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Sly Bailey to leave Trinity Mirror
... that shareholder discontent over executive pay has forced out a chief executive before a key vote at a public investor meeting.
Moss quits after pay revolt at Aviva
Investors angry about a mismatch between executive pay and corporate performance claimed their third scalp on Tuesday as Aviva's chief executive stood down, but his �1.75m severance package was immediately attacked as “obscene”.
'Shareholder spring' claims a fresh victim: Aviva boss Andrew Moss ...  This is Money
Cookson flags breakup as activist fund joins board
Cookson Group Plc CKSN.L may break up into its two major divisions in an effort to improve shareholder returns and is to admit a partner from activist shareholder Cevian to its board, the British industrial materials supplier said.
Pliazon� cream now available for metastatic colorectal cancer patients
London, 28th May 2012 - Today, Merck Serono announced that they will provide Pliazon�, a cream for the treatment of skin reactions, free to all UK patients undergoing anti-EGFR antibody therapy for metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC).
Children's Hospital discovers cause of rare CLOVES disease
Children's Hospital has discovered that a single mutation in a gene is likely to be responsible for a debilitating, rare disease that strikes children, known as CLOVES syndrome.
Superbugs spread to 40 nations threatening India medical tourism
... a microbiologist at Indiana University in Bloomington. She led teams that developed five bacteria-fighting drugs beginning in the 1970s in laboratories that are now part of AstraZeneca Plc, Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., Johnson and Johnson and Pfizer Inc.
Pendragon scraps executive pay plan after revolt
Last week, media doyen Sly Bailey went from Trinity Mirror and the week before AstraZeneca chief executive David Brennan resigned.
Where can investors find shelter from the volatility storm?
Similarly, AstraZeneca fell by 665p but it is yielding a very attractive 6.5pc. Mr McDermott tipped Neil Woodford's Invesco Perpetual High Income fund but said equities were not the only route to income.
Torch bearers of tomorrow grab flame of inspiration
He was a co-founder of CSR plc which listed on the London Stock Exchange in March 2004, became a FTSE 250 company in July of the same year, and is now Europe's largest fabless semiconductor company.
Foreign Tax Credit And Withholding Tax Rates
I am a US-resident dividend-yield and dividend-growth investor. Most of my current holdings are U.S. companies but over the last couple of years, I have diversified into foreign equities.