $43 million in deferred compensation and benefit distributions related to the merger. Liveris’s 2016 compensation was $23 million. Liveris, the longtime Dow CEO, initiated merger talks days after Ed Breen was named DuPont chief executive officer in October 2015. The deal temporarily created the
Ten years ago today, JPMorgan Chase & Co. announced it would buy collapsing investment bank Bear Stearns Cos. for pennies on the dollar after a weekend of emergency talks brokered by the government to avert a financial crisis. The collapse of a bigger investment bank -- Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. -- six months later without any emergency takeover or government bailout tipped global markets into a tailspin. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. was once the global market leader in fixed-income trading, generating about twice as much revenue from that business as JPMorgan.
As the 950-ton concrete bridge section was swung into place over a highway last weekend, Florida International University officials were beaming with pride. The pedestrian bridge on the edge of the Miami-area campus was a signature achievement of the school's Accelerated Bridge Construction University Transportation Center, a research group set up with federal funding a few years ago to show how spans could be built faster and cheaper in the U.S. "FIU is about building bridges and student safety.
Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) is up around 11% since it announced earnings in February, bringing its market cap to $218 billion. Could CSCO stock be trading like a tech stock again? For most of the 2010s, Cisco has been trading like an income stock, something you buy for its dividend yield.
Goldman Sachs on Friday reported a mean gender pay gap in Britain for its international business of 55.5 percent and a mean bonus gap for the unit of 72.2 percent. Thousands of large UK employers have been ordered to disclose their gender pay gaps by April, almost 50 years on from the passage of Britain's equal pay act. Goldman Sachs said its gap reflected the fact that there were more men than women in senior positions at the firm.
By Nick Brown NEW YORK (Reuters) - The S&P 500 edged slightly lower on Thursday, in its first four-day losing streak of 2018, while global political tensions kept demand high for safe-haven government bonds on both sides of the Atlantic. It was a choppy
Walt Disney Co Chairman and Chief Executive Robert Iger stands to earn up to $423 million over four years, according to a new analysis of a compensation package rejected by shareholders, and some investors want to raise the bar on his performance targets. Disney suffered a rare rebuke from its shareholders last week when a 52 percent majority opposed the compensation of Iger and other executives in a non-binding vote that could encourage the board to tweak the pay package. ISS Analytics, the data arm of proxy advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services, estimated that if Iger hits maximum goals the package would make him the 12th-highest paid U.S. CEO on an annual basis in the past 10 years.
It has been about a month since the last earnings report for Williams Companies, Inc. WMB. Before we dive into how investors and analysts have reacted as of late, let's take a quick look at the most recent earnings report in order to get a better handle on the important catalysts. Williams Companies reported adjusted earnings from continuing operations of 20 cents per share in line with the Zacks Consensus Estimate.