How can you tell if a CEO is lying? Stanford researchers have sifted through thousands of corporate conference-call transcripts to come up with some telltale signs that chief executives may be exaggerating their companies' prospects.
Walgreen Chief Financial Officer Wade Miquelon was arrested on drunk driving charges last month -- his second such arrest in a little more than a year. The drugstore chain calls it a personal matter, but when it comes to executives, when does personal irresponsibility become a corporate problem?
Two large institutional investors are none too happy about the $50 million Occidental Petroleum's CEO made last year, so Relational Investors and CalSTRS are launching a fight to take over four of 13 seats on the oil and gas company's board.
Investors choose socially responsible ETFs because they want their portfolios to support their values. But do all of these funds really justify their label? For example, some include stocks like Transocean and Haliburton, of Gulf oil spill fame.
Thanks to a surprise move by activist investor Ron Burkle, shares of Barnes & Noble had an unusually exciting day on Tuesday Feb. 2, running up to as high as $21 a share from the previous day's closing price of $18. But don't be fooled. The upswing isn't likely to last long.