The More Things Change, The More They Stay the Same

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Walmart’s board elected a new chairman at its annual stockholders’ meeting last week. As only the third chairman in the retail giant’s history, the post was passed on to a member of the founding Walton family. Questions: 1. What type of background does Mr. Penner have that will be beneficial in this post? 2. Why… Read more »

Do Stockholders Really Have Rights?

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In a recent article by James Stewart, it was noted that 41 directors of public companies lost their elections last year, but remained at their posts. How can this be, if this is a right of the stockholders? Stewart even found that directors who resign after losing votes don’t necessarily leave the board. Questions: 1…. Read more »