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Before Making Waves, Best To Check Those Expense Reports

The current battle between advertising giant WPP and its founder, Martin Sorrell, shines another spotlight on how allegedly questionable expense account reporting can prompt a corporate controversy or inflate an existing one. It also evokes some sage advice given years ago by the master politician, Lyndon B. Johnson. As the story goes, at the end… Read More »

Bristol-Myers yanked its Celgene bid days before deadline—and got a better price

On Dec. 10, Bristol-Myers Squibb made what it said was its final offer to acquire Celgene. But it turns out that wasn’t the case. It ended up scoring a better deal instead. Just days before a Jan. 2 deadline Bristol-Myers itself had set for wrapping up an agreement, the New Jersey drugmaker pulled that proposal—$ 57… Read More »