Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, Yale School of Management Scott Mlyn | CNBC As this year’s proxy season draws to a close, defeat after defeat for activist investors in proxy fights this year – most prominently at Disney and Norfolk Southern – raises the question: Are activist investors increasingly getting de-activated, losing their credibility and power? These self-styled
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In this article AZN-GB BMY LLY NVS NOV.N-CH Follow your favorite stocksCREATE FREE ACCOUNT Skynesher | E+ | Getty Images Big pharma is betting billions on an up-and-coming class of cancer treatments that some on Wall Street are calling a “massive opportunity.” It’s called targeted radiopharmaceuticals. The therapy essentially delivers radiation directly into tumors by
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In this article SMLR BTC.CM= Follow your favorite stocksCREATE FREE ACCOUNT Dado Ruvic | Reuters Semler Scientific, a little-known medical technology company, saw its shares surge Tuesday after it said it has adopted bitcoin as its primary treasury reserve asset, taking a page out of MicroStrategy’s playbook. The company, which develops products used in the
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Catherine Wood, chief executive officer of ARK Investment Management LLC, speaks during the Bitcoin 2022 conference in Miami, Florida, U.S., on Thursday, April 7, 2022. Eva Marie Uzcategui | Bloomberg | Getty Images Cathie Wood’s ARK Invest has taken a stake in Elon Musk’s startup xAI as she deepens her big bet on artificial intelligence. ARK Venture
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In this article TXN Follow your favorite stocksCREATE FREE ACCOUNT The Texas Instruments Inc. logo is seen on scientific calculator packages in Tiskilwa, Illinois. Daniel Acker | Bloomberg | Getty Images Company: Texas Instruments (TXN) Business: Texas Instruments is a global semiconductor company. The company designs, manufactures, tests and sells analog and embedded processing chips
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Barry Sternlicht, chairman and CEO of Starwood Capital Group, speaks at the Milken Conference 2024 Global Conference Sessions at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California, on May 7, 2024. David Swanson | Reuters Barry Sternlicht, Starwood Capital Group chairman and CEO, defended his decision to cap how much money investors could pull from his
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U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission chairman Gary Gensler testifies during a Senate Banking Committee hearing on Capitol Hill September 12, 2023 in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer | Getty Images The annual two-day “SEC Speaks” event kicked off Tuesday, offering clues to what the priorities will be for the Securities and Exchange Commission in the coming
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Tourists line a street in Venice, Italy, on Saturday, March 16, 2024. Venice collected €37 million in overnight tourist taxes in 2023, with hotels charging guests anywhere between €1 and €5.  Nathan Laine | Bloomberg | Getty Images Bellagio, Lake Como, Italy — When boat drivers start complaining about the tourists overrunning this famous lakeside
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US Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell attends a “Fed Listens” event in Washington, DC, on October 4, 2019. Eric Baradat | AFP | Getty Images A hotter-than-expected consumer price index reading rattled markets Wednesday, but markets are buzzing about an even more specific prices gauge contained within the data — the so-called supercore inflation reading.
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Warren Buffett poses with Martin, the Geico gecko, ahead of the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholder’s Meeting in Omaha, Nebraska on May 3rd, 2024. David A. Grogan | CNBC Berkshire Hathaway shares rose in premarket trading Monday after Warren Buffett’s conglomerate reported a surge in operating earnings as well as a record cash hoard. Berkshire’s Class A shares
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A key is seen in front of a computer screen displaying the Airbnb logo in Ankara, Turkey, on Nov. 22, 2023. Dilara Irem Sancar | Anadolu | Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines in extended trading: Airbnb — The hoteling company issued disappointing forward guidance, dragging shares down 8%. Airbnb said second-quarter revenue
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The logo for Salesforce is displayed on the Salesforce Tower in New York City on March 7, 2019. Brendan Mcdermid | Reuters Check out the companies making headlines in extended trading: Salesforce — Shares plunged more than 14% after first-quarter revenue of $9.13 billion missed consensus estimates of $9.17 billion, according to LSEG. Adjusted earnings
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The biotech sector, under the life sciences umbrella, exited 2023 with 41 bankruptcies. This was not surprising given the disparity between biotech’s high-capital requirements and rising interest rates set by the Fed. Despite these challenges, some of the best biotech stocks show promise and resilience in a volatile market environment. At the same time, smaller
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