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  • Say Yes to Dr. No?

    New research suggests that CFOs are an essential counterweight to optimistic CEOs. July 1, 2006

  • Humble Depot?

    Home Depot's CFO says a "miserable" week of shareholder complaints convinced the company to promise to revert to its traditional annual meeting format. Critics say that's not enough. June 5, 2006

  • Governance: It's a Regional Thing

    Different economic traditions and varying stages of corporate-governance development often lead institutional investors to different conclusions, says a new study. June 2, 2006

  • Inside the Chamber

    Under Thomas Donohue, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has become a probusiness powerhouse. Not everyone is celebrating. June 1, 2006

  • Ex-CEO of Gateway Wins Dismissal

    In a case that predates Sarbanes-Oxley, the SEC fails to prove that management's desire to close an earnings gap was in itself "anything but common and sound business practice." June 1, 2006

  • Coke Ties Board Pay to Performance

    If the company hits its performance target, then directors can cash out share units; if not, they forfeit them. April 5, 2006

  • Social vs. Fiduciary: The Responsibility Debate

    A small but vocal mutual fund says environmental policies at some companies are hurting shareholder returns. March 29, 2006

  • Majority Rules?

    Should winning or keeping a seat on the board require a majority of votes? Despite three defeats for that proposal last week, majority voting resolutions remain one of the most successful shareholder campaigns in memory. March 24, 2006

  • Deferring that Day in Court

    Corporate wrongdoers are showing a heightened interest in putting off prosecution. March 24, 2006

  • Serenity Now!

    Board members worried about compliance-related lawsuits may want to revisit their D&O policies. March 15, 2006

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