Mergers are good news for investors

Shareholder value and market share improve when companies merge, confirms a new study from the University of Waterloo.

Executive indiscretions can hurt the bottom line

A CEO outed for lying on a resume. An executive caught assaulting someone. A manager arrested for driving under the influence. These events certainly cast shadows on individuals, but a new study from Adam Yore, an assistant ...

The dark side of CEO incentive-based pay

When a publicly traded company meets a pay-for-performance target, it may be lauded by Wall Street investors. New research from Washington University in St. Louis shows it can also be cause for concern.

Apple's stock bounces back to hit a new high (Update 2)

Apple's stock touched a new high Wednesday, reflecting investors' renewed faith in CEO Tim Cook's ability to outwit the competition and expand the technological hit factory built by the late Steve Jobs.

AOL says to sell 800 patents to Microsoft for $1.0 bn

AOL announced plans to sell more than 800 patents to Microsoft in a $1.056 billion deal giving the struggling Internet pioneer a needed cash injection as it seeks to fend off pressure from shareholders.

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