ISS Recommends Caterpillar (CAT) Shareholders Vote Against Exec Compensation Policies at Annual Meeting May 27, 2015 07:15AM

Proxy advisory firm ISS said investors should reject the proposed executive compensation policies for Caterpiller (NYSE: CAT), which will be voted on at the company's annual meeting on June 10th.

ISS also said investors should vote against the re-election of director Juan Gallardo. The firm noted that Gallardo is overextended due to serving on the boards of three other companies.

ISS noted that Caterpillar CEO Doug Oberhelman has seen his total compensation increase 14... (continue reading...)


Microsoft (MSFT) Adds 'How-Old' Technology to Bing Image Search Results May 27, 2015 06:55AM

Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) is adding facial recognition to its Bing search engine as it looks to take additional search market share from leviathan Google (Nasdaq: GOOG)(Nasdaq: GOOGL).

According to VentureBeat, Bing will attempt to determine the gender and age of a person that appears in its image search results. You can click on an image and, on some of the images anyway, a grey box pops up in the middle which you can click on that reads "#HowOldRobot."

The technology... (continue reading...)


UPDATE: Fire Said to Break Out at Apple (AAPL) Facility in Mesa, Arizona May 26, 2015 03:16PM (Updated - May 26, 2015 3:16 PM EDT)

It has been reported that a fire broke out at an Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) facility in Arizona.

According to local station ABC 15, the fire is happening at a facility locate in Mesa, Arizona.

Market speculation pegs the building as being the one Apple bought from GT Advanced Technologies, which it was planning to turn into a network command center.

Live video is here, while the story is here.

UPDATE - The fire at Apple's Mesa facility is... (continue reading...)


Battle for Next Blockbuster Cholesterol Drug Heats-up Between Amgen (AMGN) and Regeneron(REGN)/Sanofi (SNY) May 26, 2015 03:05PM

Amgen (Nasdaq: AMGN) and Regeneron (Nasdaq: REGN)/Sanofi (NYSE: SNY) are about to have a battle royale in the cholesterol-lowering drug market. The fight is also happening as Express Scripts (Nasdaq: ESRX) is looking for a new cholesterol drug to offer its customers.

Reuters noted early Tuesday that Agen's Repatha has a PDUFA date of August 27th, while Regeneron/Sanofi's Praluent has a date of July 24th.

Repatha will be offered as a biweekly 140-mg injection or a monthly... (continue reading...)


HBO Gauging Interest in Low-Cost Pricing Plans to HBO NOW (NFLX) (AMZN) May 26, 2015 02:28PM

HBO might be looking to trim the price of its HBO NOW service as it looks to gain more of the streaming content market share.

According to TechCrunch, citing CutCableToday.com, HBO is sending out survey gauging different pricing schemes for HBO NOW. The service currently runs $15/month, which is notably higher than Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX), at $9/month, Hulu, at $8/month, or Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN), which runs $8.25/month for its Amazon Prime service.

Reports have HBO... (continue reading...)


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