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EpiPen maker's $98 million payout is just way too much, shareholders say

Mylan CEO grilled by Congress over EpiPen price hikes EpiPen maker Mylan got a rare scolding from shareholders who are fuming over a $ 98 million pay package for its former CEO. A majority of Mylan shareholders on Thursday rejected the drug company’s 2016 plan for paying its executives. Critics have blasted the plan as outrageous given the controversy over EpiPen price hikes. It’s highly unusual for investors to vote down “say-on-pay” proposals. The Mylan vote signals deep dissension over the $ 98 million in compensation awarded to former CEO ...

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Data of almost 200 million voters leaked online by GOP analytics firm

How to protect yourself from hackers Personal information of almost 200 million registered U.S. voters was accidentally exposed online due to an improperly configured security setting, security firm UpGuard revealed on Monday. The leaked information, compiled by Republican data firm Deep Root Analytics and two other Republican contractors, included names, birth dates, addresses, voter registration details and data information that included a cache of posts scraped from Reddit. UpGuard cyber risk analyst Chris Vickery discovered the open database of 198 million voters on June 12, and it was secured on ...

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Republican Data Firm Leaks Personal Info on 198 Million Voters

The lifeblood of modern political campaigns is big data analysis. This helps candidates target their efforts where it will do the most good to get more votes and donations. That means there are databases out there with information on virtually all the eligible voters in the US. One such database was left wide open by a Republican marketing company. Cyber security firm UpGuard uncovered the database last week, confirming that it includes personal data on nearly 200 million US voters. That’s almost everyone. The data comes from Deep Root Analytics, ...

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Woman sues casino that offered her steak dinner instead of $43 million jackpot

What happens when you win the lottery? A slot machine told her she hit a massive jackpot, but the casino claimed it was a machine error and offered her a meal on the house. Now, she’s taking this to court. Katrina Bookman captured national attention last year when she played a “Sphinx Slot Machine” at Resorts World Casino in Queens, New York, and it appeared as though she’d won $ 43 million — which would have been the largest jackpot ever won on the slots in U.S. history. She excitedly ...

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Rolling Stone will pay $1.65 million to fraternity that sued for defamation

Rolling Stone found liable for defamation Rolling Stone is paying a University of Virginia fraternity $ 1.65 million to shut the door on its debunked story about campus rape. UVA’sPhi Kappa Psi chapter said on Tuesday that it will settle its defamation claim against the magazine. It’s the final suit to come out of Rolling Stone’s explosive 2014 story about a gang rape at a fraternity house, which was later discredited. “It has been nearly three years since we and the entire University of Virginia community were shocked by the ...

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Marissa Mayer leaves Yahoo with nearly $260 million

Timeline: The rise and fall of Yahoo All of the websites owned by Yahoo are now officially part of Verizon. And former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, who famously left Google to take over the Purple Portal, is walking away from the company with a pretty sweet deal. Nearly $ 260 million. According to recent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Mayer owned about 4.5 million shares of Yahoo, including options and restricted stock units. Yahoo(YHOO, Tech30) stock was trading at about $ 52.50 midday Tuesday. So that makes Mayer’s ...

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Lunch with Warren Buffett? That'll be $2.7 million (for charity)

HBO doc looks into Warren Buffett’s defining moments The going rate for a lunch date with Warren Buffett: $ 2,679,001. At least, that’s how much the top bidder — who wished to remain anonymous — in this year’s “Power Lunch with Warren Buffett” charity auction was willing to pay. The bidding closed Friday evening. This is the 18th year Buffett has offered himself up for the bidding war, and he does it to raise money for Glide — a San Francisco-based charity that provides medical care, housing assistance, meals, youth ...

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19.5 million people tuned in to watch James Comey's testimony on TV

James Comey’s testimony was must-see TV for a wide swath of the country, but the ratings weren’t off the charts. About 19.5 million people watched at home via traditional TV, according to a Nielsen estimate released on Friday. People also watched in other places, like offices and bars, but Nielsen doesn’t have an estimate for out-of-home viewership. Nor is there a comprehensive figure for the number of people who streamed the testimony on computers and smartphones. Related: Comey testimony on Trump dominates front pages But the 19.5 million number is ...

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The real story behind Trump's claim that Paris would kill 2.7 million jobs

MSFT, Tesla, GE react to climate deal withdrawal Massive job losses. Lower wages. Shuttered factories. Brownouts and blackouts . That’s the grim future that President Trump said he was trying to avoid when he announced that the United States will withdraw from the Paris climate change deal. “Compliance with the terms of the Paris Accord and the onerous energy restrictions it has placed on the United States could cost America as much as 2.7 million lost jobs by 2025,” he said, citing a study from NERA Economic Consultants. NERA is ...

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Computer meltdown may cost British Airways over $100 million

The computer system failure that grounded thousands of British Airways flights over the weekend could cost the airline more than $ 100 million. British Airways canceled all Saturday flights from London’s two biggest airports following the tech meltdown.The outage was caused by a power surge that affected messaging across the airline’s system, and there was no evidence that hackers were to blame, it said. More flights were scrapped on Sunday and long delays and some cancellations continued well into Monday.BA said 75,000 passengers had been affected. The cost of compensating ...

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