| Dec 27, 2013
| 2:41 PM
Investor activist Carl Icahn has submitted an advisory proposal asking Apple to increase the size of its stock buyback program in 2014 to $50 billion.
The details of the proposal were included in a proxy statement that Apple filed Friday afternoon with...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 11:49 AM
A large shareholder that is pushing Hampstead-based Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. to negotiate with suitor Men's Wearhouse plans to nominate two company directors at Bank's annual shareholder meeting.
Eminence Capital LLC, a New York hedge fund that...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 11:13 AM
Activist investor Carl Icahn took to Twitter on Wednesday morning to rattle his saber at Apple in advance of the company's shareholder meeting next month.
First, Icahn says he's bought an additional $500 million in Apple stock, bringing his total to $3...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 4:24 PM
SIMSBURY — When an elderly woman showed up at a small law firm several years ago and asked for help managing her estate, an attorney asked her what she thought it was worth.
Kathleen Magowan said she didn't really know. She thought maybe about...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 2:56 PM
More than 3,500 inmates in Virginia jails have been diagnosed with a serious mental illness.
"Mental Illness in Jails," a report released this month by the state's Compensation Board, showed a 17 percent increase in the number over last year.
| Dec 4, 2013
| 1:30 PM
Shareholder activist Carl Icahn said Wednesday he had informed Apple that he has submitted a proposal to let shareholders vote on a larger stock buyback.
In a tweet Wednesday, Icahn wrote: "Gave $AAPL notice we’ll be making a precatory proposal to...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 9:00 PM
The history of the oldest house in Hartford's West End is all about the extreme makeover.
First, the Elisha Wadsworth House, built in 1828, was an inn facing Albany Avenue. Then, in the early 1900s, it was turned to face Prospect Avenue and converted to...
| Mar 26, 2013
I've received a lot of tips lately from alert Lehigh Valley residents about new scams and tricks targeting residents and businesses. I'll be sharing some in a future column, but this one can't wait. This warning comes via the Pennsylvania......
| Aug 21, 2013
I wrote earlier this year about misleading mailings that asked businesses to fill out a form listing their corporate officers and return it with $125. The form wasn't from the state and wasn't required, and several businesses were duped. A......
| Jul 26, 2011
| 3:03 PM
Legg Mason Inc. shareholders approved a $5.9 million pay package for Chairman and CEO Mark R. Fetting in an advisory vote announced Tuesday at the Baltimore-based company's annual meeting.
The nonbinding "say on pay" measure won the support of 87 percent...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 11:44 AM
Legg Mason shareholders voted to approve a $4.9 million pay package for Chairman and CEO Mark R. Fetting at the Baltimore-based investment firm's annual meeting Tuesday morning.
Fetting's compensation package was $1 million less than the package approved...