Money Talking

Shareholder Activism Run Amok

Friday, August 16, 2013

It's been a week of ups and downs for shareholder activists — powerful investors who buy up stock in companies to shake them up and get the stock price moving. 


The Takeaway

British Shareholders Gain More Control

Thursday, June 21, 2012

In Britain, shareholders are rising up with fighting words in what some are calling the "shareholder spring." Though they might have made their voices heard, much of the time these shareholders' votes on issues like executive pay don't actually matter. But now, the nonbinding nature of these votes might be changing in the United Kingdom.


The Brian Lehrer Show

Shareholders, Corporate Political Donations, and Transparency

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

It's corporate shareholder meeting season, and many groups are calling for more transparency when it comes to corporate political donations.  Thomas DiNapoli, New York State Comptroller, joins us to discuss the issue. Are you a shareholder? What do you want to know about a company's political spending? Let us know!

Comments [3]

The Takeaway

The Power Behind the Murdoch Family's Shareholding Clout

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Yesterday, News Corp. shares rose 6 percent after reports circulated that some of the company's board members want to replace Rupert Murdoch with Charles "Chase" Carey, president, COO, and deputy chairman of the company. Murdoch would still remain chairman, though, which begs the question: would a new CEO bring about change in the way that News Corp. is governed?