Apple: Will Annual Meeting Bring Insight on Capital Plans?

Apple (AAPL) shares are down 40 cents at $162.32, as the company goes into its annual shareholder meeting today, prompting a couple of observations from the Street. Proxy materials are available on Apple’s investor-relations website. The two proposals presented by shareholders are for Apple to lower the barrier for shareholders to nominate board members, and […]

Australia’s Vocus gets $1.7 billion approach from Affinity, matches KKR bid: Reuters

Australian internet provider Vocus Group Ltd said on Tuesday a second private equity firm has made a A$2.2 billion ($1.7 billion) takeover approach, sending its shares higher on hopes for a bidding war. Vocus said Affinity Equity Partners (S) Pte Ltd has matched an informal offer of A$3.50 per share from KKR & Co LP and that it would open its books to both suitors for due diligence. The emergence of further interest in Vocus brightens buyout prospects for a firm which has seen its share price slide in the wake of a May profit warning as it struggles to make the most of acquisitions bought in a three-year $2.4 billion shopping spree. The A$3.50 per share offers are roughly two-thirds below its stock price a year ago. “With discussions now officially non-exclusive, and firm interest from a second party established, we are confident a
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A technical question on Herbalife for Mikeo: What happens to distributorships on the death of the distributor?

This is a question for those who have spent too much time thinking about good versus not-so-good multi-level marketing schemes. 
I apologise in advance for the very narrow subject matter.

@mikeo188 is an anti-Herbalife account on Twitter. (S)he is very well informed seeming to know the news from the anti-Herbalife camp before it is public.

As someone who is long Herbalife (and has done considerable work) I still take Mikeo seriously. It is Bronte's policy to seek out opponents of our views so we can test their arguments.

Mikeo asked me if I had seen the ESPN piece on Advocare. Sure.

Then asked me what the difference between Advocare and Herbalife was. I said plenty if you looked on the ground (and I have looked on the ground).

But I want to ask a question in response.

Herbalife and Advocare have very different policies as to what happens
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Market Recap Jan 26, 2016

Markets remain married to oil; today was an up oil day on hopes for a "global production cut" - so indexes started up and rallied more most of the session. The S&P 500 gained 1.41% and the NASDAQ 1.09%. It remains a "sit on your hands with good amounts of cash" for all but short term traders.
Some analysts warned that stock-market bulls are in a tough spot, and stocks could make big...<br/>

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