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Why Bankrupt W.R. Grace is Thriving

A company stuck in bankruptcy for 12 years may not seem like much of a catch, but investors have fallen in love with U.S. specialty chemical manufacturer W.R. Grace.

SoftBank Sweetens Offer for Sprint

Japan-based SoftBank has increased its offer for wireless carrier Sprint, offering $21.6 billion to help counter an unsolicited bid from Dish Network.

What if JPMorgan Investors Win?

As final ballots come in on a proposal to strip JPMorgan Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon of his chairman title, some worry about what will happen if shareholders win.

BofA Accused of Hiding Merrill Lynch Bad News Before Buyout

Top executives at Bank of America did not tell shareholders just prior to a 2008 vote on its purchase of Merrill Lynch that its losses were mounting, papers filed in shareholder litigation show. But the bank says it should not be liable to shareholders in the matter.

AOL Sells 800 Patents to Microsoft for $1.06 Billion

AOL said Monday that it would sell 800 patents and their related applications to Microsoft and grant it a license for its remaining patents for a total about $1.06 billion in cash. AOL plans to return some of the proceeds to its shareholders.

How to Get Warren Buffett- Style Shareholder Perks

For investors who open a brokerage account and buy stocks, there's more to be had than just the promise of better investment returns. Some of America's best-known firms also offer perks to their shareholders -- and not just big-money shareholders, either.

Will Yang's Yahoo Departure Appease Angry Investors?

Yahoo's embattled co-founder Jerry Yang is off the board, but for disgruntled investor Third Point LLC, that's not good enough. The hedge fund with a 5.2% stake in Yahoo wants to take down Chairman Roy Bostock and potentially three other directors.

Are CEOs Worth the High Salaries and Big Bonuses?

CEO bonuses rose 30.5% in the past year, but are the heads of large U.S. firms really earning their hefty compensation packages by creating increased profits and shareholder value? A closer look reveals wide disparities: There are some Bargain CEOs, but also some Hogs and Value Destroyers.