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Yahoo shareholders furious over De Castro's $58M severance


  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

Details of a $58 million severance package for former Yahoo Chief Operating Officer Henrique De Castro have become public via a regulatory filing. They make clear the reasons the package has raised th… Read More

Evolution of single-family home rental market continues


  • Investor's Business Daily

REITs and property funds have moved into the single-family home rental market, but some investors are still wary of the relatively new strategy. As the housing market improves, these large investors a… Read More

Shorter settlement cycle has SIFMA's backing


  • Investment Executive (Canada)

SIFMA says it will work with the Depository Trust & Clearing Corp. on the timing of reducing the settlement cycle for equities, corporate bonds and municipal bonds to trade date plus two days, from T+… Read More

Deferred income annuities are poised for growth, consultants say



The use of retirement income strategies based upon deferred income annuities is likely to increase over the next two years, according to more than half of defined contribution plan consultants surveye… Read More

Mo. high court overturns "exclusive cause" rulings in workers' comp cases


  • Business Insurance (tiered subscription model)

The Missouri Supreme Court has ruled that an injured employee arguing that a workers' compensation claim led to his firing had to demonstrate only that the claim was a "contributing factor" in his ter… Read More

Citigroup's failure raises new concerns over "stress tests"


  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Federal Reserve officials in Washington failed Citigroup on its most recent "stress test," saying the bank had not made enough progress on issues from its 2013 test, even though the Federal Reserve Ba… Read More